Help Wanted - Canadian trying to fund US education

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Sparkles5

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Help Wanted - Canadian trying to fund US education

Postby Sparkles5 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:57 pm

Hey,

As the title suggests I am a Canadian citizen who does not have a US co-signer. Based on my research I understand that I am not eligible for federal funding in either Canada or the US.

Does anyone have any advice for me?!
Are there any legit US lenders available where I do not need a US co-signer? I was only able to find one ( MPower Financing) which requires the applicant to be 2 years away from graduation; which i'm not.

Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Help Wanted - Canadian trying to fund US education

Postby Thom » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:53 pm

Do you plan to practice in Canada after graduation? If so, then wouldn't it be easier professionally speaking to just fo it all there ?

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Re: Help Wanted - Canadian trying to fund US education

Postby Thom » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:55 pm

........Just realized the date on this. OP if you are still reading replies, did you figure out the funding issue? Any advice for people currently in the same shoes as you were back when you posted ?

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Re: Help Wanted - Canadian trying to fund US education

Postby QContinuum » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:06 pm

I'm not an expert, but my understanding is that most non-U.S. citizens attending law school in the U.S. are self-funded/have a rich relative. Alternately, some countries (but not Canada, as I understand and as you seem to have confirmed) will provide financing/merit aid to their citizens. In any case, it helps to maximize LSAT to maximize merit aid (though cost of living will still be a factor generally).



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