Cornell Class of 2018

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tonysoprano
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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby tonysoprano » Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:24 pm

Would someone mind sharing how they were notified of being awarded a scholarship (mail, email, carrier pigeon, etc)? I was accepted in early January, submitted required documents within a week, and am above both 75ths, so I was hoping to be offered some $. Any thoughts on if/when that will come, or should I be making other plans?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:09 pm

tonysoprano wrote:Would someone mind sharing how they were notified of being awarded a scholarship (mail, email, carrier pigeon, etc)? I was accepted in early January, submitted required documents within a week, and am above both 75ths, so I was hoping to be offered some $. Any thoughts on if/when that will come, or should I be making other plans?

Don't expect anything until March.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby tonysoprano » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:01 pm

Lavitz wrote:
tonysoprano wrote:Would someone mind sharing how they were notified of being awarded a scholarship (mail, email, carrier pigeon, etc)? I was accepted in early January, submitted required documents within a week, and am above both 75ths, so I was hoping to be offered some $. Any thoughts on if/when that will come, or should I be making other plans?

Don't expect anything until March.

Thanks Lavitz

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Josh4737 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:17 pm

This may be a silly question but on the Financial Aid Information Sheet do we need to select Merit-based Scholarships if we already selected Need/Merit-based Scholarships, or are they completely different things?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:45 pm

Josh4737 wrote:This may be a silly question but on the Financial Aid Information Sheet do we need to select Merit-based Scholarships if we already selected Need/Merit-based Scholarships, or are they completely different things?

That wording looks new. Based on the language, I believe that you only need to check off Need/Merit.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Josh4737 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:49 pm

Thanks! So excited to start fin aid. First step down!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby DCfilterDC » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:28 pm

Is there any advantage to just selecting merit aid if your parents have significant assets? Or will that not discount you from still getting merit aid?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Alhe5015 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:30 pm

Just RSVPed April ASD! any one else planing on going to this one?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Oskosh » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:16 pm

I don't think I want to travel to New York for one day given the cost of flights.

Does Cornell give its admits access to admitted students website like Berkeley? I was admitted via email, and haven't received any mail/correspondence beside the admission email, which contained some downlodable content.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby runthetrap1990 » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:56 pm

Oskosh wrote:I don't think I want to travel to New York for one day given the cost of flights.

Does Cornell give its admits access to admitted students website like Berkeley? I was admitted via email, and haven't received any mail/correspondence beside the admission email, which contained some downlodable content.


http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admissions/admitted/ do you mean this?

Also, and i think it's mentioned on the website, but Cornell will give you a travel stipend which should help negate some of the cost of travel if you do one of the admitted days. And maybe just coming to visit.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Oskosh » Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:43 pm

runthetrap1990 wrote:
Oskosh wrote:I don't think I want to travel to New York for one day given the cost of flights.

Does Cornell give its admits access to admitted students website like Berkeley? I was admitted via email, and haven't received any mail/correspondence beside the admission email, which contained some downlodable content.


http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admissions/admitted/ do you mean this?

Also, and i think it's mentioned on the website, but Cornell will give you a travel stipend which should help negate some of the cost of travel if you do one of the admitted days. And maybe just coming to visit.


Yes and no. To gain access to the Berkeley website you had to create a calnet ID, and it gave you a personalized checklist of what you've completed in the admission process, as well as asking you to declare admission/tentatively declare admission. Thanks for the link, though. I hadn't seen that, either. :)

I'll look into the travel stipend to determine whether I'll attend ASD.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby runthetrap1990 » Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:38 pm

Oskosh wrote:
runthetrap1990 wrote:
Oskosh wrote:I don't think I want to travel to New York for one day given the cost of flights.

Does Cornell give its admits access to admitted students website like Berkeley? I was admitted via email, and haven't received any mail/correspondence beside the admission email, which contained some downlodable content.


http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admissions/admitted/ do you mean this?

Also, and i think it's mentioned on the website, but Cornell will give you a travel stipend which should help negate some of the cost of travel if you do one of the admitted days. And maybe just coming to visit.


Yes and no. To gain access to the Berkeley website you had to create a calnet ID, and it gave you a personalized checklist of what you've completed in the admission process, as well as asking you to declare admission/tentatively declare admission. Thanks for the link, though. I hadn't seen that, either. :)


Gotcha. Cornell has something similar to that too, but they won't send it out until after the final deposit deadline (if I remember correctly).

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Alhe5015 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:51 pm

Oskosh wrote:
runthetrap1990 wrote:
Oskosh wrote:I don't think I want to travel to New York for one day given the cost of flights.

Does Cornell give its admits access to admitted students website like Berkeley? I was admitted via email, and haven't received any mail/correspondence beside the admission email, which contained some downlodable content.


http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admissions/admitted/ do you mean this?

Also, and i think it's mentioned on the website, but Cornell will give you a travel stipend which should help negate some of the cost of travel if you do one of the admitted days. And maybe just coming to visit.


Yes and no. To gain access to the Berkeley website you had to create a calnet ID, and it gave you a personalized checklist of what you've completed in the admission process, as well as asking you to declare admission/tentatively declare admission. Thanks for the link, though. I hadn't seen that, either. :)

I'll look into the travel stipend to determine whether I'll attend ASD.


Yeah, i filled out one form and received an emailthe next morning saying i would get a 350$ visa card when i show up!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby lefthandofdarkness » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:28 pm

People waiting for scholarship info: did you send a copy of your and your parents' 2014 tax returns to the Financial Aid Office? Do you have to do this before they consider you for any aid? Do you send by mail, email, or fax? If by mail, did you enclose a cover letter or some sort of identification?

http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admiss ... or_aid.cfm

"If you wish to be considered for institutional scholarships please submit the following:

Complete the Cornell Law School Financial Aid Information Sheet
File a FAFSA using school code 002711
File a Need Access Report
Submit a copy of parent 2014 federal tax return
Submit a copy of student 2014 federal tax return"

Thanks!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:43 pm

lefthandofdarkness wrote:People waiting for scholarship info: did you send a copy of your and your parents' 2014 tax returns to the Financial Aid Office? Do you have to do this before they consider you for any aid? Do you send by mail, email, or fax? If by mail, did you enclose a cover letter or some sort of identification?

Lavitz wrote:
nickhalden wrote:That's what I thought at first, but their Financial Aid FAQs state:

The Cornell Law School awards over $4 million in institutional aid each year to new and returning students. Almost 50% of Law School students receive scholarship assistance. To be considered for institutional aid please complete the Cornell Law School Financial Aid Information Sheet and Need Access Report by March 16 and submit both 2014 parent and 2014 student federal tax returns to the Financial Aid office.

institutional aid /=/ merit aid.

Just follow the instructions on the financial aid information sheet and you'll be fine.

Merit = form only
Loans = add in FAFSA and student tax returns
Need = add in NeedAccess and parent tax returns

You can send by any of the 3 methods and don't need a cover letter.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby jprichards55 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:30 pm

Checking in.

IS anyone attending the March ASW?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby LawBron James » Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:13 pm

Is there any online version of the scholarship form? Or has everybody just printed it, filled it out, and scanned it back in?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:32 pm

LawBron James wrote:Is there any online version of the scholarship form?

No.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby secadc11 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:53 pm

Does anybody know if there's any sort of tracker for financial aid? I sent in my various documents and I'm wondering if I should be expecting any sort of confirmation, or just assuming that they were received.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:59 pm

secadc11 wrote:Does anybody know if there's any sort of tracker for financial aid? I sent in my various documents and I'm wondering if I should be expecting any sort of confirmation, or just assuming that they were received.

Nope. Assume they were received.

Or you can call / e-mail to ask them to confirm receipt if you're worried.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby secadc11 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:06 pm

Lavitz wrote:
secadc11 wrote:Does anybody know if there's any sort of tracker for financial aid? I sent in my various documents and I'm wondering if I should be expecting any sort of confirmation, or just assuming that they were received.

Nope. Assume they were received.

Or you can call / e-mail to ask them to confirm receipt if you're worried.


Thanks!

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Broncos847 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:11 pm

Anyone else having a bitch of a time requesting tax returns? I haven't filed my 2014 taxes yet and it won't let me request my 2013 tax return online because it can't verify my identity for some reason. I ended up calling the number and mailing it to my old address where I lived during undergrad, but now I'm relying on the current tenants to save it for me. They're nice guys, but pretty reckless partiers, and the deadlines coming up. Plus the phone service was kinda vague and I haven't received any confirmation that they've been shipped. Anyone have any suggestions? Do you think Cornell will take my turbotax return until I can file my 2014 taxes?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Hand » Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:25 pm

Broncos847 wrote:Anyone else having a bitch of a time requesting tax returns? I haven't filed my 2014 taxes yet and it won't let me request my 2013 tax return online because it can't verify my identity for some reason. I ended up calling the number and mailing it to my old address where I lived during undergrad, but now I'm relying on the current tenants to save it for me. They're nice guys, but pretty reckless partiers, and the deadlines coming up. Plus the phone service was kinda vague and I haven't received any confirmation that they've been shipped. Anyone have any suggestions? Do you think Cornell will take my turbotax return until I can file my 2014 taxes?


You didn't make a copy of last year's tax returns for your own records? Time to make a change in record-keeping habits my friend.

Now that March is almost upon us, does anybody have a sense of when we can expect scholarship offers? Next week? The week after? End of the month?

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby smiles123 » Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:54 pm

Every time there is a new post in this thread I get irrationally excited about the idea of being at Cornell in the fall.

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Re: Cornell Class of 2018

Postby Lavitz » Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:36 pm

hereisonehand wrote:Now that March is almost upon us, does anybody have a sense of when we can expect scholarship offers? Next week? The week after? End of the month?

Last year it started March 17th.




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