Columbia Class of 2017

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

When will you be moving in / to NYC?

Already in the city / before end of June
3
6%
Early or mid-July
1
2%
End of July
5
10%
August 1~4
7
14%
August 5~8
12
24%
August 9~12
12
24%
August 13~15
6
12%
After August 15, because IDGAF
3
6%
 
Total votes: 49

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papercut
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Mon May 12, 2014 2:16 pm

minato wrote:Longtime lurker checking in.... feels good.


Welcome. Congrats!

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waferthinmint
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby waferthinmint » Mon May 12, 2014 5:01 pm

can't wait to get my move-in date so i can start planning my east coast tour!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby kitkat288 » Mon May 12, 2014 6:04 pm

I am still confused about housing- I want to live with law students and have the cheapest possible rent- what should I do?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby FuriousDuck » Mon May 12, 2014 7:30 pm

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Mon May 12, 2014 10:23 pm

kitkat288 wrote:I am still confused about housing- I want to live with law students and have the cheapest possible rent- what should I do?


Do you send them an email? I had a request that didn't really fit their form so I just emailed them, and they said they added it to my application.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby kitkat288 » Tue May 13, 2014 11:05 am

papercut wrote:
kitkat288 wrote:I am still confused about housing- I want to live with law students and have the cheapest possible rent- what should I do?


Do you send them an email? I had a request that didn't really fit their form so I just emailed them, and they said they added it to my application.


I hadn't... Ill do that. What email did you use?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby hashlaw » Tue May 13, 2014 11:44 am

Hi All,

For all of you taking out graduate plus loans: you should check out this infographic by sallie mae. Really leaning towards picking that option now (I am going the biglaw route).

https://www.salliemae.com/student-loans ... omparison/

Thoughts? Advantages/disadvantages?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby francesfarmer » Tue May 13, 2014 12:01 pm

When do we have to fill out the MPN for federal loans? This loan request form is confusing.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby buffalo_ » Tue May 13, 2014 1:16 pm

hashlaw wrote:Hi All,

For all of you taking out graduate plus loans: you should check out this infographic by sallie mae. Really leaning towards picking that option now (I am going the biglaw route).

https://www.salliemae.com/student-loans ... omparison/

Thoughts? Advantages/disadvantages?


My concern would be footnote 1:

Explore federal loans and compare to ensure you understand the terms and features. Smart Option Student Loans that have variable rates can go up after consummation. Federal student loans are required by law to provide a range of flexible repayment options, including, but not limited to, income-based repayment and income-contingent repayment plans, and loan forgiveness and deferment benefits, which other student loans are not required to provide. Federal loans generally have origination fees, but are available to students regardless of income.


It isn't clear that this loan would be eligible for PAYE or IBR. If it isn't you would limit your repayment options and probably any PSLF forgiveness.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby EquallyWrong » Tue May 13, 2014 2:46 pm

i hate finance so, so much. going to go with the simplest option for selling myself into indentured servitude.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby nothingtosee » Tue May 13, 2014 3:25 pm

Has anyone turned an HYS acceptance into more money from Columbia? If so, will you shoot me a pm?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Tue May 13, 2014 4:25 pm

I would like to take this time to point out that the CLS logo on my water bottle is wearing off. I am literally watching my prestige disappear.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Tue May 13, 2014 4:39 pm

nothingtosee wrote:Has anyone turned an HYS acceptance into more money from Columbia? If so, will you shoot me a pm?


Columbia is not great with negotiations, I believe. They pretty much have their offer and don't really go further with it. I didn't have HYS, however. But some have tried to negotiate with Ruby from UChi, and CLS wouldn't bite.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Tue May 13, 2014 6:17 pm

EquallyWrong wrote:i hate finance so, so much. going to go with the simplest option for selling myself into indentured servitude.


I feel pretty much the same way. I might revise my options next year.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Tue May 13, 2014 6:18 pm

francesfarmer wrote:When do we have to fill out the MPN for federal loans? This loan request form is confusing.


In two days. Although I called and talked to the FA office and they said that they would grant people a few days after the deadline just in case.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Tue May 13, 2014 6:18 pm

nothingtosee wrote:Has anyone turned an HYS acceptance into more money from Columbia? If so, will you shoot me a pm?


Give it a try, it can't hurt if you word your email politely.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Tue May 13, 2014 6:19 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:I would like to take this time to point out that the CLS logo on my water bottle is wearing off. I am literally watching my prestige disappear.


I don't even have a CLS water bottle. Was this ASW swag?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby FuriousDuck » Tue May 13, 2014 8:24 pm

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Tue May 13, 2014 8:43 pm

I mean, how am I to mac it to a girl at the gym if I can't show off my prestige? Why am I even doing this?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby papercut » Tue May 13, 2014 8:59 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:I mean, how am I to mac it to a girl at the gym if I can't show off my prestige? Why am I even doing this?


Might I suggest a neck tattoo.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby drevo » Tue May 13, 2014 9:36 pm

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby buffalo_ » Wed May 14, 2014 12:39 am

drevo wrote:
kitkat288 wrote:
papercut wrote:
kitkat288 wrote:I am still confused about housing- I want to live with law students and have the cheapest possible rent- what should I do?


Do you send them an email? I had a request that didn't really fit their form so I just emailed them, and they said they added it to my application.


I hadn't... Ill do that. What email did you use?


I sent a similar email to the housing liaison, Juliana Utley, because I was told to go into detail on the no-longer present comment section of the housing app. I emailed her at: housing@law.columbia.edu . It took her about a week and a half to get back to me, but she added my comments to my application and was very helpful. From everything I've read and been told, she is insanely helpful and will go out of her way for law students in all things housing.


Same experience

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby moopness » Wed May 14, 2014 6:55 am

So all we need to do is sign the MPN and then write how much we need in loans for the law school loan request form right? Am I missing something? Because it seems really simple but if other people are having trouble with it or find it confusing I feel like I really must be missing something and I don't want to fuck up.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Humbert Humbert » Wed May 14, 2014 10:50 am

moopness wrote:So all we need to do is sign the MPN and then write how much we need in loans for the law school loan request form right? Am I missing something? Because it seems really simple but if other people are having trouble with it or find it confusing I feel like I really must be missing something and I don't want to fuck up.

Also, I don't see Columbia Law School listed, only Columbia University in the City of New York. Is this right?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby buffalo_ » Wed May 14, 2014 12:19 pm

Humbert Humbert wrote:
moopness wrote:So all we need to do is sign the MPN and then write how much we need in loans for the law school loan request form right? Am I missing something? Because it seems really simple but if other people are having trouble with it or find it confusing I feel like I really must be missing something and I don't want to fuck up.

Also, I don't see Columbia Law School listed, only Columbia University in the City of New York. Is this right?


That's what I selected.




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