dabigchina wrote:nahmjun wrote:I recently got admitted via ED to Columbia and now am sitting at home wondering about the joys and glories that lie ahead (not really)
I do have a handful of questions for y'all awesome Columbia people:
1) Admission Packet & Hamilton
I know that ED applicants are usually shooed away from financial aid, but is there a chance that I may be eligible for the fellowships? I only received the admission email, and haven't received my admission packet yet... How does Hamilton/Butler work? If it isn't mentioned on my email, then no-no?
(also, any idea as to when the packet will arrive?)
2) Scholarship Grants
So I'm trying to wrap my head around the whole loan component thing. I'm not a US citizen/greencard holder so I'm not eligible for FAFSA. To receive scholarship grants, do I HAVE to take out loans? (cuz then I'd have to go through the hassle of securing a US cosigner and taking out private loan with decent interest rates...) Is there any way to receive scholarship grants and grants only? I might be able to secure the rest..
3) Recommendations on what to do before law school? I quit my internship last week and started tutoring gigs. (much more lucrative)
1. fellowships come in packets. I want to say the email should have had them too but I don't remember.
2. Columbia technically doesn't have "scholarships". You either get a fellowship or you get "need based aid" which looks strangely like scholarships. It seems weird to screw you over for not being a citizen so I would ask the finaid people.
3. Have fun. Read the guides for how to be successful in law school that are posted on these forums.
Thanks. Just on the need based aid though.
Does it HAVE to include a loan component? like, for US citizens, can you receive a need based aid without applying for loans?