Cornell Class of 2017

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby bryanjbay12 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:46 pm

tsv wrote:
bryanjbay12 wrote:
tsv wrote:What was the turnaround between sending the forms and receiving an aid offer?


Sent mine in early March and haven't heard back yet. People who sent them in February seem to be getting info around now.


Thanks! I hope I get it before my first deposit deadline at another school.


Same. Good luck!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby SplitMyPants » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:19 pm

Has anyone who's received an aid letter this weekend/today submitted their form this month?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby kenwash » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:20 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:Has anyone who's received an aid letter this weekend/today submitted their form this month?

Yep I did. Submitted mid March.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby AAJD2B » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:53 pm

vicpin5190 wrote:I got my aid letter, but no scholi :(


Not surprising at all though, i guess....


That's insane. How do they determine aid? Do they heavily weight parent's incomes?

I really thought they were great with aid, especially for URMs. Sorry to hear this.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby SplitMyPants » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:02 pm

Did anyone w/ these six-figure aid letters choose merit only?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:24 pm

vicpin5190 wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:
vicpin5190 wrote:I got my aid letter, but no scholi :(


Not surprising at all though, i guess....


That's insane. How do they determine aid? Do they heavily weight parent's incomes?

I really thought they were great with aid, especially for URMs. Sorry to hear this.


I don't believe I'm considered URM though. I'm hispanic but not URM-hispanic.


Didn't you apply ED as well?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby rackylo » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:27 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:Did anyone w/ these six-figure aid letters choose merit only?


Edited for RC failure.

I chose both merit- and need-based aid.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby Synch » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:54 am

For what it's worth - I chose merit only, and still haven't turned in that Cornell Fin Aid Questionnaire thing. Received 150k scholly last week. PM for stats.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby SplitMyPants » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:21 am

Synch wrote:For what it's worth - I chose merit only, and still haven't turned in that Cornell Fin Aid Questionnaire thing. Received 150k scholly last week. PM for stats.


Which form? This one? If so, then how'd you choose merit only?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby Synch » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:26 am

SplitMyPants wrote:
Synch wrote:For what it's worth - I chose merit only, and still haven't turned in that Cornell Fin Aid Questionnaire thing. Received 150k scholly last week. PM for stats.


Which form? This one? If so, then how'd you choose merit only?


Apologies if I'm wrong about this, but I believe I selected merit only on my need access application for Cornell. But, as I said, I haven't sent in that form that you linked

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby luckyman17 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:46 am

With regards to scholarship negotiations, should I send an email to the financial aid office or straight to admissions?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby PrideandGlory1776 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:10 pm

$0 in needs-access despite serious financial hardship and less than 10k per year in merit scholarship - to say I'm underwhelmed would do violence to the word underwhelmed. Disgusted. Going to wait 48 hours and then send a follow-up email to see if I can't get the needs-access increased if not will be withdrawing by week's end. Good luck all.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby AAJD2B » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:15 pm

PrideandGlory1776 wrote:$0 in needs-access despite serious financial hardship and less than 10k per year in merit scholarship - to say I'm underwhelmed would do violence to the word underwhelmed. Disgusted. Going to wait 48 hours and then send a follow-up email to see if I can't get the needs-access increased if not will be withdrawing by week's end. Good luck all.


Really sorry to hear this. I wonder if they consider parental income more or as heavily as student's income.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby linkx13 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:19 pm

PrideandGlory1776 wrote:$0 in needs-access despite serious financial hardship and less than 10k per year in merit scholarship - to say I'm underwhelmed would do violence to the word underwhelmed. Disgusted. Going to wait 48 hours and then send a follow-up email to see if I can't get the needs-access increased if not will be withdrawing by week's end. Good luck all.


I don't get this. I thought they combined the two awards. How do you differentiate what need based and what merit aid you got?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby rackylo » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:48 pm

linkx13 wrote:
PrideandGlory1776 wrote:$0 in needs-access despite serious financial hardship and less than 10k per year in merit scholarship - to say I'm underwhelmed would do violence to the word underwhelmed. Disgusted. Going to wait 48 hours and then send a follow-up email to see if I can't get the needs-access increased if not will be withdrawing by week's end. Good luck all.


I don't get this. I thought they combined the two awards. How do you differentiate what need based and what merit aid you got?


Same question. I only saw how much I got in total.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby PrideandGlory1776 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:54 pm

Oh ok maybe it was needsaccess then I suppose - I just assumed needsaccess grants were substantial amounts - my numbers are above both medians so I just figured that just on the basis of merit my scholarship grant would be at least 25% tuition worst case scenario like 15-20% but I was severely wrong. That's fine though would have loved Ithaca but I know things happen for a reason and part of the process of overcoming disappointment is accepting the things you cannot change and resolving to change the things that are in your power to change. Best of luck to you all!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby SplitMyPants » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:02 pm

Nothing in my mailbox again today :?

There isn't a status checker mailing update that I can look for, is there?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby Winter is Coming » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:04 pm

Sorry should have updated this sooner. Got the letter last Friday, I had sent in my financial aid form and taxes in late February.

Low double digit merit aid, about what I was expecting, but still a little disappointed.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby Serett » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:34 pm

Still nothing. C'mon, Cornell; love me!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby Thiggs » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:36 pm

For those who are in process of negotiating or plan on negotiating soon, please keep us updates on your progress!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2017 (Now with $$$$)

Postby Sloth Hero » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:12 pm

Hello all. I'm slightly above LSAT 75% and around GPA median. I hope I can get at least a 30k scholarship that would put me under the 100k debt mark 0,0 -- I have 50k saved away and parents willing to comp living expenses :)

congrats to those who have been accepted, and encouragement to you all who are now facing the final boss: finaid.




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