Columbia Law Class of 2014

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby cardinals1989 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:28 am

moneko wrote:
+1, although money could also be an issue :/


Totally agree with this. The prices are starting to scare me, too.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby jdstl » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:41 pm

cardinals1989 wrote:
moneko wrote:
+1, although money could also be an issue :/


Totally agree with this. The prices are starting to scare me, too.


Cardinals, are you from St. Louis? If so, I have to ask, where did you go to high school?

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby cardinals1989 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:08 pm

jdstl wrote:
cardinals1989 wrote:
moneko wrote:
+1, although money could also be an issue :/


Totally agree with this. The prices are starting to scare me, too.


Cardinals, are you from St. Louis? If so, I have to ask, where did you go to high school?


PM'd.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby TrustMeI'mAnActress » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:51 pm

Checking in! So excited!

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby kwais » Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:01 pm

So excited. Only the cost is bumming me out too. Does anyone know how NeedAccess works? Specifically, does parents income automatically disqualify you even if you are 27 and have been demonstrably independent for 6 years? Either way, can't wait.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Hey-O » Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:36 pm

kwais wrote:So excited. Only the cost is bumming me out too. Does anyone know how NeedAccess works? Specifically, does parents income automatically disqualify you even if you are 27 and have been demonstrably independent for 6 years? Either way, can't wait.


I don't know. I'm 28 and when I talked to financial aid they did not care AT ALL that my parents gave me no financial support and hadn't for the last ten years.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby ma456 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:25 pm

I went to visit the campus today since the weather was so warm out here. Everyone looks so nice, I am getting really pumped for the ASP (I'm going to the first one)! I would post pics but the only one I took is of me waving awkwardly at the camera in front of the building. That said, while Greene is kind of toaster-y on the outside, it seemed much nicer on the inside. Can't wait to meet all you ASP #1-ers.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby starrydreamz3 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:39 pm

For those of you guys who have recently got scholarship offers from other schools, have you started negotiating yet? Chicago came out with offers today, and I think Columbia has been up to entertaining offers from NYU/Chi.

Or should I wait until April? hmmmm.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby cyxdev17 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:47 pm

starrydreamz3 wrote:For those of you guys who have recently got scholarship offers from other schools, have you started negotiating yet? Chicago came out with offers today, and I think Columbia has been up to entertaining offers from NYU/Chi.

Or should I wait until April? hmmmm.


Wondering about this too. Please be generous, Columbia.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby viking138 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:27 pm

For those interested in need-based aid, just want to let everyone know that I didn't get my need-based scholarship offer until mid-April. I received $50k over three years based on me being straight out of undergrad and my parents' combined annual income being about the median national income.

PM me if you want more details :)

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby cyxdev17 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:29 pm

Do you guys happen to know about Chicago? I got my financial package today and I'm not sure if it's merit or need based. I'm hoping to be able to get the same or similar from Columbia but I don't think I qualify for much need-based aid.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby TrustMeI'mAnActress » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:18 pm

What are the items you receive from Columbia after being admitted? VCE, Admitted Student Handbook...? Is there anything else? Someone mentioned a New York guide.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby jtemp320 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:27 pm

TrustMeI'mAnActress wrote:What are the items you receive from Columbia after being admitted? VCE, Admitted Student Handbook...? Is there anything else? Someone mentioned a New York guide.


VCE, Handbook, and "Inside New York" which is a guidebook to the City - really nice.

Apparently there is also a "brick" of materials in a separate mailing as well but I haven't gotten that yet

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby TrustMeI'mAnActress » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:28 pm

jtemp320 wrote:
TrustMeI'mAnActress wrote:What are the items you receive from Columbia after being admitted? VCE, Admitted Student Handbook...? Is there anything else? Someone mentioned a New York guide.


VCE, Handbook, and "Inside New York" which is a guidebook to the City - really nice.

Apparently there is also a "brick" of materials in a separate mailing as well but I haven't gotten that yet


Awesome!! Thanks. :D

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby kwais » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:46 pm

Got the brick today. It is outstanding.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby starrydreamz3 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:48 pm

Just got another letter from the dean encouraging me to attend the accepted students day and enroll at Columbia. Came in a small white envelope.

Geesh they really are gunning for their prospective students. I'm semi impressed.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby cardinals1989 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:47 pm

starrydreamz3 wrote:Just got another letter from the dean encouraging me to attend the accepted students day and enroll at Columbia. Came in a small white envelope.

Geesh they really are gunning for their prospective students. I'm semi impressed.


+1

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby chasgoose » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:26 am

cardinals1989 wrote:
starrydreamz3 wrote:Just got another letter from the dean encouraging me to attend the accepted students day and enroll at Columbia. Came in a small white envelope.

Geesh they really are gunning for their prospective students. I'm semi impressed.


+1


Same here. Although at first I thought it was a late rejection letter telling me my acceptance was a mistake lol...

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby hellome » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:38 am

cyxdev17 wrote:
starrydreamz3 wrote:For those of you guys who have recently got scholarship offers from other schools, have you started negotiating yet? Chicago came out with offers today, and I think Columbia has been up to entertaining offers from NYU/Chi.

Or should I wait until April? hmmmm.


Wondering about this too. Please be generous, Columbia.


+1 Should we wait until we hear back from Columbia (see the 1st offer) before we start negotiating and mentioning other offers (such as Chicago)?

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Lem37 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:44 am

hellome wrote:
cyxdev17 wrote:
starrydreamz3 wrote:For those of you guys who have recently got scholarship offers from other schools, have you started negotiating yet? Chicago came out with offers today, and I think Columbia has been up to entertaining offers from NYU/Chi.

Or should I wait until April? hmmmm.


Wondering about this too. Please be generous, Columbia.


+1 Should we wait until we hear back from Columbia (see the 1st offer) before we start negotiating and mentioning other offers (such as Chicago)?


No - don't wait, especially since CLS has a limited amount of FinAid to distribute, and leveraged $$ will count as need-based regardless of your financial status. Fill out your financial aid application forms ASAP (you must do this even if you're certain that you won't qualify for need-based aid). After you submit that, send CLS's FinAid office an email briefly outlining your situation, how CLS is your top choice but money is a factor, and you received scholarship offers from X-schools, etc. Importantly, ATTACH PDFs of your other scholly offer letters to that email.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Hey-O » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:21 pm

Lem37 wrote:
hellome wrote:
cyxdev17 wrote:
starrydreamz3 wrote:For those of you guys who have recently got scholarship offers from other schools, have you started negotiating yet? Chicago came out with offers today, and I think Columbia has been up to entertaining offers from NYU/Chi.

Or should I wait until April? hmmmm.


Wondering about this too. Please be generous, Columbia.


+1 Should we wait until we hear back from Columbia (see the 1st offer) before we start negotiating and mentioning other offers (such as Chicago)?


No - don't wait, especially since CLS has a limited amount of FinAid to distribute, and leveraged $$ will count as need-based regardless of your financial status. Fill out your financial aid application forms ASAP (you must do this even if you're certain that you won't qualify for need-based aid). After you submit that, send CLS's FinAid office an email briefly outlining your situation, how CLS is your top choice but money is a factor, and you received scholarship offers from X-schools, etc. Importantly, ATTACH PDFs of your other scholly offer letters to that email.


This advice is gold. Thanks. I will do this in the next few days.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby KG_CalGuy » Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:46 pm

Lem37 wrote:
No - don't wait, especially since CLS has a limited amount of FinAid to distribute, and leveraged $$ will count as need-based regardless of your financial status. Fill out your financial aid application forms ASAP (you must do this even if you're certain that you won't qualify for need-based aid). After you submit that, send CLS's FinAid office an email briefly outlining your situation, how CLS is your top choice but money is a factor, and you received scholarship offers from X-schools, etc. Importantly, ATTACH PDFs of your other scholly offer letters to that email.


Absolutely follow Lem's advice. I successfully leveraged a large scholarship at a non-peer institution to get a small amount of grant money from CLS. It wasn't much, but it was something.

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby hellome » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:15 pm

Lem37 wrote:
hellome wrote:
cyxdev17 wrote:
starrydreamz3 wrote:For those of you guys who have recently got scholarship offers from other schools, have you started negotiating yet? Chicago came out with offers today, and I think Columbia has been up to entertaining offers from NYU/Chi.

Or should I wait until April? hmmmm.


Wondering about this too. Please be generous, Columbia.


+1 Should we wait until we hear back from Columbia (see the 1st offer) before we start negotiating and mentioning other offers (such as Chicago)?


No - don't wait, especially since CLS has a limited amount of FinAid to distribute, and leveraged $$ will count as need-based regardless of your financial status. Fill out your financial aid application forms ASAP (you must do this even if you're certain that you won't qualify for need-based aid). After you submit that, send CLS's FinAid office an email briefly outlining your situation, how CLS is your top choice but money is a factor, and you received scholarship offers from X-schools, etc. Importantly, ATTACH PDFs of your other scholly offer letters to that email.


Thank you! These are the moments that I really appreciate TLS <3

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby Lem37 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:38 pm

Is anyone coming to "Mondays at Columbia" tomorrow?

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Re: Columbia Law Class of 2014

Postby chrischristie » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:46 pm

Lem37 wrote:Is anyone coming to "Mondays at Columbia" tomorrow?


got a link with more info?

are there any more after this one?




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