Texas 2013

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2013)
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Richie Tenenbaum
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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Sat May 01, 2010 8:46 pm

Just trying to be absolutely sure here: All that must be done by today is to accept/activate your e-fan right? I've done that, just haven't done any of the signing the fed promissory note stuff and the required counseling and wanted to make sure I wasn't missing a deadline.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby louboutin » Sat May 01, 2010 9:00 pm

quick question. i never filled out a FAFSA. is it too late to do that/ receive an award? I imagine the answer is yes... but if anyone knows differently please let me know.

I received a scholarship from UT, but that's separate from financial aid, correct? When I look at my finaid on the website, it says I have no awards, but I truly hope that's referring to awards from Financial Aid/ FAFSA based and not the merit award I was given with my acceptance... were we supposed to do something to claim the scholarship?

quietly freaking out over what I hope is nothing

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Esc » Sat May 01, 2010 9:56 pm

louboutin wrote:quick question. i never filled out a FAFSA. is it too late to do that/ receive an award? I imagine the answer is yes... but if anyone knows differently please let me know.

I received a scholarship from UT, but that's separate from financial aid, correct? When I look at my finaid on the website, it says I have no awards, but I truly hope that's referring to awards from Financial Aid/ FAFSA based and not the merit award I was given with my acceptance... were we supposed to do something to claim the scholarship?

quietly freaking out over what I hope is nothing


merit scholarships should be under previous financial aid notifications. they usually don't appear on the same screen with the grants and loans

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Sat May 01, 2010 10:11 pm

louboutin wrote:quick question. i never filled out a FAFSA. is it too late to do that/ receive an award? I imagine the answer is yes... but if anyone knows differently please let me know.

I received a scholarship from UT, but that's separate from financial aid, correct? When I look at my finaid on the website, it says I have no awards, but I truly hope that's referring to awards from Financial Aid/ FAFSA based and not the merit award I was given with my acceptance... were we supposed to do something to claim the scholarship?

quietly freaking out over what I hope is nothing


Merit aid doesn't show up in your e-fan stuff, but it's accounted for if you subtract the amount of loans to be received from the estimated COA.

Do you still have your letter? I think most said that the deadline to accept was May 1st, but could differ.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby macunaima » Sun May 02, 2010 1:10 pm

louboutin wrote:quick question. i never filled out a FAFSA. is it too late to do that/ receive an award? I imagine the answer is yes... but if anyone knows differently please let me know.

I received a scholarship from UT, but that's separate from financial aid, correct? When I look at my finaid on the website, it says I have no awards, but I truly hope that's referring to awards from Financial Aid/ FAFSA based and not the merit award I was given with my acceptance... were we supposed to do something to claim the scholarship?

quietly freaking out over what I hope is nothing



I'm in the same situation. I filled out my Fafsa back in February, but when I called the Financial Aid office earlier this week they told me that it hadn't been reported to them. I resubmitted on Friday and called the Financial Aid office again. They told me I didn't miss any important deadlines. They'll evaluate my Financial Aid application once they get the FAFSA info (in one or two weeks) and notify me of my awards/eligibility soon thereafter.

So I'm not too worried yet. I'm going to call again in a couple of days just to make sure.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby macunaima » Sun May 02, 2010 1:20 pm

Esc wrote:You'd be surprised how much money you run through. Incidental expenses really rack up. $30 to join a student group, or $20 for new printer cartridge, and etc., add up really quickly. And don't forget, for those of you who don't already have a wardrobe from previous work or whatever, will need to purchase a decent suit, shirts, shoes, etc. That's a chunk right there.

And probably worst of all, in the last few weeks of the semester you pretty much run a tab at your favorite coffeeshop or whatever. that is $$$


I'm hoping to economize on rent. I've found some efficiency apartments for around $400; I'm hoping that'll make a big difference to my budget.

But about wardrobe...what do you need the fancy attire for? I figure I'll need it for job interviews...including interviews for summer jobs. Are they required in any other settings? And what should I expect to pay for a suit? All I own are jeans and t-shirts at this point.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby louboutin » Sun May 02, 2010 1:51 pm

thanks everyone for all of the helpful responses!!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Esc » Sun May 02, 2010 2:06 pm

macunaima wrote:
Esc wrote:You'd be surprised how much money you run through. Incidental expenses really rack up. $30 to join a student group, or $20 for new printer cartridge, and etc., add up really quickly. And don't forget, for those of you who don't already have a wardrobe from previous work or whatever, will need to purchase a decent suit, shirts, shoes, etc. That's a chunk right there.

And probably worst of all, in the last few weeks of the semester you pretty much run a tab at your favorite coffeeshop or whatever. that is $$$


I'm hoping to economize on rent. I've found some efficiency apartments for around $400; I'm hoping that'll make a big difference to my budget.

But about wardrobe...what do you need the fancy attire for? I figure I'll need it for job interviews...including interviews for summer jobs. Are they required in any other settings? And what should I expect to pay for a suit? All I own are jeans and t-shirts at this point.


That's more or less it.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Tue May 04, 2010 3:33 pm

Ok, seriously guys, who posted this on Freshlaw...?

"When will our book list become available? I would like to get an early start on some of my reading."

:shock:

This better not be a TLSer! ;)

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby philosoraptor » Tue May 04, 2010 3:55 pm

mcflooter06 wrote:Ok, seriously guys, who posted this on Freshlaw...?

"When will our book list become available? I would like to get an early start on some of my reading."

:shock:

This better not be a TLSer! ;)
Eh, it's a bluff. If this guy were actually serious about gunning, he would have looked up the easily accessible booklist archives, bought everything listed, read and outlined thoroughly before being assigned a section, and then bragged about it on Freshlaw.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Tue May 04, 2010 4:01 pm

philosoraptor wrote:
mcflooter06 wrote:Ok, seriously guys, who posted this on Freshlaw...?

"When will our book list become available? I would like to get an early start on some of my reading."

:shock:

This better not be a TLSer! ;)
Eh, it's a bluff. If this guy were actually serious about gunning, he would have looked up the easily accessible booklist archives, bought everything listed, read and outlined thoroughly before being assigned a section, and then bragged about it on Freshlaw.



ok ok ok, you're right... crisis averted.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby UTaylor526 » Wed May 05, 2010 1:59 pm

Does anyone else feel like the next couple of months are going to drag by?

The excitement of choosing a new school is over. Now its just pulling off the 9-6 for the next couple of months and waiting.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby adrib » Wed May 05, 2010 2:13 pm

UTaylor526 wrote:Does anyone else feel like the next couple of months are going to drag by?

The excitement of choosing a new school is over. Now its just pulling off the 9-6 for the next couple of months and waiting.

yup. i think i quit being excited in like March. Now, it's just a countdown till when I can quit.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby de5igual » Wed May 05, 2010 2:48 pm

adrib wrote:
UTaylor526 wrote:Does anyone else feel like the next couple of months are going to drag by?

The excitement of choosing a new school is over. Now its just pulling off the 9-6 for the next couple of months and waiting.

yup. i think i quit being excited in like March. Now, it's just a countdown till when I can quit.


+1, especially when i'm working 12+ hour days, i need to constantly remind myself that it's only another 2-3 months

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Wed May 05, 2010 2:59 pm

adrib wrote:
UTaylor526 wrote:Does anyone else feel like the next couple of months are going to drag by?

The excitement of choosing a new school is over. Now its just pulling off the 9-6 for the next couple of months and waiting.

yup. i think i quit being excited in like March. Now, it's just a countdown till when I can quit.



Omg 63 more days... I CANNOT WAIT.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby philosoraptor » Wed May 05, 2010 3:07 pm

I know I'll never have a job as fun or as laid-back as my current one, but it's still tough not to check out mentally. (On the other hand, I'll make more money in even the crappiest legal job, so I guess that's the tradeoff.) Going to try to move back home to Florida at least a month before school starts, so I'm really looking forward to relaxing a bit.

Unfortunately, that means I'll be doing two major moves, the first 1,200 miles and the second almost 900. Anyone else moving a similar distance, and if so, what's your plan?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby macunaima » Wed May 05, 2010 3:34 pm

philosoraptor wrote:Unfortunately, that means I'll be doing two major moves, the first 1,200 miles and the second almost 900. Anyone else moving a similar distance, and if so, what's your plan?



I'll be moving from Boston. I looked into renting Uhaul only to find out that it is fucking expensive. I'm no seriously considering selling everything I own that I can't fit into a suitcase and a couple UPS boxes and flying down.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby UTaylor526 » Wed May 05, 2010 4:04 pm

mcflooter06 wrote:
adrib wrote:
UTaylor526 wrote:Does anyone else feel like the next couple of months are going to drag by?

The excitement of choosing a new school is over. Now its just pulling off the 9-6 for the next couple of months and waiting.

yup. i think i quit being excited in like March. Now, it's just a countdown till when I can quit.



Omg 63 more days... I CANNOT WAIT.


63?

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby adrib » Wed May 05, 2010 4:05 pm

macunaima wrote:
philosoraptor wrote:Unfortunately, that means I'll be doing two major moves, the first 1,200 miles and the second almost 900. Anyone else moving a similar distance, and if so, what's your plan?



I'll be moving from Boston. I looked into renting Uhaul only to find out that it is fucking expensive. I'm no seriously considering selling everything I own that I can't fit into a suitcase and a couple UPS boxes and flying down.

I've heard of people doing this and saying it's cheaper to sell everything and buy new stuff off craigslist than it is to move all their stuff.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby philosoraptor » Wed May 05, 2010 4:30 pm

adrib wrote:
macunaima wrote:
philosoraptor wrote:Unfortunately, that means I'll be doing two major moves, the first 1,200 miles and the second almost 900. Anyone else moving a similar distance, and if so, what's your plan?
I'll be moving from Boston. I looked into renting Uhaul only to find out that it is fucking expensive. I'm no seriously considering selling everything I own that I can't fit into a suitcase and a couple UPS boxes and flying down.

I've heard of people doing this and saying it's cheaper to sell everything and buy new stuff off craigslist than it is to move all their stuff.
This is probably what I'll end up doing for most things. Definitely can't afford a U-haul or one of those shipping services (let alone doing it twice), but I'll still need to make the drive(s) because I have to bring my car.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Wed May 05, 2010 4:41 pm

UTaylor526 wrote:
mcflooter06 wrote:
adrib wrote:
UTaylor526 wrote:Does anyone else feel like the next couple of months are going to drag by?

The excitement of choosing a new school is over. Now its just pulling off the 9-6 for the next couple of months and waiting.

yup. i think i quit being excited in like March. Now, it's just a countdown till when I can quit.



Omg 63 more days... I CANNOT WAIT.


63?



Haha, until my last day of work. Agh, I'm so sick of it... Ready to have some free time.

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby Pearalegal » Wed May 05, 2010 4:45 pm

My Austin lease starts in a month and 10 days!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby catharsis » Wed May 05, 2010 4:50 pm

i move in July so if any of you guys are down there during the that time and need help with moving or wanna get some drinks hit me up!!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby de5igual » Wed May 05, 2010 4:53 pm

i'm planning on being there late july...but don't even have my housing figured out!!

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Re: Texas 2013

Postby mcflooter06 » Wed May 05, 2010 4:57 pm

I'll be there August 1, and I'll have a looot of downtime, so I'm up for drinks! I'd love to actually meet some of my future classmates BEFORE we start school. :)




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