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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:43 pm

AdInfinitum wrote:For those who submitted their Need Access form already, did you wait until you got your tax returns back or submit with 2012 information and update to 2013 later? I'm not expecting mine back until early- to mid-march, but I'd like to receive financial aid information as soon as possible.


You don't have to wait. You can use estimates, then update w/ actual if you get need-based aid.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:43 pm

For those of you torn between NYU and a lower-ranked school with more money, what are your goals? Where do you want to practice?

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:05 pm

I was thinking of just using info on W-2

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby AdInfinitum » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:13 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
AdInfinitum wrote:For those who submitted their Need Access form already, did you wait until you got your tax returns back or submit with 2012 information and update to 2013 later? I'm not expecting mine back until early- to mid-march, but I'd like to receive financial aid information as soon as possible.


You don't have to wait. You can use estimates, then update w/ actual if you get need-based aid.


Awesome! Thanks for the info

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby SFrost » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:21 pm

lawschool22 wrote:For those of you torn between NYU and a lower-ranked school with more money, what are your goals? Where do you want to practice?


Well paying job. Motivated to live anywhere.

The 20s school would put me ~70k in debt (living expenses) while NYU is closer to, what, 250k? I've never worked with that kind of money. :shock:

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby politics89 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:39 pm

politics89 wrote:I emailed financial aid with a question last week, and then called today to leave a message and still have heard nothing back. Anyone else having problems hearing back?


I'm bumping this because I'm still wondering why no one will call me back and if I'm alone in it..

Thanks!

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby paglababa » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:41 pm

lawschool22 wrote:For those of you torn between NYU and a lower-ranked school with more money, what are your goals? Where do you want to practice?


NYC Biglawl. Which seems very possible from some of the lower t14s provided you're above median. Especially if you have solid prior work exp

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

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paglababa wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:For those of you torn between NYU and a lower-ranked school with more money, what are your goals? Where do you want to practice?


NYC Biglawl. Which seems very possible from some of the lower t14s provided you're above median. Especially if you have solid prior work exp


Yep, definitely true. It's that whole "assuming you're above median" thing that makes me worry about some of the lower T14. But if I wanted NYC biglaw I would probably be comfortable going to a lower t14 provided the money was right. Unfortunately I want DC, preferably federal government, but I would also do DC biglaw. This makes going to a T6 more appealing to me, and, assuming I don't get HLS, I think NYU is probably best for PI/Gov't in DC.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby paglababa » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:07 pm

lawschool22 wrote:
paglababa wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:For those of you torn between NYU and a lower-ranked school with more money, what are your goals? Where do you want to practice?


NYC Biglawl. Which seems very possible from some of the lower t14s provided you're above median. Especially if you have solid prior work exp


Yep, definitely true. It's that whole "assuming you're above median" thing that makes me worry about some of the lower T14. But if I wanted NYC biglaw I would probably be comfortable going to a lower t14 provided the money was right. Unfortunately I want DC, preferably federal government, but I would also do DC biglaw. This makes going to a T6 more appealing to me, and, assuming I don't get HLS, I think NYU is probably best for PI/Gov't in DC.


True. Did you apply for any of the NYU named schollys? If you get H, is it going to be a no brainer for you?

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby lawschool22 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:12 pm

paglababa wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:
paglababa wrote:
lawschool22 wrote:For those of you torn between NYU and a lower-ranked school with more money, what are your goals? Where do you want to practice?


NYC Biglawl. Which seems very possible from some of the lower t14s provided you're above median. Especially if you have solid prior work exp


Yep, definitely true. It's that whole "assuming you're above median" thing that makes me worry about some of the lower T14. But if I wanted NYC biglaw I would probably be comfortable going to a lower t14 provided the money was right. Unfortunately I want DC, preferably federal government, but I would also do DC biglaw. This makes going to a T6 more appealing to me, and, assuming I don't get HLS, I think NYU is probably best for PI/Gov't in DC.


True. Did you apply for any of the NYU named schollys? If you get H, is it going to be a no brainer for you?


I didn't apply for any of the NYU scholarships. The two that interested me were the RTK and the Furman. The problem w/ RTK is I didn't want to be locked into PI, as I may still go biglaw, and for the Furman Public Policy scholarship I honestly didn't think I had anything at all in my background at this point that would demonstrate a commitment to publicly policy, etc., and really didn't think I had a shot. So in the interest of getting an application in early, I decided not to apply to any of those.

With that said, if I did get H it probably would be a no-brainer, barring an unusual amount of money from NYU (but I don't see that happening).

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:36 pm

lawschool22 wrote:The problem w/ RTK is I didn't want to be locked into PI, as I may still go biglaw


That was my big reservation as well, especially since PI has all sorts of challenges that require having certain goals in mind a long the way.

I'm hoping to get my Need Access stuff in soon, already have one parent, the other is being difficult :roll:

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby kkdk » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:48 pm

Interesting to see everyone's reasoning. NYU is my top choice, I'm committed to PI and as was mentioned a few posts ago, I just don't see any school CCN on down that can compete with NYU's public interest offerings. I did apply for the RTK and the Furman Policy schollys. I guess we'll know about interviews in 2-3 weeks. But I'd be happy going to UMich because COA is way lower and their environmental law program is very strong.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby yomisterd » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:50 pm

I know some IILJ emails went out, but is the general thinking they are still going out? Or am I SOL?

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby Come on Down » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:32 pm

Has anyone submitted Need Access and gotten an aid offer yet?

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby kkdk » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:59 pm

yomisterd wrote:I know some IILJ emails went out, but is the general thinking they are still going out? Or am I SOL?


Not sure about IILJ specifically, but based on last year's thread, invites for named schollys were going out as late as March 15th. I'd say that until around then, you're still in the running. Some people have reported getting IILJ invites a few pages back on this thread though.

If you applied for a named scholarship and you get the e-mail about your merit aid decision being made before getting an interview invite, I think it automatically means you're no longer under consideration.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby rule615 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:05 am

lawschool22 wrote:For those of you torn between NYU and a lower-ranked school with more money, what are your goals? Where do you want to practice?


I don't have any financial aid offers yet, but I'm torn primarily between NYU and UVA, but there are some other attractive options. I want to do environmental law either in NY or DC, but I also want to have options going forward in the unlikely event I change my mind. Either way racking up significant debt is not going to be helpful, and COL in Charlottesville is way lower. But NYU's PI offerings are pretty phenomenal, both generally and specifically for environmental law. I'm also having a hard time turning down the overall prestige of Chicago, so there's that.
Basically I have no idea where I want to go yet, and I'm hoping financial aid offers help me sort it out.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby berndie90 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:29 am

Come on Down wrote:Has anyone submitted Need Access and gotten an aid offer yet?


I submitted need access on the 1st of February and my financial aid status told me that my application was "under final review." Looked like that was the last step before getting an offer. Hopefully soon!

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby mylifeis24 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:57 am

berndie90 wrote:
Come on Down wrote:Has anyone submitted Need Access and gotten an aid offer yet?


I submitted need access on the 1st of February and my financial aid status told me that my application was "under final review." Looked like that was the last step before getting an offer. Hopefully soon!


Mine has been like that since I submitted in January

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby Tela1283 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:03 pm

mylifeis24 wrote:
berndie90 wrote:
Come on Down wrote:Has anyone submitted Need Access and gotten an aid offer yet?


I submitted need access on the 1st of February and my financial aid status told me that my application was "under final review." Looked like that was the last step before getting an offer. Hopefully soon!


Mine has been like that since I submitted in January


Maybe a dumb question but where do you see your financial aid status?

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby mylifeis24 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:11 pm

Tela1283 wrote:
mylifeis24 wrote:
berndie90 wrote:
Come on Down wrote:Has anyone submitted Need Access and gotten an aid offer yet?


I submitted need access on the 1st of February and my financial aid status told me that my application was "under final review." Looked like that was the last step before getting an offer. Hopefully soon!


Mine has been like that since I submitted in January


Maybe a dumb question but where do you see your financial aid status?


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

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby thewaves » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:14 pm

For those who are out of state and planning to visit for ASW, where are you staying? Friends, hotel, airbnb? Just curious what the norm is.

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby nothingtosee » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:18 pm

IS there a link somewhere to the numbers if recent RTK recipients?

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby mylifeis24 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:47 pm

nothingtosee wrote:IS there a link somewhere to the numbers if recent RTK recipients?


oooh would like this too

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby kkdk » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:10 am

mylifeis24 wrote:
nothingtosee wrote:IS there a link somewhere to the numbers if recent RTK recipients?


oooh would like this too


DISCLAIMER: these are only people explicitly saying they got the scholly, including 2-3 profiles that really fit that description. I didn't include any AnBryce winners.

NYU's list of scholars has 25 profiles that list latin/PBK/other honors that indicate really high GPAs.

By year off of LSN:

2006-2007:
177/3.95 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/bic RTK
175/URM http://lawschoolnumbers.com/MoniLi gets the Law/Business Scholarship
172/3.89 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/zigneous Furman Academic Scholar

2007-2008:
- someone got an RTK interview with 3.5/177/URM, but took HLS before getting a reply. sauce (LinkRemoved)
169/3.85 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/mysterymeat RTK
176/3.66 URM http://lawschoolnumbers.com/ajg305 RTK
172/3.9 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/monkeyjam IILJ Scholar
177/3.73 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/sandphire RTK

2008-2009:

172/3.89 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/watch4hook RTK
173/3.92 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/LAS RTK
177/3.91 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/kalessebo Furman Academic

2009-2010:

176/3.95 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/calamansi RTK
176/3.9 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/cheerioipo named, but doesn't specify
175/3.8 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/wellsee1 Furman
180/3.83 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/dutchstriker Environmental/Land Use
175/3.8 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/boogaloo Environmental/Land Use
175/3.81 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/hopin10 Crim Law
178/3.96 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/ef123 IILJ
166/3.67 URM http://lawschoolnumbers.com/monkeykitten RTK

2010-2011:

167/4.0 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/readingrainbow profile makes me think RTK
175/3.81 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/whatisatort speculative, RTK
168/3.85 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/neonx The famous neonx, RTK
174/3.67 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/ChriLa425 Bickel and Brewer, basically RTK
165/3.64 URM http://lawschoolnumbers.com/LSPrincess RTK

2011-2012

171/3.67 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/kgr3415 RTK
173/3.81 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/freestallion RTK

2012-2013

174/3.8 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/xii RTK
170/3.69 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/02889 RTK
169/3.87 http://lawschoolnumbers.com/risa RTK

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Re: NYU Class of 2017

Postby nothingtosee » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:17 am

kkdk, you rock.




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