University of Chicago Class of 2015

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby GotYourselfAStewGoin » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:30 am

An odd message coming from one with your avatar.

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby blank403 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:15 pm

We anticipate that scholarship awards will be released the week of February 20. You will receive an email with a letter indicating whether you have been awarded a scholarship. Please note that we do not differentiate awards into merit- and need-based. Everyone will also receive a preliminary student loan package with this email. It is not necessary for you to have completed the FAFSA in order to receive this package; this will simply be a preliminary loan package indicating the amounts that you will likely be able to borrow if you wish. You will receive an official financial aid package later in the spring after the May 15 FAFSA deadline where you will be able to accept or decline particular loans and amounts.


Booooooo

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby ralph_pootawn » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:23 pm

show me the moneyyyy

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby PopTorts13 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:33 pm

ralph_pootawn wrote:show me the moneyyyy

l'm banking on next Friday... pun intended :wink:

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby anewaphorist » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:03 pm

Lame, still waiting on my meager assistance package. I'm regretting all the hassle I undertook to submit that NeedAccess form on time.

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We'd hoped to get financial aid awards out for January admits today, but Committee is still finalizing. Going to be early next week instead.

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby fate12 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:02 pm

For people who are looking into having roommates - are you guys trying to find them at ASW? I'm looking for apartments right now, and while I don't mind living alone in a studio or 1B it would save a few hundred bucks a month to have a roommate!

I was strongly considering Regents before, but based on the bad reviews and the constant theme that they overcharge residents I'm thinking about looking elsewhere. The deal for 2012-2013 is much worse than the 2011-2012 deal. I'm sure the "market rent" will go up by the time we all want to live there.

The Del Prado is a brand new apartment building owned by the same MAC management company, but it looks amazing. 2 people in a 2 bedroom would be 700-800 each!

http://www.thedelpradoapartments.com/index.html

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby cubbiesyear » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:43 am

Wow a two bedroom there does look like a great deal

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby blank403 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:36 am

fate12 wrote:For people who are looking into having roommates - are you guys trying to find them at ASW? I'm looking for apartments right now, and while I don't mind living alone in a studio or 1B it would save a few hundred bucks a month to have a roommate!

I was strongly considering Regents before, but based on the bad reviews and the constant theme that they overcharge residents I'm thinking about looking elsewhere. The deal for 2012-2013 is much worse than the 2011-2012 deal. I'm sure the "market rent" will go up by the time we all want to live there.

The Del Prado is a brand new apartment building owned by the same MAC management company, but it looks amazing. 2 people in a 2 bedroom would be 700-800 each!

http://www.thedelpradoapartments.com/index.html


Eh, 2 bedrooms in Regents are the same price. Regents gets pricey for 1BRs and some studios.

As for the bad reviews, my impression is that they were the product of a concerted effort by the tenants to get back a bunch of staff members who were fired (after MAC management took over, they fired a bunch of the employees that had been around for a long time. They have been rehired since then). If you look at the dates for the bad reviews, they are all clustered around the time when MAC fired everyone.

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby fate12 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:31 pm

@blan403 - I see what you're saying regarding people retaliating against the firing of all the staff, but I noticed that in reviews before that October/November cluster, people complained about the overcharging and the bad internet/cable and the high cost of heat. I like Del Prado because the apartment building was completely gutted and renovated and everything is brand new for the same price as Regents and it seems they're giving 1month free and other incentives because it is a new property.

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby blank403 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:12 pm

fate12 wrote:@blan403 - I see what you're saying regarding people retaliating against the firing of all the staff, but I noticed that in reviews before that October/November cluster, people complained about the overcharging and the bad internet/cable and the high cost of heat. I like Del Prado because the apartment building was completely gutted and renovated and everything is brand new for the same price as Regents and it seems they're giving 1month free and other incentives because it is a new property.



Yeah, I see what you're saying about the overcharging and the cable. There's a move-in fee, a package fee, and then the heating costs. Over 12 months though, I don't think it makes a substantial difference. Especially when you consider the benefits of Regents. The $100 off monthly rent is almost the same thing as a free month, and free wi-fi/gym access are pretty cool (plus the indoor pool looks awesome).

It's a personal preference thing I guess. After living in a building with all of my friends senior year of college, I think it's a huge benefit to be close to your classmates (for both academic and social purposes). Also, the views from Regents just seem incredible.

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby skers » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:19 pm

Regents looked really solid when I checked it out. It's awesome to have the 6 right there to go downtown and fucking incredibly convenient to have a bus right on your fucking doorstep to the lawl school.

Oh, I forgot and a liquor store in the building. Biggest perk IMO.

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby blank403 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:04 pm

well, I'm happy today's chat started off with such a useful/insightful question.

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby Danny Mothers » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:31 pm

Just got my financial aid award email... but there was no attachment :x

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby anewaphorist » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:08 pm

Anyone else have theirs? Negative here, not even an email. Wonder why they wouldn't send them all in one batch...

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby EdgarWinter » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:11 am

Two of the latest reviews of Regents allege that the building has a bedbug infestation.

http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en ... CFQQ4gkwAA

Anybody able to comment upon the veracity of that?

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby PopTorts13 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:54 pm

Dear Chicago,

Please send another round of Rubies tomorrow.

Sincerely,

Torts

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby Dany » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:57 pm

EdgarWinter wrote:Two of the latest reviews of Regents allege that the building has a bedbug infestation.

http://maps.google.com/maps/place?hl=en ... CFQQ4gkwAA

Anybody able to comment upon the veracity of that?

I have a ton of friends in Regents and haven't heard anything about it, but I don't live there so I have no idea.

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby PopTorts13 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:00 pm

Chicago tweeted, " Financial aid update: Committee's goal is to get financial aid awards out for Feb admits by the end of the week next week (March 16)."

Lets be optimistic now ladies and gentlemen and hope for some serious money. Best of luck all!

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby 180asBreath » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:16 pm

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Lol at posting this, being waitlisted, and withdrawing all in a couple of days. Oh well.
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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby PopTorts13 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:56 pm

So there was never a second round of rubies; whats up with that? Any prediction if and when more rubies will start rolling out?

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby curiouscat » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:08 pm

PopTorts13 wrote:So there was never a second round of rubies; whats up with that? Any prediction if and when more rubies will start rolling out?


Probably after the deposit date for Ruby recipients. Anyone know when that is?

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby kemmek » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:20 pm

curiouscat wrote:
PopTorts13 wrote:So there was never a second round of rubies; whats up with that? Any prediction if and when more rubies will start rolling out?


Probably after the deposit date for Ruby recipients. Anyone know when that is?


There was another round on March 2 (or at least a mini-round). I was offered one, and I remember reading that at least one other person on TLS was offered one as well. The response deadline is April 2. A related question- the letter says that if we accept, we need to withdraw from all other schools where we've been accepted and where we have outstanding applications (excluding waitlists). I haven't heard back from Yale, which I'm pretty sure is the only school I'd attend over the Ruby. It seems like some people last year were granted extensions, but this year's letter seems pretty firm on the April 2 date. Any other Ruby recipients in a similar situation?

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby PopTorts13 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:21 pm

curiouscat wrote:
PopTorts13 wrote:So there was never a second round of rubies; whats up with that? Any prediction if and when more rubies will start rolling out?


Probably after the deposit date for Ruby recipients. Anyone know when that is?


April 15th. So is it possible to receive our financial aid package tomorrow and to later receive the ruby?

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby curiouscat » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:28 pm

PopTorts13 wrote:
curiouscat wrote:
PopTorts13 wrote:So there was never a second round of rubies; whats up with that? Any prediction if and when more rubies will start rolling out?


Probably after the deposit date for Ruby recipients. Anyone know when that is?


April 15th. So is it possible to receive our financial aid package tomorrow and to later receive the ruby?


Oh - I thought it might be earlier than the regular scholarships. I'm not really sure how the second round of Rubies would typically work, but, yes, my (hopeful) guess is that it would go to people that received a scholarship previously. Maybe someone can confirm...?

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Re: University of Chicago Class of 2015

Postby PopTorts13 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:51 pm

PopTorts13 wrote:Chicago tweeted, " Financial aid update: Committee's goal is to get financial aid awards out for Feb admits by the end of the week next week (March 16)."

Lets be optimistic now ladies and gentlemen and hope for some serious money. Best of luck all!


So this tweet was for nothing? come ooooon Chicago! #lame




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