Columbia Class of 2016

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angflos
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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby angflos » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:26 pm

Kind of a strange question but what payment methods can you use for the deposit?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby beepboopbeep » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:31 pm

angflos wrote:Kind of a strange question but what payment methods can you use for the deposit?


Check by mail, money order, or credit card.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby helix23 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:37 pm

beepboopbeep wrote:
angflos wrote:Kind of a strange question but what payment methods can you use for the deposit?


Check by mail, money order, or credit card.


also direct wire transfers from Gringotts

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby angflos » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:37 pm

Also, which credit cards do they accept? (I'm wondering about Discover and AMEX)

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby bananapudding88 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:38 pm

helix23 wrote:also direct wire transfers from Gringotts

:lol:

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby helix23 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:38 pm

angflos wrote:Also, which credit cards do they accept? (I'm wondering about Discover and AMEX)


It's columbia, bro. AMEX is preferred.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby moonman157 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:51 pm

KingFish wrote:Check in


Congrats!!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby Aussiebum » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:25 pm

ph5354a wrote:
beepboopbeep wrote:
ph5354a wrote:That said, I've heard from a few housing sources that getting a studio or 1-bedroom as a single (not couple or family) 1L is unlikely, so if that's the only way you would be willing to do campus housing, then you may want to consider doing off-campus. I believe you can still apply, and once you get your housing offer, if it's not a studio, you can just decline it and do an apartment search on your own.


This is how I'm doing it - I'm in a similar situation of just not really wanting roommates at this point in my life. I talked to someone who had a studio in Lenfest, though, and they said that a number of solo 1Ls had studios there last year. I'd imagine they have a set number reserved for law students and it just depends on how many apply for couple/family housing every year.


That's encouraging! I'm hoping for one of the cheaper ones on 420 116th. It looks like last year housing assignments came out on May 29, so there's still plenty of time to do a regular apartment search if necessary.


Thanks guys! This is all very good to know. I guess my fear is not only landing the studio/efficiency in the housing lottery (I wouldn't mind finding something on my own if I don't get that) but more signing a lease for more than 1300/month to then run out of money halfway through the semester. :shock: What happens then? Do we hit the streets? I thought I had put those days behind me... :oops:

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby learntolift » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:45 pm

so if we werent offered any money is that it game over, or is there further room to beg and grovel?


also, whats up with lenfest? 2k+ per month? serious?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby jubee » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:56 pm

learntolift wrote:so if we werent offered any money is that it game over, or is there further room to beg and grovel?


also, whats up with lenfest? 2k+ per month? serious?


don't think it hurts to try, i did and was denied but might as well exhaust all your options!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby txdude45 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:08 pm

helix23 wrote:
angflos wrote:Also, which credit cards do they accept? (I'm wondering about Discover and AMEX)


It's columbia, bro. AMEX is preferred.


I think they only accept the Black cards though...

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby helix23 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:40 am

txdude45 wrote:
helix23 wrote:
angflos wrote:Also, which credit cards do they accept? (I'm wondering about Discover and AMEX)


It's columbia, bro. AMEX is preferred.


I think they only accept the Black cards though...


lolol i see what you did there

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby angflos » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:37 am

Here's another strange question. Are Columbia's grants guaranteed to us for all 3 years or can they be changed due to receiving another award? The reason I'm asking is because I'd like to apply for some scholarships, but if Columbia will just subtract any scholarship money I receive from my law school grant it seems kind of pointless.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:45 am

Audeamus wrote:
ph5354a wrote:
Audeamus wrote:
My dog gets along with literally every dog on the planet. He is so submissive (he even flips over belly-up when he meets cats) that I can't imagine he will be overwhelming, so we'll def have to try it out! What kind of dog do you have?


I have an Australian Shepherd/Rottweiler mix. He has the build and size of a shepherd (about 45 pounds) but with Rottweiler coloring. In short, he's magnificent. He's really sweet and playful, but has those classic shelter-dog insecurity issues. It sounds like your dog would be a perfect buddy for him. :D


Yes! Mine is a Rottweiler/Hound mix. 50 pounds with Rottweiler coloring! It's a match made in canine heaven! I'm so happy Duke will have friends :D Is yours people shy? Duke is still pretty afraid of people, though he's getting better. We're constantly working on socialization.


Yay!! Rondo can be super friendly with people, but he's a little more skeptical of men (who isn't?), and can seemingly sense "dog people" and tends to be more skeptical of people who aren't as confident around dogs. He sees right through that. Hopefully Rondo can teach Duke how to hang out with people and Duke can teach Rondo how to hang out with other dogs!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:49 am

angflos wrote:Here's another strange question. Are Columbia's grants guaranteed to us for all 3 years or can they be changed due to receiving another award? The reason I'm asking is because I'd like to apply for some scholarships, but if Columbia will just subtract any scholarship money I receive from my law school grant it seems kind of pointless.


I would talk to the fin aid office about this. I would guess it would depend on what size of scholarships you're talking about.

ETA: Also, theoretically, CLS doesn't really have an incentive to decrease your grant unless your outside scholarships were really significant. If their students get outside funding, then they graduate with less debt, which makes CLS look better without costing them anything.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby beepboopbeep » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:13 pm

ph5354a wrote:
angflos wrote:Here's another strange question. Are Columbia's grants guaranteed to us for all 3 years or can they be changed due to receiving another award? The reason I'm asking is because I'd like to apply for some scholarships, but if Columbia will just subtract any scholarship money I receive from my law school grant it seems kind of pointless.


I would talk to the fin aid office about this. I would guess it would depend on what size of scholarships you're talking about.

ETA: Also, theoretically, CLS doesn't really have an incentive to decrease your grant unless your outside scholarships were really significant. If their students get outside funding, then they graduate with less debt, which makes CLS look better without costing them anything.


Someone asked about this sort of situation at the first ASW - I don't remember exactly what they said, so you should still call, but I got the sense that grants are pretty locked-in once you accept the award. They certainly aren't going to increase your award if one of your parents loses their job, so while they ask you to report any major changes in your family's financial situation, I doubt they would just subtract the scholly.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby beepboopbeep » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:16 pm

Also: just submitted my deposit! Hooray!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:57 pm

beepboopbeep wrote:Also: just submitted my deposit! Hooray!


Yay!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby heybobo » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:25 pm

Why won't Columbia give me my financial aid package?? Accepted in February and submitted all my finaid materials before the the March 1 deadline. NYU deposit deadline is in 2.5 hours and I am just officially freaking the fuck out.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby djwjddl » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:20 pm

submitted my deposit and housing application today :D

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby moonman157 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:24 pm

djwjddl wrote:submitted my deposit and housing application today :D


Congrats!!!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby KingFish » Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:30 pm

Got my NCE today in SoCal. Accepted on Tuesday. How long until I get my other goodies!?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:48 pm

KingFish wrote:Got my NCE today in SoCal. Accepted on Tuesday. How long until I get my other goodies!?


Congrats!! Next, you'll get a small packet of the administrative stuff (a copy of the fin aid questionnaire, etc.) and after that you'll get gigantic blue box of brochures on essentially every aspect of CLS. At some point you'll also get a small NYC guidebook, which is the most useful aspect of all of this tree-killing. All of that started about 3-5 days after my NCE, so you should expect it soon!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby KingFish » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:40 pm

ph5354a wrote:
KingFish wrote:Got my NCE today in SoCal. Accepted on Tuesday. How long until I get my other goodies!?


Congrats!! Next, you'll get a small packet of the administrative stuff (a copy of the fin aid questionnaire, etc.) and after that you'll get gigantic blue box of brochures on essentially every aspect of CLS. At some point you'll also get a small NYC guidebook, which is the most useful aspect of all of this tree-killing. All of that started about 3-5 days after my NCE, so you should expect it soon!

Awesome thanks! There's something so satisfying about looking through nicely printed brochures and info materials. Can't wait! haha

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Re: Columbia Class of 2016

Postby permapress » Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:56 pm

i was told that on our housing app, there would be a place for us to list or detail our preferences, but i didn't see a place for that anywhere on the app. what gives?




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