Texas 2013

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2013)
User avatar
JordynAsh
Posts: 370
Joined: Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:20 pm

Re: Texas 2013

Postby JordynAsh » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:02 pm

Would anyone be interested in going to Trudy's (local Tex-Mex place) for $5 Mexican martinis and/or dinner tonight?

User avatar
soonergirl
Posts: 311
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:26 pm

Re: Texas 2013

Postby soonergirl » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:09 pm

JordynAsh wrote:
Read that as "Texas Stripper" at first.


me, too. Man Shack and Texas Stripper. lol. no, I'm not in the gutter...why do you ask?

Watto
Posts: 26
Joined: Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:38 pm

Re: Texas 2013

Postby Watto » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:34 pm

JordynAsh wrote:Would anyone be interested in going to Trudy's (local Tex-Mex place) for $5 Mexican martinis and/or dinner tonight?



I would be-- pretty quick busride/walk for me.

User avatar
adrib
Posts: 283
Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:03 pm

Re: Texas 2013

Postby adrib » Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:41 pm

just got internet, after 11 awful days without it! doesn't look like I missed too much, though, thank goodness. are we meeting up tonight?

Watto
Posts: 26
Joined: Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:38 pm

Re: Texas 2013

Postby Watto » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:31 pm

adrib wrote:just got internet, after 11 awful days without it! doesn't look like I missed too much, though, thank goodness. are we meeting up tonight?


I'm heading to Trudy's around 7p. There are supposed to be a couple others there..

bigred82
Posts: 28
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:07 am

Re: Texas 2013

Postby bigred82 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:28 am

I finally moved everything down to Austin today. Still have loads of boxes to unpack. For those that have done so, how long was the wait to get IDs?

de5igual
Posts: 1463
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:52 pm

Re: Texas 2013

Postby de5igual » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:41 am

bigred82 wrote:I finally moved everything down to Austin today. Still have loads of boxes to unpack. For those that have done so, how long was the wait to get IDs?


5 min...but this was last week.

User avatar
philosoraptor
Posts: 708
Joined: Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:49 am

Re: Texas 2013

Postby philosoraptor » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:18 pm

Woohoo internetz!

That is all.

User avatar
adrib
Posts: 283
Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:03 pm

Re: Texas 2013

Postby adrib » Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:33 pm

philosoraptor wrote:Woohoo internetz!

That is all.

how glorious is the internet, seriously? i want to give it an apologetic gift of some sort, for taking it for granted in the past.

User avatar
soonergirl
Posts: 311
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:26 pm

Re: Texas 2013

Postby soonergirl » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:41 pm

hey, guys...I checked my UT account statement, and my out of state tuition waiver is showing up on my tuition bill, but not my scholarship. Is that the case for any of the rest of you? I don't know if that's supposed to show up there or not.

nukelaloosh
Posts: 54
Joined: Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:00 pm

Re: Texas 2013

Postby nukelaloosh » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:41 am

soonergirl wrote:hey, guys...I checked my UT account statement, and my out of state tuition waiver is showing up on my tuition bill, but not my scholarship. Is that the case for any of the rest of you? I don't know if that's supposed to show up there or not.


Mine isn't showing up there either. I believe that the Law School applies the scholarship to your account separately. In other words, it is treated as if a third party makes a deposit into your account, not a reduction of your tuition bill.

User avatar
Estrellas
Posts: 55
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:27 pm

Re: Texas 2013

Postby Estrellas » Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:29 pm

Hi guys! Should I buy a printer? I have heard that some computer labs charge for prints. Is it free at the law school?

User avatar
philosoraptor
Posts: 708
Joined: Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:49 am

Re: Texas 2013

Postby philosoraptor » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:10 pm

Estrellas wrote:Hi guys! Should I buy a printer? I have heard that some computer labs charge for prints. Is it free at the law school?
Dunno what the school policies are, but I figured it would be worth it to have a personal printer for small stuff that I didn't feel like leaving home to print.

User avatar
soonergirl
Posts: 311
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:26 pm

Re: Texas 2013

Postby soonergirl » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:25 pm

nukelaloosh wrote:
soonergirl wrote:hey, guys...I checked my UT account statement, and my out of state tuition waiver is showing up on my tuition bill, but not my scholarship. Is that the case for any of the rest of you? I don't know if that's supposed to show up there or not.


Mine isn't showing up there either. I believe that the Law School applies the scholarship to your account separately. In other words, it is treated as if a third party makes a deposit into your account, not a reduction of your tuition bill.



Okay, here's what Shirley (at financial aid) said: she said that you have to pay your tuition first, then your scholarship check will be cut about a month later. That's crazy talk! How are you supposed to pay your tuition without your scholarship check?

User avatar
The Sound Of Truth
Posts: 16
Joined: Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:20 am

Re: Texas 2013

Postby The Sound Of Truth » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:08 am

soonergirl wrote:
nukelaloosh wrote:
soonergirl wrote:hey, guys...I checked my UT account statement, and my out of state tuition waiver is showing up on my tuition bill, but not my scholarship. Is that the case for any of the rest of you? I don't know if that's supposed to show up there or not.


Mine isn't showing up there either. I believe that the Law School applies the scholarship to your account separately. In other words, it is treated as if a third party makes a deposit into your account, not a reduction of your tuition bill.



Okay, here's what Shirley (at financial aid) said: she said that you have to pay your tuition first, then your scholarship check will be cut about a month later. That's crazy talk! How are you supposed to pay your tuition without your scholarship check?


That makes zero sense. I clicked on the "Pay with financial aid" button, and mine when through fine. The scholarships didn't show up on that page but I got an email that it had been processed and that I'll receive my refund on Friday, and it is for the correct amount factoring in scholarships.

User avatar
mcflooter06
Posts: 263
Joined: Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:33 pm

Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:24 am

The Sound Of Truth wrote:
That makes zero sense. I clicked on the "Pay with financial aid" button, and mine when through fine. The scholarships didn't show up on that page but I got an email that it had been processed and that I'll receive my refund on Friday, and it is for the correct amount factoring in scholarships.




Mine hasn't showed up either. My refund is a few thousand short what it should be, because the scholarship isn't on there (the law school FA office said that it wouldn't be on there, anyway). I have contacted the FA office twice this week about the scholarships, and they told me they're still working on getting the donor information out to us. Today they just said "we're working on it, we had a problem" Um, can I have my money now?? Sooo annoying.

And by the way, if you go to get your ID this week, be prepared for lines. Freshmen orientation! I waited about 30-40 minutes, and the line was a lot longer when I left. *sigh*

yournamehere
Posts: 70
Joined: Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:36 pm

Re: Texas 2013

Postby yournamehere » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:23 am

M_F_F_L wrote:
rputt3256 wrote:FWIW: I called the residency office today and spoke with a representative. They said that UT won't be able to officially say whether our land will count towards residency until the law goes into effect in October.

On a positive note, he did mention that since numerous students have opted to establish residency via this route, they expect those of us who purchased our land pre-Oct to be grandfathered in. Hopefully the thought of hundreds of angry students storming the legislature for a "refund" will sway them to accept us as residents already! (gosh, texas must REALLY not want us here).



Assuming we do get grandfathered in next year, is there anything we need to do NOW besides just owning the land? For example, do we need to contact the residency office to let them know of what we are trying to do? The info I'm finding really unclear. Again, a big thanks goes out to all those who have been answering my annoying, newbie questions :D


i just got my texas residency last week. i did nothing other than purchase the land and made sure I had a copy of the warranty deed. you might consider taking other steps to bolster your case for texas residency like changing your driver's license, registering to vote, etc.

regarding printing at the computer lab: it's $0.09 a page.

financial aid / scholarships: not even going to touch this. just keep talking to the FA office and be super-polite to Linda.

if any of yall are hodges, you have two fantastic mentors and a great society coordinator. I'm good friends with all three -- you guys should feel fortunate.

nukelaloosh
Posts: 54
Joined: Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:00 pm

Re: Texas 2013

Postby nukelaloosh » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:51 am

soonergirl wrote:
nukelaloosh wrote:
soonergirl wrote:hey, guys...I checked my UT account statement, and my out of state tuition waiver is showing up on my tuition bill, but not my scholarship. Is that the case for any of the rest of you? I don't know if that's supposed to show up there or not.


Mine isn't showing up there either. I believe that the Law School applies the scholarship to your account separately. In other words, it is treated as if a third party makes a deposit into your account, not a reduction of your tuition bill.



Okay, here's what Shirley (at financial aid) said: she said that you have to pay your tuition first, then your scholarship check will be cut about a month later. That's crazy talk! How are you supposed to pay your tuition without your scholarship check?



I did a "Tuition Loan" offered on the UT Fin Aid site. Basically, they give you a 90 day loan to repay your tuition bill.

If you have scholarships, you might not be charged interest (call to make sure.)

User avatar
sternc
Posts: 204
Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:07 pm

Re: Texas 2013

Postby sternc » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:35 am

What exactly do we need the UT ID's for? Will it matter if I wait a week or two to get mine to avoid these lines?

User avatar
Estrellas
Posts: 55
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:27 pm

Re: Texas 2013

Postby Estrellas » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:32 pm

So, just to try and get more info on the change in domicile law, I called some real estate broker who sent me a few pieces of mail about gaining in-state tuition. He told me that he used to sell plots of land, but that doesn't work for in-state tuition now. He said if you work for at least 8 hours a week for a year, you could get in-state tuition that way. The other option was to buy a house or something. He offered to pay me to work for him (sending referrals) and after a year I would pay in-state tuition. However, he sounded like a real sleaze, so I'm not so sure I believe him.

What's scary to me is that he used to sell plots of land to students, but now stopped doing it because he claims it will no longer get us in-state tuition. Ugh. I'm worried.

Have you guys heard anything else?

User avatar
mcflooter06
Posts: 263
Joined: Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:33 pm

Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:45 pm

sternc wrote:What exactly do we need the UT ID's for? Will it matter if I wait a week or two to get mine to avoid these lines?


They told me at the ID center we needed the proximity card to get into the library (is that true?), but I'm sure you can just wait until next week.

de5igual
Posts: 1463
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:52 pm

Re: Texas 2013

Postby de5igual » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:27 pm

sternc wrote:What exactly do we need the UT ID's for? Will it matter if I wait a week or two to get mine to avoid these lines?


access to the gym; free use of shuttles/trains/buses; checking out library books

de5igual
Posts: 1463
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:52 pm

Re: Texas 2013

Postby de5igual » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:29 pm

Estrellas wrote:What's scary to me is that he used to sell plots of land to students, but now stopped doing it because he claims it will no longer get us in-state tuition. Ugh. I'm worried.

Have you guys heard anything else?


the law is indeed changing this october so buying the plot of land will be disallowed, but what the UT residency office is saying is that for people who have already purchased their land prior to the legislative change (as well as satisfied the other requirements), there may be a chance to grandfather them in despite the law.

User avatar
soonergirl
Posts: 311
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:26 pm

Re: Texas 2013

Postby soonergirl » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:45 pm

The Sound Of Truth wrote:That makes zero sense. I clicked on the "Pay with financial aid" button, and mine when through fine. The scholarships didn't show up on that page but I got an email that it had been processed and that I'll receive my refund on Friday, and it is for the correct amount factoring in scholarships.


I like your answer. I'm with Flooter in the "um, we had a problem and we're working on it" pile, so mine hasn't been processed and apparently won't be for several weeks. Image

User avatar
philosoraptor
Posts: 708
Joined: Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:49 am

Re: Texas 2013

Postby philosoraptor » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:49 pm

So, anybody want to do stuff this weekend? Minor league baseball? Heavy drinking? Other fun things?




Return to “TLS Class of 2013 Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest