UVA Class of 2012

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby napolnic » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:34 pm

Does anyone know where there's a breakdown of "tuition & fees"?

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby limegreen » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:36 pm

Thanks for the iPhone link napolnic, I will give it a try and report back.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby kp1981 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:37 pm

I got an offer on my house today! That puts me one important step closer to seeing all of you in the fall! Keep your fingers crossed for me.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby omg » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:34 am

Hey!

Sorry if this has already been addressed, but I'm so out of the loop :(

I'm trying to get my loans done...How come when I click on the lenders on SIS to try to get their info, there's nothing?

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby bree » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:45 am

napolnic wrote:Does anyone know where there's a breakdown of "tuition & fees"?


Not sure if it's what you're looking for, but here's the link to UVA law's website: http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/prospe ... uition.htm

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby napolnic » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:46 am

bree wrote:
napolnic wrote:Does anyone know where there's a breakdown of "tuition & fees"?


Not sure if it's what you're looking for, but here's the link to UVA law's website: http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/prospe ... uition.htm

Yeah, I found that, but I'm looking for something more detailed, as in, what are the fees?

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby bree » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:53 am

I'm a little late to the housing game and I was hoping someone might be able to comment on a few of the apartments around Charlottesville. I think some of this has been covered previously in this thread, but a few things weren't quite clear. I'm overseas and thus I'll have to sign a lease without seeing the place, so I was trying to gather opinions.

1. University Heights
-What is the condition of this apartment?
-What is the neighborhood around the apartment like?

2. Jeffersonian
-Any chance of getting into this place now? (just cause people seem to say it's near impossible)

3. Graduate Centre
-What is the condition of this apartment?

4. Woodlands
-Has anyone lived here without a car? I looked on Google Maps and it looks like one can take a few buses to go from Woodlands to the law school. Not sure if it's worthwhile though.

I've also heard about the Ivy Gardens and Arlington Court Condos. I figure these have been covered in enough detail though, so no need to comment on those.

Any other places people would suggest?

thanks everyone!

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby napolnic » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:55 am

bree wrote:I'm a little late to the housing game and I was hoping someone might be able to comment on a few of the apartments around Charlottesville. I think some of this has been covered previously in this thread, but a few things weren't quite clear. I'm overseas and thus I'll have to sign a lease without seeing the place, so I was trying to gather opinions.

1. University Heights
-What is the condition of this apartment?
-What is the neighborhood around the apartment like?

2. Jeffersonian
-Any chance of getting into this place now? (just cause people seem to say it's near impossible)

3. Graduate Centre
-What is the condition of this apartment?

4. Woodlands
-Has anyone lived here without a car? I looked on Google Maps and it looks like one can take a few buses to go from Woodlands to the law school. Not sure if it's worthwhile though.

I've also heard about the Ivy Gardens and Arlington Court Condos. I figure these have been covered in enough detail though, so no need to comment on those.

Any other places people would suggest?

thanks everyone!

I can't give you any more information, I just wanted to say that I'm impressed that you had the power to wade through 161 pages to get the information you do have.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby iceberger » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:28 am

bree wrote:
4. Woodlands
-Has anyone lived here without a car? I looked on Google Maps and it looks like one can take a few buses to go from Woodlands to the law school. Not sure if it's worthwhile though.



Woodlands has their own shuttle that runs back and forth to the law/medical schools. Although, I think they be leased up by now.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby rsr28 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:33 am

iceberger wrote:
bree wrote:
4. Woodlands
-Has anyone lived here without a car? I looked on Google Maps and it looks like one can take a few buses to go from Woodlands to the law school. Not sure if it's worthwhile though.



Woodlands has their own shuttle that runs back and forth to the law/medical schools. Although, I think they be leased up by now.


Woodlands is DEFINITELY NOT leased up. In fact I'm sure they are still desperate to get people to sign. I know people that live there without their own car, but they both have access to another car from time to time. While the shuttle is decent for going to and from school, there's no easy way to get groceries, etc.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby geoffree » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:56 am

bree wrote:1. University Heights
-What is the condition of this apartment?
-What is the neighborhood around the apartment like?


Not that bad, not that great. A few I looked at were a bit dingy, but some were nice. There are some strip malls outside the UH community, one with an international grocery store. I would've chose this complex if I hadn't gone with a place downtown.

bree wrote:2. Jeffersonian
-Any chance of getting into this place now? (just cause people seem to say it's near impossible)


No, most likely not. As YC said, you have to apply in January.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby rsr28 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:08 pm


Not that bad, not that great. A few I looked at were a bit dingy, but some were nice. There are some strip malls outside the UH community, one with an international grocery store. I would've chose this complex if I hadn't gone with a place downtown.


Completely anecdotal, but there was a shooting at U-Heights this year (I think around fall semester). I think there are some petty crime problems up there too (breaking into cars, etc.).

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby CE2JD » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:14 pm

geoffree wrote:
CE2JD wrote:
geoffree wrote:
disco_barred wrote:re: cars - my understanding is that arlington blvd / ivy gardens / othercloseplaces can still get permits to park on <s>campus</s> grounds, just not 'close' (wish i had more specifics).


That's news to me.

In other news, Aetna has updated their UVA page, for those who are interested in the school provided health care. Details about their insurance package will be available in July.

--LinkRemoved--


I would SERIOUSLY consider looking at Anthem insurance plans before purchasing the student health plan. There are advantages and disadvantages to both Anthem and the UVA Aetna UVA plan, but overall the Anthem plans are all much cheaper.


In what regards would it be advantageous to go with Anthem? I remember you (I think) saying before that the Aetna plan looks good if you have a spouse who'll be pregnant. Is that what you think the Aetna student plan's advantage is?


Anthem is much cheaper. For me, an Anthem plan comparable to the university's Aetna plan would come out to about $82 a month = $984 per year <<<< $~$2000 for the Aetna plan.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby CE2JD » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:16 pm

bree wrote:I'm a little late to the housing game and I was hoping someone might be able to comment on a few of the apartments around Charlottesville. I think some of this has been covered previously in this thread, but a few things weren't quite clear. I'm overseas and thus I'll have to sign a lease without seeing the place, so I was trying to gather opinions.

1. University Heights
-What is the condition of this apartment?
-What is the neighborhood around the apartment like?

2. Jeffersonian
-Any chance of getting into this place now? (just cause people seem to say it's near impossible)

3. Graduate Centre
-What is the condition of this apartment?

4. Woodlands
-Has anyone lived here without a car? I looked on Google Maps and it looks like one can take a few buses to go from Woodlands to the law school. Not sure if it's worthwhile though.

I've also heard about the Ivy Gardens and Arlington Court Condos. I figure these have been covered in enough detail though, so no need to comment on those.

Any other places people would suggest?

thanks everyone!


I have a 1 bedroom apartment at Jeffersonian already under contract but I would consider subleasing it if the price is right. My wife and I have been looking at other options because (buyer's remorse) she thinks it might not be big enough for us!

PM me if you're interested.

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby iceberger » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:42 pm

Looks like they changed the recommended Apple laptop on the law school site. It's now the 13" Apple Macbook Pro for $1499.00. I'm excited, because I was a couple days away from purchasing the old one for $200 more.

http://www.uvastudentcomputers.com/shop ... AB1188B1B1

Edit: Hmmm... not as happy about the 90GB less hard drive I'll be getting and the 2.26 GHz compared to 2.4 GHz
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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby mijahe » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:46 pm

CE2JD wrote:
Anthem is much cheaper. For me, an Anthem plan comparable to the university's Aetna plan would come out to about $82 a month = $984 per year <<<< $~$2000 for the Aetna plan.


Do you have an idea what the deductibles are like for the plans?

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby CE2JD » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:49 pm

mijahe wrote:
CE2JD wrote:
Anthem is much cheaper. For me, an Anthem plan comparable to the university's Aetna plan would come out to about $82 a month = $984 per year <<<< $~$2000 for the Aetna plan.


Do you have an idea what the deductibles are like for the plans?


You can get a quote for yourself:

--LinkRemoved--

The deductibles range from $250 to $5000 depending on what plan you get. With the $5000 deductible, however, you pay 0% coinsurance which means after you pay the deductible you don't pay a dime until you go over $5,000,000. The maternity rider is one of the only (if not the only?) rider of its kind on any health plan you can get in VA. I know most of you aren't interested in that, but I've also done some research on supplement maternity coverage so if you have a question, you can PM. :wink:

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby geoffree » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:56 pm

iceberger wrote:Looks like they changed the recommended Apple laptop on the law school site. It's now the 13" Apple Macbook Pro for $1499.00. I'm excited, because I was a couple days away from purchasing the old one for $200 more.

http://www.uvastudentcomputers.com/shop ... AB1188B1B1

Edit: Hmmm... not as happy about the 90GB less hard drive I'll be getting and the 2.26 GHz compared to 2.4 GHz


What makes it pro?

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby geoffree » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:02 pm

CE2JD wrote:
mijahe wrote:
CE2JD wrote:
Anthem is much cheaper. For me, an Anthem plan comparable to the university's Aetna plan would come out to about $82 a month = $984 per year <<<< $~$2000 for the Aetna plan.


Do you have an idea what the deductibles are like for the plans?


You can get a quote for yourself:

--LinkRemoved--

The deductibles range from $250 to $5000 depending on what plan you get. With the $5000 deductible, however, you pay 0% coinsurance which means after you pay the deductible you don't pay a dime until you go over $5,000,000. The maternity rider is one of the only (if not the only?) rider of its kind on any health plan you can get in VA. I know most of you aren't interested in that, but I've also done some research on supplement maternity coverage so if you have a question, you can PM. :wink:


I don't know about this. I looked at Anthem a while ago, and it still looks just as bad now. With my spouse: 500$ deductible is the lowest for me with a 550$ premium or 300$ deductible with a 610$ premium :? 20% copay. The school's deal looks a LOT better. Last year's package details are no longer up, but I remember the benefits looking pretty damn good ... free access to school clinics, maternity care counting as sick visits (so no co-pay or anything)....
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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby iceberger » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:06 pm

geoffree wrote:
iceberger wrote:Looks like they changed the recommended Apple laptop on the law school site. It's now the 13" Apple Macbook Pro for $1499.00. I'm excited, because I was a couple days away from purchasing the old one for $200 more.

http://www.uvastudentcomputers.com/shop ... AB1188B1B1

Edit: Hmmm... not as happy about the 90GB less hard drive I'll be getting and the 2.26 GHz compared to 2.4 GHz


What makes it pro?



I'm actually not sure at this point. I think they just call everything pro now

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby CE2JD » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:09 pm

geoffree wrote:
CE2JD wrote:
mijahe wrote:
CE2JD wrote:
Anthem is much cheaper. For me, an Anthem plan comparable to the university's Aetna plan would come out to about $82 a month = $984 per year <<<< $~$2000 for the Aetna plan.


Do you have an idea what the deductibles are like for the plans?


You can get a quote for yourself:

--LinkRemoved--

The deductibles range from $250 to $5000 depending on what plan you get. With the $5000 deductible, however, you pay 0% coinsurance which means after you pay the deductible you don't pay a dime until you go over $5,000,000. The maternity rider is one of the only (if not the only?) rider of its kind on any health plan you can get in VA. I know most of you aren't interested in that, but I've also done some research on supplement maternity coverage so if you have a question, you can PM. :wink:


I don't know about this. I looked at Anthem a while ago, and it still looks just as bad now. 500$ deductible is the lowest for me with a 550$ premium or 300$ deductible with a 610$ premium :? 20% copay. The school's deal looks a LOT better. Last year's package details are no longer up, but I remember the benefits looking pretty damn good ... free access to school clinics, maternity care counting as sick visits (so no co-pay or anything)....


Doctor's visits are covered BEFORE your deductible with the Anthem Individual KeyCare Flexible Choice plan. So having a $5000 deductible doesn't hurt you, unless you need to be hospitalized or something in which case you are probably going to pay more with the Aetna plan's 20% coinsurance than you'd pay with the $5000 deductible.

The only REAL advantage that I see with the university plan is access to the student health facility. But if you have to go somewhere besides the Elson health center to see a specialist, you get screwed out of a certain percentage of the cost whereas with the Anthem KeyCare plans you only pay a copay. Also, this isn't really an advantage considering you could go to any doctor with the Anthem PPO coverage for just a small copay ($20 for primary care, $30 for specialist).

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Re: UVA Class of 2012

Postby extragnarls » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:21 pm

Hey, what's the consensus on netbooks? Anyone planning on getting one instead of a laptop to take notes, etc?




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