UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby bonerland » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:03 pm

MissouriMisery wrote:Hello future potential classmates! Anybody apply for matching scholarships / heard back about matching or any other $$$? I haven't seen anything mentioned or noticed any on LSN. Thoughts?


They release offers around ASW.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby navierstokes » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:19 pm

Power_of_Facing wrote:I can't make ASW, but I am coming to visit and I am seriously jazzed on Boalt -- does that mean I am out of luck w/r/t travel reimbursement?


I'm visiting this week instead of ASW! I made arrangements for my visit by submitting a request through the admitted students portal online about 3 weeks ahead of time, and a few days later someone from the office sent me a really nice email with details regarding reimbursement. From what I've been told, it works the same as ASW (same $ limit, you show them receipts for your travel arrangements, etc). I know you said you're not going to ASW but just in case anyone else sees this, you can only get reimbursed for ASW or an individual visit but not both.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Cocoblues » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:28 pm

navierstokes wrote:
Power_of_Facing wrote:I can't make ASW, but I am coming to visit and I am seriously jazzed on Boalt -- does that mean I am out of luck w/r/t travel reimbursement?


I'm visiting this week instead of ASW! I made arrangements for my visit by submitting a request through the admitted students portal online about 3 weeks ahead of time, and a few days later someone from the office sent me a really nice email with details regarding reimbursement. From what I've been told, it works the same as ASW (same $ limit, you show them receipts for your travel arrangements, etc). I know you said you're not going to ASW but just in case anyone else sees this, you can only get reimbursed for ASW or an individual visit but not both.


Wow! That's pretty generous!! :shock: :D

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby SlothManProphecy » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:02 pm

http://boaltalk.blogspot.com

I hadn't seen this mentioned on the site before. It's a blog contributed to by Boalt students and alum. Although it is no longer regularly updated, it's neat to read through some old entries. It gives more of a flavor to the school.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby SlothManProphecy » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:52 pm

Also, I'm currently in the process of moving from the Lake Merritt area of Oakland to an apartment a little closer to campus. I know how difficult the apartment postings in this area can be to navigate. If anyone wants any advice on housing feel free to pm me! I'm happy to help

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Cocoblues » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:26 pm

Has anyone filled out the Supplemental Application for Need-Based Grants? Did you wait until after you had been assigned a student ID?

Thanks

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:51 pm

Cocoblues wrote:Has anyone filled out the Supplemental Application for Need-Based Grants? Did you wait until after you had been assigned a student ID?

Thanks


Have those admitted from FR2 been assigned student IDs? I haven't received mine yet :|

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby bonerland » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:59 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:
Cocoblues wrote:Has anyone filled out the Supplemental Application for Need-Based Grants? Did you wait until after you had been assigned a student ID?

Thanks


Have those admitted from FR2 been assigned student IDs? I haven't received mine yet :|


I am waiting to receive my ID. FR2 as well.

Someone ITT mentioned that they were able to submit without their ID, but I don't think that is very wise

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Cocoblues » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:01 pm

bonerland wrote:
Dr.Zer0 wrote:
Cocoblues wrote:Has anyone filled out the Supplemental Application for Need-Based Grants? Did you wait until after you had been assigned a student ID?

Thanks


Have those admitted from FR2 been assigned student IDs? I haven't received mine yet :|


I am waiting to receive my ID. FR2 as well.

Someone ITT mentioned that they were able to submit without their ID, but I don't think that is very wise


Yes, I'm still waiting on mine. I agree that it wouldn't be wise to go ahead and submit without a student ID. I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't the only recent admit still waiting for one.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:02 pm

Cocoblues wrote:
bonerland wrote:
Dr.Zer0 wrote:
Cocoblues wrote:Has anyone filled out the Supplemental Application for Need-Based Grants? Did you wait until after you had been assigned a student ID?

Thanks


Have those admitted from FR2 been assigned student IDs? I haven't received mine yet :|


I am waiting to receive my ID. FR2 as well.

Someone ITT mentioned that they were able to submit without their ID, but I don't think that is very wise


Yes, I'm still waiting on mine. I agree that it wouldn't be wise to go ahead and submit without a student ID. I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't the only recent admit still waiting for one.


FWIW I submitted mine before I was admitted.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Cocoblues » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:18 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:
Cocoblues wrote:
bonerland wrote:
Dr.Zer0 wrote:Have those admitted from FR2 been assigned student IDs? I haven't received mine yet :|


I am waiting to receive my ID. FR2 as well.

Someone ITT mentioned that they were able to submit without their ID, but I don't think that is very wise


Yes, I'm still waiting on mine. I agree that it wouldn't be wise to go ahead and submit without a student ID. I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't the only recent admit still waiting for one.


FWIW I submitted mine before I was admitted.


Oh... :shock:

Back to wondering whether to pull the trigger...

ETA: I'm going to email the Financial Aid office and ask.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:22 pm

Cocoblues wrote:Oh... :shock:

Back to wondering whether to pull the trigger...

ETA: I'm going to email the Financial Aid office and ask.


Don't they ask you for your LSAC number? I'm sure they can match who you are thru that.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby bonerland » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:25 pm

Cocoblues wrote:[

Oh... :shock:

Back to wondering whether to pull the trigger...

ETA: I'm going to email the Financial Aid office and ask.


Please share the results. :mrgreen:

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby calle_25 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:27 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:
Cocoblues wrote:Oh... :shock:

Back to wondering whether to pull the trigger...

ETA: I'm going to email the Financial Aid office and ask.


Don't they ask you for your LSAC number? I'm sure they can match who you are thru that.

FWIW, I also submitted mine before being admitted. BUT, also FWIW, I called the office today asking about my student ID and they told me it would be sent tomorrow :D I was admitted on the FR2 wave.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby bonerland » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:32 pm

I received a decent need-based grant from UCLA. Hoping Berkeley can pull something similar.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:39 pm

bonerland wrote:I received a decent need-based grant from UCLA. Hoping Berkeley can pull something similar.


+1 I'm hoping that since they're both in the UC system their need based qualifications are the same.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Cocoblues » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:41 pm

bonerland wrote:
Cocoblues wrote:[

Oh... :shock:

Back to wondering whether to pull the trigger...

ETA: I'm going to email the Financial Aid office and ask.


Please share the results. :mrgreen:


I got an auto-reply email with a lot of information. This was the most relevant part:

Q: Can I still submit the FAFSA and/or Supplemental Application after the March 2 deadline?

A: Yes. Applications received after the deadline will be considered for need-based grants on a first-come first-served basis as funds remain available. Please submit your applications as soon as possible. If you are applying for loans only, the March 2 deadline does not apply, however, you should submit your FAFSA in time to be offered loans before mid-July.

I think I'll go ahead and submit mine by the end of the day tomorrow, ID or not!

^^
Thanks for the info, Calle!

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby bonerland » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:51 pm

Just received my ID. 8)

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Cocoblues » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:52 pm

bonerland wrote:Just received my ID. 8)


:lol:

I was coming here to report just that!

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:55 pm

Cocoblues wrote:
bonerland wrote:Just received my ID. 8)


:lol:

I was coming here to report just that!


+1

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:33 pm

checkin in!

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby albs18 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:46 pm

bonerland wrote:
MissouriMisery wrote:Hello future potential classmates! Anybody apply for matching scholarships / heard back about matching or any other $$$? I haven't seen anything mentioned or noticed any on LSN. Thoughts?


They release offers around ASW.


They are rolling out offers between March 15th and April 30th. So some offers should already be out.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby admiringatticus » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:51 pm

albs18 wrote:
bonerland wrote:
MissouriMisery wrote:Hello future potential classmates! Anybody apply for matching scholarships / heard back about matching or any other $$$? I haven't seen anything mentioned or noticed any on LSN. Thoughts?


They release offers around ASW.


They are rolling out offers between March 15th and April 30th. So some offers should already be out.


I thought the window for receiving scholarship decisions was March 1-April 30. So theoretically people should have been hearing for a few weeks but I haven't heard of anyone who has received an offer.

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:47 pm

Looks like we will be getting fin aid info by April 15. Sweet!

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Re: UC-Berkeley Class of 2017

Postby ashley82929 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:53 pm

Dr.Zer0 wrote:Looks like we will be getting fin aid info by April 15. Sweet!


Did you call and talk to someone?

I saw in last year's thread a lot of people already had their need-based aid packages by the 2nd of April. I really hope they release that info around that time again considering the deposit to my 2nd choice school is due April 1st.




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