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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:31 pm
by lisjjen
CMDantes wrote:
lisjjen wrote:Ummmm.... I'm looking at Financial Aid and all I'm seeing are loans - loans that add up to the full cost of attendance. Where do you check on scholarships and was there something I had to do to keep them/any possible way I could have lost them?


I'd call financial aid and they'll sort it out.


I did. And they did. The people in the financial aid office are very nice.

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:48 pm
by CMDantes
lisjjen wrote:
CMDantes wrote:
lisjjen wrote:Ummmm.... I'm looking at Financial Aid and all I'm seeing are loans - loans that add up to the full cost of attendance. Where do you check on scholarships and was there something I had to do to keep them/any possible way I could have lost them?


I'd call financial aid and they'll sort it out.


I did. And they did. The people in the financial aid office are very nice.


+1

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:57 pm
by turbotong
I just got the notification that they received my FAFSA on Thursday. I submitted it on March 30th or earlier...
Did anyone else have this kind of delay?
On Thursday (Apr 28) I was notified that they received my FAFSA (after I called on Wednesday to ask why they haven't sent me my financial aid package yet). Several hours later on Thursday they said I was missing a proof of citizenship. I sent that via fax first thing this (Friday) morning, and got a notification that they received that the same day.
How long do they take to process it? Why the delay?!?!

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 6:47 pm
by kjo731
CMDantes wrote:I just put down my deposit and application fee at some apartments directly north of the law school, 1 bed 1 bath. Very reasonably priced given the location and how big it is. PM for details.

It's about 15 minutes walking from the law school/25 minutes from the main gym so I figured I'd get a bike. Went to the bike shop on 24th and San Gabriel and I have my eye on this nice blue 7-speed for about 320.00.

All of this is making me really, really excited.



While we're on the subject of bikes, I would like to note that you can find a very nice bike for cheaper on Craigslist. As soon as I decided on staying in Austin and realized I'd have to bike up the Duval hill everyday I started shopping around. I ended up getting a nice vintage Trek road bike for $240 cash. I've taken it on a few test-ride loops from my current apartment to the law school and up Duval to where I'm living next year. It's definitely worth more than I paid for it. If I were you, I'd check craigslist and fb marketplace before buying from a west campus shop.

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 11:28 pm
by CMDantes
kjo731 wrote:
CMDantes wrote:I just put down my deposit and application fee at some apartments directly north of the law school, 1 bed 1 bath. Very reasonably priced given the location and how big it is. PM for details.

It's about 15 minutes walking from the law school/25 minutes from the main gym so I figured I'd get a bike. Went to the bike shop on 24th and San Gabriel and I have my eye on this nice blue 7-speed for about 320.00.

All of this is making me really, really excited.



While we're on the subject of bikes, I would like to note that you can find a very nice bike for cheaper on Craigslist. As soon as I decided on staying in Austin and realized I'd have to bike up the Duval hill everyday I started shopping around. I ended up getting a nice vintage Trek road bike for $240 cash. I've taken it on a few test-ride loops from my current apartment to the law school and up Duval to where I'm living next year. It's definitely worth more than I paid for it. If I were you, I'd check craigslist and fb marketplace before buying from a west campus shop.


Noted, appreciate the tip!

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 11:19 am
by japes
Anyone else buying ACL tickets tomorrow?

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 11:59 am
by nonprofit-prophet
japes wrote:Anyone else buying ACL tickets tomorrow?


A few friends of mine said that there are always a ton of tickets to buy from resellers at about the same price a week or two before. That way you can buy for individual days once you know the lineups

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 12:52 pm
by 12thman2011
"There are always a lot of fake tickets to buy the day before" would be a more accurate statement.

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 12:53 pm
by japes
nonprofit-prophet wrote:
japes wrote:Anyone else buying ACL tickets tomorrow?


A few friends of mine said that there are always a ton of tickets to buy from resellers at about the same price a week or two before. That way you can buy for individual days once you know the lineups


This is true, though if you're getting 3-day passes (as I have for the past few years) it's probably easier to get them now. I just prefer not to deal with aftermarket tickets - especially when most people do digital print passes.

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 4:48 pm
by Leira7905
japes wrote:Anyone else buying ACL tickets tomorrow?

I'm getting a three day pass...

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 11:03 pm
by onmytoes812
tag.

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 11:16 pm
by crit_racer
onmytoes812 wrote:tag.


welcome!

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 12:01 am
by euphanator
Longtime lurker breaking my silence.

Hi future classmates.

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 3:48 am
by lisjjen
euphanator wrote:Longtime lurker breaking my silence.

Hi future classmates.


Halloo.

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 6:03 pm
by Leira7905
euphanator wrote:Longtime lurker breaking my silence.

Hi future classmates.


Welcome! :mrgreen:

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 2:16 am
by onmytoes812
crit_racer wrote:
onmytoes812 wrote:tag.


welcome!

Thanks!!!


anyone still figuring out their living situation?

i'd rather have a roommate or two than live alone, since i know like 3 people in the Austin area.

i'm a girl, nonsmoker, no pets (but not opposed to one), pretty clean :)

not sure how many people are on this thread or if there's a better way to go about this, but i'm open to suggestions...

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 10:01 am
by niederbomb
I am thinking of taking graduate apartments because I live overseas and won't be able to visit/look for housing. Has anyone lived in these? Are they passable?

I honestly have no idea how to find a roommate long-distance. And even if I could, do normal people take a roommate and apartment sight unseen?

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 10:02 am
by niederbomb
onmytoes812 wrote:
crit_racer wrote:
onmytoes812 wrote:tag.


welcome!

Thanks!!!


anyone still figuring out their living situation?

i'd rather have a roommate or two than live alone, since i know like 3 people in the Austin area.

i'm a girl, nonsmoker, no pets (but not opposed to one), pretty clean :)

not sure how many people are on this thread or if there's a better way to go about this, but i'm open to suggestions...


+1 open to the same suggestions

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 1:33 am
by turbotong
For you people coming from overseas, here's an idea:
1. pick a hotel room. Move in there for 1-2 nights
2. In those two days, find an apartment guide agency or realtor, have them show u around, and pick a place to live.

Or, you can sometimes have them take photos of places and sign up for one. However, I would not trust places until you've seen them.

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 2:57 pm
by bleedblue
Anyone moving to Austin from Minneapolis? If you are and want to talk about saving some money PM me.

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Wed May 18, 2011 9:44 pm
by TheOcho
I'm still looking for apartments. Which neighborhoods are too far to consider? I've found some nice places that are reasonably priced in Northwest, but wouldn't consider it if it's a real trek. Any ideas? Gables and The Triangle seem close and really nice but I don't really wanna pay 1k+. Help appreciated.

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 11:28 pm
by granger
Guys. Can somebody quell my fears? I just got a D in a general ed. (non-major requirement) class and I'm worried Texas might revoke my scholarship. Please tell me this doesn't happen.

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Sun May 22, 2011 9:33 pm
by kjo731
TheOcho wrote:I'm still looking for apartments. Which neighborhoods are too far to consider? I've found some nice places that are reasonably priced in Northwest, but wouldn't consider it if it's a real trek. Any ideas? Gables and The Triangle seem close and really nice but I don't really wanna pay 1k+. Help appreciated.


Gables and the Triangle are the only big complexes in North Campus/Hyde Park. The rest of the neighborhood is full of old houses, renovated houses, and small apartment complexes. I live in a small complex right now and the rent is quite reasonable (my share is $675). The best thing to do is to visit austin and set up an appointment with an apartment locator. You won't have a parking garage or fancy security, but the rent is cheap. As far as the "how far" question goes, it depends on if you have a car, what kind of gas milage it gets and whether or not you want to pay a couple hundred dollars for a parking pass.

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Sun May 22, 2011 10:35 pm
by lisjjen
What kind of photos are you guys submitting?

Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Posted: Sun May 22, 2011 10:48 pm
by IgnatiusJ
lisjjen wrote:What kind of photos are you guys submitting?


Brett Favre style. Or my senior class photo. Can't decide.