Cornell Class of 2016

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:23 pm

Lincoln wrote:
Lavitz wrote:Upfront I guess. I don't see the point of paying every month if the loans are disbursed all at once and it's enough to cover the tuition. But I've never handled this stuff so maybe I'm missing something.


If you are paying for tuition with federal loans, you don't have a choice: The loans are distributed to the Cornell bursar, who then takes out tuition and fees for the semester (as well as health insurance and gym membership for the year, if you have signed up for those in advance; the same is true for the bus pass in subsequent years) and then disburses the balance to you. If you add your checking account to your net pay account and designate it as your disbursement account you'll get it directly deposited in your account every semester going forward.

Thanks, that's what I figured. Health insurance, gym membership, and housing (Hughes) were all on the bill. I saw the credits exceeded the debits, figured I'd get the balance deposited to the checking account I linked, said "ok" and exited without looking at the tuition payment plans.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby T20hopeful89 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:52 pm

Lavitz wrote:
Lincoln wrote:
Lavitz wrote:Upfront I guess. I don't see the point of paying every month if the loans are disbursed all at once and it's enough to cover the tuition. But I've never handled this stuff so maybe I'm missing something.


If you are paying for tuition with federal loans, you don't have a choice: The loans are distributed to the Cornell bursar, who then takes out tuition and fees for the semester (as well as health insurance and gym membership for the year, if you have signed up for those in advance; the same is true for the bus pass in subsequent years) and then disburses the balance to you. If you add your checking account to your net pay account and designate it as your disbursement account you'll get it directly deposited in your account every semester going forward.

Thanks, that's what I figured. Health insurance, gym membership, and housing (Hughes) were all on the bill. I saw the credits exceeded the debits, figured I'd get the balance deposited to the checking account I linked, said "ok" and exited without looking at the tuition payment plans.



Ah, that makes sense. That's what the "refund" question is for. I actually have a citibank bank account, which doesn't exist in Ithaca, so I have to switch to bank of america and have my leftover loans, post-tuition, directly deposited into that account. Thanks for the clarification!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby CR2012 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:07 am

Lavitz wrote:
CR2012 wrote:Co-sign. I have to go to a wedding on the 24th, so I won't be in Ithaca until the 25th. I am going to have no friends at orientation...

Don't be silly. I'll be your friend.


Just saw this. Good to know. I am bringing the Seinfeld Complete Series with me. There must be a Seinfeld drinking game out there somewhere.

All other Seinfeld enthusiasts are invited.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:12 am

CR2012 wrote:Just saw this. Good to know. I am bringing the Seinfeld Complete Series with me. There must be a Seinfeld drinking game out there somewhere.

All other Seinfeld enthusiasts are invited.

Let's get it done. 8)

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby guinness1547 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:54 am

CR2012 wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
CR2012 wrote:Co-sign. I have to go to a wedding on the 24th, so I won't be in Ithaca until the 25th. I am going to have no friends at orientation...

Don't be silly. I'll be your friend.


Just saw this. Good to know. I am bringing the Seinfeld Complete Series with me. There must be a Seinfeld drinking game out there somewhere.

All other Seinfeld enthusiasts are invited.


If it's a TV show or movie, someone has made a drinking game for it.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby teachmehowtoraji » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:38 pm

Talk about bad timing; I just received an email stating a spot opened up in Hughes a couple hours after emailing my lease agreement in to my landlord :?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lincoln » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:56 pm

T20hopeful89 wrote:
Lavitz wrote:
Lincoln wrote:
Lavitz wrote:Upfront I guess. I don't see the point of paying every month if the loans are disbursed all at once and it's enough to cover the tuition. But I've never handled this stuff so maybe I'm missing something.


If you are paying for tuition with federal loans, you don't have a choice: The loans are distributed to the Cornell bursar, who then takes out tuition and fees for the semester (as well as health insurance and gym membership for the year, if you have signed up for those in advance; the same is true for the bus pass in subsequent years) and then disburses the balance to you. If you add your checking account to your net pay account and designate it as your disbursement account you'll get it directly deposited in your account every semester going forward.

Thanks, that's what I figured. Health insurance, gym membership, and housing (Hughes) were all on the bill. I saw the credits exceeded the debits, figured I'd get the balance deposited to the checking account I linked, said "ok" and exited without looking at the tuition payment plans.



Ah, that makes sense. That's what the "refund" question is for. I actually have a citibank bank account, which doesn't exist in Ithaca, so I have to switch to bank of america and have my leftover loans, post-tuition, directly deposited into that account. Thanks for the clarification!


As a decade-long BofA customer, don't go with them. If you're opening an account for that purpose, go with one of the local banks. They don't nickle-and-dime you to the same extent. That is, go with them until you get private banking through your firm. 8)

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:56 pm

teachmehowtoraji wrote:Talk about bad timing; I just received an email stating a spot opened up in Hughes a couple hours after emailing my lease agreement in to my landlord :?

This made me check my housing app and it looks like my roommate changed.

So are you living in Hughes or are you sticking with the apartment? Because I figured out who you are on facebook and my new roommate has the same first name as you. :shock:
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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby teachmehowtoraji » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:11 pm

Lavitz wrote:
teachmehowtoraji wrote:Talk about bad timing; I just received an email stating a spot opened up in Hughes a couple hours after emailing my lease agreement in to my landlord :?

This made me check my housing app and it looks like my roommate changed.

So are you living in Hughes or are you sticking with the apartment? Because I figured out who you are on facebook and my new roommate has the same first name as you. :shock:



I'd rather live in Hughes to avoid the down payment for the apartment; I'm trying to get in touch with the landlord to see if I can get off the hook. Shoot me a PM ill let you know the room they assigned me to.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:26 pm

Yep, should've done that in the first place. :lol:

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:27 pm

Lincoln wrote:
As a decade-long BofA customer, don't go with them. If you're opening an account for that purpose, go with one of the local banks. They don't nickle-and-dime you to the same extent. That is, go with them until you get private banking through your firm. 8)



http://www.schwab.com

High interest checking. Reimburses atm fees everywhere.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby highopes337 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:02 pm

I'll be living in Ithaca in a month... :shock:
I saw somebody had posted on the FB page about meeting up for an exploratory hike prior to orientation.
Thinking I might check that out.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:04 pm

Yeah, I would do that too if I were there by then.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby teachmehowtoraji » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:58 pm

highopes337 wrote:I'll be living in Ithaca in a month... :shock:
I saw somebody had posted on the FB page about meeting up for an exploratory hike prior to orientation.
Thinking I might check that out.


I'm not huge on the whole hiking thing, but I'm down for an exploratory bar crawl.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Rlabo » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:15 pm

teachmehowtoraji wrote:
highopes337 wrote:I'll be living in Ithaca in a month... :shock:
I saw somebody had posted on the FB page about meeting up for an exploratory hike prior to orientation.
Thinking I might check that out.


I'm not huge on the whole hiking thing, but I'm down for an exploratory bar crawl.


Now you're speaking my language

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:29 pm

Rlabo wrote:
teachmehowtoraji wrote:
highopes337 wrote:I'll be living in Ithaca in a month... :shock:
I saw somebody had posted on the FB page about meeting up for an exploratory hike prior to orientation.
Thinking I might check that out.


I'm not huge on the whole hiking thing, but I'm down for an exploratory bar crawl.


Now you're speaking my language


Count me in too on the bar thing :lol:

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby guinness1547 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:32 pm

Why not both?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby teachmehowtoraji » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:09 pm

Rlabo wrote:
teachmehowtoraji wrote:
highopes337 wrote:I'll be living in Ithaca in a month... :shock:
I saw somebody had posted on the FB page about meeting up for an exploratory hike prior to orientation.
Thinking I might check that out.


I'm not huge on the whole hiking thing, but I'm down for an exploratory bar crawl.


Now you're speaking my language



That's what I'm here for; gotta get a feel for the lay of the land before there's like 16 feet of snow everywhere.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby RetakeFrenzy » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:14 pm

guinness1547 wrote:Why not both?


Good point! I will probably get to Ithaca too late, though (around 23rd) :|

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby T20hopeful89 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:42 pm

Rlabo wrote:
teachmehowtoraji wrote:
highopes337 wrote:I'll be living in Ithaca in a month... :shock:
I saw somebody had posted on the FB page about meeting up for an exploratory hike prior to orientation.
Thinking I might check that out.


I'm not huge on the whole hiking thing, but I'm down for an exploratory bar crawl.


Now you're speaking my language



+1

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:59 pm

I found the class schedule and the book list on the Registrar page. We just need to know our section assignments. I typed this up for now:

Section A
M: 9:05-10; 11:15-12:10; 2:30-3:25
T: 9:05-10; 11:15-12:10; 2:30-3:25
W: 9:05-10; 11:15-12:10; 1:25-2:20; 2:30-3:25
Th: 10:10-11:05; 11:15-12:10; 1:25-2:20; 2:30-3:25
F: 10:10-11:05; 1:25-2:20
Profs (Order is Lawyering, Torts, CivPro, Ks, ConLaw): Whelan, Frakes, Clermont, Hillman, Dorf.

Section B
M: 9:05-10; 1:25-2:20; 2:30-3:25
T: 9:05-10; 10:10-11:05; 1:25-2:20; 2:30-3:25
W: 9:05-10; 10:10-11:05; 1:25-2:20; 2:30-3:25
Th: 10:10-11:05; 11:15-12:10; 1:25-2:20; 2:30-3:25
F: 10:10-11:05
Profs: Eagen, Bowman, Holden-Smith, Hillman, Dorf.

Section C
M: 8:45-10; 10:10-11:05; 2:30-3:25
T: 8:45-10; 10:10-11:05; 2:30-3:25
W: 8:45-10; 10:10-11:05; 1:25-2:20; 2:30-3:25
Th: 10:10-11:05; 11:15-12:10; 1:25-2:20; 2:30-3:25
F: 11:15-12:10; 1:25-2:20
Profs: Freed, Heise, Clermont, Eisenberg, Shiffrin.

Section D
M: 8:45-10; 1:25-2:20; 2:30-3:25
T: 8:45-10; 10:10-11:05; 1:25-2:20; 2:30-3:25
W: 8:45-10; 10:10-11:05; 1:25-2:20; 2:30-3:25
Th: 9:05-10; 11:15-12:10; 1:25-2:20; 2:30-3:25
F: 9:05-10
Profs: Smith, Heise, Holden-Smith, Eisenberg, Chafetz.

Section E
M: 9:05-10; 10:10-11:05; 2:30-3:25
T: 9:05-10; 10:10-11:05; 2:30-3:25
W: 9:05-10; 10:10-11:05; 1:25-2:20; 2:30-3:25
Th: 9:05-10; 10:10-11:05; 1:25-2:20; 2:30-3:25
F: 9:05-10; 1:25-2:20
Profs: Mooney, Wendel, Clermont, Hillman, Dorf.

Section F
M: 8:45-10; 12:20-1:15; 2:30-3:25
T: 8:45-10; 10:10-11:05; 12:10-1:15; 2:30-3:25
W: 8:45-10; 10:10-11:05; 12:20-1:15; 2:30-3:25
Th: 9:05-10; 11:15-12:10; 12:20-1:15; 2:30-3:25
F: 9:05-10
Profs: Atlas, Heise, Holden-Smith, Eisenberg, Rana.


Edit: Sections CDF have 1 more hour of class per week because of Eisenberg. But the class ends a few weeks early to compensate.
Arbiter213 wrote:re: Eisenberg: He makes the class meet more often, then ends the class a week or two early. It's awful at first, but awesome come exams.
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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby teachmehowtoraji » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:06 am

Nice Lavitz. Anyone have any idea which professors are supposed to be chill and which aren't? I'm sure it's in the "Students Taking Questions" thread but I really don't feel like combing that right now.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby Lavitz » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:23 am

teachmehowtoraji wrote:Nice Lavitz. Anyone have any idea which professors are supposed to be chill and which aren't? I'm sure it's in the "Students Taking Questions" thread but I really don't feel like combing that right now.

Off the top of my head? No idea. You're right that the same questions about profs are asked in the taking questions thread every time schedules come out. I'm sure current/former students can answer.

If you want, you can also sign up for CLSevals and read those reviews. Probably not worth it until we get section assignments though.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby hephaestus » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:30 am

teachmehowtoraji wrote:Nice Lavitz. Anyone have any idea which professors are supposed to be chill and which aren't? I'm sure it's in the "Students Taking Questions" thread but I really don't feel like combing that right now.

Since you can't choose your professors, I wouldn't worry which ones are "chill." Instead, once you get the assignments, focus on trying to understand what makes that professor tick and how they test. This is something you'll gradually figure out during the semester.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2016

Postby teachmehowtoraji » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:40 am

ImNoScar wrote:
teachmehowtoraji wrote:Nice Lavitz. Anyone have any idea which professors are supposed to be chill and which aren't? I'm sure it's in the "Students Taking Questions" thread but I really don't feel like combing that right now.

Since you can't choose your professors, I wouldn't worry which ones are "chill." Instead, once you get the assignments, focus on trying to understand what makes that professor tick and how they test. This is something you'll gradually figure out during the semester.


Wise words.




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