NYU Law Class of 2016

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby 02889 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:53 am

bruwinning24 wrote:Can someone please link me to where I can check my financial aid status please?

https://faaps.law.nyu.edu/studentmain.html

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby Swimp » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:05 am

My netID finally works.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby gertie » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:20 pm

Current students!

With the COA budget, I see that there are no funds set aside for Misc expenses. This leads me to worry that it will be very hard to live within the budget that NYU offers (only enough for tution, housing, books...very little for anything else).

Is this true? Can you live and enjoy life based on the COA (nothing extravagant but enough to do something)? I plan to borrow the total amount available in loans but I want to know that I will be able to live off of that and not need a part time job.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:57 pm

gertie wrote:Current students!

With the COA budget, I see that there are no funds set aside for Misc expenses. This leads me to worry that it will be very hard to live within the budget that NYU offers (only enough for tution, housing, books...very little for anything else).

Is this true? Can you live and enjoy life based on the COA (nothing extravagant but enough to do something)? I plan to borrow the total amount available in loans but I want to know that I will be able to live off of that and not need a part time job.


One thing to note is that the COA budget is supposed to cover 9 months, not 12 of living. The room and board budget ($21,720) is $2,400/month which should be plenty for a housing and food/misc. expenses as long as you live reasonably. During the summer, you'll either have a job and/or will have access to the $4,500 PI stipend. Even if you live more frugally and want to make your student loans last the whole 12 months until next August, that's still $1,800/month. Depending on the apartment that I find, I plan on borrowing much less than the COA budget.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby vividviolin » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:24 pm

Just an update on the IILJ front...I really doubt there is going to be another round of invites. There were roughly 25 of us there on Wednesday, and when I spoke to Angelina Fisher, she said that they are hoping for at most 8 people. For example, the class of 2014 only has 2 IILJ scholars. No one I spoke to knew how they narrow down the pool of finalists (Wednesday was full of informal-ish group interviews, so maybe that has to do with it? But honestly it seemed like we were being pitched rather than the other way around). But we should be informed in late March or early April.

As to how much $$$ is involved, Ms Fisher said that the financial aid office determined that, but from what people said it seemed likely to be less than full tuition.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby banjo » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:07 pm

DId everyone get the law preview email? Couldn't tell if NYU actually recommends doing that gunnery stuff

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:09 pm

banjo wrote:DId everyone get the law preview email? Couldn't tell if NYU actually recommends doing that gunnery stuff

don't

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby banjo » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:17 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
banjo wrote:DId everyone get the law preview email? Couldn't tell if NYU actually recommends doing that gunnery stuff

don't


Haha as a TLSer I'd never consider it. But it was weird to get an email about it from the office of admissions (linking to positive "reviews" on the law preview web site!).

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:28 pm

gertie wrote:Current students!

With the COA budget, I see that there are no funds set aside for Misc expenses. This leads me to worry that it will be very hard to live within the budget that NYU offers (only enough for tution, housing, books...very little for anything else).

Is this true? Can you live and enjoy life based on the COA (nothing extravagant but enough to do something)? I plan to borrow the total amount available in loans but I want to know that I will be able to live off of that and not need a part time job.


Its pretty easy to make it work.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby 02889 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:49 am

Should I be checking the FAAPS financial aid status page for a date update before I expect a decision, or was the 3/8 update for some people just an anomaly?

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:54 am

02889 wrote:Should I be checking the FAAPS financial aid status page for a date update before I expect a decision, or was the 3/8 update for some people just an anomaly?


I'm not sure of the timing, but I received my award Monday early afternoon and my faaps status was updated again on 3/11 (I also had the 3/8 update). Not sure if the 3/11 update was at the same time as the award or before it though, so that may not be useful.

ETA: to clarify, on 3/11 there was a "application in final stages" update as well as a "award sent" update.
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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:59 am

Anastasia Dee Dualla wrote:
gertie wrote:Current students!

With the COA budget, I see that there are no funds set aside for Misc expenses. This leads me to worry that it will be very hard to live within the budget that NYU offers (only enough for tution, housing, books...very little for anything else).

Is this true? Can you live and enjoy life based on the COA (nothing extravagant but enough to do something)? I plan to borrow the total amount available in loans but I want to know that I will be able to live off of that and not need a part time job.


Its pretty easy to make it work.

It's also RIDICULOUSLY easy to get a COA adjustment. I think I got 800 for winter clothes alone, and they may have even helped us with our credit cared bill.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby Anonymous4444 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:39 pm

Is a large scholly from Chicago good enough leverage to get money from NYU?

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:45 pm

Anonymous4444 wrote:Is a large scholly from Chicago good enough leverage to get money from NYU?


Since it's (slightly) higher ranked, I would say definitely yes.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby cwid1391 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:00 am

Did anyone appeal their scholarship decision? My appeal has been pending for more than twice the amount of time it took them to make their initial decision. I just want to know...
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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:06 am

cwid1391 wrote:Did anyone appeal their (0) scholarship decision? My appeal has been pending for more than twice the amount of time it took them to make their initial decision. I just want to know...

I didn't think to mention this before, but one reason you may not know is because they might be trying to figure out how much of their offered money is going to be taken first.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby joiedevivre18 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:06 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
cwid1391 wrote:Did anyone appeal their (0) scholarship decision? My appeal has been pending for more than twice the amount of time it took them to make their initial decision. I just want to know...

I didn't think to mention this before, but one reason you may not know is because they might be trying to figure out how much of their offered money is going to be taken first.


How does one appeal the decision? I've sent an e-mail to the fin aid office but perhaps I need to send it somewhere else??

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby cwid1391 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:16 pm

joiedevivre18 wrote:
JamMasterJ wrote:
cwid1391 wrote:Did anyone appeal their scholarship decision? My appeal has been pending for more than twice the amount of time it took them to make their initial decision. I just want to know...

I didn't think to mention this before, but one reason you may not know is because they might be trying to figure out how much of their offered money is going to be taken first.


How does one appeal the decision? I've sent an e-mail to the fin aid office but perhaps I need to send it somewhere else??


On the website where your award was listed, there's actually an "appeal" tab. You list your reasons for the appeal and any supporting documents you wish to submit. Then they throw it in a black box somewhere and forget about it.
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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:21 pm

cwid1391 wrote:
On the website where your award was listed, there's actually an "appeal" tab. You list your reasons for the appeal and any supporting documents you wish to submit. Then they throw it in a black box somewhere and forget about it.


I thought that tab only appeared after you submitted the appeal? It's not on my faapps page. I just emailed the letter to the fin aid email address. I just did it last night so I haven't received a confirmation or anything.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby cwid1391 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:02 pm

ph5354a wrote:
cwid1391 wrote:
On the website where your award was listed, there's actually an "appeal" tab. You list your reasons for the appeal and any supporting documents you wish to submit. Then they throw it in a black box somewhere and forget about it.


I thought that tab only appeared after you submitted the appeal? It's not on my faapps page. I just emailed the letter to the fin aid email address. I just did it last night so I haven't received a confirmation or anything.


The process for appeal is somewhere on that site. I did initially email them, so they may have activated the appeal section for me.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:21 pm

Yup, I just received an email from fin. aid with an automated email follow-up saying that I now had the appeal tab and could enter my appeal and supporting documents there.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby NoodleyOne » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:53 pm

Been over a month since I sent in Need Access and Fafsa, and I still haven't heard shit about scholly, and their site still has me as "currently under review".

Sent multiple e-mails and called financial aid with one two minute conversation and no e-mail replied to.

Getting really fucking pissed.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby digifly » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:07 pm

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby ph5354a » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:11 pm

digifly wrote:Does it matter for financial aid if my dad recently lost his job and is currently unemployed? Looks like they only take last year into account.


I think they only focus on 2012 because that's the most recent complete year to get an accurate picture of your finances. I'd say that's definitely worth an update. I can't remember if you've gotten your fin aid package yet, but I would wait until you do, and then definitely use that as an update/appeal. That, combined with the other offers you have, should make for a pretty compelling appeal letter.

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Re: NYU Law Class of 2016

Postby digifly » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:15 pm

ph5354a wrote:
digifly wrote:Does it matter for financial aid if my dad recently lost his job and is currently unemployed? Looks like they only take last year into account.


I think they only focus on 2012 because that's the most recent complete year to get an accurate picture of your finances. I'd say that's definitely worth an update. I can't remember if you've gotten your fin aid package yet, but I would wait until you do, and then definitely use that as an update/appeal. That, combined with the other offers you have, should make for a pretty compelling appeal letter.


I got my final package, but it was $0 haha.




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