Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby DBishops » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:22 pm

This is gonna sounds stupid, but what is a grant specifically in your case? Is it Need Based?

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby Elliott_Smith » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:26 pm

Yeah, I see no grants either, gonna be hard to turn down Columbia if that's the case...

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby SkeeterV » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:28 pm

Good to know that no one else (that has posted on here) sees grants listed. Hopefully they'll be forthcoming.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby DBishops » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:30 pm

My bad, I interpreted BigTexMex's post to mean he had gotten a grant...

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby poe » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:34 pm

DBishops wrote:My bad, I interpreted BigTexMex's post to mean he had gotten a grant...


So did I, lol.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby Elliott_Smith » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:43 pm

+1

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby bigtexmex » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:45 pm

DBishops wrote:This is gonna sounds stupid, but what is a grant specifically in your case? Is it Need Based?


Need based possibly. I have both Unsubsidized+Grad Plus and a Perkins on there, plus a 20K grant.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby boaltbear » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:49 am

Congrats on admission to Boalt! I just wanted to point out that you can post your questions about Boalt in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=130044&start=625

and me and other Boalties will try to answer them. You can also just PM me if you have specific or personal questions.

I hope to see you all at ASW!

-BoaltBear

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby Elliott_Smith » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:54 am

bigtexmex wrote:
DBishops wrote:This is gonna sounds stupid, but what is a grant specifically in your case? Is it Need Based?


Need based possibly. I have both Unsubsidized+Grad Plus and a Perkins on there, plus a 20K grant.


Yeah, unless you've gotten contacted about a scholarship, that's a need based grant. Which means they are up.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby lblelalr » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:42 am

Checking in. I got nothing today too. Really hoping this is just need based.
In regards to the matching program, if the decision deadline for the school providing the scholarship has passed/is about to pass and there's been no word from Boalt, does that mean the matching request has been denied?

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby Aspen » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:52 am

These grants are just need based. Berkeley financial aid does not handle merit based scholarships. These are handled through the admissions office. I got roughly a $20,000 need based grant which is pretty awesome. I haven't heard anything yet about need based grants from UVA or Penn

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby Elliott_Smith » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:33 pm

Yep, looks like no need based grants for me. Bummer.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby Neatrends » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:52 pm

If my FAFSA EFC was 0 should I expect a need based grant?

And for those that received their need based grants already, did you already update tax info for current year or not yet?

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby Aspen » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:16 pm

Neatrends wrote:If my FAFSA EFC was 0 should I expect a need based grant?

And for those that received their need based grants already, did you already update tax info for current year or not yet?


I submitted my FAFSA and supplement in late February after my parents and I both filed our taxes, so I used that data. It also actually depends on your parents' income/assets too. You can have a EFC of 0 since FAFSA considers you to be independent but that does not mean that the law school considers you to be independent so your parents' EFC could be significantly higher.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby Mr.Hart » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:27 pm

I am a little surprised to see no need based grant from Berk.... I have gotten 20k a year from all other UC's.... what gives?

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby EMZE » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:20 pm

So, if we didn't apply for finaid or whatever, is there any reason to bother checking the bearfacts site? Or is that all it is really for.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby Tanicius » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:34 pm



Goddamn it people, do this.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby oakinwind » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:15 pm

Aspen wrote:
Neatrends wrote:If my FAFSA EFC was 0 should I expect a need based grant?

And for those that received their need based grants already, did you already update tax info for current year or not yet?


I submitted my FAFSA and supplement in late February after my parents and I both filed our taxes, so I used that data. It also actually depends on your parents' income/assets too. You can have a EFC of 0 since FAFSA considers you to be independent but that does not mean that the law school considers you to be independent so your parents' EFC could be significantly higher.



does the grant come as three years or just for 2012-2013 year? I got a small amount, but it seems only for the first year

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby EvelynS » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:08 am

Aspen wrote:These grants are just need based. Berkeley financial aid does not handle merit based scholarships. These are handled through the admissions office. I got roughly a $20,000 need based grant which is pretty awesome. I haven't heard anything yet about need based grants from UVA or Penn


Did you respond the the school acceptance or did they sent your need based grant offer without a commitment to the school? I do not see anything except loans on my BearFacts page, so I am wondering if this means no need based money for me or it is to early to freak out.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby Aspen » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:48 am

EvelynS wrote:
Aspen wrote:These grants are just need based. Berkeley financial aid does not handle merit based scholarships. These are handled through the admissions office. I got roughly a $20,000 need based grant which is pretty awesome. I haven't heard anything yet about need based grants from UVA or Penn


Did you respond the the school acceptance or did they sent your need based grant offer without a commitment to the school? I do not see anything except loans on my BearFacts page, so I am wondering if this means no need based money for me or it is to early to freak out.


I said that I was tentatively attending. I haven't fully committed yet. Who knows? Maybe they're not done processing need based grants yet or you're going to get some other scholarships instead. You should call Berkeley Law Financial Aid to confirm.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby EvelynS » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:51 am

Aspen wrote:
EvelynS wrote:
Aspen wrote:These grants are just need based. Berkeley financial aid does not handle merit based scholarships. These are handled through the admissions office. I got roughly a $20,000 need based grant which is pretty awesome. I haven't heard anything yet about need based grants from UVA or Penn


Did you respond the the school acceptance or did they sent your need based grant offer without a commitment to the school? I do not see anything except loans on my BearFacts page, so I am wondering if this means no need based money for me or it is to early to freak out.


I said that I was tentatively attending. I haven't fully committed yet. Who knows? Maybe they're not done processing need based grants yet or you're going to get some other scholarships instead. You should call Berkeley Law Financial Aid to confirm.


Thanks! I will ask the FinAid office regarding need based grants during ASW.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby yojuro » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:30 pm

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby EMZE » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:01 pm

I didn't fill out anything. I also did not receive anything, not did anyone yet hear about merit scholarships. I don't think you would need to fill out FAFSA for a merit scholarship but I could be wrong.

Rumor has it, though, that Berk gives very little in the way of merit aid vice need based.

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Re: Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) Class of 2015

Postby DBishops » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:04 pm

I don't like that rumor...




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