How Non-Traditional Students Can Prepare for Law School

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Making the decision to pursue a law degree can be exciting, yet nerve-racking at the same time. You eagerly await your future career as a lawyer, but wonder how, as a non-traditional student, you can get ready for the educational endeavor before you. Before you enroll in your first class, you can prepare yourself for law school by taking these simple, yet vital suggestions in stride.

Apply for Financial Aid

Non-traditional students have on key advantage over traditional college students: access to more financial aid. As a non-trad, you will be given independent filing status by the federal government, which means you can apply for financial aid without having to include your parents' income information on your forms. Because you are independent, you will have access to aid like student loans, work study, scholarships, and in some cases, grants.

Build a Support Network

Even as a non-trad, you will need a support network to cheer you on as you go through law school. If you are married and have children, explain to them how important and challenging this next step in your professional life will be. If you are single, get your parents, friends, coworkers, and others on board to support you as you work toward your degree.

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“Because you are independent, you will have access to aid like student loans, work study, scholarships, and in some cases, grants.”

 

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