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
4
8%
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: 50

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MyopicVisage
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby MyopicVisage » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:16 pm

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EvMont
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby EvMont » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:22 pm

MyopicVisage wrote:
drevo wrote:
EvMont wrote:What's the standard COA for 2014-2015?


In my Financial Aid Offer letter it said $85,755 for 2014-2015. I can break it up into their subcategories if you want.


2013-2014 is $82795. That's more than double the inflation rate.


Some t14 schools are at triple the inflation rate.

drevo
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby drevo » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:30 pm

MyopicVisage wrote:
drevo wrote:
EvMont wrote:What's the standard COA for 2014-2015?


In my Financial Aid Offer letter it said $85,755 for 2014-2015. I can break it up into their subcategories if you want.


2013-2014 is $82795. That's more than double the inflation rate.


Yep. Here's the breakdown they gave in the letter for those who haven't received it yet:

Tuition........................58,292
Fees..............................4,798
Transcript Fee..................105
Room & Board.............17,150
Books............................1,560
Personal Expenses.........3,850
Loan Fee...............................0
Total............................85,755

Theopliske8711
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:34 pm

Jesus, it's going to break 60K by next year.

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a.sleepyhead
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby a.sleepyhead » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:02 am

So, they can't reasonably expect us to deposit without seeing our aid letters...right?

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neprep
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby neprep » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:34 am

a.sleepyhead wrote:So, they can't reasonably expect us to deposit without seeing our aid letters...right?

Definitely not. This is at the bottom of the enrollment page on the admitted students website:
Note: You do not need to accept Columbia’s offer of admission until you have received your award decision, provided your financial aid application was completed in a timely manner.

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Synch
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Synch » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:33 am

Zero financial aid here. Getting very tired of this.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Theopliske8711 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:48 am

Note: You do not need to accept Columbia’s offer of admission until you have received your award decision, provided your financial aid application was completed in a timely manner.


Hmm.. does that mean that if you didn't send it out by March 1?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby neprep » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:31 pm

Theopliske8711 wrote:
Note: You do not need to accept Columbia’s offer of admission until you have received your award decision, provided your financial aid application was completed in a timely manner.


Hmm.. does that mean that if you didn't send it out by March 1?


Probably, unless you were admitted after March 1?

Synch wrote:Zero financial aid here. Getting very tired of this.


Sorry to hear that! Do you mean you got $0 in grants or that you just haven't heard anything yet?

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barrelofmonkeys
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:14 pm

nep this isn't a good picture of BC

please change it

tyia

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Kimikho » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:42 pm

So...somebody chime in here.

CLS's deposit is binding, and like actually binding, right? When are we supposed to ("supposed to" I mean schools don't want us to) negotiate, and how? Especially if we haven't gotten financial aid awards yet?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby fleurdelis2 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:46 pm

scoobers wrote:So...somebody chime in here.

CLS's deposit is binding, and like actually binding, right? When are we supposed to ("supposed to" I mean schools don't want us to) negotiate, and how? Especially if we haven't gotten financial aid awards yet?


I'm worried about that too :( I called the Columbia Financial Aid office yesterday, and they said they're working on it, and recommended that we ask for extensions from other schools...

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Kimikho » Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:50 pm

fleurdelis2 wrote:
scoobers wrote:So...somebody chime in here.

CLS's deposit is binding, and like actually binding, right? When are we supposed to ("supposed to" I mean schools don't want us to) negotiate, and how? Especially if we haven't gotten financial aid awards yet?


I'm worried about that too :( I called the Columbia Financial Aid office yesterday, and they said they're working on it, and recommended that we ask for extensions from other schools...


The deadline I'm most worried about is Chicago's negotiation deadline, which is this Friday. But I'm not so sure I can email Chicago and be like "hey, could I get an extension for complaining about my scholarship so I can hear from Columbia and maybe possibly [but probably not] have something even better to hold over your head?"

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MyopicVisage
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby MyopicVisage » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:06 pm

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fleurdelis2
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby fleurdelis2 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:09 pm

MyopicVisage wrote:
fleurdelis2 wrote:
scoobers wrote:So...somebody chime in here.

CLS's deposit is binding, and like actually binding, right? When are we supposed to ("supposed to" I mean schools don't want us to) negotiate, and how? Especially if we haven't gotten financial aid awards yet?


I'm worried about that too :( I called the Columbia Financial Aid office yesterday, and they said they're working on it, and recommended that we ask for extensions from other schools...


Same here. Only that my extension request was denied.


Ditto. Got a passive-aggressive email from UVA saying that I have been holding onto my offer for months. Lol.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby EirinnGoBrach » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:16 pm

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Kimikho
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby Kimikho » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:17 pm

You can always stay on waitlists I believe, the bar made that a rule.

I don't know about scholarships, though :/

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby neprep » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:21 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:nep this isn't a good picture of BC

please change it

tyia


Sorry but the people at r/cumberbitches are huge fans of blondbatch. :)

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barrelofmonkeys
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:22 pm

neprep wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:nep this isn't a good picture of BC

please change it

tyia


Sorry but the people at r/cumberbitches are huge fans of blondbatch. :)


no he's awful
why would you trust the opinions of people on the internet

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neprep
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby neprep » Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:24 pm

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
neprep wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:nep this isn't a good picture of BC

please change it

tyia


Sorry but the people at r/cumberbitches are huge fans of blondbatch. :)


no he's awful
why would you trust the opinions of people on the internet


:lol: right, except for life change decisions regarding law school and indebtedness.

Okay I'll change it as soon as I get the chance.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby francesfarmer » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:14 pm

Deferred student here, got some grant aid yesterday and some Perkins loans. They gave me exactly what I got last year, just like they said they would. WHEW.

Oh, and I didn't submit all my forms until like mid-March because I forgot.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby moopness » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:27 pm

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LSAT9986
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby LSAT9986 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:31 pm

Checking in with Hamilton.

10% School funded rate at Columbia is pretty upsetting though. Still deciding.

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neprep
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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby neprep » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:43 pm

LSAT9986 wrote:Checking in with Hamilton.

10% School funded rate at Columbia is pretty upsetting though. Still deciding.


I thought it was 6.6%?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2017

Postby drawstring » Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:47 pm

Ya, only 6.6 according to LST




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