Berkeley Class of 2012

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Kohinoor
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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Kohinoor » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:26 pm

I spent the day amped expecting to hear back on the scholly >_<

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Go_Cardinals » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:37 pm

I know seriosly. What's going on. Anyone hear that they were awarded with something?

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby feeblemiles » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:37 pm

Kohinoor wrote:I spent the day amped expecting to hear back on the scholly >_<



So tomorrow?

Its starting to set in that I'm really going to be going to school with you guys next year and it feels very very good. :mrgreen:

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Rotor » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:45 pm

amyLAchemist wrote:
TheNerdProject wrote:Just sent my FIRM acceptance to Boalt! Feels so amazing! Can't wait until August!!! Class of 2012 baby!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I can't wait to do this. This is my future. So exciting! Looking forward to being with all of you next fall at Boalt!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Sent my final decision last night and am rockin my Boalt Tshirt for the first time (didn't want to jinx my SLS pkg no matter how slight the odds had been).

For those who are decided, but holding off sending the final decision pending funding, there is no need. At the FinAid breakout at ASD, the rep was asked directly and he said prior administrations wouldn't give $ to firm attendees, but now (under Dean Edley I think he said) they are not allowed to consider that status in determining awards. Your choice whether you trust his word...

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby feeblemiles » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:52 pm

Rotor wrote:
amyLAchemist wrote:
TheNerdProject wrote:Just sent my FIRM acceptance to Boalt! Feels so amazing! Can't wait until August!!! Class of 2012 baby!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I can't wait to do this. This is my future. So exciting! Looking forward to being with all of you next fall at Boalt!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Sent my final decision last night and am rockin my Boalt Tshirt for the first time (didn't want to jinx my SLS pkg no matter how slight the odds had been).

For those who are decided, but holding off sending the final decision pending funding, there is no need. At the FinAid breakout at ASD, the rep was asked directly and he said prior administrations wouldn't give $ to firm attendees, but now (under Dean Edley I think he said) they are not allowed to consider that status in determining awards. Your choice whether you trust his word...


Haha... I was the one who asked that question!

Glad to hear you're coming here Rotor!

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby prelaw » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:17 pm

I can't believe they still haven't come out with matching for everyone that is getting it. Is it actually a good thing to have not heard yet?

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby kguilf99 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:59 pm

I just heard about my matching scholarship...don't want to whine but it's not that great, definitely doesn't 'eliminate cost' as a factor when deciding between the two schools.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby worldtraveler » Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:28 pm

Yay future Boalties! I will see you all in the fall!
I get back to the USA a couple of days before orientation, so I'll be the extremely jet-lagged one. 8)

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Rotor » Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:42 pm

amyLAchemist wrote:
lsatbobby wrote:Will there be more crepes in my future if I commit?


Yes, I will go with you for crepes. :)


Great news!! My wife said she'd make crepe runs for us and bring them to the library if we need it!

(does anyone get the sense that everyone else here is probably asking WTF is all this crepe talk?? :lol:)

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby TopCat » Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:36 pm

Rotor wrote:
amyLAchemist wrote:
lsatbobby wrote:Will there be more crepes in my future if I commit?


Yes, I will go with you for crepes. :)


Great news!! My wife said she'd make crepe runs for us and bring them to the library if we need it!

(does anyone get the sense that everyone else here is probably asking WTF is all this crepe talk?? :lol:)


haha, yeah.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby lsatbobby » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:02 am

Rotor wrote:
amyLAchemist wrote:
lsatbobby wrote:Will there be more crepes in my future if I commit?


Yes, I will go with you for crepes. :)


Great news!! My wife said she'd make crepe runs for us and bring them to the library if we need it!

(does anyone get the sense that everyone else here is probably asking WTF is all this crepe talk?? :lol:)


You know, now that I think about it, I remember that I missed ordering my crepe because I was in a deep discussion with your wife about what it's like to be an army wife. She's doing a pretty good job at selling me on Berkeley/military men...one of the two should hire her for recruitment.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby legends159 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:04 am

Rotor wrote:
amyLAchemist wrote:
lsatbobby wrote:Will there be more crepes in my future if I commit?


Yes, I will go with you for crepes. :)


Great news!! My wife said she'd make crepe runs for us and bring them to the library if we need it!

(does anyone get the sense that everyone else here is probably asking WTF is all this crepe talk?? :lol:)


That's awesome. If she needs anyone to help her sample crepes, you have my number.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Formerbruin » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:21 am

legends159 wrote:
Rotor wrote:
amyLAchemist wrote:
lsatbobby wrote:Will there be more crepes in my future if I commit?


Yes, I will go with you for crepes. :)


Great news!! My wife said she'd make crepe runs for us and bring them to the library if we need it!

(does anyone get the sense that everyone else here is probably asking WTF is all this crepe talk?? :lol:)


That's awesome. If she needs anyone to help her sample crepes, you have my number.


There's another crepe place about 3 blocks from where I live. It makes for a very dangerous walk home from class...

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:22 am

Does anyone know what we're supposed to do about GradPlus? I was told by admissions to let them know if I want those loans, and then they would add them to my package. Does this mean that Berkeley will be doing the paperwork for me? I'm so confused, because someone on another thread applied for GradPlus himself. Maybe it's because his school did it differently?

I have already signed my promissory note and done the entrance counseling, but I don't know what to do from here...and Finaid hasn't been responsive because of the office move.

Anyone know?

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby worldtraveler » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:27 am

IzziesGal wrote:Does anyone know what we're supposed to do about GradPlus? I was told by admissions to let them know if I want those loans, and then they would add them to my package. Does this mean that Berkeley will be doing the paperwork for me? I'm so confused, because someone on another thread applied for GradPlus himself. Maybe it's because his school did it differently?

I have already signed my promissory note and done the entrance counseling, but I don't know what to do from here...and Finaid hasn't been responsive because of the office move.

Anyone know?


I'm about 90% sure we apply for gradplus ourselves and pick a lender. How this process exactly works, I do not know.

I was proud of myself just for getting my e-mail ID set up. Baby steps...

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:28 am

worldtraveler wrote:
IzziesGal wrote:Does anyone know what we're supposed to do about GradPlus? I was told by admissions to let them know if I want those loans, and then they would add them to my package. Does this mean that Berkeley will be doing the paperwork for me? I'm so confused, because someone on another thread applied for GradPlus himself. Maybe it's because his school did it differently?

I have already signed my promissory note and done the entrance counseling, but I don't know what to do from here...and Finaid hasn't been responsive because of the office move.

Anyone know?


I'm about 90% sure we apply for gradplus ourselves and pick a lender. How this process exactly works, I do not know.

I was proud of myself just for getting my e-mail ID set up. Baby steps...


LOL....I hear you on that one. It's definitely confusing to learn to navigate all of this stuff. :D

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby mallen210 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:46 pm

I'd go ahead and request your gradplus now if you don't think you're getting any more aid (matching scholly, etc.).

Just send an email to financial aid requesting the amount you want to borrow (up to COA). Here's what the website says (http://students.berkeley.edu/finaid/gra ... adplus.htm):

Send your requested loan amount to fao_grad@berkeley.edu. Be sure to include your full name, Student ID# and the amount of Grad Plus that you want.

You may cut and paste this format:

I,
_______________________________
Name

__________________________________
Student ID#
wish to accept $_________________ Grad plus loan for the 2008-2009 academic year.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Rotor » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:25 pm

mallen210 wrote:
I,
_Dr. Evil______________________________
Name

_#1_________________________________
Student ID#
wish to accept $_One Milllllllion Dollars________________ Grad plus loan for the 2008-2009 academic year.


First attempt in bold... :lol:

I'm going to have (hopefully) some downward adjustments to my costs, but have to get confirmation before knowing how much I care to take. Do you know if we can modify later (or take additional loans mid-semester) if we find we need more than anticipated to cover living expenses etc.?

Thanks for the awesome info. JL would be proud. :)

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:28 pm

Rotor wrote:
mallen210 wrote:
I,
_Dr. Evil______________________________
Name

_#1_________________________________
Student ID#
wish to accept $_One Milllllllion Dollars________________ Grad plus loan for the 2008-2009 academic year.


First attempt in bold... :lol:

I'm going to have (hopefully) some downward adjustments to my costs, but have to get confirmation before knowing how much I care to take. Do you know if we can modify later (or take additional loans mid-semester) if we find we need more than anticipated to cover living expenses etc.?

Thanks for the awesome info. JL would be proud. :)


You can only get certified for the total cost that Berkeley says we will need (tutition plus living and all that...I think it's around 70k? I don't remember off hand). Someone in another thread mentioned that Wells Fargo will give out education loans that don't require school certification...so you can take out extra $$$ if you find yourself stuck.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Rotor » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:48 pm

IzziesGal wrote:
Rotor wrote:
mallen210 wrote:
I,
_Dr. Evil______________________________
Name

_#1_________________________________
Student ID#
wish to accept $_One Milllllllion Dollars________________ Grad plus loan for the 2008-2009 academic year.


First attempt in bold... :lol:

I'm going to have (hopefully) some downward adjustments to my costs, but have to get confirmation before knowing how much I care to take. Do you know if we can modify later (or take additional loans mid-semester) if we find we need more than anticipated to cover living expenses etc.?

Thanks for the awesome info. JL would be proud. :)


You can only get certified for the total cost that Berkeley says we will need (tutition plus living and all that...I think it's around 70k? I don't remember off hand). Someone in another thread mentioned that Wells Fargo will give out education loans that don't require school certification...so you can take out extra $$$ if you find yourself stuck.


Is that irrespective of the EFC? Or do they say 70K-EFC=Max loans we'll loan directly?

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:20 pm

Rotor wrote:
IzziesGal wrote:
Rotor wrote:
mallen210 wrote:
I,
_Dr. Evil______________________________
Name

_#1_________________________________
Student ID#
wish to accept $_One Milllllllion Dollars________________ Grad plus loan for the 2008-2009 academic year.


First attempt in bold... :lol:

I'm going to have (hopefully) some downward adjustments to my costs, but have to get confirmation before knowing how much I care to take. Do you know if we can modify later (or take additional loans mid-semester) if we find we need more than anticipated to cover living expenses etc.?

Thanks for the awesome info. JL would be proud. :)


You can only get certified for the total cost that Berkeley says we will need (tutition plus living and all that...I think it's around 70k? I don't remember off hand). Someone in another thread mentioned that Wells Fargo will give out education loans that don't require school certification...so you can take out extra $$$ if you find yourself stuck.


Is that irrespective of the EFC? Or do they say 70K-EFC=Max loans we'll loan directly?


I honesty have no idea how the EFC factors into any of this.....have you emailed the Finaid office? They are VERY helpful.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:30 pm

Rotor wrote:
IzziesGal wrote:
Rotor wrote:
mallen210 wrote:
I,
_Dr. Evil______________________________
Name

_#1_________________________________
Student ID#
wish to accept $_One Milllllllion Dollars________________ Grad plus loan for the 2008-2009 academic year.


First attempt in bold... :lol:

I'm going to have (hopefully) some downward adjustments to my costs, but have to get confirmation before knowing how much I care to take. Do you know if we can modify later (or take additional loans mid-semester) if we find we need more than anticipated to cover living expenses etc.?

Thanks for the awesome info. JL would be proud. :)


You can only get certified for the total cost that Berkeley says we will need (tutition plus living and all that...I think it's around 70k? I don't remember off hand). Someone in another thread mentioned that Wells Fargo will give out education loans that don't require school certification...so you can take out extra $$$ if you find yourself stuck.


Is that irrespective of the EFC? Or do they say 70K-EFC=Max loans we'll loan directly?


Now I'm really curious....is the EFC covered by loans, or do we need to figure out another way to get it? I'm going to ask this in the Berkeley 1Ls thread.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Kohinoor » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:49 pm

Le sigh. No matching scholarship for me. This may be adieu dear friends.

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby IzziesGal » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:08 pm

Kohinoor wrote:Le sigh. No matching scholarship for me. This may be adieu dear friends.


What?!?!?! No!!!!!!

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Re: Berkeley Class of 2012

Postby Kohinoor » Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:13 pm

IzziesGal wrote:
Kohinoor wrote:Le sigh. No matching scholarship for me. This may be adieu dear friends.


What?!?!?! No!!!!!!


I'll probably decide by tonight.




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