Columbia Law School 2012!

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06132010
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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby 06132010 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:24 pm

Lem37 wrote:Ugh, no one cares, take it to the Recession thread on the Admissions forum. Now, back to how amazing CLS is...


+1000000

I think I'm in love with CLS :oops: .

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby huckabees » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:26 pm

booyakasha45 wrote:
huckabees wrote:Wow, that's amazing that so many people had great grants from CLS!

Are all of you super-high LSAT scorers? It seemed like that was the case for at least one person...


175. idk if that's super-high, but based on my family's financial situation I shouldn't qualify for need-based aid, so 40K from Columbia was a nice surprise, especially after Chicago gave me nothing.


booyakasha45 wrote:
Lem37 wrote:Ugh, no one cares, take it to the Recession thread on the Admissions forum. Now, back to how amazing CLS is...


+1000000

I think I'm in love with CLS :oops: .


Haha, with these amazing grants, I would be too.

Congrats, guys. That is seriously awesome!!
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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby prelaw » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:26 pm

Just got my package... $80k over three years. WAY MORE THAN I WAS EXPECTING! I still don't know if I can do it, though.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby huckabees » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:27 pm

prelaw wrote:Just got my package... $80k over three years. WAY MORE THAN I WAS EXPECTING! I still don't know if I can do it, though.


Haha, well for you, you have Hamilton Scholar stats, so that doesn't surprise me much...

But still, an incredibly nice package! Congrats!

P.S. Yes you should -- attend CLS!! :)

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby prelaw » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:31 pm

Thanks. Is the grant reduced the last year because they expect we will have high paying summer jobs?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby takingmytime » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:32 pm

On LSN there's a 4.4 index person who got 50k, so just cause you don't have Hamilton numbers, don't despair.
http://lawschoolnumbers.com/yayama

Edit: I think the grant is reduced for that reason. But, I'd rather have it frontloaded anyway because you save on interest.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby yqsong » Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:20 pm

wow, cls is sending out fin aid already?
i hope this won't be as disappointing as NYU..i applied for fin aid as early as possible at both schools, NYU didn't get back to me till March 30th and offered me a big fat 0


:(

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby vegcat » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:07 pm

Just got my letter... and they are giving me nothing. I was realllly hoping they would at least partially match my Chicago award... Oh well, I'm enrolling anyway but it's still sad :(

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby huckabees » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:10 pm

vegcat wrote:Just got my letter... and they are giving me nothing. I was realllly hoping they would at least partially match my Chicago award... Oh well, I'm enrolling anyway but it's still sad :(


That is really surprising in light of the grants that so many others have received.

Sorry about that :(

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Frank » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:35 pm

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby huckabees » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:36 pm

Frank wrote:
daisyduck wrote:
Frank wrote:
HugerThanSoup wrote: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.


ditto.

HugerThanSoup, Frank and anybody else that received this response, so did they "match" the awards? How big was a gap between Mich/Duke/Cornell offers and Columbia's? I have an offer from a school but it's not considered on par with Columbia so I didn't even bother telling them about it..



I have a low offer from Chicago. Columbia almost matched the offer. It wasn't a lot, but I was thinking I would get nothing. I am above the 75% for GPA, but about average for the LSAT. They didn't match the other offers I have from other schools.


Hmm, maybe it is still significantly need-based then? Or maybe they take into account our softs more than we think?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Frank » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:41 pm

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby daisyduck » Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:04 am

prelaw wrote:Thanks. Is the grant reduced the last year because they expect we will have high paying summer jobs?

Yeah, the financial aid officer at the ASW said they give you more during the 1st and 2nd yr to minimize interests. Congrats on 80K! That's like a Butler...

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby paranoidjet » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:35 pm

I got an insane amount of money for some reason I can't fathom. Have hope; I'm a 4.4.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby yqsong » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:41 pm

Frank wrote:
daisyduck wrote:
Frank wrote:
HugerThanSoup wrote:I got all of mine done in February as well.



I have a low offer from Chicago. Columbia almost matched the offer. It wasn't a lot, but I was thinking I would get nothing. I am above the 75% for GPA, but about average for the LSAT. They didn't match the other offers I have from other schools.


same here, above 75% GPA but average LSAT, i just got my fin aid letter today and CLS made me a low offer, well, at least this is better than NYU's big fat 0...

i gave them my michigan offer a month ago, but i didn't receive any handwritten note that they have taken it into consideration.....

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby cameltaur » Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:46 pm

I just put down my deposit online- still waiting on Harvard but my only hope is a waitlist, so barring that i'll be seeing you all in the fall.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby marshponds » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:18 pm

So bummed. I got nothing in my package. So confused, I was certain I would qualify for need-based aid.

I'm a 4.4 with offers from chi and nyu. Was really set on Columbia but no I'm having a hard time justifying passing up those other offers.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Lem37 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:21 pm

marshponds wrote:So bummed. I got nothing in my package. So confused, I was certain I would qualify for need-based aid.

I'm a 4.4 with offers from chi and nyu. Was really set on Columbia but no I'm having a hard time justifying passing up those other offers.


Did you tell CLS about these offers?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby 06132010 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:24 pm

Ahh I just got my Columbia E-mail address!

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby Lem37 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:31 pm

booyakasha45 wrote:Ahh I just got my Columbia E-mail address!


Ahhhhhhh! Via e-mail?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby nyydem » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:38 pm

booyakasha45 wrote:Ahh I just got my Columbia E-mail address!


Me too! So exciting!

Lem37 wrote:
Ahhhhhhh! Via e-mail?


Yep, they e-mailed about 40 minutes ago - had instructions for getting an e-mail address, and various reminders about sending them transcripts, deans certificates, etc.

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby bermuda » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:04 pm

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby daisyduck » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:10 pm

bermuda wrote:
booyakasha45 wrote:Ahh I just got my Columbia E-mail address!
+1 YAY!

This is after sending the enrollment deposit, yes?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby kammysay504 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:16 pm

Hey sorry question back to about financial aid packages...

When did the people who received theirs already fax in the 2008 tax forms (for parents) and such? My mom JUST faxed hers in last night because she just got them back, but she had estimated them in my needaccess application. I'm hoping to use NYU's 25K as leverage, so I sent the fin. aid department an email asking for them to notify me of my offer as soon as posisble since NYU's scholarship deadline is next Monday.

Anyone send in tax forms really late and already hear back?

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Re: Columbia Law School 2012!

Postby bermuda » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:29 pm

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