The University of Georgia School of Law announced that its Butler Commitment Fund will once again guarantee financial aid to every veteran applicant accepted for Fall 2020 matriculation. Please don’t misinterpret this blog. This is certainly great news for veterans and we at AdmissionsConsultants are very appreciative for all veterans have done and continue to do for our country.
However, please don’t apply to UGA just because of this Butler Commitment. Law schools in general are awarding grants to most admitted applicants. For giggles and grins, we just did a quick analysis of the median law school grants for applicants admitted in 2018. (The information on 2019 is not yet publicly available for all the law schools.) UGA’s median grant was $7,500. However, the median grants at University of Florida and University of South Carolina were roughly $14,500 and $22,000, respectively.
So, the moral of this story, er blog, is to feel free to apply to UGA and hope for the best in terms of a financial aid package. However, don’t automatically assume that just because they have a special fund for veterans that they will therefore grant you a larger award than other law schools.