Northwestern Class of 2018

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

Expected loan debt at graduation?

$0
6
15%
Under $50k
2
5%
$50k - $75k
5
13%
$75k - $100k
5
13%
$100k - $125k
4
10%
$125k - $150k
6
15%
$150k - $175k
3
8%
$175k - $200k
0
No votes
$200k - $225k
5
13%
$225k - $250k+
3
8%
 
Total votes: 39

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scorneli
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby scorneli » Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:22 am

2015_Splitter wrote:Thanks for the response. I'm definitely going to NU, so I should probably stop being such a fuckboy and actually go to the event put on by the University instead of planning alternative vacations. See you guys there!


Bolded is the best decision.

As far as ASW goes, it's a pretty fun time, and I think there's a social one of the nights. All I know is that I was drunk both nights when I visited.

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WeeBey
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby WeeBey » Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:23 pm

Just submitted my needaccess and scholarship app.

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leslieknope
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby leslieknope » Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:29 pm

canadianbrother wrote:Just submitted my needaccess and scholarship app.

Ugh, I need to get on that scholarship app. So sick of writing essays, lol.

Redynsje
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby Redynsje » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:05 pm

Does anyone know the turnaround time on scholarship offers once needacces, etc. forms are submitted?

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ILoveYou
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby ILoveYou » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:22 pm

Redynsje wrote:Does anyone know the turnaround time on scholarship offers once needacces, etc. forms are submitted?



I was told offers start going out the 2nd week of March.

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Lightworks
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby Lightworks » Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:26 pm

I got mine on March 20th last year.

Redynsje
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby Redynsje » Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:34 pm

Thanks for the info! It is helpful to know that I will have to while, though I was really hoping to make some decisions sooner than that! :?

2015_Splitter
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby 2015_Splitter » Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:01 pm

canadianbrother wrote:Just submitted my needaccess and scholarship app.


Speaking of, I can't find the "Scholarship & Grant Supplemental Application" for the life of me. Today's email states it's under the Financial Aid section of the admitted students site linked in our acceptance letter, but I really don't see it there. Anyone wanna point me in the right direction?

Thanks!

Edit: I feel incredibly stupid - that was easy to find.

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BlueLaw11
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby BlueLaw11 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:59 am

Hey folks! Question on the scholarship app: when it says "asses your position for merit aid" on the first question are most of you just talking about finances/financial need? The way the question is worded and the word count limit makes it sound like there isn't much space to expand upon anything further but I was wondering what all your thoughts were

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Lightworks
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby Lightworks » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:27 am

I answered that by talking about my work experience. I think they want you to pitch yourself.

Unless NW has a different definition of "merit aid" than I'm accustomed to seeing....

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:30 am

Lightworks wrote:I think they want you to pitch yourself


+1.

WhatCouldHaveBeen
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby WhatCouldHaveBeen » Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:33 pm

Two questions for this group and congrats everyone!!

1. For non-ED admits (I was admitted on 2/17) who are seriously interested but also still waiting to hear from other schools and see what $$ looks like from NU - any thoughts on whether timing for submitting the Candidate Response Form? Submit ASAP and select "will attend and pay deposit by deadline"? Or, wait to fill this out altogether until scholarships have been communicated? I could see the argument that if you submit before you plan to attend school might see you as more of a sure thing and then less inclined to give you as much $...that could also be totally off.

2. Does anyone know if you have to book a flight before submitting the travel request stipend? I see there's a field in the form to attach flight receipt but I am wondering if one should wait to get approved for the stipend before booking a flight? There's the typical language of "a limited number are available"

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smile0751
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby smile0751 » Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:50 pm

Submitted the supplemental scholarship application today. Today's the last day it can be submitted (to my understanding), and it includes 2 small essay requirements.

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paragonloop
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby paragonloop » Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:30 pm

smile0751 wrote:Submitted the supplemental scholarship application today. Today's the last day it can be submitted (to my understanding), and it includes 2 small essay requirements.


I believe you have until 5 pm CST on March 1, according to the email, but it's probably a good idea to get it in earlier just in case.

Just submitted my application as well! I was dragging my feet in getting it done, but I think it was a good exercise in reflecting about what makes Northwestern special and how it fits it with what I want to do (aka the scholarship form definitely served its purpose).

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Hand
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

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

Lightworks wrote:I answered that by talking about my work experience. I think they want you to pitch yourself.

Unless NW has a different definition of "merit aid" than I'm accustomed to seeing....


Yeah that's how I interpreted it as well. Your need access & fafsa will make clear to them that your bank account is empty. This is the place to showcase just what a special snowflake you are and thus deserving of a nice big scholly.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby tucker79 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:41 pm

Hey all! Congrats on being accepted! I'm renting my apartment in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago-- about a 25 minute commute from the law school. So sad to be leaving this apartment behind, but it's so perfect for a law student. Here's the listing: http://postlets.com/r/620-w-belmont-ave ... 7/13353916. Please get in touch if it's a good fit for you, and I'm excited to meet many of you at ASW!

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby maroon175 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:00 pm

Admitted last friday and checking in! Also just submitted scholarship application. Both of my responses were under 300 words. :/

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Lightworks
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby Lightworks » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:22 pm

Did you guys get a confirmation email after submitting all your financial aid info?

I got one last year hours after I submitted, but nothing so far this year.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby hillz » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:26 pm

Lightworks wrote:Did you guys get a confirmation email after submitting all your financial aid info?

I got one last year hours after I submitted, but nothing so far this year.


I did not.

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OhBoyOhBortles
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:33 pm

hillz wrote:
Lightworks wrote:Did you guys get a confirmation email after submitting all your financial aid info?

I got one last year hours after I submitted, but nothing so far this year.


I did not.


I emailed them the next day asking if I was supposed to receive one and they said they don't issue confirmation emails.

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Lightworks
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby Lightworks » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:40 pm

Image

From last year. Weird.

nanochick
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby nanochick » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:49 pm

Any ladies looking to potentially share an apartment next year, PM me. Maybe we can meet up at ASW.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby hearsay77 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:06 pm

Anyone have any clue when we will receive financial aid info now that we've submitted the scholarship app?

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ILoveYou
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby ILoveYou » Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:35 pm

hearsay77 wrote:Anyone have any clue when we will receive financial aid info now that we've submitted the scholarship app?


They told me I could expect to hear after the 1st week of March, so I'm gunna start staring at my inbox on Monday.

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Brady199
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby Brady199 » Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:16 pm

So crunch time from next monday




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