Florida State University Class of 2012

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby TKM » Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:11 pm

Question: Has anyone been to their blackboard account and checked their financial aid? If so does it just have your total amounts eligible for the federal subsidized and unsubsidized stafford loan and NOT the federal plus loan? Answers on why there is nothing about the plus loan would be greatly appreciated. :D

EDIT: When I got my financial award package from MIami it had the PLUS loan amount on it, so I assume I would be eligible at FSU also.

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby AJaKe » Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:47 pm

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby Mastiff » Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:51 pm

Plus loans are a seperate application. Be warned, they do not have the grace period for payback that other loans will have.

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby TKM » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:08 pm

Mastiff wrote:Plus loans are a seperate application. Be warned, they do not have the grace period for payback that other loans will have.



Any idea on how long the application process takes?

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby green918 » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:10 pm

TKM wrote:Question: Has anyone been to their blackboard account and checked their financial aid? If so does it just have your total amounts eligible for the federal subsidized and unsubsidized stafford loan and NOT the federal plus loan? Answers on why there is nothing about the plus loan would be greatly appreciated. :D

EDIT: When I got my financial award package from MIami it had the PLUS loan amount on it, so I assume I would be eligible at FSU also.


Mine shows my subsidized and unsubsidized federal loan amounts. I believe the PLUS loan is by application. I never got an email with the password to check my financial aid status though. I happened to have it saved in an old e-mail account I used when I applied as an undergrad.

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby Mastiff » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:13 pm

The process does not take long at all. Avoid them if you can. If you apply your 3L year you get slightly more. The amount you receive is usually only abt 4k per semester.

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby TKM » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:21 pm

Mastiff wrote:The process does not take long at all. Avoid them if you can. If you apply your 3L year you get slightly more. The amount you receive is usually only abt 4k per semester.


Is that 4k if your in-state?
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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby Jones, Dow » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:21 pm

Where does Jenn Sterger live???!!!???

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby SoxyPirate » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:45 pm

Jones, Dow wrote:Where does Jenn Sterger live???!!!???


Why do you care? Brianna Frost goes to Penn State.

DO NOT type that name into YouTube. Your wife will never forgive me. You've been warned.

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby Mastiff » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:47 pm

The way that they calculate Plus loans is they take the amount that an "average" semester should cost, say 12K. Then they subtract the amount of $ that you have already received via student loans, say 8K. They subtract the smaller from the larger and the amount left is what your Plus loan will be. I was an in-state student so I can only speak from my perspective. Honestly, if I had it to do over again I might not have gotten the Plus loan.

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby TKM » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:53 pm

Mastiff wrote:The way that they calculate Plus loans is they take the amount that an "average" semester should cost, say 12K. Then they subtract the amount of $ that you have already received via student loans, say 8K. They subtract the smaller from the larger and the amount left is what your Plus loan will be. I was an in-state student so I can only speak from my perspective. Honestly, if I had it to do over again I might not have gotten the Plus loan.



Thanks for the info!


I was under the assumption that federal loans were much better than private loans. Is that not the case?

Sorry for all the questions but i've been sitting on them all weekend.

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby Mastiff » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:57 pm

They are, except Plus loans. Imagine my surprise when I get a bill and a phone call telling me I needed to start repaying my loan right away. HOWEVER, they are better than bar loans. Plus loans are administered by DOE, which makes them federal loans and subject to consolidation, bar loans are pure private loans and are not, at least not in the cheap and easy way that your other loans are.

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby TKM » Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:04 pm

Mastiff wrote:They are, except Plus loans. Imagine my surprise when I get a bill and a phone call telling me I needed to start repaying my loan right away. HOWEVER, they are better than bar loans. Plus loans are administered by DOE, which makes them federal loans and subject to consolidation, bar loans are pure private loans and are not, at least not in the cheap and easy way that your other loans are.



Yea that's not going to be fun. It sounds like even though it lacks a grace period it is better than the alternative. I just don't understand how they expect you to pay it back when you still have the bar exam to take (not that they care).

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby Mastiff » Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:05 pm

Your final semester has additional money in it to help defray the costs of the bar, but it is a very minor amount.

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby AJaKe » Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:52 pm

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby TKM » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:37 pm

Seat Deposit Paid!

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby Tunafizzish » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:16 pm

In at FSU :)

Where are you guys from? Anybody making a long haul? Looking to go somewhere with nicer weather (I'm from Iowa and hate the cold)?

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby youpiiz » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:17 pm

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby TKM » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:48 pm

Tunafizzish wrote:In at FSU :)

Where are you guys from? Anybody making a long haul? Looking to go somewhere with nicer weather (I'm from Iowa and hate the cold)?


North Carolina and I can't wait to be in Florida!

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby TKM » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:25 pm

tiger87 wrote:I put in my seat deposit April 1st! How about a facebook group?


Just found a group on facebook! FSU Law class of 2012, join asap.

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby unfgolfer14 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:05 am

TKM wrote:
tiger87 wrote:I put in my seat deposit April 1st! How about a facebook group?


Just found a group on facebook! FSU Law class of 2012, join asap.


In lieu of having a bad day at work, I decided to put my seat deposit in. There is light at the end of the tunnel (Until the first day of class though...) I'll see ya'll at FSU.

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby apere054 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:17 am

AJaKe wrote:
apere054 wrote:Yay! I'll be at FSU in the fall. Very excited! I'm pretty sure I'll be living at Polos on Park.


I couldn't find much on their website, do you know if utilities/cable/internet is included in the rent?


I think the only thing included is trash pick-up. I was a little disappointed by that, but the apartments are great and I REALLY wanted to have a washer and a dryer in my unit.

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby Shockdaddy325 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:42 am

AJaKe wrote:
apere054 wrote:Yay! I'll be at FSU in the fall. Very excited! I'm pretty sure I'll be living at Polos on Park.


I couldn't find much on their website, do you know if utilities/cable/internet is included in the rent?


I have a 2L buddy of mine that lives in PoP. I will find out the skinny when I go up on Thurs.

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby lobos » Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:54 pm

Just got back from visiting the campus, absolutely loved it. Megan was very nice (and yes, very yawny), as was the director of admissions. Parking sucks though, so for those who are visiting be warned. The visitor's parking garages around the school are your best bet, but even those were near full when I was there.

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Re: Florida State University Class of 2012

Postby AJaKe » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:15 pm

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