University of Houston Class of 2012

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2012)
joonix
Posts: 63
Joined: Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:15 am

University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby joonix » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:29 pm

For those who will be at UHLC in August.

Low-tuition elitism welcome here. :)

User avatar
texas08
Posts: 91
Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:43 pm

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby texas08 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:00 pm

joonix wrote:For those who will be at UHLC in August.

Low-tuition elitism welcome here. :)



hehe... There's a possibility I'll be there, depends on if they'll give me that low tuition minus some scholly money. I think I'm heading to the ASD on March 6th though; I have a friend that's a 1L there who said I could crash at his apt. You going?

joonix
Posts: 63
Joined: Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:15 am

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby joonix » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:49 pm

texas08 wrote:
joonix wrote:For those who will be at UHLC in August.

Low-tuition elitism welcome here. :)



hehe... There's a possibility I'll be there, depends on if they'll give me that low tuition minus some scholly money. I think I'm heading to the ASD on March 6th though; I have a friend that's a 1L there who said I could crash at his apt. You going?


Yeah I'll be there. From what I've heard, you can expect to get maybe $2-5k/yr, not sure if this requires evaluation of your FAFSA first, etc. and I think that's separate from scholarships.

lawschoolchick73
Posts: 29
Joined: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:12 pm

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby lawschoolchick73 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:59 pm

I sent in my deposit, so I feel official now!! Anyone else out there coming here for sure?! I will also be going to the April 9th alumni and admitted student reception and the April 10th admitted student day! Anyone else?!

rubies
Posts: 43
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:20 am

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby rubies » Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:17 am

lawschoolchick73 wrote:I sent in my deposit, so I feel official now!! Anyone else out there coming here for sure?! I will also be going to the April 9th alumni and admitted student reception and the April 10th admitted student day! Anyone else?!



i'm going! i have yet to send in my seat deposit though i'll take care of that ASAP. i will be attending both events as well. did you get more information about april 10th, by the way?

also, has anyone receive their application packets/peoplesoft ID yet?

lawschoolchick73
Posts: 29
Joined: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:12 pm

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby lawschoolchick73 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:34 pm

Awesome! No, I haven't gotten any more information yet about the April 10th day. Hopefully they send it out soon! I will let you know when I hear from them.

User avatar
eamonbriggs08
Posts: 106
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:10 pm

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby eamonbriggs08 » Sat Apr 25, 2009 3:24 pm

I was pleasantly surprised yesterday to see that I had been awarded $6k/year in grant money from Houston when I logged in to my PeopleSoft account and checked my financial aid award. Anyone else have a similar experience?

User avatar
thucydides
Posts: 15
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:58 am

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby thucydides » Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:19 pm

eamonbriggs08 wrote:I was pleasantly surprised yesterday to see that I had been awarded $6k/year in grant money from Houston when I logged in to my PeopleSoft account and checked my financial aid award. Anyone else have a similar experience?


I just checked and I had the same grant.

lawschoolchick73
Posts: 29
Joined: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:12 pm

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby lawschoolchick73 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:01 pm

I was pleasantly surprised by the grants too!! Do we know when we need to accept the financial aid by? Also, they still have not released the figures for the upcoming school year have they?

User avatar
eamonbriggs08
Posts: 106
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:10 pm

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby eamonbriggs08 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:51 am

lawschoolchick73 wrote:I was pleasantly surprised by the grants too!! Do we know when we need to accept the financial aid by? Also, they still have not released the figures for the upcoming school year have they?


What do you mean my figures? All of the costs should be listed in the 'summary' section of your financial aid package.

lawschoolchick73
Posts: 29
Joined: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:12 pm

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby lawschoolchick73 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:06 am

I mean how much the tuition and fees will be, books, etc... Did you receive this? I don't see this in any type of summary? Did you get an e-mail maybe with this in it? I haven't received an e-mail of any sorts- just checked my pplsoft after seeing you guys had received yours and saw mine up as well. All I see on pplsoft is what they will give me, not how much everything will cost.

User avatar
BigAristotle
Posts: 172
Joined: Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:57 pm

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby BigAristotle » Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:02 pm

Got the 6k worth of grants here as well. Was hoping for a bit more, but meh. Still glad I got something.
Got this by clicking on Summary.
Spring 2010

Category Description Amount
Books and Supplies 550.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expense 1,312.00
Room & Board 4,617.00
Transportation 1,249.00
Tuition and fees 10,091.00
Term Total 17,819.00

Fall 2009

Category Description Amount
Books and Supplies 550.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expense 1,312.00
Room & Board 4,617.00
Transportation 1,249.00
Tuition and fees 10,091.00
Term Total 17,819.00
Total Cost of Attendance 35,638.00

hchiao
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:12 pm

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby hchiao » Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:11 pm

Is this grant need-based or merit-based?

User avatar
BigAristotle
Posts: 172
Joined: Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:57 pm

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby BigAristotle » Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:20 pm

Need-based Texas State grant. I had the same grant as an undergrad.

User avatar
eamonbriggs08
Posts: 106
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:10 pm

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby eamonbriggs08 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:05 pm

Anyone else applying for the Calhoun Lofts?

cdbaldwin
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:13 pm

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby cdbaldwin » Sat May 02, 2009 7:52 pm

eamonbriggs08 wrote:Anyone else applying for the Calhoun Lofts?


I sent in my application two weeks ago (efficiency). Just got the lease agreement emailed to me and they're sending a hard copy next week.

Have you been checking their website? It keeps changing and the rates aren't posted anymore. I called them and they said the old rates are still applicable, but I'm confused. Have you heard anything?

cdbaldwin
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:13 pm

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby cdbaldwin » Sat May 02, 2009 7:54 pm

Whoops forgot my other problem.

Has everyone gotten their financial aid information or are some people still waiting?
I haven't heard anything yet, and there's nothing on the peopleSoft account either. :?

joonix
Posts: 63
Joined: Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:15 am

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby joonix » Sun May 03, 2009 11:04 am

I also got my financial aid award. I can't believe I got $6k in grants. On an already low tuition of $20k, that's amazing.

User avatar
eamonbriggs08
Posts: 106
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:10 pm

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby eamonbriggs08 » Mon May 04, 2009 2:05 pm

cdbaldwin wrote:
eamonbriggs08 wrote:Anyone else applying for the Calhoun Lofts?


I sent in my application two weeks ago (efficiency). Just got the lease agreement emailed to me and they're sending a hard copy next week.

Have you been checking their website? It keeps changing and the rates aren't posted anymore. I called them and they said the old rates are still applicable, but I'm confused. Have you heard anything?


YES!!! I thought I was going crazy, I saw the rates one day and the next I went back to the site to look at rates/floor plans with my girlfriend and they had taken the rates down. I hadn't called or anything, so you know as much as I do. Glad to hear the old rates still apply.

User avatar
eamonbriggs08
Posts: 106
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:10 pm

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby eamonbriggs08 » Mon May 04, 2009 4:56 pm

Hey everyone, if you do a keyword search on Yahoo for: "Calhoun Lofts" "prices listed" , the first hit is their old Leasing FAQ page, which has prices on it. You have to click "cached" and not the hyperlinked page header itself, otherwise you will just get the current page. Just in case this goes away, I am copying the prices below:

Unit: Furnished Unfurnished
Efficiency/1 bath: $830 $810
1 Bedroom/1 bath: $1,120 $1,090
2 Bedroom/1 bath: $1,642 $1,602

cdbaldwin said the housing office told him these rates are still applicable, but I thought it would be helpful to have them publicly posted here in the interest of transparency :-)

Also, I just called to get an update on the status of my application, and I was told that I had been approved and was "high on the priority list." I asked what this meant, and the nice lady I spoke with said that it means they have many rooms still available. I asked if I also qualified for the free laundry, and she said yes to that as well.

For those of you who haven't heard, Calhoun Lofts are offering the first 500 lease signers free laundry for a year (2x/week max to prevent 'sharing'). Since there are 744 rooms, I guess that means they have at least 245 left since they still have rooms left in the first 500.
Last edited by eamonbriggs08 on Thu May 07, 2009 9:41 am, edited 1 time in total.

cdbaldwin
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:13 pm

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby cdbaldwin » Tue May 05, 2009 2:22 pm

I had not heard the laundry deal! Awesome!

User avatar
eamonbriggs08
Posts: 106
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:10 pm

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby eamonbriggs08 » Wed May 06, 2009 2:48 pm

fyi, I just called and anonymously asked about the prices of different rooms, and they all matched the original posting. I'm not sure why they took the prices down....

cdbaldwin
Posts: 9
Joined: Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:13 pm

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby cdbaldwin » Wed May 06, 2009 9:08 pm

According to the office, people were misinterpreting the website cuz they thought that it was the rates plus 300 bucks for utilities.

User avatar
eamonbriggs08
Posts: 106
Joined: Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:10 pm

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby eamonbriggs08 » Thu May 07, 2009 9:42 am

cdbaldwin wrote:According to the office, people were misinterpreting the website cuz they thought that it was the rates plus 300 bucks for utilities.


Then shouldn't have put a table that said something like rent + utilities= total monthly cost. I would think that they'd get a lot more calls from people by not having the prices up at all.

Texasapp
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:14 pm

Re: University of Houston Class of 2012

Postby Texasapp » Thu May 07, 2009 5:31 pm

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs ... _dorms.php

My friend who just graduated from UHLC in December also said that they don't have parking. Notice there will be juniors and seniors living there now so that "peace and quiet" advantage goes out the window.




Return to “TLS Class of 2012 Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest