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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby politics89 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:56 am

My financial aid app went under review today, when should I expect to hear back? 2 weeks? Or is the timeline more arbitrary than that?

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby admiringatticus » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:56 am

politics89 wrote:My financial aid app went under review today, when should I expect to hear back? 2 weeks? Or is the timeline more arbitrary than that?


I heard back in a week.

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Postby lastsamurai » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:12 pm

politics89 wrote:My financial aid app went under review today, when should I expect to hear back? 2 weeks? Or is the timeline more arbitrary than that?


Sorry - where can we see the status of the application?

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby mylifeis24 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:13 pm

So my financial aid app (for merit and need) has been under final review since 1/27.... does that mean I'm a contender for a named scholarship? I applied to a bunch of the RTKs.
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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby mylifeis24 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:14 pm

lastsamurai wrote:
politics89 wrote:My financial aid app went under review today, when should I expect to hear back? 2 weeks? Or is the timeline more arbitrary than that?


Sorry - where can we see the status of the application?


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

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby lastsamurai » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:18 pm

mylifeis24 wrote:
lastsamurai wrote:
politics89 wrote:My financial aid app went under review today, when should I expect to hear back? 2 weeks? Or is the timeline more arbitrary than that?


Sorry - where can we see the status of the application?


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


Thank you!!!

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Postby Optimist Prime » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:25 pm

We have to fill out need access in order to qualify for named scholarships right?

Also is there any harm to just guessing high on need access? I'm in that awkward-ish middle class bracket where I care a lot about COA, but know I'm going to get zero grant money due to parent's net assets. Figured it would be easier to just guess high than to have to wait/try to get my parent's tax info since the result will be zero aid either way.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby mylifeis24 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:43 pm

Optimist Prime wrote:We have to fill out need access in order to qualify for named scholarships right?

Also is there any harm to just guessing high on need access? I'm in that awkward-ish middle class bracket where I care a lot about COA, but know I'm going to get zero grant money due to parent's net assets. Figured it would be easier to just guess high than to have to wait/try to get my parent's tax info since the result will be zero aid either way.


Yes you have to fill out need access for named scholarships.

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Postby politics89 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:44 pm

admiringatticus wrote:
politics89 wrote:My financial aid app went under review today, when should I expect to hear back? 2 weeks? Or is the timeline more arbitrary than that?


I heard back in a week.


Did they email you or is this a new status checker to obsessively monitor? :)

Thanks!

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby SplitMyPants » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:55 pm

politics89 wrote:
admiringatticus wrote:
politics89 wrote:My financial aid app went under review today, when should I expect to hear back? 2 weeks? Or is the timeline more arbitrary than that?


I heard back in a week.


Did they email you or is this a new status checker to obsessively monitor? :)

Thanks!


Yes and yes.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby jingosaur » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:37 pm

mylifeis24 wrote:
Optimist Prime wrote:We have to fill out need access in order to qualify for named scholarships right?

Also is there any harm to just guessing high on need access? I'm in that awkward-ish middle class bracket where I care a lot about COA, but know I'm going to get zero grant money due to parent's net assets. Figured it would be easier to just guess high than to have to wait/try to get my parent's tax info since the result will be zero aid either way.


Yes you have to fill out need access for named scholarships.


Does anyone know if you need to fill out Need Access before you're invited to the named scholarships?
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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby Nonconsecutive » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:41 pm

jingosaur wrote:
mylifeis24 wrote:
Optimist Prime wrote:We have to fill out need access in order to qualify for named scholarships right?

Also is there any harm to just guessing high on need access? I'm in that awkward-ish middle class bracket where I care a lot about COA, but know I'm going to get zero grant money due to parent's net assets. Figured it would be easier to just guess high than to have to wait/try to get my parent's tax info since the result will be zero aid either way.


Yes you have to fill out need access for named scholarships.


Does anyone know if you need to fill out Need Access before you're invited to the names scholarships?


They say that they "strongly recommend" it, take that for what its worth.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby Optimist Prime » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:55 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:
jingosaur wrote:
mylifeis24 wrote:
Optimist Prime wrote:We have to fill out need access in order to qualify for named scholarships right?

Also is there any harm to just guessing high on need access? I'm in that awkward-ish middle class bracket where I care a lot about COA, but know I'm going to get zero grant money due to parent's net assets. Figured it would be easier to just guess high than to have to wait/try to get my parent's tax info since the result will be zero aid either way.


Yes you have to fill out need access for named scholarships.


Does anyone know if you need to fill out Need Access before you're invited to the names scholarships?


They say that they "strongly recommend" it, take that for what its worth.


Thanks all, that's very, very helpful. Quick follow-up since I'm a need access novice. Will other schools be able to tell I've completed need access even if I only release it to NYU Law? I have a (almost certainly unfounded) concern that it might weaken my negotiating position at other schools if they could ping that I had created a need access account, but knew I had not submitted it to them.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby mylifeis24 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:15 pm

Nonconsecutive wrote:
jingosaur wrote:
mylifeis24 wrote:
Optimist Prime wrote:We have to fill out need access in order to qualify for named scholarships right?
Yes you have to fill out need access for named scholarships.


Does anyone know if you need to fill out Need Access before you're invited to the names scholarships?


They say that they "strongly recommend" it, take that for what its worth.


Thanks all, that's very, very helpful. Quick follow-up since I'm a need access novice. Will other schools be able to tell I've completed need access even if I only release it to NYU Law? I have a (almost certainly unfounded) concern that it might weaken my negotiating position at other schools if they could ping that I had created a need access account, but knew I had not submitted it to them.


As far as I can tell, schools only receive need access if you choose to send it to them- they can't look your name up and see if you have an account or anything. That seems too big brother.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby lastsamurai » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:55 pm

jingosaur wrote:
mylifeis24 wrote:
Optimist Prime wrote:We have to fill out need access in order to qualify for named scholarships right?

Also is there any harm to just guessing high on need access? I'm in that awkward-ish middle class bracket where I care a lot about COA, but know I'm going to get zero grant money due to parent's net assets. Figured it would be easier to just guess high than to have to wait/try to get my parent's tax info since the result will be zero aid either way.


Yes you have to fill out need access for named scholarships.


Does anyone know if you need to fill out Need Access before you're invited to the named scholarships?


I don't think it's necessary for the invite (I submitted my forms after the invite). They do suggest submitting NA prior to interviewing though

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby jdapplicant » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:12 pm

So NYU's average scholarship or grant award is just under $26k and median is roughly $15k. Considering how many above medians/75ths TLSers have reported receiving nothing, it seems like NYU is very open to negotiating $0 up at least $15k. This is especially the case if TLSers are, on average, stronger candidates than a random sample of admits, and will generally end up in the top half of scholly recipients. Thoughts?

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby yomisterd » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:16 pm

Was just notified that I'm an IILJ finalist! It is curious though that they don't have a formal interview process. Can anybody shed light on what this means as far as further review of my application? Does it mean the IILJ finalist day is like a long informal interview?

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby graphia » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:20 pm

Anyone plan on living in Jersey and commuting in? I've got a pet I love and can't get rid of, and a car I love only slightly less. Looking to bounce ideas off someone with similar plans.

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Postby lawschool22 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:26 pm

graphia wrote:Anyone plan on living in Jersey and commuting in? I've got a pet I love and can't get rid of, and a car I love only slightly less. Looking to bounce ideas off someone with similar plans.


I've heard that Jersey is not really any cheaper than many places in BK, but with worse transportation.

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Postby Theopliske8711 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:44 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
graphia wrote:Anyone plan on living in Jersey and commuting in? I've got a pet I love and can't get rid of, and a car I love only slightly less. Looking to bounce ideas off someone with similar plans.


I've heard that Jersey is not really any cheaper than many places in BK, but with worse transportation.


Not recommend Jersey unless you already live there and have attachments. You'll have to spend on transportation every day since you are crossing water. That's 2.25, each way. Every day.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby graphia » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:46 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
graphia wrote:Anyone plan on living in Jersey and commuting in? I've got a pet I love and can't get rid of, and a car I love only slightly less. Looking to bounce ideas off someone with similar plans.


I've heard that Jersey is not really any cheaper than many places in BK, but with worse transportation.

Its more a question of finding a place that's cat friendly and has parking. My knowledge of NYC is extremely limited, I was under the impression that wouldn't be possible?

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby lawschool22 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:48 pm

graphia wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
graphia wrote:Anyone plan on living in Jersey and commuting in? I've got a pet I love and can't get rid of, and a car I love only slightly less. Looking to bounce ideas off someone with similar plans.


I've heard that Jersey is not really any cheaper than many places in BK, but with worse transportation.

Its more a question of finding a place that's cat friendly and has parking. My knowledge of NYC is extremely limited, I was under the impression that wouldn't be possible?


I am in no way an expert on NYC (and in general intimidated by it) but I was under the impression you can find parking in BK. I think cat-friendly should be pretty easy just about anywhere.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby jingosaur » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:59 pm

graphia wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
graphia wrote:Anyone plan on living in Jersey and commuting in? I've got a pet I love and can't get rid of, and a car I love only slightly less. Looking to bounce ideas off someone with similar plans.


I've heard that Jersey is not really any cheaper than many places in BK, but with worse transportation.

Its more a question of finding a place that's cat friendly and has parking. My knowledge of NYC is extremely limited, I was under the impression that wouldn't be possible?


I've lived in 2 apartment buildings in NYC and both were pet friendly. A lot of places in Manhattan are animal friendly, especially with cats.

W/r/t the car, don't anticipate bringing a car. You won't need one, especially during 1L.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby graphia » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:45 pm

jingosaur wrote:
W/r/t the car, don't anticipate bringing a car. You won't need one, especially during 1L.


I know I won't need a car, but after the blood, sweat, and tears I've poured into it, it's not something I'm going to part with. I know it's not the most financially sound decision, but working on my car is something I'm extremely passionate about, and I can live with the extra expense if I can find somewhere with parking.

Thanks for the info about the pets, that's a load off my mind. It looks like my SO will be getting a job around Parsippany and moving with me, so Jersey might be the most practical option for both of us. If I were to get a place close to a PATH station in Hoboken or Parsippany, does anyone have any idea what kind of commute I'd expect? I'm thrilled to get to experience NYC, but being able to get away to somewhere less crowded on the weekends would do wonders for my sanity.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017 - New Photos in OP!

Postby mylifeis24 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:55 pm

graphia wrote:
jingosaur wrote:
W/r/t the car, don't anticipate bringing a car. You won't need one, especially during 1L.


I know I won't need a car, but after the blood, sweat, and tears I've poured into it, it's not something I'm going to part with. I know it's not the most financially sound decision, but working on my car is something I'm extremely passionate about, and I can live with the extra expense if I can find somewhere with parking.

Thanks for the info about the pets, that's a load off my mind. It looks like my SO will be getting a job around Parsippany and moving with me, so Jersey might be the most practical option for both of us. If I were to get a place close to a PATH station in Hoboken or Parsippany, does anyone have any idea what kind of commute I'd expect? I'm thrilled to get to experience NYC, but being able to get away to somewhere less crowded on the weekends would do wonders for my sanity.


Hoboken is actually only about 16 minutes away from NYU via PATH (9th street station). Parsippany is MUCH longer.




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