Berkeley Class of 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
User avatar
Kohinoor
Posts: 2756
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:51 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Kohinoor » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:56 am

river85 wrote:Yeah my ID wasn't found either. The only reason I want access is to view my financial aid package, but someone mentioned that won't be up until April 1st. True, or does anyone know if it's up already?

I know at least one person received their package already. Not sure if it was through the site, but I'd assume so.

User avatar
IzziesGal
Posts: 764
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:11 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:58 am

iamlife1001 wrote:
TopCat wrote:Yeah, the "ID not in the Calnet directory" error here too. I think it may be a good idea to wait until late Monday afternoon before emailing Corina.


topcat, you're in NJ correct?

I am wondering because I have yet to receive my id letter. The post office is really ticking me off, i received my admission packet 1 month later after 2 tries from berkeley. and at times I receive no mail at all; only to receive huge batches on some days.


I'm in NJ, and no letter here. So don't feel bad :D

iamlife1001
Posts: 88
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:46 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby iamlife1001 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:00 pm

actually I just got mine today; not that it works yet but at least the id is in my hand!!! :)

User avatar
IzziesGal
Posts: 764
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:11 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:02 pm

iamlife1001 wrote:actually I just got mine today; not that it works yet but at least the id is in my hand!!! :)


You got your mail already? Where in NJ are you? (Jealous of how much easier your admissions cycle must have been without waiting until 5pm every day for the mailman!!)

User avatar
feeblemiles
Posts: 112
Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:30 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby feeblemiles » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:09 pm

... and I've officially memorized my CalNet ID. Not because I wanted to... just because I've tried to make it work so many times... :(

iamlife1001
Posts: 88
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:46 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby iamlife1001 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:11 pm

IzziesGal wrote:
iamlife1001 wrote:actually I just got mine today; not that it works yet but at least the id is in my hand!!! :)


You got your mail already? Where in NJ are you? (Jealous of how much easier your admissions cycle must have been without waiting until 5pm every day for the mailman!!)


hehe :) no I am in NY and all my decisions came unexpectedly through the phone/e-mail so the timing of the mail was never a source of anxiety, except for receiving the admission packet, which never really came

User avatar
Kohinoor
Posts: 2756
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:51 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Kohinoor » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:20 pm

Nope. And haven't heard from Cristodore. Damn time zones!!!

User avatar
IzziesGal
Posts: 764
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:11 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:42 pm

I'm so jealous!!! I re-routed my mail to my new temporary address (effective yesterday lol) until I move to Cali, and I am guessing that this is responsible for me not having the letter yet. Grrrrrrr!

User avatar
Kohinoor
Posts: 2756
Joined: Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:51 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Kohinoor » Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:09 pm

IzziesGal wrote:I'm so jealous!!! I re-routed my mail to my new temporary address (effective yesterday lol) until I move to Cali, and I am guessing that this is responsible for me not having the letter yet. Grrrrrrr!

lol. All the letter does is give you an unusable login.

User avatar
IzziesGal
Posts: 764
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:11 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:18 pm

Kohinoor wrote:
IzziesGal wrote:I'm so jealous!!! I re-routed my mail to my new temporary address (effective yesterday lol) until I move to Cali, and I am guessing that this is responsible for me not having the letter yet. Grrrrrrr!

lol. All the letter does is give you an unusable login.


I know. :(
But mail from Berkeley keeps reinforcing the fact that my acceptance wasn't a hallucination....

User avatar
feeblemiles
Posts: 112
Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:30 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby feeblemiles » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:35 pm

My Calnet ID works... hooray!

EDIT: And my financial Aid information is posted! :D

User avatar
mightydinosaur
Posts: 53
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:47 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby mightydinosaur » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:41 pm

Mine too!

No financial aid yet, though that is expected. Will need to check back on April Fools Day and hope the Berk is utterly lacking in sense of humor.

prelaw
Posts: 108
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:48 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby prelaw » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:50 pm

Mine finally worked. How are yall's financial aid packages?

river85
Posts: 23
Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:15 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby river85 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:53 pm

Finally got my ID to work!!

So my financial aid award summary is up, and I have a law grant recorded for both fall and spring semesters for almost $13,000 per semester. Anyone else have this? Is it equivalent to a scholarship?

If it is, I guess I should contact the financial aid office to talk about making up the difference with loans, right? I hate money issues, it complicates everything.

prelaw
Posts: 108
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:48 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby prelaw » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:00 pm

Just talked to the admissions people. Whatever "Law Grant" that you see now is strictly need-based, so that does not preclude merit awards when the whole package becomes available on April 1.

mallen210
Posts: 43
Joined: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:51 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby mallen210 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:02 pm

Yay it works! ...and I have a nice "Law Grant" ... IT FEELS SO OFFICIAL NOW ... Am I really going to Berkeley Law!!!!!?

I can't wait!

User avatar
dresq
Posts: 154
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:05 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby dresq » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:03 pm

river85 wrote:Finally got my ID to work!!

So my financial aid award summary is up, and I have a law grant recorded for both fall and spring semesters for almost $13,000 per semester. Anyone else have this? Is it equivalent to a scholarship?

If it is, I guess I should contact the financial aid office to talk about making up the difference with loans, right? I hate money issues, it complicates everything.

Same thing here. It's equal to a scholarship in that you don't need to pay it back, but it's need based, not merit based. It basically reduces your tuition by that amount each semester. I think scholarship awards are yet to be decided, but I doubt there will be too many.

User avatar
dresq
Posts: 154
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:05 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby dresq » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:05 pm

By the way, for those of you who haven't looked yet, total cost of attending is $70,117.00 this year :shock:
(but my grant aid, at least, does make it a little more manageable).
Last edited by dresq on Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.

prelaw
Posts: 108
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:48 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby prelaw » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:08 pm

^ I found that shocking.

User avatar
feeblemiles
Posts: 112
Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:30 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby feeblemiles » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:08 pm

dresq wrote:By the way, for those of you who haven't looked yet, total cost of attending is $70,117.00 this year :shock:


Hooray for being from California... $58,000 doesn't sound quite as bad.

User avatar
southernlady
Posts: 62
Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:09 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby southernlady » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:09 pm

So does anyone fully understand their offer? Is the grant amount just for this year? Or will we get the same one for every year? And are we sure that this is need-based only?

User avatar
bgc
Posts: 127
Joined: Sun May 11, 2008 6:14 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby bgc » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:15 pm

dresq wrote:By the way, for those of you who haven't looked yet, total cost of attending is $70,117.00 this year :shock:


I look at it as UCB being honest about the COL. Unlike, say, CLS or NYU.

prelaw
Posts: 108
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:48 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby prelaw » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:19 pm

amyLAchemist wrote:I don't have anything on there yet (no offer), but I can log in. I am being counted as an independent student according to UCB (under track on the status tab). Is this because they agreed I was independent since I submitted the "Statement of Independence" or are all law students getting this?

And my budget amount is $57,872.00 in state - was the 70,117 out of state?


The $70k is for out of state. As for your independence, I can only say that I did not submit what you submitted and I am considered an independent as well. I don't think we can infer that all law schools think that.

User avatar
dresq
Posts: 154
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:05 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby dresq » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:21 pm

southernlady wrote:So does anyone fully understand their offer? Is the grant amount just for this year? Or will we get the same one for every year? And are we sure that this is need-based only?

Annual grants, I believe (at least mine looks that way). They will most likely re-calculate each year to account for summer employment, any residency changes, etc.

bgc wrote:
dresq wrote:By the way, for those of you who haven't looked yet, total cost of attending is $70,117.00 this year :shock:


I look at it as UCB being honest about the COL. Unlike, say, CLS or NYU.

Oh, not saying good or bad, just kind of a slap to the face. With my grant, it looks pretty manageable actually. In fact, I'm less concerned about finances now than I am about the renovations/facilities at the school and housing/QOL in the area. I'll find out about that this weekend, though.

prelaw
Posts: 108
Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:48 pm

Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby prelaw » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:24 pm

amyLAchemist wrote:
prelaw wrote:
amyLAchemist wrote:I don't have anything on there yet (no offer), but I can log in. I am being counted as an independent student according to UCB (under track on the status tab). Is this because they agreed I was independent since I submitted the "Statement of Independence" or are all law students getting this?

And my budget amount is $57,872.00 in state - was the 70,117 out of state?


The $70k is for out of state. As for your indepedence, I can only say that I did not submit what you submitted and I am considered an independent as well. I don't think we can infer that all law schools think that.


:?: Sorry if I was unclear, I was referring to Berkeley only.

And thanks, I was wondering if that meant anything or not. Perhaps not. They never replied to me about it, except that they received it.


Sorry I misread it. I thought I would def be considered a dependent, as I still am for my parents' tax purposes.




Return to “TLS Class of 2012 Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest