Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

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iammyid
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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby iammyid » Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:04 am

Has anyone received financial aid information from Loyola yet? If so, when were you accepted and when did you file your FAFSA?

TYIA.

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby JOE! » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:25 am

iammyid wrote:Has anyone received financial aid information from Loyola yet? If so, when were you accepted and when did you file your FAFSA?


I was accepted March 8 and got my scholarship info that week. I filled out my FAFSA sometime in the beginning of Feb. (I think). If you're talking about the "official" letter where they talk about stafford's and everything, I haven't gotten that yet.


LBCLawGirl wrote:is anyone attendning the open house on april 11th?


Are you talking about the new admits reception, or whatever they call it? I plan on being there.

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby ncdls8 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:03 pm

Count me in for the class of 2011. I will also be attending the event on April 11th.

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby snowboarder2713 » Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:55 pm

iammyid wrote:Has anyone received financial aid information from Loyola yet? If so, when were you accepted and when did you file your FAFSA?

TYIA.


Nope not yet, and I actually sent them my FAFSA info at the end of January, a few days before I was accepted.

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby RoyalJordan » Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:56 pm

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby kidrobot » Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:06 pm

Royal Jordan: I think it would be entirely appropriate to ask for a larger scholarship. A 170 on the LSAT is a great score...having that number certainly puts you in a pretty good position to negotiate with them. A lot of times, schools don't necessarily give the highest $ scholarships to people with the highest #'s because they assume that those students will go elsewhere and thus they don't want to tie up all their scholarship money only to have a student withdraw anyway.

If you let them know that you are serious about going to Loyola, you might get a much better offer. Just out of curiosity, where else did you apply? I would think with a 170 you would have a pretty good shot at UCLA/Vanderbilt/Georgetown even with a lower GPA.

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby RoyalJordan » Sun Mar 23, 2008 8:31 pm

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby bowandarrow20 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:18 am

Yeah I got my acceptance but still didn't receive scholarship or financial aid info =\

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby JOE! » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:52 am

It's starting to look like I might be withdrawing soon... hopefully that helps someone (they can give away my $)

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby mes789 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:24 pm

JoeHo92385 wrote:It's starting to look like I might be withdrawing soon... hopefully that helps someone (they can give away my $)


Tell them to give it to me! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby Katdaddy » Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:36 pm

mes789 wrote:
JoeHo92385 wrote:It's starting to look like I might be withdrawing soon... hopefully that helps someone (they can give away my $)


Tell them to give it to me! :lol: :lol:


Don't be stingy, we can share!

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby publicservant101 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:01 pm

RoyalJordan wrote:I am very particular about where I want to go, so for that reason, I only applied to schools on the west coast. I know where I want to practice and there are other reasons for me staying here which puts some limits on the whole process. The way that UCLA is admitting this year with their record # of applications, if you don't have a 3.5+ GPA it doesn't really matter. There's still a chance I will get into USC, but as I haven't heard from them yet, I'm not counting on this. So it basically comes down to Hastings vs. Loyola, and I'd prefer Loyola.

Do you have any suggestions as to how I might approach breaching the subject of more money with them? The tricky thing for me is that I don't want to sound ungrateful because a half scholarship is a lot of money, but the reality is that even with a half scholarship, it's still gonna leave me in some serious debt and I don't want to miss out on some extra money because I was afraid to ask.



Don't worry about sounding ungrateful. When it comes down to it, law school is a business. you gotta negotiate! :)

I think your best bet would be to write a letter, explaining why you want to go to loyola --what attracts you to the program, etc. Then explain your financial situation --you'd LOVE to be able to go there, but without additional funding it won't be feasible, etc. You really hope to be able to matriculate at loyola, but you have to consider your financial responsibilities, etc. Be sure to include your scores and list any higher-ranked schools you've already gotten into -and MENTION they are ranked higher!


If you have any scholarship letters from other schools (preferably more money, or at least from a higher-ranked school), attach a copy.


hope that helps!!!!! hope to see you at loyola this fall :D

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby publicservant101 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:14 pm

Is anyone going to the Loyola scholarship reception on the 10th at the Natural History Museum?


i really loved the invite that came in the mail --really nice looking. made me excited :D

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby snowboarder2713 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:50 pm

publicservant101 wrote:Is anyone going to the Loyola scholarship reception on the 10th at the Natural History Museum?


i really loved the invite that came in the mail --really nice looking. made me excited :D


Please tell me that's in DC. I would spooge.

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby publicservant101 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:04 pm

spooge, eh?

no sorry, it's in LA....

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby snowboarder2713 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:18 pm

publicservant101 wrote:spooge, eh?

no sorry, it's in LA....


Blast! Sorry, I'm just getting really, really bored with school now. I just want to party for the next 4 months and then start law school.

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby mes789 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:00 pm

It's official, I'll be at Loyola in the fall!

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby snowboarder2713 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:56 pm

Hey hey that's great news mes! I'll add you to the list and congrats!

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby miranda » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:36 am

For people wondering about Financial aid--I applied in January, accepted in late March. Got an offer today.

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby Katdaddy » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:38 am

miranda wrote:For people wondering about Financial aid--I applied in January, accepted in late March. Got an offer today.


I hope I get a scholarship. I can't afford to live in my artist loft in Hollywood, go out to Area every Friday night and pay sticker price for Loyola. That would be ridiculous!

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby bowandarrow20 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:37 pm

I sent in my deposit today, have to cancel my deposit at Santa Clara O.o (in this next week). Though I still haven't received my financial aid info... or any scholarship info =\

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby snowboarder2713 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:42 pm

Hey hey you finalized it! I haven't received my info yet either and I'm anxiously waiting for that as well. Do you think that they wait until the first seat deadline for people that don't have absurdly high numbers or URM status to see how much money they have to give out from the people who rejected their offers?

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby Katdaddy » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:04 pm

snowboarder2713 wrote:Hey hey you finalized it! I haven't received my info yet either and I'm anxiously waiting for that as well. Do you think that they wait until the first seat deadline for people that don't have absurdly high numbers or URM status to see how much money they have to give out from the people who rejected their offers?


I'm a URM with decent numbers and I haven't recieved any Financial Aid info either :?

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby PeanutButterJellyTIME » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:17 pm

Sending in my deposit to Loyola today. I also have yet to receive any financial aid info though I'm still hoping for money. 85% of the class is supposed to receive some sort of financial aid so theres definitely hope.

NOW THE QUESTIONS:

Any of you have an idea of where your going to live? Or a max distance from the school that your willing to drive? Who's going to their open house on April 11? And anyone else looking into gym memberships around the area since the law school has none?

And congrats to everyone and hope to meet you all soon. :mrgreen:

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Re: Loyola Law School (L.A.) - Class of 2011

Postby Katdaddy » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:23 pm

PeanutButterJellyTIME wrote:Sending in my deposit to Loyola today. I also have yet to receive any financial aid info though I'm still hoping for money. 85% of the class is supposed to receive some sort of financial aid so theres definitely hope.

NOW THE QUESTIONS:

Any of you have an idea of where your going to live? Or a max distance from the school that your willing to drive? Who's going to their open house on April 11? And anyone else looking into gym memberships around the area since the law school has none?

And congrats to everyone and hope to meet you all soon. :mrgreen:


I belong to 24 Hr fitness so there are a couple of gyms within a five mile radius of the school.

Are you in the evening or day program?




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