UVA Class of 2012

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby jdn012 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:36 pm

iceberger wrote:anybody plan on doing any hiking/outdoors type things in charlottesville before law school starts? I've been reading about all the stuff around and getting pretty pumped about it.


I would like to...and apparently, there are some good wine-tasting places around the area as well

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby showNprove » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:38 pm

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby RVP11 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:39 pm

What kind of wimpy little bears does Virginia have, though?

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby RTF » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:39 pm

showNprove wrote:My fiancee was all ready to do some outdoors activities (hiking, etc) with me next year.


Then we watched a show on bear attacks.



I saw that last night. That was pretty crazy.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby iceberger » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:40 pm

showNprove wrote:My fiancee was all ready to do some outdoors activities (hiking, etc) with me next year.


Then we watched a show on bear attacks.


as colbert would say, bears are the number one threat to our nation at the moment

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby jdn012 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:41 pm

Is anybody planning on taking a trip to DC for fun before classes start? I've never been so I was thinking about it.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby RVP11 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:41 pm

Lemme check myself - there are indeed black bears in the mountains. I didn't know they creeped that far south.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby bulldog4574 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:44 pm

jdn012 wrote:Is anybody planning on taking a trip to DC for fun before classes start? I've never been so I was thinking about it.


I am now! good idea

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby CE2JD » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:45 pm

jdn012 wrote:Is anybody planning on taking a trip to DC for fun before classes start? I've never been so I was thinking about it.


I lived there for 16 years, so probably not.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby showNprove » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:45 pm

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby lsatbobby » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:48 pm

Anyone ask to be reconsidered for merit aid?

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby crazyinalabama » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:48 pm

iceberger wrote:anybody plan on doing any hiking/outdoors type things in charlottesville before law school starts? I've been reading about all the stuff around and getting pretty pumped about it.


The mountains were probably the largest factor in my decision-making process. I also called and asked to move in mid-July so I can have a full month of the outdoors before we start school. Count me in!

Edit: My boyfriend used to live in the area and claims he came upon several black bears when hiking alone and they just ran off when he made a lot of noise while backing away slowly. When I was in Wyoming a ranger would constantly "Whoop Whoop" whenever going around a bend...I think I'd prefer mauling by bear than the constant banter of a 50 year old woman...
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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby CE2JD » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:50 pm

lsatbobby wrote:Anyone ask to be reconsidered for merit aid?


Nope, but I'd love to hear how that works out for you!

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby ndm2007 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:55 pm

CE2JD wrote:
lsatbobby wrote:Anyone ask to be reconsidered for merit aid?


Nope, but I'd love to hear how that works out for you!


I tried...no luck :(

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby Jim_Stansel » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:59 pm

JSUVA2012 wrote:Lemme check myself - there are indeed black bears in the mountains. I didn't know they creeped that far south.


I encountered black bears a couple of times when I worked in the woods in Wisconsin. They ran away. They're pretty small and generally not aggressive (if you don't screw with them at least).

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby RVP11 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:05 pm

Jim_Stansel wrote:
JSUVA2012 wrote:Lemme check myself - there are indeed black bears in the mountains. I didn't know they creeped that far south.


I encountered black bears a couple of times when I worked in the woods in Wisconsin. They ran away. They're pretty small and generally not aggressive (if you don't screw with them at least).


Yeah, I watch a lot of Man vs. Wild, so I'm sure I'll be okay.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby Jim_Stansel » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:21 pm

JSUVA2012 wrote:
Jim_Stansel wrote:
JSUVA2012 wrote:Lemme check myself - there are indeed black bears in the mountains. I didn't know they creeped that far south.


I encountered black bears a couple of times when I worked in the woods in Wisconsin. They ran away. They're pretty small and generally not aggressive (if you don't screw with them at least).


Yeah, I watch a lot of Man vs. Wild, so I'm sure I'll be okay.


Then you should be able to walk over a sturdy rock formation then get back into your car and get some Burger King without a problem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UpSlpvb1is

You better watch Survivorman if you want any chance of making it out of the Blue Ridge alive.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby bulldog4574 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:25 pm

JSUVA2012 wrote:
Yeah, I watch a lot of Man vs. Wild, so I'm sure I'll be okay.


Yeah, I watched the Survivorman episode of "The Office" so I'm pretty confident as well.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby limegreen » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:38 pm

showNprove wrote:I'm actually considering a weekend trip to VA Beach. We'll see how move-in goes, though.


I'm from that area, so if anyone wants to do a day or weekend trip down there I'd be happy to tag along and show you around. I am going to be in Cville for the summer but plan on coming back here occasionally for some boating and such that I don't think I'll get to do in the mountains.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby limegreen » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:40 pm

Everyone here is probably going to think I'm an idiot, but I have a few really stupid financial aid questions I hope someone can answer.

1) Do we have to take out the full amount?

2) If I don't spend all the money for the given semester or year or however it's divided (I haven't gotten mine yet), what do I do with what's left over? Keep it for summer expenses if I don't get a paying gig? Or pay it back and not accrue more interest?

3) If I don't take out the full amount and run out of money, can I get more?

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me. I've never had a student loan before (yay for parents and cheap in state tuition in VA), so I'm lost.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby thesealocust » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:44 pm

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby jdn012 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:46 pm

limegreen wrote:
showNprove wrote:I'm actually considering a weekend trip to VA Beach. We'll see how move-in goes, though.


I'm from that area, so if anyone wants to do a day or weekend trip down there I'd be happy to tag along and show you around. I am going to be in Cville for the summer but plan on coming back here occasionally for some boating and such that I don't think I'll get to do in the mountains.


I am totally up for a trip, sounds fun. I've never been to that area of the country (except for ASD) so I'm up for seeing whatever, whenever.

I don't know the answers to all of your questions, but I'm pretty sure you can decline some of the loans. You financial aid so far just shows you what you have been approved for and offered. You have to then go and accept your financial aid - which is where you can decline some of it if you want to.

The others I have no clue, although I would think that you could get more money if you run out, maybe it'll be private lenders though and not through the government program.

EDIT: what thesealocust said :)

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby limegreen » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:49 pm

Thanks jdn and sealocust, BTW, love the new tar. I might be making the hour drive this weekend for a burrito, I haven't had one in far too long (a week).

If anyone else has any helpful tips for a financial aid newb I would appreciate it greatly. I guess I should probably start by making a budget for my living expenses and see how that compares to the school's.

Also, on my FAFSA I reported that my parents helped me last year with I think about $800 dollars a month. I think that my Mom is going to continue to do this in the form of paying my very low limit credit card bill that I use for food and gas and cell phone bill, do I have to report this or anything like that?

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby limegreen » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:57 pm

Has anyone made a living expenses spreadsheet or anything similar? I don't know how they are coming up with 15,000. I am living in one of the more expensive apartment complexes and I am still only getting around $12,000. Also, is their number supposed to be for 12 months or for 9, cause that might be my problem?

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby CE2JD » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:59 pm

thesealocust wrote:
limegreen wrote:Everyone here is probably going to think I'm an idiot, but I have a few really stupid financial aid questions I hope someone can answer.

1) Do we have to take out the full amount?

2) If I don't spend all the money for the given semester or year or however it's divided (I haven't gotten mine yet), what do I do with what's left over? Keep it for summer expenses if I don't get a paying gig? Or pay it back and not accrue more interest?

3) If I don't take out the full amount and run out of money, can I get more?

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me. I've never had a student loan before (yay for parents and cheap in state tuition in VA), so I'm lost.


1) Nope! Totally discretionary. You have to pay tuition and not starve to death though :P

2) To my knowledge, you take out as much as you want, you get the money, and then it's up to you - they just tell you when payments are due. Make sure you investigate repayment - some loans have penalties if you try to pay it back too fast.

3) This I don't know about, but I think it would be difficult.

If there is no penalty for early repayment, taking the full amount out seems to be the wisest decision.


So, are GradPlus loans actually distributed through a number of different entities? How do you get more info on where the money comes from? There's pretty much ZERO information on wtf you are accepting on the SIS website.




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