Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby sab0tage » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:10 pm

Bedioun: I stand corrected. after looking at hotel prices, I am down to share a room. You think if we requested they could put certain people together? I am going to be traveling solo as well.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:28 pm

nelaw2010 wrote:For anyone curious about travel reimbursement.

I just got the email today. They will reimburse a certain amount, depending on where ur coming from.


I hope they reimburse my entire ticket price. Airfare with only a month's notice is not cheap, no matter where you are coming from. Southwest was the cheapest option overall, especially given the fact that I dont have to pay $23 each way to check a bag. Yeah Im looking at YOU Delta ::side eye::

I think I may just go ahead and accept the free room. If my roommate is a creeper, I'll just throw her the stank eye and put on my iPod, lol!

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby newyorkqueens » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:56 pm

Just accepted! I checked out the campus last weekend, and if you haven't visited I suggest you do. I LOVED IT, but I could see why some people wouldn't.

Can't make SLD so we'll need a TLS rendezvous in the fall too! :D

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:57 pm

newyorkqueens; Why would some not like the campus ? Thanks.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby cerulean87 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:04 pm

cowgirl_bebop wrote:
nelaw2010 wrote:For anyone curious about travel reimbursement.

I just got the email today. They will reimburse a certain amount, depending on where ur coming from.


I hope they reimburse my entire ticket price. Airfare with only a month's notice is not cheap, no matter where you are coming from. Southwest was the cheapest option overall, especially given the fact that I dont have to pay $23 each way to check a bag. Yeah Im looking at YOU Delta ::side eye::

I think I may just go ahead and accept the free room. If my roommate is a creeper, I'll just throw her the stank eye and put on my iPod, lol!


Lol nice.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby cerulean87 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:06 pm

I booked my room. I used priceline name your own price and got the Holiday Inn at 80, possibly could have gotten it even cheaper. They are reimbursing 50 a night so after taxes I'll be paying about 40 a night which I'm okay with. Gas won't be a problem since they reimburse up to 500 and there's no way it will cost that much to drive from MI. I'm excited!

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby TommyK » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:09 pm

cowgirl_bebop wrote:
nelaw2010 wrote:For anyone curious about travel reimbursement.

I just got the email today. They will reimburse a certain amount, depending on where ur coming from.


I hope they reimburse my entire ticket price. Airfare with only a month's notice is not cheap, no matter where you are coming from. Southwest was the cheapest option overall, especially given the fact that I dont have to pay $23 each way to check a bag. Yeah Im looking at YOU Delta ::side eye::

I think I may just go ahead and accept the free room. If my roommate is a creeper, I'll just throw her the stank eye and put on my iPod, lol!


You should be just fine from NY to Indianapolis. You'll have to rent a car after that, but that is pretty affordable - usually can grab a rent-a-car for ~$20/day if you go cheap. Doing a quick scan, you can find a number of options for under $250.

From the email, they'll reimburse "for airfare or mileage up to $350. The University will only reimburse for economy-class airfare."

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby TommyK » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:09 pm

cerulean87 wrote:I booked my room. I used priceline name your own price and got the Holiday Inn at 80, possibly could have gotten it even cheaper. They are reimbursing 50 a night so after taxes I'll be paying about 40 a night which I'm okay with. Gas won't be a problem since they reimburse up to 500 and there's no way it will cost that much to drive from MI. I'm excited!


oooh, are there different amounts they're reimbursing for different folks? If so, my previous post may be inaccurate.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby cerulean87 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:17 pm

TommyK wrote:
cerulean87 wrote:I booked my room. I used priceline name your own price and got the Holiday Inn at 80, possibly could have gotten it even cheaper. They are reimbursing 50 a night so after taxes I'll be paying about 40 a night which I'm okay with. Gas won't be a problem since they reimburse up to 500 and there's no way it will cost that much to drive from MI. I'm excited!


oooh, are there different amounts they're reimbursing for different folks? If so, my previous post may be inaccurate.


Haha apparently. My email said 500. Could be a difference in scholarship levels. Still only 50 for the room though :/

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby newyorkqueens » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:18 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:newyorkqueens; Why would some not like the campus ? Thanks.


I think 99% of the people will really like it. However, if you are the type that needs to live in a NYC or Boston this may not be your scene (Ironic I know given my sn!).

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby sab0tage » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:26 pm

The email I got is of the $350 variety. damn this school is frugal.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby TommyK » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:43 pm

cerulean87 wrote:
TommyK wrote:
cerulean87 wrote:I booked my room. I used priceline name your own price and got the Holiday Inn at 80, possibly could have gotten it even cheaper. They are reimbursing 50 a night so after taxes I'll be paying about 40 a night which I'm okay with. Gas won't be a problem since they reimburse up to 500 and there's no way it will cost that much to drive from MI. I'm excited!


oooh, are there different amounts they're reimbursing for different folks? If so, my previous post may be inaccurate.


Haha apparently. My email said 500. Could be a difference in scholarship levels. Still only 50 for the room though :/


Ahh, so you were a full ride. I was $120k.

So $120k = $350 in travel
full ride = $500

Anybody who got the $105k want to chime in? Not that it matters, I guess. Just curious.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:44 pm

TommyK wrote:
cowgirl_bebop wrote:
nelaw2010 wrote:For anyone curious about travel reimbursement.

I just got the email today. They will reimburse a certain amount, depending on where ur coming from.


I hope they reimburse my entire ticket price. Airfare with only a month's notice is not cheap, no matter where you are coming from. Southwest was the cheapest option overall, especially given the fact that I dont have to pay $23 each way to check a bag. Yeah Im looking at YOU Delta ::side eye::

I think I may just go ahead and accept the free room. If my roommate is a creeper, I'll just throw her the stank eye and put on my iPod, lol!


You should be just fine from NY to Indianapolis. You'll have to rent a car after that, but that is pretty affordable - usually can grab a rent-a-car for ~$20/day if you go cheap. Doing a quick scan, you can find a number of options for under $250.

From the email, they'll reimburse "for airfare or mileage up to $350. The University will only reimburse for economy-class airfare."


Im actually flying from BWI to IND, which ran me $263. They are picking us up from the airport, so I dont have to worry about getting from Indy to Bloomington. I cant drive anyway (I dont have a license), so renting a car isnt going to be an option. I guess that will allow me to test out the public transit there, because I wont be bringing a car with me to IU if I go. I may get on the Zipcar thing, but Im not sure yet.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby nadiaaa5860 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:45 pm

Same as the 120k-- $350 for flight/mileage, $50 for private room.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby cerulean87 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:50 pm

TommyK wrote:
cerulean87 wrote:
TommyK wrote:
cerulean87 wrote:I booked my room. I used priceline name your own price and got the Holiday Inn at 80, possibly could have gotten it even cheaper. They are reimbursing 50 a night so after taxes I'll be paying about 40 a night which I'm okay with. Gas won't be a problem since they reimburse up to 500 and there's no way it will cost that much to drive from MI. I'm excited!


oooh, are there different amounts they're reimbursing for different folks? If so, my previous post may be inaccurate.


Haha apparently. My email said 500. Could be a difference in scholarship levels. Still only 50 for the room though :/


Ahh, so you were a full ride. I was $120k.

So $120k = $350 in travel
full ride = $500

Anybody who got the $105k want to chime in? Not that it matters, I guess. Just curious.



Yes sir.
Anyone else book a room yet? Wondering where people are staying at...
Also I wonder if the free rooms are at the hotel right next to the University. Seems like that would make sense.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:03 pm

cerulean87 wrote:Yes sir.
Anyone else book a room yet? Wondering where people are staying at...
Also I wonder if the free rooms are at the hotel right next to the University. Seems like that would make sense.


Well IU seems to have agreement with that hotel and the Holiday Inns in town, so I may just take the free room. I've decided Im to cheap to pay for a hotel room if they are going to give me one. I hope my roommate knows that Saturday nights are Anime Saturdays on Adult Swim and plans accordingly, because that's what we're watching, LOL.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby beidoun » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:04 pm

sab0tage wrote:Bedioun: I stand corrected. after looking at hotel prices, I am down to share a room. You think if we requested they could put certain people together? I am going to be traveling solo as well.


You probably could ask them. I doubt they would mind.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby beidoun » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:05 pm

TommyK wrote:
cerulean87 wrote:
TommyK wrote:
cerulean87 wrote:I booked my room. I used priceline name your own price and got the Holiday Inn at 80, possibly could have gotten it even cheaper. They are reimbursing 50 a night so after taxes I'll be paying about 40 a night which I'm okay with. Gas won't be a problem since they reimburse up to 500 and there's no way it will cost that much to drive from MI. I'm excited!


oooh, are there different amounts they're reimbursing for different folks? If so, my previous post may be inaccurate.


Haha apparently. My email said 500. Could be a difference in scholarship levels. Still only 50 for the room though :/


Ahh, so you were a full ride. I was $120k.

So $120k = $350 in travel
full ride = $500

Anybody who got the $105k want to chime in? Not that it matters, I guess. Just curious.


105k here. I got 350 in travel.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby TommyK » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:07 pm

cerulean87 wrote:
Yes sir.
Anyone else book a room yet? Wondering where people are staying at...
Also I wonder if the free rooms are at the hotel right next to the University. Seems like that would make sense.


Not sure where, but I'll be sharing a room. I'm looking forward to meeting everybody!

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby chrisnashville » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:30 pm

TommyK wrote:
cerulean87 wrote:
Yes sir.
Anyone else book a room yet? Wondering where people are staying at...
Also I wonder if the free rooms are at the hotel right next to the University. Seems like that would make sense.


Not sure where, but I'll be sharing a room. I'm looking forward to meeting everybody!


From my confirmation e-mail: "We will also place you in a shared room at the Hilton Garden Inn."

http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi ... cn=BMGINGI

Pretty nice location it looks like.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby TommyK » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:33 pm

chrisnashville wrote:
TommyK wrote:
cerulean87 wrote:
Yes sir.
Anyone else book a room yet? Wondering where people are staying at...
Also I wonder if the free rooms are at the hotel right next to the University. Seems like that would make sense.


Not sure where, but I'll be sharing a room. I'm looking forward to meeting everybody!


From my confirmation e-mail: "We will also place you in a shared room at the Hilton Garden Inn."

http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi ... cn=BMGINGI

Pretty nice location it looks like.


Nice, thanks for the info. I've never gone wrong with any of Hilton's properties.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:47 pm

chrisnashville wrote:
TommyK wrote:
cerulean87 wrote:
Yes sir.
Anyone else book a room yet? Wondering where people are staying at...
Also I wonder if the free rooms are at the hotel right next to the University. Seems like that would make sense.


Not sure where, but I'll be sharing a room. I'm looking forward to meeting everybody!


From my confirmation e-mail: "We will also place you in a shared room at the Hilton Garden Inn."

http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi ... cn=BMGINGI

Pretty nice location it looks like.


Hilton Garden Inn? Decent rooms? Pool? Done and done. Let me send my confirmation email now, lol

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:58 pm

Does anyone know anything about if we can use our financial aid for the fall for the summer start program or if we have to show up with cash on hand? I would be willing to take out the other half of Summer Start tuition and COL for the summer in loans if that would work so I could do the program.

Is there a contact person for Summer Start? My packet said I had information about it enclosed, but I certainly didnt see anything.

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby AboveTheLawSchool » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:57 pm

cowgirl_bebop wrote:Does anyone know anything about if we can use our financial aid for the fall for the summer start program or if we have to show up with cash on hand? I would be willing to take out the other half of Summer Start tuition and COL for the summer in loans if that would work so I could do the program.

Is there a contact person for Summer Start? My packet said I had information about it enclosed, but I certainly didnt see anything.


From my admission packet: "Further details regarding the summer start course, including tuition and book list, will become available later in the spring.

To enroll in the program send a message to lawadmis@indiana.edu expressing your interest in joining the class."

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Re: Indiana Bloomington - Class of 2014

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:14 pm

AboveTheLawSchool wrote:
cowgirl_bebop wrote:Does anyone know anything about if we can use our financial aid for the fall for the summer start program or if we have to show up with cash on hand? I would be willing to take out the other half of Summer Start tuition and COL for the summer in loans if that would work so I could do the program.

Is there a contact person for Summer Start? My packet said I had information about it enclosed, but I certainly didnt see anything.


From my admission packet: "Further details regarding the summer start course, including tuition and book list, will become available later in the spring.

To enroll in the program send a message to lawadmis@indiana.edu expressing your interest in joining the class."

Haha, thanks!

Im at work and dont have my admissions info on me. I'm going to send them an email now.




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