NYU Class of 2015

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby Piner » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:29 pm

vincanity1 wrote: You mind being a little more specific? Which website, where on the website, etc

Edit: From the Financial Aid FAQ -
"When should I apply for loans?
We recommend you begin the loan application process in late June/early July, after you receive our office’s loan application instructions. The loan application instructions will be sent to you by email. Applying before you receive the loan application instructions will not be desirable, as the Law School’s loan certification process will not begin until this period. Further, many lenders have a 90-day expiration window for when the loans must be disbursed to the educational institution. So, you risk having your loan application expire before obtaining school certification (if you apply too early)."


Got this from NYU Law -> Financial Aid -> Forms:

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It pretty much outlines the whole process for getting federal loans, if you're going that route. I may have slightly not read the FAQ though, so that would explain a few things.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby izy223 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:39 am

So i got my immunization health forms etc... yesterday and my brother (also an NYU student) told me that NYU automatically signs you up for one of their health insurance plans and charges you. So i did some investigating and in their letter it says they do sign up most of their students for health insurance automatically. If you have health insurance either through spouse parents (now up to 27 thanks Obama) etc... you can wave the fee at http://www.nyu.edu/shc/about/waiving.plans.html just thought i would let you all know since without my brother telling me i would have never realized.

EDIT: you can only wave after june 26th

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:33 pm

Hey guys, I'm going to be in New York from Monday night until Wednesday morning (18th -20th). I'm coming with my fiancee to visit the school and make my decision. Is there anyone who is already in the city who has a couch or floor for us to stay on? I know this is a little odd, but money's tight as we're planning our wedding and the school hasn't responded about finding us somewhere to stay.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:48 am

JamMasterJ wrote:Hey guys, I'm going to be in New York from Monday night until Wednesday morning (18th -20th). I'm coming with my fiancee to visit the school and make my decision. Is there anyone who is already in the city who has a couch or floor for us to stay on? I know this is a little odd, but money's tight as we're planning our wedding and the school hasn't responded about finding us somewhere to stay.

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NYU isn't being super helpful in finding cheap accommodations. Any help would be super appreciated

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby izy223 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:22 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:Hey guys, I'm going to be in New York from Monday night until Wednesday morning (18th -20th). I'm coming with my fiancee to visit the school and make my decision. Is there anyone who is already in the city who has a couch or floor for us to stay on? I know this is a little odd, but money's tight as we're planning our wedding and the school hasn't responded about finding us somewhere to stay.

bump

NYU isn't being super helpful in finding cheap accommodations. Any help would be super appreciated



maybe you should try posting this in the NYU 2014 thread- i feel like much less 0ls have housing in NYC than 1ls

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:41 pm

izy223 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:Hey guys, I'm going to be in New York from Monday night until Wednesday morning (18th -20th). I'm coming with my fiancee to visit the school and make my decision. Is there anyone who is already in the city who has a couch or floor for us to stay on? I know this is a little odd, but money's tight as we're planning our wedding and the school hasn't responded about finding us somewhere to stay.

bump

NYU isn't being super helpful in finding cheap accommodations. Any help would be super appreciated



maybe you should try posting this in the NYU 2014 thread- i feel like much less 0ls have housing in NYC than 1ls

I did there as well.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby dgb87 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:38 am

k5220 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:Ok, so I just got in off the waitlist, but my fiancee has been pretty against the idea of moving to NY all along. It's cool because I told her in the beginning that NYU and CLS are the two schools where she has ultimate veto power. To those that have already spent a lot of time in NY (and especially those that have spent time in Chicago as well) can anyone explain to me how much different NYC is culturally from the midwest? We're from suburban midwest, about 3.5 hours from Northwestern (where I'm deposited now), while NY is around 11 hours away. So the distance is an issue, but I think the major culture shock is what really concerns her. Any enlightenment you guys can share would be great, even if it's that I'd be making the right choice by sticking with Northwestern.

have you visited the village with her? maybe spending a couple days there would help you two make a choice?

if she decides she doesn't like new york, i've also heard it's pretty easy to live in new jersey (hoboken or jersey city) and commute to nyu

good luck making a decision!



I commute to the same general area from Astoria, which is much more laid back and a lot more affordable area to live. It takes me 40 minutes door to door, but it's all on one train w/ no transfers so it's great for reading for class (I'm a 3L at Cardozo). I'm from a really small town in the south and while I love the city, it can get overwhelming, but living in Astoria is like living in a small town that has a subway to take you to the city. It's great, kind of the best of both worlds. If you need help finding an apartment (I'm also a Part-time Real Estate Agent) or just want to see another side of NY, I'd be happy to show you and your fiance around Astoria! PM me or shoot me an email at dani@tmrp.com!

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby Fiddler08 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:26 pm

How intense is orientation? Did you go to all of the events? What was your favorite?

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby shornik26 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:45 pm

Hey everyone,

I just got in off the waitlist and sent in my deposit and now I'm looking for a roommate who would be interested in renting a 2BR in the city. If you are interested feel free to PM me.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby krasniansky » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:59 pm

Fiddler08 wrote:How intense is orientation? Did you go to all of the events? What was your favorite?

Orientation is definitely not intense. You just listen to a bunch of panels on "how to succeed" (i.e. professors telling you to read everything and brief everything), attend lawyering and brief a case, etc.

Do yourself a favor now and learn to not fear the cold-call. Nobody will think you're dumb if you're a deer in the headlights. Try and meet people and for heaven's sake go get drunk at Triona's (3rd and Sullivan). That place is about to become your second home.

Also try and sleep as much as possible this summer. Law students and lawyers don't get much of that. Oh and prime your liver.

Have fun! Can't wait to meet you!!

Edit: I may be wrong, but I think nearly all the events were mandatory for our year. The most fun is SBA bar review...duh. :P

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby johnlawrence430 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:00 pm

Finally made up my mind, and am happy to say I'll be joining all of you in the village.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:42 am

johnlawrence430 wrote:Finally made up my mind, and am happy to say I'll be joining all of you in the village.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby birdlaw117 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:47 am

JamMasterJ wrote:
johnlawrence430 wrote:Finally made up my mind, and am happy to say I'll be joining all of you in the village.

Glad to hear it. See you in the fall!

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby patrickd139 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:51 am

birdlaw117 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
johnlawrence430 wrote:Finally made up my mind, and am happy to say I'll be joining all of you in the village.

Glad to hear it. See you in the fall!

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:09 pm

birdlaw117 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
johnlawrence430 wrote:Finally made up my mind, and am happy to say I'll be joining all of you in the village.

Glad to hear it. See you in the fall!

dude, you may be getting some annoying housing PMs.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby birdlaw117 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:32 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
johnlawrence430 wrote:Finally made up my mind, and am happy to say I'll be joining all of you in the village.

Glad to hear it. See you in the fall!

dude, you may be getting some annoying housing PMs.

I'm happy to help (that applies to anyone ITT as well)

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:42 pm

So I have very little money for a large deposit and broker fee. My fiancee will have an income soon, but likely won't be moving to NY with a (nursing) job. Has anyone here navigated the difficulty of NY housing market in similar circumstances?

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby birdlaw117 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:06 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:So I have very little money for a large deposit and broker fee. My fiancee will have an income soon, but likely won't be moving to NY with a (nursing) job. Has anyone here navigated the difficulty of NY housing market in similar circumstances?

My girlfriend did it, but it's tough. She was really persistent and just ended up getting lucky pretty much. Have you considered student housing? Not saying it's the best way to go, but it certainly is an option.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:13 pm

birdlaw117 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:So I have very little money for a large deposit and broker fee. My fiancee will have an income soon, but likely won't be moving to NY with a (nursing) job. Has anyone here navigated the difficulty of NY housing market in similar circumstances?

My girlfriend did it, but it's tough. She was really persistent and just ended up getting lucky pretty much. Have you considered student housing? Not saying it's the best way to go, but it certainly is an option.

yeah, the WL for couples housing is super long this year for some reason. I'm looking on StreetEasy, which helps in getting around broker fees if you search direct, but there's still the issue of figuring out the deposit. I may end up living on another student's couch until loan disbursement.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby birdlaw117 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:23 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:So I have very little money for a large deposit and broker fee. My fiancee will have an income soon, but likely won't be moving to NY with a (nursing) job. Has anyone here navigated the difficulty of NY housing market in similar circumstances?

My girlfriend did it, but it's tough. She was really persistent and just ended up getting lucky pretty much. Have you considered student housing? Not saying it's the best way to go, but it certainly is an option.

yeah, the WL for couples housing is super long this year for some reason. I'm looking on StreetEasy, which helps in getting around broker fees if you search direct, but there's still the issue of figuring out the deposit. I may end up living on another student's couch until loan disbursement.

That sucks. What kind of place are you looking for and do you have any idea of what neighborhoods you want to look at? Unfortunately it is kind of early to be figuring things out, which is weird. A lot of times you need to be looking just a couple weeks before you want to move, which is super stressful. I hear streeteasy is good. There are a few other good sites but I can't think of them off the top of my head.

As soon as you get your NYU email going, sign up for the Coases list-serv, if you can't figure out how, let me know. Until then I'll keep my eye out for emails of people looking to sublet. Even if it's just for August and September or something you could move in and then look for a place once you get there, although that would be far from ideal.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:29 pm

birdlaw117 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
birdlaw117 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:So I have very little money for a large deposit and broker fee. My fiancee will have an income soon, but likely won't be moving to NY with a (nursing) job. Has anyone here navigated the difficulty of NY housing market in similar circumstances?

My girlfriend did it, but it's tough. She was really persistent and just ended up getting lucky pretty much. Have you considered student housing? Not saying it's the best way to go, but it certainly is an option.

yeah, the WL for couples housing is super long this year for some reason. I'm looking on StreetEasy, which helps in getting around broker fees if you search direct, but there's still the issue of figuring out the deposit. I may end up living on another student's couch until loan disbursement.

That sucks. What kind of place are you looking for and do you have any idea of what neighborhoods you want to look at? Unfortunately it is kind of early to be figuring things out, which is weird. A lot of times you need to be looking just a couple weeks before you want to move, which is super stressful. I hear streeteasy is good. There are a few other good sites but I can't think of them off the top of my head.

As soon as you get your NYU email going, sign up for the Coases list-serv, if you can't figure out how, let me know. Until then I'll keep my eye out for emails of people looking to sublet. Even if it's just for August and September or something you could move in and then look for a place once you get there, although that would be far from ideal.

thanks dude. Chelsea and the UWS (not too far north though). I'd also consider Hoboken and nicer parts of Jersey City.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby law2015 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:56 pm

This may be a stupid question but how do I access Albert? For some reason it tells me I have the wrong log in every time. Any help please.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:31 am

On the College Questionairre, is it a big deal if we want to retain the right to see it? It's not a big deal either way, but I always hate waiving that right regardless

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:30 pm

Quick question: Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with an institutional guarantor? My parents don't make enough to cover 80x rent and my fiancee won't immediately have a job, and won't have one that pays well enough to cover 40x rent. We aren't going to be in any real danger between my loan and the job she'll soon be getting (nurse, so very easily employable). Institutional guarantee looks somewhat promising but I don't understand exactly how it works.

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Re: NYU Class of 2015

Postby RonnyDworkin » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:09 am

Just got an email from Finaid this morning saying I need to fill out the Promissory notes for Grad Plus and Direct Loans. Also have to go thru entrance counseling. Went into Albert and these things are under my To-Do list.

I accepted my loan awards yesterday, but filled out the notes and completed the counseling a week ago. Anyone else in this same situation?




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