Budgeting for Retakers

Eden Jackson
Studying for the bar a second time can be stressful and even a little disheartening. You will want to ensure that you have a solid budget in place.

Studying for the bar a second time can be stressful and even a little disheartening. You will want to ensure that you have a solid budget in place.

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Taking the bar for the second time may be a nightmare for many, especially when you consider all of the costs associated with retaking the bar: character and fitness fees, fingerprint fees, bar exam fees, exam soft fees, hotel fees, parking at the bar exam facility—the list goes on. Of course, the costs vary from state to state, but the average fees associated with retaking the bar in Georgia is around $1,600. For a law school graduate, that expense may seem like too much, but you have to plan and budget. Here are a few tips to help you navigate through the rigors of paying for the bar and paying for living expenses. 

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