Northwestern Law Class of 2013

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby D-hops » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:17 pm

eas331 wrote:
NayBoer wrote:
Just got an email talking about how awesome NU is and listing the student groups. Don't really understand the value in joining the politically-oriented groups. Though I would like to join both Federalist Society and ACLU just to confuse future interviewers.


Did everyone get this e-mail? I did not (and it's not in my spam folder). Since I also did not get the first e-mail for admitted students, I'm a little paranoid that there's a problem with their e-mail program or that I'm not on the list. Before I inquire with NU, I just wonder if other people are also not receiving messages.


I didn't get an email about student groups but I did get one earlier today with "Instructions and Information on Financial Aid" so I guess I finally made it onto some sort of email list.

Also, I am 24.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby NayBoer » Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:30 pm

I got the finaid email a couple weeks ago. Going to try to fill that stuff out this weekend, if I can do my taxes first.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby mayosmith » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:28 pm

eas331 wrote:Oh, and I'm a little older than you guys. :wink:

I'm 29...are you the oldest, eas?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby opus127 » Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:06 pm

mayosmith wrote:
eas331 wrote:Oh, and I'm a little older than you guys. :wink:

I'm 29...are you the oldest, eas?


:oops: . . .but not by that much.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby 09042014 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:38 am

Has anyone done needaccess yet? It never asks for 2009 data? Only 2010 estimates.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby NancyBotwin » Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:21 am

Desert Fox wrote:Has anyone done needaccess yet? It never asks for 2009 data? Only 2010 estimates.

Yes it does........

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby 09042014 » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:34 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Has anyone done needaccess yet? It never asks for 2009 data? Only 2010 estimates.

Yes it does........


Since I'm only applying for Northwestern it seems to be tailored for Northwestern requested data only. There isn't a section for parental info either, yet post people have that too.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby Drew2010 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:06 pm

So apparently the facebook group accepts members now... you can ask questions of a bunch of current students

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby NayBoer » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:54 pm

They really want me to write 2 essays to get financial aid? I'm ED and sub-3.0 at the T14; I'm just ecstatic they don't try to charge me extra tuition.

I requested to join the NU facebook group.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby meowmeow » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:57 pm

Is anyone considering staying at "the Streeter" apartments?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby Drew2010 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:59 pm

meowmeow wrote:Is anyone considering staying at "the Streeter" apartments?


yes, but it depends on their pet policy... I have two dogs, one about 45lbs, and the other 18lbs, so I have to find a place which will allow both

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby 09042014 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:59 pm

NayBoer wrote:They really want me to write 2 essays to get financial aid? I'm ED and sub-3.0 at the T14; I'm just ecstatic they don't try to charge me extra tuition.

I requested to join the NU facebook group.


My essay about merit aid is going to be "I have a 176, I can haz cheeseburger?"

Also from stalking the threads about NU last years, the whole need based aid is a myth. Only people with great numbers got any aid.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby 09042014 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:01 pm

I'm trying to keep my rent as low as possible. In streeterville that doesn't seem very likely. Even 2 BR are expensive when divided in two. I'm not sure how I feel about roommates.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby Drew2010 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:05 pm

Desert Fox wrote:I'm trying to keep my rent as low as possible. In streeterville that doesn't seem very likely. Even 2 BR are expensive when divided in two. I'm not sure how I feel about roommates.


true, but I think 1L year will be stressful enough with having to worry about a commute to class/library/gym

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby NayBoer » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:07 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
NayBoer wrote:They really want me to write 2 essays to get financial aid? I'm ED and sub-3.0 at the T14; I'm just ecstatic they don't try to charge me extra tuition.

I requested to join the NU facebook group.


My essay about merit aid is going to be "I have a 176, I can haz cheeseburger?"

Also from stalking the threads about NU last years, the whole need based aid is a myth. Only people with great numbers got any aid.
Your chzbrgr is going to Streeterville.

I assumed this was why WUSTL and NU and other schools say 'need plus merit' explicitly - so they can basically just do merit. And I'm okay with that; everybody who was admitted has a BA already.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby 09042014 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:07 pm

Drew2010 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I'm trying to keep my rent as low as possible. In streeterville that doesn't seem very likely. Even 2 BR are expensive when divided in two. I'm not sure how I feel about roommates.


true, but I think 1L year will be stressful enough with having to worry about a commute to class/library/gym


Yea I'm pretty set on living in streeterville for 1L. I'm just coming to terms with having to pay 1000 a month for a small studio.

I'm looking for the cheapest place that isn't a rats nest.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby 09042014 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:10 pm

NayBoer wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
NayBoer wrote:They really want me to write 2 essays to get financial aid? I'm ED and sub-3.0 at the T14; I'm just ecstatic they don't try to charge me extra tuition.

I requested to join the NU facebook group.


My essay about merit aid is going to be "I have a 176, I can haz cheeseburger?"

Also from stalking the threads about NU last years, the whole need based aid is a myth. Only people with great numbers got any aid.
Your chzbrgr is going to Streeterville.

I assumed this was why WUSTL and NU and other schools say 'need plus merit' explicitly - so they can basically just do merit. And I'm okay with that; everybody who was admitted has a BA already.


Exactly. I really think only HYS give need aid. Everyone else seems to give fake need anyway. A couple say they get aid, but they also got merit. I want to see someone who barely gets into a school who gets significant need aid. I don't think they exist.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby Drew2010 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:11 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Drew2010 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I'm trying to keep my rent as low as possible. In streeterville that doesn't seem very likely. Even 2 BR are expensive when divided in two. I'm not sure how I feel about roommates.


true, but I think 1L year will be stressful enough with having to worry about a commute to class/library/gym


Yea I'm pretty set on living in streeterville for 1L. I'm just coming to terms with having to pay 1000 a month for a small studio.

I'm looking for the cheapest place that isn't a rats nest.


have you looked through the list of places on the admitted students website? on the facebook group one of the students said that they take us to visit some of them during the ASW

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby NayBoer » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:15 pm

Is it at all plausible to sign a lease in April when I won't occupy until August? I've never done an apartment that early, but I'm hoping that some of the larger buildings will have enough planned vacancies or will be so used to NU students that it will happen.

My girlfriend and I are probably coming during ASW and will look around for places. I'm assuming nothing will be available to lease that we won't occupy for 4 months, but maybe we can see a similar unit and handle the lease over fax/phone.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby Drew2010 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:24 pm

NayBoer wrote:Is it at all plausible to sign a lease in April when I won't occupy until August? I've never done an apartment that early, but I'm hoping that some of the larger buildings will have enough planned vacancies or will be so used to NU students that it will happen.

My girlfriend and I are probably coming during ASW and will look around for places. I'm assuming nothing will be available to lease that we won't occupy for 4 months, but maybe we can see a similar unit and handle the lease over fax/phone.


I hope that is something they go over at the ASW. I'm nervous about the moving process, especially because my wife and I are going to have to look for her job from Florida. I don't see how we could move up there until we've found her employment, because I don't see how we could sign a lease when neither of us have jobs up there.

For those without a spouse, how are you going to go about signing the lease since you won't be working? Will you have to have someone cosign for you, or is there some sort of verification that you'll be receiving loans that they accept?

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby NayBoer » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:32 pm

I sort of assumed that the loan would be sufficient income to get approved. I don't know the exact mechanics of it, but it must work.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby NancyBotwin » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:33 pm

NayBoer wrote:I sort of assumed that the loan would be sufficient income to get approved. I don't know the exact mechanics of it, but it must work.


Most places should allow you to show your financial aid award letter as proof of income.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby NayBoer » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:36 pm

NancyBotwin wrote:
NayBoer wrote:I sort of assumed that the loan would be sufficient income to get approved. I don't know the exact mechanics of it, but it must work.


Most places should allow you to show your financial aid award letter as proof of income.
Actually, I used my job offer letter to get my last apartment. So I should've thought of this.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby fl0w » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:44 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
NancyBotwin wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Has anyone done needaccess yet? It never asks for 2009 data? Only 2010 estimates.

Yes it does........


Since I'm only applying for Northwestern it seems to be tailored for Northwestern requested data only. There isn't a section for parental info either, yet post people have that too.


i finished need access. it asks for 2009 data first, then asks you to give 2010 estimates.
There is a place for parent information as well, and it is required even if you are independent. If I remember correctly, a lot of the forms are dynamic in that they don't show up until you need to fill them out. Need Access was a pain because even though I'm 27 I still had to fill out my mom's info because she was the most recent one to claim me as a dependent.

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Re: Northwestern Law Class of 2013

Postby meowmeow » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:46 pm

Drew2010 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I'm trying to keep my rent as low as possible. In streeterville that doesn't seem very likely. Even 2 BR are expensive when divided in two. I'm not sure how I feel about roommates.


true, but I think 1L year will be stressful enough with having to worry about a commute to class/library/gym


YeaH I agree...plus have you SEEN streeter ! LOl, I was sold when I saw the resistance pool and a massage place. I am goingto call and see if they will offer any discount for NU students.... I need a roomate though and I like animals




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