Legal dilemma: Law school gives more student aid than it has

From the Louisville Courier-Journal:

University of Louisville’s law school promised incoming students about $2.4 million more in scholarship money than they were supposed to get over the next three years because of an apparent mistake by its admissions director, who resigned Monday.

The Brandeis School of Law had budgeted $550,000 in aid for first-year students starting next month but instead made offers that totaled more than $1.3 million for one year, confirmed university spokesman Mark Hebert.

He said the school will make good on the offers for all three years that the students remain in law school because “it is the right thing to do.”

As a result, however, the school will run up a shortfall of about $2.4 million over that period that it will have to make up, he said. If it cannot, cuts may be required in scholarships offered to first-year students next year, or to other programs, Hebert said.

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