UVA Class of 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

Where will you be living during your 1L year?

Pavilion
7
15%
Ivy
5
11%
Jeffersonian
8
17%
Arlington Park Townhomes
4
9%
Arlington Court Condos
0
No votes
Graduate Centre
1
2%
University Place
2
4%
Landmark at Granite Park
0
No votes
Other
17
36%
Undecided
3
6%
 
Total votes: 47

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angels2fly
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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby angels2fly » Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:03 pm

$$ tomorrow?

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okaygo
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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby okaygo » Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:44 pm

angels2fly wrote:$$ tomorrow?


Hopefully. The area is expecting heavy snow though. So administrative offices could be closing.

rachellen
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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby rachellen » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:04 am

From the UVA Law Financial Aid Facebook page...

Incoming 1L students: We are again enjoying a "weather event" on the east coast with ice and snow, and that will delay our financial aid awarding schedule. The university is closed today. If we can get back in the office tomorrow, we anticipate moving forward with awarding at that time. We will post updates here. We apologize for the delay, and if you have a snow picture to share, post it here!


Aurgh!

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Jessasaurus
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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby Jessasaurus » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:44 am

So sorry if this has already been answered but do they award scholarships via email or regular mailing only?

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RCO2012
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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby RCO2012 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:50 am

Jessasaurus wrote:So sorry if this has already been answered but do they award scholarships via email or regular mailing only?


I was told that award notices would a arrive via email. The timeline says letter, but I'm guessing email.

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RCO2012
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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby RCO2012 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:50 am

Sorry about $$ everyone the weather is real bad out here though.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby jdapplicant » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:29 pm

rachellen wrote:From the UVA Law Financial Aid Facebook page...

Incoming 1L students: We are again enjoying a "weather event" on the east coast with ice and snow, and that will delay our financial aid awarding schedule. The university is closed today. If we can get back in the office tomorrow, we anticipate moving forward with awarding at that time. We will post updates here. We apologize for the delay, and if you have a snow picture to share, post it here!


Aurgh!


It seems like something happens with the weather every time something important is about to be released. Damn you, climate change!

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sl5uw13
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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby sl5uw13 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:36 pm

anyone remember october 2012 lsat and that weather debacle? reminds me of that

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SteelPenguin
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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby SteelPenguin » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:36 pm

Did forms have to be completed by the deadline for merit too? I'm embarrassed to admit that I missed the initial deadline for needaccess/fafsa

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby fatheranderson15 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:38 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:Did forms have to be completed by the deadline for merit too? I'm embarrassed to admit that I missed the initial deadline for needaccess/fafsa


+1. In my case, I got FAFSA in by the deadline but getting my parent to fill out the parental section on NeedAccess took longer.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby lastsamurai » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:40 pm

Everyone get the email? Looks like $$$ will start to go out Wednesday via email

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby jasper09 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:43 pm

lastsamurai wrote:Everyone get the email? Looks like $$$ will start to go out Wednesday via email


+1 Just got it. In other news, I'm particularly amped for the open house in a few weeks. Also, any DC-area folks going to the reception in McLean this week?

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby albs18 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:54 pm

Any insight into the nature of the financial aid deadline? Was it a priority deadline? Also was it required for any kind of aid or only need based aid?

TYIA

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby albs18 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:12 pm

albs18 wrote:Any insight into the nature of the financial aid deadline? Was it a priority deadline? Also was it required for any kind of aid or only need based aid?

TYIA


Nevermind. Easily found the answer online: A number of merit-only scholarships are awarded to entering students each year. The value of merit scholarships may range from $5,000 to full tuition. All admitted applicants will be considered for merit-based scholarships, and no separate application is required.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby Jessasaurus » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:46 pm

It was nice of them to send an email on the status of scholarships given the weather, unlike some other schools (I'm lookin at you GULC)

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby RCO2012 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:11 pm

jasper09 wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:Everyone get the email? Looks like $$$ will start to go out Wednesday via email


+1 Just got it. In other news, I'm particularly amped for the open house in a few weeks. Also, any DC-area folks going to the reception in McLean this week?


I don't know if I'm headed to McClean yet, but I've been looking for someone in D.C./NOVA that is planning to attend UVA to do some networking events with in the DMV area. PM me! :D

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby Sojourner2 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:14 am

Did anyone else notice that the email said that "financial aid awards" will go out today/tomorrow? To me, financial aid means need-based money, not scholarships. Aid implies assistance being given to one who needs it. Scholarships aren't assistance given to those in need--they're something given to you because the school wants you to come.

Am I reading too much into that? Are we sure that scholarships are going out at this time and not later (or, please don't let this be the case, have already gone out)?

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby kemosabe » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:33 am

Sojourner2 wrote:Did anyone else notice that the email said that "financial aid awards" will go out today/tomorrow? To me, financial aid means need-based money, not scholarships. Aid implies assistance being given to one who needs it. Scholarships aren't assistance given to those in need--they're something given to you because the school wants you to come.

Am I reading too much into that? Are we sure that scholarships are going out at this time and not later (or, please don't let this be the case, have already gone out)?


We should find out soon enough, but I took the email to be referring to scholarships. This is partially based on the fact that several other schools seem to be releasing their awards around this time. I heard from BC yesterday and am anticipating decisions from NU, GULC, Cornell, and UVA this week or early next week.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby Sojourner2 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:04 am

I hope you're right.

BC is an interesting choice--its seems like a bit of an outlier from the other schools you listed. Are you from Boston, or do you want to practice there? I'm just curious because I'm in the throes of the decision-making process and am literally tearing out my hair every day trying to make a decision. Just interested what other people are thinking.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby okaygo » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:13 pm

Jessasaurus wrote:It was nice of them to send an email on the status of scholarships given the weather, unlike some other schools (I'm lookin at you GULC)

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby RCO2012 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:28 pm

kemosabe wrote:
Sojourner2 wrote:Did anyone else notice that the email said that "financial aid awards" will go out today/tomorrow? To me, financial aid means need-based money, not scholarships. Aid implies assistance being given to one who needs it. Scholarships aren't assistance given to those in need--they're something given to you because the school wants you to come.

Am I reading too much into that? Are we sure that scholarships are going out at this time and not later (or, please don't let this be the case, have already gone out)?


We should find out soon enough, but I took the email to be referring to scholarships. This is partially based on the fact that several other schools seem to be releasing their awards around this time. I heard from BC yesterday and am anticipating decisions from NU, GULC, Cornell, and UVA this week or early next week.


Yeah - reading too much into it. Financial Aid, is providing aid to you financially. There is need-based aid and merit-based aid. Both are financial aid. However, when I contacted admissions regarding the requirement to fill out the forms in order to hear about merit-based $$$ they informed me that it is a combined process where need based and merit based are combined together and that I needed to submit FASFA and NA ASAP. Just a heads up for those who haven't completed those forms. It seems many of us are getting conflicting answers on this.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby GeneralFile(s) » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:35 pm

Yeah - reading too much into it. Financial Aid, is providing aid to you financially. There is need-based aid and merit-based aid. Both are financial aid. However, when I contacted admissions regarding the requirement to fill out the forms in order to hear about merit-based $$$ they informed me that it is a combined process where need based and merit based are combined together and that I needed to submit FASFA and NA ASAP. Just a heads up for those who haven't completed those forms. It seems many of us are getting conflicting answers on this.


I agree that they are giving out conflicting answers on this. When I first contacted them over the phone, I very clearly asked if I needed to complete Need Access to be considered for a merit scholarship and they said YES. On the website, through emails and other people's reports, however, it looks like that may not be the case.

My hunch is that you do not need to complete need access to be considered for a merit scholarship, BUT, the school wants to collect as much financial data as possible and has an incentive to get as many people to complete need access as possible and is therefore dispersing conflicting (and misleading?) information.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby RCO2012 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:43 pm

GeneralFile(s) wrote:
Yeah - reading too much into it. Financial Aid, is providing aid to you financially. There is need-based aid and merit-based aid. Both are financial aid. However, when I contacted admissions regarding the requirement to fill out the forms in order to hear about merit-based $$$ they informed me that it is a combined process where need based and merit based are combined together and that I needed to submit FASFA and NA ASAP. Just a heads up for those who haven't completed those forms. It seems many of us are getting conflicting answers on this.


I agree that they are giving out conflicting answers on this. When I first contacted them over the phone, I very clearly asked if I needed to complete Need Access to be considered for a merit scholarship and they said YES. On the website, through emails and other people's reports, however, it looks like that may not be the case.

My hunch is that you do not need to complete need access to be considered for a merit scholarship, BUT, the school wants to collect as much financial data as possible and has an incentive to get as many people to complete need access as possible and is therefore dispersing conflicting (and misleading?) information.


I have no idea. I guess we will find out soon, but who knows mine may be delayed since I was initially under the impression that I did not need to complete those two forms for merit-based consideration and I could do it after. I guess those who didn't file FASFA and Need Access will be able to tell us if they get any news with those who did file (before 02/14/14). I sure hope they don't take financials into consideration when deciding merit-based, that would be operating in bad faith lol.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby UCLAHopeful2014 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:49 pm

We may get financial aid emails today, late today even.
"Unfortunately, because of the weather, we are not able to get the first batch of financial aid awards out today, as we had planned. We hope to get awards out, via email, late tomorrow or Wednesday. Please watch for an email from the UVA Law Financial Aid Office. We sincerely apologize for this delay. "

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby oxie » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:15 pm

Just got my aid offer! Full scholly called the Dillard!




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