Michigan Class of 2014

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby whirledpeas86 » Tue May 31, 2011 8:15 am

RIPmitchhedberg wrote:I hear it's 90/sunny right now in AA.... this makes me glad I am a summer starter.

And off I go to the first day of school (well, orientation)!


GOOD LUCK!!!!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby er doctor » Tue May 31, 2011 9:04 am

whirledpeas86 wrote:
RIPmitchhedberg wrote:I hear it's 90/sunny right now in AA.... this makes me glad I am a summer starter.

And off I go to the first day of school (well, orientation)!


GOOD LUCK!!!!


I can't decide whether I'm jealous of all the summer starters or happy that I have a summer vacation.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby ziggie » Tue May 31, 2011 6:12 pm

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby R.R. Raskolnikov » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:10 pm

For the summer starters, do you have a full week of orientation, and what does the daily schedule look like? i.e. what time do you wrap up every day?

I'm trying to figure out what fall orientation is going to look like since I may need to leave town that Friday.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby Frasier27 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:23 pm

Has anyone gotten a lease for a "single suite" or "economy single"? Or has it only been regular singles and doubles?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby ziggie » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:19 pm

R.R. Raskolnikov wrote:For the summer starters, do you have a full week of orientation, and what does the daily schedule look like? i.e. what time do you wrap up every day?

I'm trying to figure out what fall orientation is going to look like since I may need to leave town that Friday.


We actually only had one day of orientation and a service day+BBQ at the law quad. I hear that fall starters have a full week of orientation though

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby MissLucky » Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:37 pm

I am completely clueless when it comes to computing, but what laptops do you all have/are you getting for law school? I need a new one and am thinking of getting the Macbook Pro - is that fine or would I need to put it through bootcamp or whatever? the UMich website says: "Electronic Bluebook (EBB) is compatible with both Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). There is no need to upgrade for compatibility." is that operating system already within the MBP? please forgive my total ignorance. THANK YOU

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby AreJay711 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:45 pm

MissLucky wrote:I am completely clueless when it comes to computing, but what laptops do you all have/are you getting for law school? I need a new one and am thinking of getting the Macbook Pro - is that fine or would I need to put it through bootcamp or whatever? the UMich website says: "Electronic Bluebook (EBB) is compatible with both Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). There is no need to upgrade for compatibility." is that operating system already within the MBP? please forgive my total ignorance. THANK YOU

I had a lot of problems with my computer this week (much of it my own fault for forgetting my power chord at my parent's) but the big thing is to be careful of some Toshiba computers because they have air cards that don't work with the wireless network without some awkward configuration. They made it work but if I ever had to rest the system I think I'd have to get the IT people to fix it again. All the people that had macs seemed to get along without much problem though.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby MissLucky » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:40 pm

also - when is the second seat deposit due? i can't find that info anywhere! (where is it) THANKS again :)

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby ziggie » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:47 pm

MissLucky wrote:I am completely clueless when it comes to computing, but what laptops do you all have/are you getting for law school? I need a new one and am thinking of getting the Macbook Pro - is that fine or would I need to put it through bootcamp or whatever? the UMich website says: "Electronic Bluebook (EBB) is compatible with both Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). There is no need to upgrade for compatibility." is that operating system already within the MBP? please forgive my total ignorance. THANK YOU


You won't have to use bootcamp, I think a majority of people here have macs. And yes, if you get a macbook pro it'll come with snow leopard.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby artichoke » Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:49 am

Is it just me or is the wolverine access financial aid page really confusing? You have: "my FA status" "Fin Aid Review Status" "Accept/Decline Fin Aid" "Financial Aid Award Summary" "Fin Aid Documents" "Fin Aid Award Notices" and "Loan Summary"

What the hell?? They couldn't consolidate that in a more meaningful and comprehensive way? I'm always looking at the categories like "well... it could be this... but it also sounds like this.. or this.."

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:37 am

artichoke wrote:Is it just me or is the wolverine access financial aid page really confusing? You have: "my FA status" "Fin Aid Review Status" "Accept/Decline Fin Aid" "Financial Aid Award Summary" "Fin Aid Documents" "Fin Aid Award Notices" and "Loan Summary"

What the hell?? They couldn't consolidate that in a more meaningful and comprehensive way? I'm always looking at the categories like "well... it could be this... but it also sounds like this.. or this.."


I'm not sure I've even seen the wolverine access financial aid page yet. I think I need to spend a little time digging into everything... but in the meantime, everyone got an email from Dean Z yesterday about the second deposit due June 15, yeah? Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see her specify the amount. Is it $600?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby whirledpeas86 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:25 pm

Excellence = a Habit wrote:
artichoke wrote:Is it just me or is the wolverine access financial aid page really confusing? You have: "my FA status" "Fin Aid Review Status" "Accept/Decline Fin Aid" "Financial Aid Award Summary" "Fin Aid Documents" "Fin Aid Award Notices" and "Loan Summary"

What the hell?? They couldn't consolidate that in a more meaningful and comprehensive way? I'm always looking at the categories like "well... it could be this... but it also sounds like this.. or this.."


I'm not sure I've even seen the wolverine access financial aid page yet. I think I need to spend a little time digging into everything... but in the meantime, everyone got an email from Dean Z yesterday about the second deposit due June 15, yeah? Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see her specify the amount. Is it $600?


Geez, I hope it's not $600! This whole seat deposits + security deposits (for my new place) before I get my loan moneyz is seriously killing my wallet right now. Dean Z, how am I supposed to buy football tickets now??

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby twelda » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:29 pm

whirledpeas86 wrote:
Excellence = a Habit wrote:
artichoke wrote:Is it just me or is the wolverine access financial aid page really confusing? You have: "my FA status" "Fin Aid Review Status" "Accept/Decline Fin Aid" "Financial Aid Award Summary" "Fin Aid Documents" "Fin Aid Award Notices" and "Loan Summary"

What the hell?? They couldn't consolidate that in a more meaningful and comprehensive way? I'm always looking at the categories like "well... it could be this... but it also sounds like this.. or this.."


I'm not sure I've even seen the wolverine access financial aid page yet. I think I need to spend a little time digging into everything... but in the meantime, everyone got an email from Dean Z yesterday about the second deposit due June 15, yeah? Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see her specify the amount. Is it $600?


Geez, I hope it's not $600! This whole seat deposits + security deposits (for my new place) before I get my loan moneyz is seriously killing my wallet right now. Dean Z, how am I supposed to buy football tickets now??


The second one is $300 (for a total of $600 over both deposits.) I hope you can still go to the games!

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby RIPmitchhedberg » Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:46 pm

Big tip about our deposits--they don't automatically give it back to you. Once all you fall starters get here, make sure that they give it to you; I noticed it hadn't been applied to my tuition (I just started this summer), and when I asked them about it they said that they could deposit it into my account no problem. Even though $300 is change compared to my loans total, it was nice to see again :)

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:03 pm

RIPmitchhedberg wrote:Big tip about our deposits--they don't automatically give it back to you. Once all you fall starters get here, make sure that they give it to you; I noticed it hadn't been applied to my tuition (I just started this summer), and when I asked them about it they said that they could deposit it into my account no problem. Even though $300 is change compared to my loans total, it was nice to see again :)
twelda wrote:
whirledpeas86 wrote:
Excellence = a Habit wrote:
artichoke wrote:Is it just me or is the wolverine access financial aid page really confusing? You have: "my FA status" "Fin Aid Review Status" "Accept/Decline Fin Aid" "Financial Aid Award Summary" "Fin Aid Documents" "Fin Aid Award Notices" and "Loan Summary"

What the hell?? They couldn't consolidate that in a more meaningful and comprehensive way? I'm always looking at the categories like "well... it could be this... but it also sounds like this.. or this.."


I'm not sure I've even seen the wolverine access financial aid page yet. I think I need to spend a little time digging into everything... but in the meantime, everyone got an email from Dean Z yesterday about the second deposit due June 15, yeah? Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see her specify the amount. Is it $600?


Geez, I hope it's not $600! This whole seat deposits + security deposits (for my new place) before I get my loan moneyz is seriously killing my wallet right now. Dean Z, how am I supposed to buy football tickets now??


The second one is $300 (for a total of $600 over both deposits.) I hope you can still go to the games!


Thanks for the info guys!

Whirledpeas, I'm feeling you on this money crunch! I'm starting to wonder whether I'll be able to take my end-of-summer vacation after all..

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby 03121202698008 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:01 pm

Also, all of you with a money crunch...be prepared that your student loans will not disperse until around the first day or two of classes...not orientation.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby AreJay711 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:39 pm

blowhard wrote:Also, all of you with a money crunch...be prepared that your student loans will not disperse until around the first day or two of classes...not orientation.

I know we aren't supposed to advertize on here but this would be a good time to mention AreJay's Loan Sharking Co. Yall should check it out :wink:

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby NZA » Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:29 am

blowhard wrote:Also, all of you with a money crunch...be prepared that your student loans will not disperse until around the first day or two of classes...not orientation.

I'm just planning on finding the nearest bagel place for dumpster diving.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby die Zauberflote » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:29 pm

Can I pay the second seat deposit online? Where at? Is it really due today?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby NZA » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:46 pm

die Zauberflote wrote:Can I pay the second seat deposit online? Where at? Is it really due today?

1) I don't think so.

2) See one.

3) Yes, call the admissions office and tell them you plan on sending it in immediately. They'll probably be cool about it.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby Excellence = a Habit » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:21 pm

Has anybody/has everybody applied for their Grad PLUS loans yet? On the financial aid forum the sense I was getting was that we should wait for our school to tell us it's time to apply and give us any special instructions we might need. I just started to get nervous that I shouldn't be waiting for that, so I logged on to the Grad PLUS loan application site, but they also say to get instructions from our school because the school might have a direct application set up. So, are most people waiting or moving ahead?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby NZA » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:26 pm

Excellence = a Habit wrote:Has anybody/has everybody applied for their Grad PLUS loans yet? On the financial aid forum the sense I was getting was that we should wait for our school to tell us it's time to apply and give us any special instructions we might need. I just started to get nervous that I shouldn't be waiting for that, so I logged on to the Grad PLUS loan application site, but they also say to get instructions from our school because the school might have a direct application set up. So, are most people waiting or moving ahead?

I received an email a few weeks ago at my Mich email. Did you check that?

And yeah, the instructions are kind of Mich specific, oddly enough. There are some steps you have to do before you apply on the PLUS site.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby buckilaw » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:13 pm

Michigan has their own set of hoops for you to jump through. This is kind of important, if you are unclear about the process a call to financial aid may be in order.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2014

Postby whirledpeas86 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:24 pm

buckilaw wrote:Michigan has their own set of hoops for you to jump through. This is kind of important, if you are unclear about the process a call to financial aid may be in order.

Do you remember how soon you hears whether or not you were approved for the loan after you applied?




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