University of Texas 2011

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countbizaller
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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby countbizaller » Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:30 pm

to give you some reference i qualified for an LSAC fee waiver and UT gave me $13k (total, not per year) in need-based aid. I'm in-state as well.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby readinmonotone » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:05 pm

I think I'm going to take the plunge back to UT, guys.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby avram » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:09 pm

Countbizaller: ouch, they sound pretty stingy. What's your EFC?

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby LawSchoolWannaBe » Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:06 pm

I got around 13k in need based aid too. Had an EFC of around 600. (straight out of UG)

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby countbizaller » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:13 am

My EFC was something like $1000. They sound stingy but when you add up the savings from in-state tuition and the $15k scholly they gave me, it'll cost me $45-50k. Not quite as good as readinmonotone's situation, but I'll take it.

Oh, by the way, welcome back to the herd monotone! No matter what happens, 0 debt will always feel good.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby readinmonotone » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:19 am

You guys better be awesome.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby countbizaller » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:35 am

Oh crap. I haven't juggled in years but I suppose I could...no, no you're going to have to settle for average. sorry.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby readinmonotone » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:38 am

You tease. How'd you know my one love was juggling?

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby RATRATRAT » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:59 am

Monotone, I am awesome.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby countbizaller » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:01 am

Ha ha. Like magic, juggling is always a safe bet to impress.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby avram » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:38 am

Countbizaller: 40k of debt for Texas is actually pretty excellent. Is that tuition debt alone, or including expenses (rent, food, books, etc.)?

Was the 13k in need based aid you received a nonfederal subsidized loan? Or a Perkins? Or was it a grant/scholarship?

I'm confused and anxious about all these looming promissory notes, so I hope you'll excuse the prying.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby countbizaller » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:47 am

I'm just paying tuition. My wife will cover our living expenses while I'm in school. The need-based aid ($13k) was all grants from the state and the school. After that and the $15k merit scholly, the rest is your standard subsidized and non-subsidized stafford loans.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby avram » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:41 pm

Ah, lucky you!

So grants are essentially the same thing as scholarships, except that you get them because of need rather than merit? And there's a lower GPA requirement for them to renew, if there's one at all?

Are grants usually pretty much guaranteed every year, or is it something like "you received this grant for 1L, and you may or may not receive it next year, depending on availability of funds, changes in your need status, and changes in state/university policy" ?

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby countbizaller » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:48 pm

I think the only thing that can affect grants are changes in your EFC from year to year. Other than that, there's no GPA requirements and I'm pretty sure they don't yank them in the middle of your schooling if there's a change in school policy or funds. They just don't award new ones to new students.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby cc0800 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:36 pm

Ok, it's looking like the UVa waitlist isn't going to get any action, so i'm no longer jynxing myself to post here. Hi everyone!

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby readinmonotone » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:56 pm

Well, if you've been keeping up, I just opened a spot at Virginia.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby cc0800 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:02 pm

I haven't been reading this thread at all....butt I've been keeping up with the UVa waitlist thread and they posted on their website today that they won't be making any offers at this time after the last deposit blah blah blah. And I want to buy a condo in the upcoming weeks so I doubt I'll wait it out.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby readinmonotone » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:21 pm

Well, cool, because we're awesome. UVa is a bunch of frat boy sell-outs. I'm sticking to that.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby cc0800 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:15 pm

I'll buy it. This thread needs some vamping up. Where is everyone?! And is everyone else SO excited about Austin?

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby countbizaller » Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:28 pm

Good to see you settled on UT cc. And monotone's right. We are all very awesome, just not vocal on the boards. Too busy being awesome in the real world. 8)

And I'm very pumped about getting down to Austin and hanging out with Bevo.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby readinmonotone » Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:48 pm

I sent my LOCI today. Now I'm super psyched. I love Austin.

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby readinmonotone » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:32 pm

Also, where are the TLS kids living? Don't guess any of the 3 of you need a roommate, do you?

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby cc0800 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:38 pm

I'm looking to buy a condo for the whole in state residency thing. Probably flying out sometime in the next few weeks..

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby cc0800 » Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:43 pm

speaking of housing....if any of you know anything about for sale condos in the area, preferably on the bus line, maybe downtown area, around 150Kish...let me know!

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Re: University of Texas 2011

Postby Tom32286 » Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:07 pm

I just got admitted off the waitlist and I'll be joinging you guys in August. Any suggestions on which areas to look for an apartment?




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