Michigan Law Class of 2015

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2015)

Which ASW do you plan to attend?

March 15-17
35
34%
March 29-31
46
44%
Both
3
3%
Neither
20
19%
 
Total votes: 104

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:06 pm

Sammy841 wrote:Does anyone know if the financial aid/need-based aid packages go out at the same time or as people are accepted? I have completed all of the forms and am just wondering when I should start stalking the FinAid office...


You completed the UMich financial aid form? According to ASW it isn't available, yet.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby Sammy841 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:32 pm

ScrabbleChamp wrote:
Sammy841 wrote:Does anyone know if the financial aid/need-based aid packages go out at the same time or as people are accepted? I have completed all of the forms and am just wondering when I should start stalking the FinAid office...


You completed the UMich financial aid form? According to ASW it isn't available, yet.


I completed FAFSA and Need Access which lists the requirements for each school. There isn't another form according to their checklist. But it wouldn't surprise me; there's always another form in financial aid...

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby imjustjoking22 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:39 pm

Lady in Red wrote:
imjustjoking22 wrote:Just swapped to summer start! Who will be joining me?


I will!


Sweet! So excited, think I've found a place for summer too!

... Just trying to work up the nerve to break it to my boss...

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:49 pm

imjustjoking22 wrote:
Lady in Red wrote:
imjustjoking22 wrote:Just swapped to summer start! Who will be joining me?


I will!


Sweet! So excited, think I've found a place for summer too!

... Just trying to work up the nerve to break it to my boss...


ran here.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby 03121202698008 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:41 pm

Sammy841 wrote:
ScrabbleChamp wrote:
Sammy841 wrote:Does anyone know if the financial aid/need-based aid packages go out at the same time or as people are accepted? I have completed all of the forms and am just wondering when I should start stalking the FinAid office...


You completed the UMich financial aid form? According to ASW it isn't available, yet.


I completed FAFSA and Need Access which lists the requirements for each school. There isn't another form according to their checklist. But it wouldn't surprise me; there's always another form in financial aid...


At least the year I started, they didn't use a separate form. You'll get an award notice by email telling you what you're eligible for. Then you go on Wolverine Access and accept your scholarships and whatever loan amount you want.

Also, FYI in order to have your loans direct deposited, you must sign up under the employment section on Wolverine. It's hidden.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:20 pm

blowhard wrote:
Sammy841 wrote:
ScrabbleChamp wrote:
Sammy841 wrote:Does anyone know if the financial aid/need-based aid packages go out at the same time or as people are accepted? I have completed all of the forms and am just wondering when I should start stalking the FinAid office...


You completed the UMich financial aid form? According to ASW it isn't available, yet.


I completed FAFSA and Need Access which lists the requirements for each school. There isn't another form according to their checklist. But it wouldn't surprise me; there's always another form in financial aid...


At least the year I started, they didn't use a separate form. You'll get an award notice by email telling you what you're eligible for. Then you go on Wolverine Access and accept your scholarships and whatever loan amount you want.

Also, FYI in order to have your loans direct deposited, you must sign up under the employment section on Wolverine. It's hidden.


Question about Need Access: If I'm an independent student and already paid my deposit to UMich (that is, I don't need to submit anything to any other school), is Need Access required? It just seems stupid to me to have to pay to submit a form that UMich already has (my FAFSA).

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby JoeMo » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:02 pm

imjustjoking22 wrote:Just swapped to summer start! Who will be joining me?


Me too.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby JoeMo » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:04 pm

I'm already pretty "out" as far as TLS is concerned but there's been mention of a Boston Area Brunch for admitted students. Here's the FB link.

http://www.facebook.com/events/297340463652761/

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby 83947368 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:33 am

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby Sammy841 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:41 am

Question about Need Access: If I'm an independent student and already paid my deposit to UMich (that is, I don't need to submit anything to any other school), is Need Access required? It just seems stupid to me to have to pay to submit a form that UMich already has (my FAFSA).[/quote]

I don't know the answer to this but the Need Access form was significantly longer and more specific than FAFSA so I would assume they want some of the info off of it in addition to FAFSA. But you could always just call.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby Lady in Red » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:56 pm

Adm.Doppleganger wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:
Adm.Doppleganger wrote:Hey class 2015, I will officially be a member. I just signed a lease for a place in A2.


Congrats and welcome! Where are you living?


Thanks, 520 Packard actually.


Me too!!! We're neighbors!!! :D

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby Killingly » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:02 pm

Lady in Red wrote:
Adm.Doppleganger wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:
Adm.Doppleganger wrote:Hey class 2015, I will officially be a member. I just signed a lease for a place in A2.


Congrats and welcome! Where are you living?


Thanks, 520 Packard actually.


Me too!!! We're neighbors!!! :D


Just looked at the availability and the 1L apartments are really filling up! I'm worried they'll be gone by the time I'm read to deposit. Does anyone have an experience with the University Towers complex on S. Forest Ave?

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby Lady in Red » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:24 pm

Killingly wrote:
Lady in Red wrote:
Adm.Doppleganger wrote:Thanks, 520 Packard actually.


Me too!!! We're neighbors!!! :D


Just looked at the availability and the 1L apartments are really filling up! I'm worried they'll be gone by the time I'm read to deposit.


FYI for summer starters...

I didn't like the idea of moving into someone else's place (with all of their stuff) in May, then moving AGAIN in August. I called Mariya at Prime Student Housing (734-761-8000), the very cool lady who is in charge of the 1L apartments. She told me that some of the subleases are for students who are actually moving out permanently in May -- and thus, there's the option to stay on in the apartment after the summer. So I'm moving into 520 Packard in May and staying there through 1L (and possibly 2L and 3L, if I like the place enough).

There were NO apartments like this available in Forum, but there were a few in Packard and I think a few in some of the others. Also, even though the apartments themselves are $1000/mo, the subleases usually go for less. At the time I was looking, I think one in Packard was going for $800 or so, but that was in December...I don't know if it's still there.

Also, even though the apartments come furnished, they are letting me request an unfurnished bedroom so that I can bring my own bedroom furniture.

I'm excited about being a 6 minute walk from the law school and living with other law students. Plus, the 520 Packard apartments have huge windows, so they are bright and sunny, which is a big deal to me.

Hope to have some summer starter neighbors! :D

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby 03121202698008 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 5:44 pm

Sammy841 wrote:Question about Need Access: If I'm an independent student and already paid my deposit to UMich (that is, I don't need to submit anything to any other school), is Need Access required? It just seems stupid to me to have to pay to submit a form that UMich already has (my FAFSA).

I don't know the answer to this but the Need Access form was significantly longer and more specific than FAFSA so I would assume they want some of the info off of it in addition to FAFSA. But you could always just call.


AFIK, you only fill out need access if you want to be considered for need aid or are asked to. I know I've never filled it out.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby Sammy841 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:24 pm

I don't know if I'm being paranoid but I see most of the one bedrooms in the reserved buildings are already gone. Thinking about getting a 2 bedroom in Packard and then doing the speed roomate dating thing at ASW. I mean I should be able to find a roomate before next August right?

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:26 pm

Sammy841 wrote:I don't know if I'm being paranoid but I see most of the one bedrooms in the reserved buildings are already gone. Thinking about getting a 2 bedroom in Packard and then doing the speed roomate dating thing at ASW. I mean I should be able to find a roomate before next August right?


Yes. Some people were still looking the first week or two of school because stuff fell through, they broke up with their bf/gf, etc.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby crabcakes » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:31 pm

trekking over to ann arbor to visit in a few weeks. still pulling my hair out over mich v. cornell.

anyone visited on non-asw day? it is just the standard campus tour and class?

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby UMSummerCamp » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:51 pm

Sammy841 wrote:I don't know if I'm being paranoid but I see most of the one bedrooms in the reserved buildings are already gone. Thinking about getting a 2 bedroom in Packard and then doing the speed roomate dating thing at ASW. I mean I should be able to find a roomate before next August right?


New to TLS, summer starter here!
Sammy - I was feeling the same way and called Prime to discuss that option. They said as long as you are living with another law student who is approved by the school, you can add them to the lease at a later time. Hope that helps!

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:30 pm

I just got 60k to attend Michigan.


FUCK YES HERE I COME.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby imjustjoking22 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:31 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:I just got 60k to attend Michigan.


FUCK YES HERE I COME.


Omg so jelly.

And SO excited!!! :D

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:34 pm

crabcakes wrote:trekking over to ann arbor to visit in a few weeks. still pulling my hair out over mich v. cornell.

anyone visited on non-asw day? it is just the standard campus tour and class?


Yes, admissions will arrange a tour and you can sit in on classes.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby Sammy841 » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:18 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:I just got 60k to attend Michigan.


FUCK YES HERE I COME.


Can I ask when you were accepted or how long after acceptance you found out?

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:00 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:I just got 60k to attend Michigan.


FUCK YES HERE I COME.


Congrats... but... what took them so long... didn't you get admitted way back when? Did they initially offer you a different amount, or nothing at all and you requested funds? And (sorry for all the questions, I'm just very curious as your specific case does not seem to follow the same path everyone else has had so far), is it exactly $20k/year, or is it the $22.5k or $18k? I wasn't aware they did $20k/year as an amount.

Oh... and SWEET.

ETA: Bring back the Hermione tar.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby thelawschoolproject » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:04 pm

ScrabbleChamp wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:I just got 60k to attend Michigan.


FUCK YES HERE I COME.


Congrats... but... what took them so long... didn't you get admitted way back when? Did they initially offer you a different amount, or nothing at all and you requested funds? And (sorry for all the questions, I'm just very curious as your specific case does not seem to follow the same path everyone else has had so far), is it exactly $20k/year, or is it the $22.5k or $18k? I wasn't aware they did $20k/year as an amount.

Oh... and SWEET.

ETA: Bring back the Hermione tar.



<3 Hermione, it'll happen soon, although there's another poster who has the same tar...lame-o.

I was admitted in December, and not given any award.

In January I received a significant scholly to a peer school and then earlier this week I wrote to Mich saying I'd like to attend but I had another great offer. Two days later (that day being today) they wrote me back and offered me the 60k.

I <3 Michigan.

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Re: Michigan Law Class of 2015

Postby ScrabbleChamp » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:07 pm

thelawschoolproject wrote:
ScrabbleChamp wrote:
thelawschoolproject wrote:I just got 60k to attend Michigan.


FUCK YES HERE I COME.


Congrats... but... what took them so long... didn't you get admitted way back when? Did they initially offer you a different amount, or nothing at all and you requested funds? And (sorry for all the questions, I'm just very curious as your specific case does not seem to follow the same path everyone else has had so far), is it exactly $20k/year, or is it the $22.5k or $18k? I wasn't aware they did $20k/year as an amount.

Oh... and SWEET.

ETA: Bring back the Hermione tar.



<3 Hermione, it'll happen soon, although there's another poster who has the same tar...lame-o.

I was admitted in December, and not given any award.

In January I received a significant scholly to a peer school and then earlier this week I wrote to Mich saying I'd like to attend but I had another great offer. Two days later (that day being today) they wrote me back and offered me the 60k.

I <3 Michigan.


$0 to $60k in a flash... Awesome. I should have not withdrawn from peer schools and told Mich I'd only attend on a full Darrow... oh, silly me. :-P




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