Columbia 2013

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby CG614 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:22 am

maudlinstreet wrote: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:


I filled out everything listed on this site: http://www.law.columbia.edu/current_stu ... /Loan_Apps

For some reason I remember someone saying that law students were not eligible for Perkins loans, but I may be way off base on that one. Sorry I couldn't actually help you out. :D

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Dtackpat75 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:25 am

so I filled out the loan application forms a couple of weeks ago and it originally it showed my complete forms in the history section. Now there are no completed forms in the history section. Anybody else have this problem?

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Dtackpat75 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:26 am

CG614 wrote:
maudlinstreet wrote: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:


I filled out everything listed on this site: http://www.law.columbia.edu/current_stu ... /Loan_Apps

For some reason I remember someone saying that law students were not eligible for Perkins loans, but I may be way off base on that one. Sorry I couldn't actually help you out. :D


I believe they said that they would be in contact about the perkins loans.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby CG614 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:51 am

Dtackpat75 wrote:so I filled out the loan application forms a couple of weeks ago and it originally it showed my complete forms in the history section. Now there are no completed forms in the history section. Anybody else have this problem?


Just checked, my applications are still showing in the history section. Probably just a technical glitch, as I don't think the FinAid department is having fun with the eLoans update. :)

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby CG614 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:52 am

Dtackpat75 wrote:
CG614 wrote:
maudlinstreet wrote: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:


I filled out everything listed on this site: http://www.law.columbia.edu/current_stu ... /Loan_Apps

For some reason I remember someone saying that law students were not eligible for Perkins loans, but I may be way off base on that one. Sorry I couldn't actually help you out. :D


I believe they said that they would be in contact about the perkins loans.


Yes, please don't take my word on the Perkins loans, I am going off something I thought I heard. In fact, I probably should not have even posted about it, as I have no real basis for my comment. :?

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby AppsAbound » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:09 pm

Does anyone know if the award letter we received can be located anywhere online?

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby maudlinstreet » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:15 pm

CG614 wrote:
Dtackpat75 wrote:
CG614 wrote:
maudlinstreet wrote: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:


I filled out everything listed on this site: http://www.law.columbia.edu/current_stu ... /Loan_Apps

For some reason I remember someone saying that law students were not eligible for Perkins loans, but I may be way off base on that one. Sorry I couldn't actually help you out. :D


I believe they said that they would be in contact about the perkins loans.


Yes, please don't take my word on the Perkins loans, I am going off something I thought I heard. In fact, I probably should not have even posted about it, as I have no real basis for my comment. :?

:lol:

Anyway, I called them just now and they told me they'd be sending information about the Perkins loan in an e-mail. Apparently, it's going to be done through the CLS website, but the link to do so isn't available yet.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby CG614 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:27 pm

maudlinstreet wrote:
Anyway, I called them just now and they told me they'd be sending information about the Perkins loan in an e-mail. Apparently, it's going to be done through the CLS website, but the link to do so isn't available yet.


Did they mention if we were going to eventually have to fill out the Plus application on StudentLoans.gov? Every time I try for Columbia, it says the school is not accepting that application year.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby maudlinstreet » Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:03 pm

CG614 wrote:
maudlinstreet wrote:
Anyway, I called them just now and they told me they'd be sending information about the Perkins loan in an e-mail. Apparently, it's going to be done through the CLS website, but the link to do so isn't available yet.


Did they mention if we were going to eventually have to fill out the Plus application on StudentLoans.gov? Every time I try for Columbia, it says the school is not accepting that application year.

No, but I'm pretty sure filling out the Plus application on StudentLoans.gov isn't necessary. The financial aid e-mail just tells us to a) fill out the Loan Request form on Columbia's website and b) sign the MPN on StudentLoans.gov.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby holborn » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:10 pm

does anyone know if the Dean's Certification is a form that is found on the Columbia website, or if we are just supposed to ask our schools to tell Columbia we graduated in good standing? I got an extension to turn this one in because I was abroad and my trip was extended, but I just returned and realized I have no idea what I'm supposed to be doing. Thanks!

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby AppsAbound » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:19 pm

Form on the website.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby maudlinstreet » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:21 pm

julesm2200 wrote:does anyone know if the Dean's Certification is a form that is found on the Columbia website, or if we are just supposed to ask our schools to tell Columbia we graduated in good standing? I got an extension to turn this one in because I was abroad and my trip was extended, but I just returned and realized I have no idea what I'm supposed to be doing. Thanks!

If I remember correctly, you can also find this form in the blue binder that we received in the mail.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby CG614 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:16 pm

julesm2200 wrote:does anyone know if the Dean's Certification is a form that is found on the Columbia website, or if we are just supposed to ask our schools to tell Columbia we graduated in good standing? I got an extension to turn this one in because I was abroad and my trip was extended, but I just returned and realized I have no idea what I'm supposed to be doing. Thanks!

http://www.law.columbia.edu/null?&exclu ... t-2010.pdf

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby holborn » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:45 am

thanks!

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby CG614 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:32 pm

Just reviving this thread! 7.5 weeks until orientation, craziness!

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Alyssa » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:50 pm

Sooooo very excited.

Submitted my ID photo, about to schedule an appointment to get my doctor to sign off on the immunization form, need to talk to my job about extending my insurance until August 31. Ooh, I should take care of that CUIT computer exam now.

I wish they'd bill us already and figure out the loans thing so I could stop worrying. I saved up enough to take out only very minimal loans for the next three years as long as I live off of free student lunch meetings and ramen noodles for dinner - but the money is burning a hole in my pocket, and I'm worried I'll spend it on something silly and fun before tuition is due.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby CG614 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:55 pm

Alyssa wrote:Sooooo very excited.

Submitted my ID photo, about to schedule an appointment to get my doctor to sign off on the immunization form, need to talk to my job about extending my insurance until August 31. Ooh, I should take care of that CUIT computer exam now.

I wish they'd bill us already and figure out the loans thing so I could stop worrying. I saved up enough to take out only very minimal loans for the next three years as long as I live off of free student lunch meetings and ramen noodles for dinner - but the money is burning a hole in my pocket, and I'm worried I'll spend it on something silly and fun before tuition is due.


Yeah, I want to know about FinAid stuff too. Hopefully it will come soon. I have to get my old immunization records from my mom, to prove that I had those shots. Fun times. AdmitNet said my photo was accepted. Just waiting now. My current job took away all my responsibilities, for the most part, so it is kind of like watching a clock!

I have been attending events for alum and current students in DC, which have been fun. Met some more 0Ls and some current students, as well as some awesome alumni. The network at Columbia is redic, I was talking to the CLS alum clerking for Ginsberg at the last event and then turned around and chatted briefly with a Congressman who is an alum. Fun stuff!

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby holborn » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:59 pm

what kind of pictures did you guys choose? I'm not sure I have one thats appropriate. I'm going to feel silly taking pictures of myself just for columbia.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby CG614 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:03 pm

julesm2200 wrote:what kind of pictures did you guys choose? I'm not sure I have one thats appropriate. I'm going to feel silly taking pictures of myself just for columbia.



I had a friend at work take the picture using my BlackBerry. And yes, I felt silly.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Alyssa » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:08 pm

julesm2200 wrote:what kind of pictures did you guys choose? I'm not sure I have one thats appropriate. I'm going to feel silly taking pictures of myself just for columbia.


I did take pictures of myself just for Columbia. Only because two of the walls in my bedroom are cream-colored. So, I easily got it done this weekend.

It needs to be a passport-style headshot, with a white or off-white background, you facing the camera at eye level, no hats or sunglasses, and your shoulders need to be in the shot.

That's easy enough. Remember it's going to be used for both the Columbia card and the professor's seating charts - So, I wanted to make sure it's not too cutesy and somewhat professional attire.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby CG614 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:10 pm

Alyssa wrote:
julesm2200 wrote:what kind of pictures did you guys choose? I'm not sure I have one thats appropriate. I'm going to feel silly taking pictures of myself just for columbia.


I did take pictures of myself just for Columbia. Only because two of the walls in my bedroom are cream-colored. So, I easily got it done this weekend.

It needs to be a passport-style headshot, with a white or off-white background, you facing the camera at eye level, no hats or sunglasses, and your shoulders need to be in the shot.

That's easy enough. Remember it's going to be used for both the Columbia card and the professor's seating charts - So, I wanted to make sure it's not too cutesy and somewhat professional attire.


Yeah, ditto that. Also, just looking around AdmitNet, I was surprised at the number of people that did not follow the instructions, and the number that have Facebook profile like pictures up. ha

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby holborn » Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:19 pm

mini-present (I use the term loosely) from columbia in the mail today! I live in Manhattan. Those elsewhere might have to wait a day or two.

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby CG614 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:53 pm

Nothing to do with Columbia, per se, but I wanted to say: USA!!!! USA!!! USA!!

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby holborn » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:58 pm

they can take our goals, but they cant take our freedom

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Re: Columbia 2013

Postby Dtackpat75 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:02 pm

Yea, I am not a huge soccer fan, but that was still without a doubt the most exciting soccer moment I have experienced by far. Pretty Awesome!!




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