NeedAccess is the biggest PITA...

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pleasetryagain
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Re: NeedAccess is the biggest PITA...

Postby pleasetryagain » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:15 pm

hiromoto45 wrote:
DCD wrote:
hiromoto45 wrote:The deadline for Chicago is tomorrow...can you still submit NeedAccess tomorrow?


I think this is a bit ridiculous of them.. seeing as most people dont get tax info until 1/29-1/31


+1 Will they actually deny ppl need based aid if they do not submit on time or are you not able to submit NA to Chicago after tomorrow?


I dont know. I misread the date on their site as Feb 15. I shit when I saw your post. I dont know of any other school with this early a deadline. Most state "Anytime after 1/1."

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Re: NeedAccess is the biggest PITA...

Postby hiromoto45 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:17 pm

DCD wrote:
hiromoto45 wrote:
DCD wrote:
hiromoto45 wrote:The deadline for Chicago is tomorrow...can you still submit NeedAccess tomorrow?


I think this is a bit ridiculous of them.. seeing as most people dont get tax info until 1/29-1/31


+1 Will they actually deny ppl need based aid if they do not submit on time or are you not able to submit NA to Chicago after tomorrow?


I dont know. I misread the date on their site as Feb 15. I shit when I saw your post. I dont know of any other school with this early a deadline. Most state "Anytime after 1/1."



Glad to help...does anyone know?

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Re: NeedAccess is the biggest PITA...

Postby 09042014 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:17 pm

My need access asks for 2010 income, not 2009. Am I just supposed to estimate?

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Re: NeedAccess is the biggest PITA...

Postby hiromoto45 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:29 pm

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Re: NeedAccess is the biggest PITA...

Postby pleasetryagain » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:32 pm

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Re: NeedAccess is the biggest PITA...

Postby Sakura3210 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:14 am

DCD wrote:
hiromoto45 wrote:I find it counterproductive to have a deadline so close to when ppl receive their tax/w2 information and its for "need".


I think Chicago starts taking calls at 10am tomorrow. Ill post their response.


God, please do. I was hoping do get this bs done by tonight, but it is not happening (what is up with all the stupid questions about my 'rents?!?! :evil: ).

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Re: NeedAccess is the biggest PITA...

Postby pleasetryagain » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:54 pm

Need access IS a pain.
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Re: NeedAccess is the biggest PITA...

Postby booboo » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:02 pm

Thanks for that DCD!

Sorry about that DCD!

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Re: NeedAccess is the biggest PITA...

Postby hiromoto45 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:36 pm

booboo wrote:
DCD wrote:Just called Chicago. Spoke to the nicest adcomm Ive encountered during this cycle. She said February 1 is the deadline for already admitted students. If you havent been admitted yet it's ok to file it this week or next. They only download the need access info for admitted students.

hth


Thanks for that DCD!


Ok great...I haven't en gone complete there lol...it didn't make sense to to have that in and not even be admitted yet.

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Re: NeedAccess is the biggest PITA...

Postby Sakura3210 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:14 pm

I've learned (from unnamed sources) that February 1 was the deadline for already admitted students. If you havent been admitted yet it's ok to file it this week or next. :)

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Re: NeedAccess is the biggest PITA...

Postby bceagles182 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:27 pm

Need access sucks

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Re: NeedAccess is the biggest PITA...

Postby wackadoodle » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:56 pm

If my mother estimates and is off once she gets her taxes done can you go back and change it?

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Re: NeedAccess is the biggest PITA...

Postby buddyblack » Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:09 pm

wackadoodle wrote:If my mother estimates and is off once she gets her taxes done can you go back and change it?


Yes.

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Re: NeedAccess is the biggest PITA...

Postby 1800calturk » Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:02 am

Well, my parents couldn't come up with their half of the form in time (they are busy people and supported me the majority of my life, I'm not angry at them). Does this mean I'm SOL for aid? Really cool system, law schools.

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Re: NeedAccess is the biggest PITA...

Postby CordeliusX » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:56 am

OMG Just trying this now.

Can someone tell me how to estimate relocation expense, summer income, etc?

I am assuming that the most important thing is to report tax return income... I'm hoping everything else is able to be fudged because I don't have a clue as to some of it.

Also not sure what "other assets" even means. Do they just contact you if they think something fishy is going on and you need to clarify? :| :x :(

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Re: NeedAccess is the biggest PITA...

Postby wpc1532 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:01 am

CordeliusX wrote:OMG Just trying this now.

Can someone tell me how to estimate relocation expense, summer income, etc?

I am assuming that the most important thing is to report tax return income... I'm hoping everything else is able to be fudged because I don't have a clue as to some of it.

Also not sure what "other assets" even means. Do they just contact you if they think something fishy is going on and you need to clarify? :| :x :(

For summer income I assumed my last year would equal this year and divided by 4 to get 3 month chunks (since it defines summer as the three months immediately preceding when you'll be starting law school).

As far as moving expenses goes, I just guess-timated how much it'd be to rent a uhaul.

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Re: NeedAccess is the biggest PITA...

Postby CordeliusX » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:28 pm

Anyone have an opinion on:

medical/dental expenses (if your employer puts 100 bucks for you each month, does that count?)

cash/savings/check 9-1-2010 vs. anticipated assets 9-1-2010 (I'm thinking the assets just means you add business, real estate value, etc. which I do not have, so these are equal)

student's other grants/loans. I'm assuming we should say 0 since we have no idea if law school will provide any aid necessarily???

I am surprised I see no "expected tuition + estimated living expenses" anywhere on this or FAFSA :shock: :?

Also, I have an IRA. Please don't tell me they expect us to tap into that. :shock: I don't really see what Need Access is trying to analyze. Let's say you have 3000, or 30,000, or 100,000 in the bank. Do they just say "throw whatever he has in there each year, divided by 3"??

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Re: NeedAccess is the biggest PITA...

Postby barracudasix » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:02 am

I know this is a little late, but I'm new to the site(!). Just wanted to mention that I think you should only fill in "medical expenses" if you'll be claiming them on your tax return. Talk to your accountant. Unless you're going to have $5,000+ in medical expenses this year, you probably won't get to claim them on your tax return. :cry: I tried to fill that one in, too.

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Re: NeedAccess is the biggest PITA...

Postby CordeliusX » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:31 pm

barracudasix wrote:I know this is a little late, but I'm new to the site(!). Just wanted to mention that I think you should only fill in "medical expenses" if you'll be claiming them on your tax return. Talk to your accountant. Unless you're going to have $5,000+ in medical expenses this year, you probably won't get to claim them on your tax return. :cry: I tried to fill that one in, too.


I might have messed up then, because for 2010 I projected I'd be paying insurance premiums because I'll be out of a job over summer and a student later. Maybe that was bad... but I don't think it would affect their decision much :?

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Re: NeedAccess is the biggest PITA...

Postby barracudasix » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:56 am

Yep-that's what I tried to do, too. I bet ppl do it all the time. I wish they had notes for clarification throughout the form...




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