Columbia Financial Aid 2011

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Postby kipp916 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:29 pm

I was offered 50k + 10k if I pursue public interest from NYU, and Columbia offered 40k in response.

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Postby adt231 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:46 pm

alicen wrote:efc=0, got 75k from columbia. happieee

from here: http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=128066&start=75#p4284490

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Postby adt231 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:46 pm

Just got offered 55k in need-based aid! ecstatic!

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Postby redsoxfan2495 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:56 pm

Is there a way to predict when I might hear back from CLS about Financial Aid? Does it depend on when I was accepted/when I sent in all my financial aid stuff? Also, how need-based does the aid seem to be? If I come from a middle class family and won't have a dime saved up when I enter law school can I assume I'll get at least a little something?

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Postby cyxdev17 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:21 am

adt231 wrote:Just got offered 55k in need-based aid! ecstatic!


Did you get an email or was it through mail?

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Postby adt231 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:14 pm

cyxdev17 wrote:
adt231 wrote:Just got offered 55k in need-based aid! ecstatic!


Did you get an email or was it through mail?


mail.

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Postby adt231 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:20 pm

redsoxfan2495 wrote:Is there a way to predict when I might hear back from CLS about Financial Aid?

not sure.
redsoxfan2495 wrote:Does it depend on when I was accepted/when I sent in all my financial aid stuff?

Not sure, but I'm guessing it does. FWIW, I had all of my financial aid info in on time (very near the deadline in fact).
redsoxfan2495 wrote:Also, how need-based does the aid seem to be? If I come from a middle class family and won't have a dime saved up when I enter law school can I assume I'll get at least a little something?

Not sure, I've been wondering how big the pool is. Obviously, it depends on the school and Columbia seems like it has as much as its peers, maybe more but this is ENTIRELY speculation on my part based on anecdotal evidence posted on this board (thus, don't put much stock in it). I too am "middle class" but I think it depends on much more nuanced factors than that. FWIW, I received a substantial amount of need-based aid from at least one other school that I applied to (and not HYS -- I note this since they are very well known for giving out a tremendous amount of need-based aid)- this signaled to me that I might have a shot at some aid from CLS. Good luck!

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Postby hiddenfist » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:21 pm

I called the CLS financial aid office all day and didn't hear anything.

Reeeally want them to match Chicago.

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Postby jpk5372 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:11 am

hiddenfist wrote:I called the CLS financial aid office all day and didn't hear anything.

Reeeally want them to match Chicago.


I did too but they didn't for me =( Looks like I'll be in hyde park next year!

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Postby hiddenfist » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:26 pm

Is Columbia more likely to match aid from Chicago or NYU?

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Postby bellamy » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:28 pm

hiddenfist wrote:Is Columbia more likely to match aid from Chicago or NYU?

Based on my experience in this cycle I would say NYU

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Postby thunderflesh » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:15 am

bellamy wrote:
hiddenfist wrote:Is Columbia more likely to match aid from Chicago or NYU?

Based on my experience in this cycle I would say NYU


+1

Columbia did not match my Chicago scholarship =(

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Postby piccolittle » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:21 am

What do you guys think about sending a grant application in now? I didn't apply originally because I thought I would never get tax information from my estranged parent (plus I figured I wouldn't get anything) but I'm starting to have serious doubts. FWIW I was admitted in December (ED)... Did most people who received grants expect them, or are there some people who got money when they didn't think they would qualify? I know it's super late to even try this so maybe there's no point, but I'm scared of the debt :(

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Postby vertex » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:49 pm

piccolittle wrote:What do you guys think about sending a grant application in now? I didn't apply originally because I thought I would never get tax information from my estranged parent (plus I figured I wouldn't get anything) but I'm starting to have serious doubts. FWIW I was admitted in December (ED)... Did most people who received grants expect them, or are there some people who got money when they didn't think they would qualify? I know it's super late to even try this so maybe there's no point, but I'm scared of the debt :(


I was ED and I got no grant money, even though I thought I would get something.

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Postby piccolittle » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:55 pm

vertex wrote:
piccolittle wrote:What do you guys think about sending a grant application in now? I didn't apply originally because I thought I would never get tax information from my estranged parent (plus I figured I wouldn't get anything) but I'm starting to have serious doubts. FWIW I was admitted in December (ED)... Did most people who received grants expect them, or are there some people who got money when they didn't think they would qualify? I know it's super late to even try this so maybe there's no point, but I'm scared of the debt :(


I was ED and I got no grant money, even though I thought I would get something.


Ah, okay, so maybe my first instinct wasn't wrong. Thanks for that!

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

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