Harvard Class of 2017

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

State your section!

Section 1
6
8%
Section 2
12
16%
Section 3
8
11%
Section 4
7
10%
Section 5
19
26%
Section 6
8
11%
Section 7
13
18%
 
Total votes: 73

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cotiger
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby cotiger » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:34 pm

wtrc wrote:Wow at another significant tuition and cost increase. With the explosion of student debt and the legal market job opportunities declining, glad to see that Harvard University is using that 33 billion endowment to keep costs affordable.

:cry:


Seriously. Would it have killed them to just freeze tuition? An almost 5% increase is a bit of a slap in the face.

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thewaves
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby thewaves » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:00 pm

People considering Rubies/other significant scholarships, take note!

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Pneumonia
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Pneumonia » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:15 pm

Is the preliminary financial aid application open yet? It's past "mid february" but that big banner is still there...

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oxie
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby oxie » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:43 pm

Yeah, that tuition increase :shock:

Not to be a downer, but I've been doing some research on recent tuition/COA increases to see if the 3.5% increase that's the default in the GULC debt calculator is reasonable for HLS and here's the data I've found...

2008-2009 to 2009-2010: 5.78% increase in tuition, 4.14% increase in total COA
2009-2010 to 2010-2011: 3.53% increase in tuition, 3.24% increase in total COA
2010-2011 to 2011-2012: 4.73% increase in tuition, 3.57% increase in total COA
2011-2012 to 2012-2013: 4.94% increase in tuition, 4.41% increase in total COA
2012-2013 to 2013-2014: 4.80% increase in tuition, 3.83% increase in total COA
2013-2014 to 2014-2015: 4.78% increase in tuition, 4.07% increase in total COA

Average year-over-year increases between 2008-2009 and 2014-2015: 4.76% for tuition, 3.87% for COA

If things continue increasing at that rate (3.87% year-over-year for COA), total COA -- not including interest on loans -- will pass 90K/year in the 2017-2018 school year and will pass 100K/year in the 2020-2021 school year.

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oxie
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby oxie » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:44 pm

Pneumonia wrote:Is the preliminary financial aid application open yet? It's past "mid february" but that big banner is still there...

Yeah, you should be able to get started here: https://myfaid.law.harvard.edu/NetPartn ... gHome.aspx

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wtrc
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby wtrc » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:39 pm

For March ASWers: I'm staying at the Marriott Cambridge, about two miles away from HLS, Fri Sat Sunday. I got a very very good deal and if anyone wants to split it or for more details, PM me. I'm a dude in my mid 20's.

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TheMostDangerousLG
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:41 pm

Did everyone just receive the email saying the HLS housing app is now open? I was so confused and tried to apply, and then realized it was only for returning students.. woops. X)

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almondjoy
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby almondjoy » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:24 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Did everyone just receive the email saying the HLS housing app is now open? I was so confused and tried to apply, and then realized it was only for returning students.. woops. X)

Yeah I definitely got excited for a second haha

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thewaves
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby thewaves » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:28 pm

Oops I emailed them and was confused. I guess I didn't see it's for returning students....

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applelover
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby applelover » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:35 pm

wtrc wrote:For March ASWers: I'm staying at the Marriott Cambridge, about two miles away from HLS, Fri Sat Sunday. I got a very very good deal and if anyone wants to split it or for more details, PM me. I'm a dude in my mid 20's.


I'm at the Sheraton, which is pricier, but convenient.

Joe Christmas
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Joe Christmas » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:36 am

This is probably a dumb question, but are we supposed to bring nice stuff to wear to ASW?

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jingosaur
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby jingosaur » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:42 am

Joe Christmas wrote:This is probably a dumb question, but are we supposed to bring nice stuff to wear to ASW?


I'm going with the "dress shirt and jeans" look.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TripTrip » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:51 am

As one of the current students who will be showing you around during ASW, if anyone wears a suit I will forcibly remove one of either you or your suit.

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Howl
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Howl » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:58 am

TripTrip wrote:As one of the current students who will be showing you around during ASW, if anyone wears a suit I will forcibly remove one of either you or your suit.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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TripTrip
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby TripTrip » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:00 pm

On a related note, if anyone will be in Cambridge Thursday evening before ASW I'll provide the top secret Bar Review location.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby t-14orbust » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:09 pm

TripTrip wrote:On a related note, if anyone will be in Cambridge Thursday evening before ASW I'll provide the top secret Bar Review location.


Is there a reason that bar reviews are generally on thursdays and not on fridays?

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cotiger
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby cotiger » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:17 pm

Joe Christmas wrote:This is probably a dumb question, but are we supposed to bring nice stuff to wear to ASW?


You're already admitted. Wear whatever you want.

lawschoolwannabee123
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby lawschoolwannabee123 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:22 pm

almondjoy wrote:
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Did everyone just receive the email saying the HLS housing app is now open? I was so confused and tried to apply, and then realized it was only for returning students.. woops. X)

Yeah I definitely got excited for a second haha


Speaking of housing, does anybody know how competitive it is to get on-campus housing? How many people apply for how many spots?

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thewaves
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby thewaves » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:30 pm

TLS meetup???

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Howl
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Howl » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:43 pm

thewaves wrote:TLS meetup???


Donde?

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Optimist Prime
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby Optimist Prime » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:50 pm

cotiger wrote:
wtrc wrote:Wow at another significant tuition and cost increase. With the explosion of student debt and the legal market job opportunities declining, glad to see that Harvard University is using that 33 billion endowment to keep costs affordable.

:cry:


Seriously. Would it have killed them to just freeze tuition? An almost 5% increase is a bit of a slap in the face.


+1 Given their need only aid policy it's a huge FU to the (already shrinking) middle class.

hwannabe1234
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby hwannabe1234 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:58 pm

After js2, how many days do I have to wait for acceptance packet to come in mail?

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residentemma
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby residentemma » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:13 pm

I got mine about a week and a half later (in TN)

Anyone know what the deadline is for financial aid apps? Can't seem to find it

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jingosaur
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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby jingosaur » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:17 pm

residentemma wrote:I got mine about a week and a half later (in TN)

Anyone know what the deadline is for financial aid apps? Can't seem to find it


I remember reading somewhere that there is no deadline and the reward we get now is only a preliminary number.

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Re: Harvard Class of 2017

Postby residentemma » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:20 pm

jingosaur wrote:
residentemma wrote:I got mine about a week and a half later (in TN)

Anyone know what the deadline is for financial aid apps? Can't seem to find it


I remember reading somewhere that there is no deadline and the reward we get now is only a preliminary number.


phew, thanks a lot. i was worried... my custodial parent is currently gallivanting around sub-saharan africa with no access to tax or income records *eye roll* good to know i have time




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