SMU Class of 2013/2014

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wellington
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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby wellington » Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:45 pm

Mine haven't. A few other folks I've spoken with haven't had theirs certified either. Wonder what the deal is.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby chrisokc » Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:57 pm

wellington wrote:Mine haven't. A few other folks I've spoken with haven't had theirs certified either. Wonder what the deal is.

Boys, is this your first rodeo?

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby wellington » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:45 pm

No. I had the displeasure of attending one at your house last weekend. Probably shouldn't have brought out the assless chaps.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby chrisokc » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:09 am

wellington wrote:No. I had the displeasure of attending one at your house last weekend. Probably shouldn't have brought out the assless chaps.

You still owe me money to get the stain out of my horsey costume.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:02 pm

So, good news, as far as I can tell...PLUS loans will NOT go out tomorrow, and they have no idea when they will be disbursed.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby tinyone » Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:41 pm

Yeah, I'm still waiting on my PLUS to be certified. Good thing none of us are relying on this money to pay bills or anything important.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby cafloyd12 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:54 pm

Did you speak to enrollment services, Kalvano, or did you actually get in touch with the legendary SE himself?

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:33 pm

Are you kidding me? Stan Eddy doesn't return any phone calls or emails, ever. I spoke with Financial Aid, and worked my way up to whoever is 3rd or 4th in charge, and got the number for the person who is 2nd in charge. Every time someone tried to pass me off to Stan Eddy, I refused. I finally got the info that they were working on certifying loans last week, and are continuing to do so. I will continue to to call and make a general nuisance until I get a real date. I loathe inefficiency.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby cafloyd12 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:37 pm

I figured that. I've attempted to get in touch with him numerous times and have never been successful. Hopefully out money will hit our accounts before the end of the week.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby chrisokc » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:56 pm

Thank God we all had those fat 1L summer paychecks to make ends meet.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby Thirteen » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:12 pm

chrisokc wrote:Thank God we all had those fat 1L summer paychecks to make ends meet.


I invested the money my judge gave me to help cover parking expenses, and managed to flip $160 into $80k.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:14 pm

Did anyone else apply for the US Attorney's Office gig over the fall?

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby chrisokc » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:21 pm

Anyone going to OCI Bootcamp?

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:15 pm

Not after the review I heard of the pre-OCI orientation program. I'm going swimming.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby cafloyd12 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:30 pm

Any updates on the finaid situation? I tried calling, but they wouldn't let me past enrollment services.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:56 pm

Mine was certified today. It's funny how you start sending emails and leaving voicemails asking what the hell is going on and pointing out that aid is about to disburse and you start paying interest on it that second and you want to know right the hell now what's going on and poof...things magically get done.

Also, finished my first cite check and am thoroughly convinced I screwed it up royally.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby chrisokc » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:01 am

kalvano wrote:Mine was certified today. It's funny how you start sending emails and leaving voicemails asking what the hell is going on and pointing out that aid is about to disburse and you start paying interest on it that second and you want to know right the hell now what's going on and poof...things magically get done.

Also, finished my first cite check and am thoroughly convinced I screwed it up royally.

How do you know if it's certified or not?

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:21 am

When you check Access, go the Financial Aid section, and click on where it says "anticipated disbursement schedule" (or something like that). If it gives a date and a loan amount, it's close.

Once it's officially certified, there will be a little link next to it on the main Financial Aid awards page that says "loan details".

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby tinyone » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:40 am

Called Enrollment Services, the goal is Aug. 25th for GradPLUS loans. Nearly a full week after class starts, awesome.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby chrisokc » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:32 pm

tinyone wrote:Called Enrollment Services, the goal is Aug. 25th for GradPLUS loans. Nearly a full week after class starts, awesome.

Fuck me.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:45 pm

I'm on the phone with them right now. "A few weeks" is what they are saying. Not going to work for me.

Especially since interest is starting right now.
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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby maxpayne » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:47 pm

Back to eating sandwiches and re-using toilet paper. Fuck.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby cafloyd12 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:49 pm

How are we expected to pay for our textbooks? When we got here last year, Stan Eddy was a joke, to say the least, but now its getting ridiculous. Last semester we received our refunds a full week BEFORE the semester started. There's got to be something we can do about this...

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby wellington » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:36 pm

Fuck those guys. Seriously.

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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:48 pm

If you call and raise enough hell and refuse to be put off, you can get solid information and maybe even have things accelerated.

It could take a while, but it's possible.




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