Serving Time in Ithaca (Cornell 2013)

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acdisagod
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Re: Princeton Law 2013

Postby acdisagod » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:04 pm

congrats, i'm 3.6, 171 and I got 0. I'm gonna try and negotiate and hopefully come away with 10,000 a year.

alexyoshi
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Re: Princeton Law 2013

Postby alexyoshi » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:06 pm

best of luck. i was EA, fwiw.

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Re: Princeton Law 2013

Postby dakatz » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:06 pm

acdisagod wrote:congrats, i'm 3.6, 171 and I got 0. I'm gonna try and negotiate and hopefully come away with 10,000 a year.


I did a little bit of legwork and go 15K a year. Its a shame that Cornell is nearly 10K more than most other schools. That sort of offsets any difference that small scholarship makes. Then again, housing is less expensive in Ithaca than at most city schools.

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como
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Re: Princeton Law 2013

Postby como » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:29 am

calicocat wrote:
como wrote::?

hey como how are you?

pretty prestigious, Princeton


I'm alright. The weather in Ithaca is absolutely awesome right now. It's like 26 C.

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Jericwithers
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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:33 am

I called and they said my scholarship file was one of the few they held over from last night. No offer till Monday, which is starting to freak me out as that will only give me about 10 days to make a decision :?

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Re: Princeton Law 2013

Postby vexion » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:34 pm

dakatz wrote:I did a little bit of legwork and go 15K a year. Its a shame that Cornell is nearly 10K more than most other schools. That sort of offsets any difference that small scholarship makes. Then again, housing is less expensive in Ithaca than at most city schools.
Can you define "legwork?" With my numbers I'm not expecting anything, but I'd like to weasel anything I can out of them.

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holybartender
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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby holybartender » Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:10 pm

Got 10k, which is more than I expected.

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby grandslam » Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:20 pm

I just called. i got 15k/ year. I guess that's pretty good, but cornell is still so frickin expensive. Does anyone know if showing them my UT scholarship will help?

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby FCD » Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:11 pm

just accepted via e-mail! do you think it's too late to get merit aid? my numbers are pretty high, but it looks like they're almost done giving out what they have, no?

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Re: Princeton Law 2013

Postby calicocat » Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:06 pm

como wrote:
calicocat wrote:
como wrote::?

hey como how are you?

pretty prestigious, Princeton


I'm alright. The weather in Ithaca is absolutely awesome right now. It's like 26 C.

wow awesome

I'll be there mid may, you'll be around right?

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sheltron5000
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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby sheltron5000 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:35 am

Note that the weather today was record breaking, although still pretty awesome.

grandslam wrote:I just called. i got 15k/ year. I guess that's pretty good, but cornell is still so frickin expensive. Does anyone know if showing them my UT scholarship will help?


If I remember correctly I think someone had a UT scholly last year and they got some extra.

Jericwithers wrote:I called and they said my scholarship file was one of the few they held over from last night. No offer till Monday, which is starting to freak me out as that will only give me about 10 days to make a decision :?


Make your decision now: how much will it take to get you there?

Then go with your gut when you get the offer. You can't really know for sure until you see the number, but if it's lower and you still want to take it, that's gotta mean something.

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Re: Princeton Law 2013

Postby dakatz » Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:43 am

vexion wrote:
dakatz wrote:I did a little bit of legwork and go 15K a year. Its a shame that Cornell is nearly 10K more than most other schools. That sort of offsets any difference that small scholarship makes. Then again, housing is less expensive in Ithaca than at most city schools.
Can you define "legwork?" With my numbers I'm not expecting anything, but I'd like to weasel anything I can out of them.


Ok, "legwork" might be an overstatement. I went and spoke with some people in financial aid face to face and told them how much I liked the school. I figured this personalized meeting couldn't hurt, and I also submitted documentation of all my other big scholarship offers and acceptances. Without letting them know of my other offers, I'm sure I wouldn't have gotten anything.

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Re: Princeton Law 2013

Postby vexion » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:25 am

dakatz wrote:Ok, "legwork" might be an overstatement. I went and spoke with some people in financial aid face to face and told them how much I liked the school. I figured this personalized meeting couldn't hurt, and I also submitted documentation of all my other big scholarship offers and acceptances. Without letting them know of my other offers, I'm sure I wouldn't have gotten anything.


Yeah... my only other scholly offer so far (in fact, my only other admission) is to the local state university. And I already withdrew from the finalist position for their full-ride scholarship after depositing at Cornell. Makes me wish I'd applied to a few more T20 just to open up the possibility. :/

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby alexyoshi » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:52 am

grandslam wrote:I just called. i got 15k/ year. I guess that's pretty good, but cornell is still so frickin expensive. Does anyone know if showing them my UT scholarship will help?


prob couldn't hurt

T14forME
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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby T14forME » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:24 pm

does anyone know if there is a deposit form cornell requires to accompany the actual deposit? i'm not finding anything on the admitted students website.

also, do they require you to withdraw from pending applications and/or other schools to which you've been admitted?

sorry if this has been answered already!

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby alexyoshi » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:41 pm

i sent in the first deposit with just a short letter. they cashed the check, so i assume that it's all good.

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby klk » Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:43 pm

T14forME wrote:ddo they require you to withdraw from pending applications and/or other schools to which you've been admitted?

sorry if this has been answered already!


Same question here... also, does anyone know if sending in the deposit precludes you from possible merit aid (ie, well they've already decided to attend, why give them $?)

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby sheltron5000 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:31 am

klk wrote:
T14forME wrote:ddo they require you to withdraw from pending applications and/or other schools to which you've been admitted?

sorry if this has been answered already!


Same question here... also, does anyone know if sending in the deposit precludes you from possible merit aid (ie, well they've already decided to attend, why give them $?)


I don't think so. Last year I got an additional scholarshipin June, specifically called a merit scholarship.

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Jericwithers
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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:33 am

sheltron5000 wrote:
klk wrote:
T14forME wrote:ddo they require you to withdraw from pending applications and/or other schools to which you've been admitted?

sorry if this has been answered already!


Same question here... also, does anyone know if sending in the deposit precludes you from possible merit aid (ie, well they've already decided to attend, why give them $?)


I don't think so. Last year I got an additional scholarshipin June, specifically called a merit scholarship.


At this rate I will be calling the Fin Aid office asking for my award letter and annoying them everyday till June :?

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby sjsteece » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:20 am

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby Core » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:51 pm

Anybody else who submitted the required documents weeks ago still waiting for financial aid?

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby sjsteece » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:59 pm

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:29 pm

Core wrote:Anybody else who submitted the required documents weeks ago still waiting for financial aid?


Yes, and I am calling them constantly about it lol. Have you tried calling to see if they have completed it and will email it to you?

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby Core » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:52 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
Core wrote:Anybody else who submitted the required documents weeks ago still waiting for financial aid?


Yes, and I am calling them constantly about it lol. Have you tried calling to see if they have completed it and will email it to you?

If they don't get back to me tomorrow, I'm going to call. I e-mailed them about it Friday afternoon, so they may still be sifting through e-mails.

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Re: Cornell 2013

Postby Jericwithers » Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:46 pm

So I called and they had completed my award letter and said they would email it, but I am still waiting for it. Oh, the torture of waiting!




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