Columbia Law School 2012!

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby huckabees » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:27 pm

takingmytime wrote:
huckabees wrote:
takingmytime wrote:Just got financial aid package in the mail.


:shock:

How are you liking it?


Let's just say they were much nicer than NYU.

Now to choose between CLS and UofC.


Awesome!

Good luck!

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby upsided » Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:07 pm

takingmytime wrote:
huckabees wrote:
takingmytime wrote:Just got financial aid package in the mail.


:shock:

How are you liking it?


Let's just say they were much nicer than NYU.

Now to choose between CLS and UofC.

As for location... I'm not in the northeast but for some reason I have kick-ass mail service and NYU and CLS mail always gets to my house very quickly and this was even faster than normal - postmarked April 2.



got mine today too in nyc. unlike you, mine is half as much as nyu and even less than half as much as chicago. bah, i really like columbia :/

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby huckabees » Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:09 pm

upsided wrote:
takingmytime wrote:
huckabees wrote:
takingmytime wrote:Just got financial aid package in the mail.


:shock:

How are you liking it?


Let's just say they were much nicer than NYU.

Now to choose between CLS and UofC.

As for location... I'm not in the northeast but for some reason I have kick-ass mail service and NYU and CLS mail always gets to my house very quickly and this was even faster than normal - postmarked April 2.



got mine today too in nyc. unlike you, mine is half as much as nyu and even less than half as much as chicago. bah, i really like columbia :/


Super confusing...

Especially since NYU and CLS ask for almost identical info on their forms.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Frank » Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:49 pm

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby huckabees » Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:49 pm

Frank wrote:Got mine, too. Much better than NYU's big, fat 0, and about equal to Chicago's offer.


Really?

Wow now I'm scared to look at mine because I don't want to be too optimistic.

When did you submit your aid info?

Thanks!

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Frank » Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:50 pm

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby takingmytime » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:17 pm

Nevermind.... I think I figured it out.
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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby huckabees » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:21 pm

takingmytime wrote:Does anyone else see something funny with total cost of attendence? What they have listed from room and board is rediculously low - significantly lower that what is listed on the website for 2008-2009 school year. On my sheet the total cost of attendence is 65,200 - this allocates only 1550 or so per month for room + board + personal per month.

Does everyone else who has their finaid package see the same thing?


What did you put for your housing costs on their school-specific form?

If you put substantially less than what their website has, that may account for it?

Probably not, but just a thought...

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby 06132010 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:30 pm

Frank wrote:Got mine, too. Much better than NYU's big, fat 0, and about equal to Chicago's offer.


Just got mine. I'm very surprised/happy.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby aspasia » Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:17 pm

Is anyone (who's not living in NYC already) considering requesting an unfurnished apartment share?

I'm pretty set on one of the cheap apartment shares, preferably with a non-1L, and I'm thinking about requesting an unfurnished one because I really, really hate dorm furniture- plus I'd kind of like to graduate from the twin sized bed. But I'm not from NYC, will be living at home all summer and can't transport/store my current undergrad furniture, so I'd have to buy it all there. Does anyone know how easy/difficult it is to find used furniture in Morningside Heights? Any thoughts as to whether it's worth it to even try, or should I just suck it up and get a furnished apartment?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby HugerThanSoup » Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:25 pm

Just got my scholarship info as well! It was twice as much as I thought I was going to get!!! Columbia here I come!!

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby extragnarls » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:22 pm

HugerThanSoup wrote:Just got my scholarship info as well! It was twice as much as I thought I was going to get!!! Columbia here I come!!


Jeez. I didn't realize Columbia still awarded chunks that large this late in the cycle. Was that entirely merit aid?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby HugerThanSoup » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:35 pm

I'm sorry, I may have misspoken. That was all in grant money (need-based), although I can't imagine that I would have gotten that much were it not for my LSAT.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby takingmytime » Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:37 pm

HugerThanSoup wrote:I'm sorry, I may have misspoken. That was all in grant money (need-based), although I can't imagine that I would have gotten that much were it not for my LSAT.


Yeah, it's got to be a combination of need and merit (or else I surely wouldn't have received as much). The main difference is that even if you get 57k in grants you can't list it on your resume.

Of course, I may be wrong and it's only based on need. But I'm happy with my $ so I'm not going to call and ask questions.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby extragnarls » Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:43 pm

Yeah, I got that... but Columbia told me that, were they to match the scholarship offers I sent them, it would come in my "financial aid" package, so it seems they blur the lines quite a bit.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby 06132010 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:57 pm

HugerThanSoup wrote:I'm sorry, I may have misspoken. That was all in grant money (need-based), although I can't imagine that I would have gotten that much were it not for my LSAT.


I'm thinking my "need-based" grant has something to do with my LSAT score, as well.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby daisyduck » Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:12 am

Congrats to all that received more than they expected.

When did you guys submit the financial aid stuff? Waaaaay before March 1st, or sometime around then?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby SleekFire » Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:31 am

daisyduck wrote:Congrats to all that received more than they expected.

When did you guys submit the financial aid stuff? Waaaaay before March 1st, or sometime around then?


I will second this question....

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Frank » Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:33 am

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby SleekFire » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:12 pm

booyakasha45 wrote:
HugerThanSoup wrote:I'm sorry, I may have misspoken. That was all in grant money (need-based), although I can't imagine that I would have gotten that much were it not for my LSAT.


I'm thinking my "need-based" grant has something to do with my LSAT score, as well.


Booyakasha, When did you apply for the Financial Aid...?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby takingmytime » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:21 pm

daisyduck wrote:Congrats to all that received more than they expected.

When did you guys submit the financial aid stuff? Waaaaay before March 1st, or sometime around then?


Late Feb is when I turned in most things but I didn't get my parent's forms in until late march. I think the lesson from that may be that as long as you got all the questions in early (Need Access and that CLS specific form, etc...) they may make a decision but wait to release it until they get the backing documentation.

Of course, that's just a hypothesis.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby HugerThanSoup » Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:28 pm

I got all of mine done in February as well.

In March, after I got offers from Michigan, Duke, and Cornell, I sent them a letter (e-mail) containing all of the offers (pdf) and wrote that I would need for them to make a similar offer if I was to attend. I also sent them NYU's offer when it came a few weeks ago.

They were really nice in their e-mail response and said that, although they don't match, it would be put into my file. When I got my finaid offer, there was a hand written response saying that they had taken my other offers into consideration and that they hoped I would join them next year.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby 06132010 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:00 pm

SleekFire wrote:
booyakasha45 wrote:
HugerThanSoup wrote:I'm sorry, I may have misspoken. That was all in grant money (need-based), although I can't imagine that I would have gotten that much were it not for my LSAT.


I'm thinking my "need-based" grant has something to do with my LSAT score, as well.


Booyakasha, When did you apply for the Financial Aid...?


I did FAFSA and Need Access in late February and sent copies of my family's tax returns to the FA office the first week in March.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Frank » Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:03 pm

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby whyamidoingthis » Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:15 pm

when do we find out about housing? June?




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