Columbia 2013

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2013)
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maudlinstreet
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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby maudlinstreet » Tue May 25, 2010 12:49 pm

Foozle wrote:
examplepdf wrote:Also: I haven't done anything about financial stuff since I got my award letter months ago, but it seems like the deadline's been extended til June 15? Is it silly of me to just be waiting around doing nothing until CLS emails me about loans or is that what everyone else is doing too?

This is pretty much what I've been doing also.

yeah, me too.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby roulette223 » Tue May 25, 2010 4:54 pm

I just got my CLS housing assignment for a studio on 116th St. near the law school, which is what I was hoping for. Rent is ~1550/month, and I'm wondering whether I can do better if I go off campus. Does anybody know how ~1550/month compares to market rates for studios in this area? I'm looking to be in a studio south of 116th St./north of 110th/near the law school, so I'm curious about market rates specifically with respect to studios in this geographic range. Does anyone know anything about market rates? Any insight/information would be great. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Tue May 25, 2010 5:00 pm

roulette223 wrote:I just got my CLS housing assignment for a studio on 116th St. near the law school, which is what I was hoping for. Rent is ~1550/month, and I'm wondering whether I can do better if I go off campus. Does anybody know how ~1550/month compares to market rates for studios in this area? I'm looking to be in a studio south of 116th St./north of 110th/near the law school, so I'm curious about market rates specifically with respect to studios in this geographic range. Does anyone know anything about market rates? Any insight/information would be great. Thanks in advance!


I got a similar offer ($1500 unfurnished) and looked around on CL. Found several places including a nice looking one bedroom on w. 115th for $1400 so it looks like CLS housing is not significantly cheaper than what you can get on your own, if not more expensive. I still played it safe and accepted the offer but if market stays the same I will be moving out as soon as the contract ends.
Does anyone know how long the contract runs and what's the early termination penalty?

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby CG614 » Wed May 26, 2010 10:39 am

Does anyone know if law school housing is non-smoking? I forgot to request that I be placed with a non-smoker and now I am concerned that it may be an issue. I couldn't live with a smoker, just my preference.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Alyssa » Wed May 26, 2010 10:48 am

CG614 wrote:Does anyone know if law school housing is non-smoking? I forgot to request that I be placed with a non-smoker and now I am concerned that it may be an issue. I couldn't live with a smoker, just my preference.


Who in their right mind smokes nowadays? :?

Apparently, lots of people -

In the United States, an estimated 24.8 million men (23.1 percent) and 21.1 million women (18.3 percent) are smokers. These people are at higher risk of heart attack and stroke. The latest estimates for persons age 18 and older show...*

Among whites, 23.5 percent of men and 20.6 percent of women smoke (2008).
Among blacks, 25.6 percent of men and 17.8 percent of women smoke.
Among Hispanics, 20.7 percent of men and 10.7 percent of women smoke.
9.9 percent of Asian adults smoke.
24.3 percent of American Indian/Alaska Native adults smoke.
* National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 2008, National Center for Health Statistics

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby blue5385 » Wed May 26, 2010 10:56 am

CG614 wrote:Does anyone know if law school housing is non-smoking? I forgot to request that I be placed with a non-smoker and now I am concerned that it may be an issue. I couldn't live with a smoker, just my preference.


I'm a little concerned about this, too. I've had a smoker as a roommate before, and even though she was really considerate and never smoked in our apartment, the smell still bothered me because it managed to get on all our furniture (probably from her clothes). I actually thought about this when I was filling out my app, but I had already put down a few requests and felt bad putting another one.

Overall, I was surprised by how few questions they asked on the UAH app about roommate preferences. When I was filling mine out for freshman year of UG, they asked questions about every conceivable preference, including sleep schedule & favorite types of music.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby ubik23 » Wed May 26, 2010 11:01 am

http://www.nofeeapartment.com/

http://www.nofeerentals.com/

http://www.renthop.com/

These are all good. The first is the best. I got a 2 huge bedroom for 2k per month in the UES with like a 20 minute commute to CLS.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby jl2032 » Wed May 26, 2010 11:13 am

Among Hispanics, 20.7 percent of men and 10.7 percent of women smoke.


Yay for Hispanic females!

I couldn't live with a smoker at all. I only had roommates first year and third year of college. None of them smoked.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby CG614 » Wed May 26, 2010 11:24 am

jl2032 wrote:
Among Hispanics, 20.7 percent of men and 10.7 percent of women smoke.


Yay for Hispanic females!

I couldn't live with a smoker at all. I only had roommates first year and third year of college. None of them smoked.


Yeah, I guess we'll find out soon enough. Any of you e-mail your roommates yet? I did mine, we have a non-furnished place, so we have to figure out what to each bring.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby blue5385 » Wed May 26, 2010 11:35 am

CG614 wrote:Yeah, I guess we'll find out soon enough. Any of you e-mail your roommates yet? I did mine, we have a non-furnished place, so we have to figure out what to each bring.


So they sent you your real roommates' names (as opposed to the people who live in your apartment right now)? Still haven't gotten mine yet.

also, I like your 'tar. :)

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby CG614 » Wed May 26, 2010 11:40 am

blue5385 wrote:
CG614 wrote:Yeah, I guess we'll find out soon enough. Any of you e-mail your roommates yet? I did mine, we have a non-furnished place, so we have to figure out what to each bring.


So they sent you your real roommates' names (as opposed to the people who live in your apartment right now)? Still haven't gotten mine yet.

also, I like your 'tar. :)



They sent me my real roommate's name, but sent my roommate the current person's name. So, when I e-mailed him, he was confused. But we figured it out now.

Thanks, it's from BustedTees.com I have the shirt too. Unlike most people, I appreciate a good pun. ;)

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby jl2032 » Wed May 26, 2010 11:55 am

CG614 wrote:
blue5385 wrote:
CG614 wrote:Yeah, I guess we'll find out soon enough. Any of you e-mail your roommates yet? I did mine, we have a non-furnished place, so we have to figure out what to each bring.


So they sent you your real roommates' names (as opposed to the people who live in your apartment right now)? Still haven't gotten mine yet.

also, I like your 'tar. :)



They sent me my real roommate's name, but sent my roommate the current person's name. So, when I e-mailed him, he was confused. But we figured it out now.

Thanks, it's from BustedTees.com I have the shirt too. Unlike most people, I appreciate a good pun. ;)


lol. I just tried to send you a PM to tell you I liked the old avatar better. It didn't go through for some reason.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby CG614 » Thu May 27, 2010 7:51 am

Anyone receive a grant and fill out the grant form? I am wondering what to put down for the biographical history. Are you all telling your whole life story?

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Dtackpat75 » Thu May 27, 2010 2:18 pm

CG614 wrote:Anyone receive a grant and fill out the grant form? I am wondering what to put down for the biographical history. Are you all telling your whole life story?


Where is the grant form?

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Foozle » Thu May 27, 2010 2:59 pm

CG614 wrote:Anyone receive a grant and fill out the grant form? I am wondering what to put down for the biographical history. Are you all telling your whole life story?

What's this? I received a grant.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby CG614 » Thu May 27, 2010 3:03 pm

Foozle wrote:
CG614 wrote:Anyone receive a grant and fill out the grant form? I am wondering what to put down for the biographical history. Are you all telling your whole life story?

What's this? I received a grant.


Not sure they told us to do this yet, but I was perusing the JD Orientation site and found this form.

https://www.law.columbia.edu/current_student/grantform

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby imchuckbass58 » Thu May 27, 2010 3:10 pm

ubik23 wrote:These are all good. The first is the best. I got a 2 huge bedroom for 2k per month in the UES with like a 20 minute commute to CLS.


That is a very good deal. Two things though:

-Is it on/near Second Avenue? If so, they are tunneling a subway under your building for the next 3 years.

-There isn't anywhere on the UES that is a 20 minute commute to CLS. I live on the north end of the the UWS and it's a 20 minute commute to CLS, and getting crosstown is a huge bitch.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby peopleluvlaw » Thu May 27, 2010 11:15 pm

didn't get law school only housing which is like my first priority::(((
But got apartment share with two SIPA students instead.
I'm just wondering anybody knows how risky it is to refuse the offer and to get on to the waitlist?

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby protokurios » Fri May 28, 2010 12:17 am

How much is a basic cable TV package? Who are the providers?

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Dtackpat75 » Fri May 28, 2010 8:44 am

CG614 wrote:
Foozle wrote:
CG614 wrote:Anyone receive a grant and fill out the grant form? I am wondering what to put down for the biographical history. Are you all telling your whole life story?

What's this? I received a grant.


Not sure they told us to do this yet, but I was perusing the JD Orientation site and found this form.

https://www.law.columbia.edu/current_student/grantform


Thanks. I do think I remember them saying something about this form.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby CG614 » Fri May 28, 2010 8:51 am

Dtackpat75 wrote:
CG614 wrote:
Foozle wrote:
CG614 wrote:Anyone receive a grant and fill out the grant form? I am wondering what to put down for the biographical history. Are you all telling your whole life story?

What's this? I received a grant.


Not sure they told us to do this yet, but I was perusing the JD Orientation site and found this form.

https://www.law.columbia.edu/current_student/grantform


Thanks. I do think I remember them saying something about this form.


To add, I ended up mimicking the example they provide for the biography. It's weird writing about yourself in third person. Ha

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby dj_spin » Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:34 pm

Wait, have people wrapped up their financial aid applications yet or is are we still waiting for something from Columbia vis-a-vis loan information?

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby maudlinstreet » Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:49 pm

dj_spin wrote:Wait, have people wrapped up their financial aid applications yet or is are we still waiting for something from Columbia vis-a-vis loan information?

They sent us an e-mail about a week ago (May 27th for me) entitled "Applying for 2010-2011 Educational Loans." I haven't gotten around to filling out everything yet, but I think that e-mail contains all of the loan information you'll need.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby huckabees » Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:51 pm

Dtackpat75 wrote:
CG614 wrote:
Foozle wrote:
CG614 wrote:Anyone receive a grant and fill out the grant form? I am wondering what to put down for the biographical history. Are you all telling your whole life story?

What's this? I received a grant.


Not sure they told us to do this yet, but I was perusing the JD Orientation site and found this form.

https://www.law.columbia.edu/current_student/grantform


Thanks. I do think I remember them saying something about this form.


Thanks for the link. Re: the grant form, for those who will not be holding employment this summer, can anyone tell me how they filled out the Summer 2010 employment section? It says to specify summer activities if not employed, but are we supposed to do that in the blanks for "employer/position/location" or put N/A for those? If we're to put N/A for those, then where should we be specifying the summer activities?

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby maudlinstreet » Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:38 pm

Hey guys! Quick question - I'm filling out the loan applications, and everything is pretty clear to me except for my Federal Perkins Loan. I think I have to sign an MPN for it, but I can't figure out where to do it. I already completed my MPN for my Stafford loans, and I know how to do the PLUS loan as well, but how the heck do I accept my Perkins Loan? Any help would be much appreciated! I'm probably just being dumb and missing something obvious :mrgreen:




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