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

hearsay77
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby hearsay77 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:22 pm

I'm moving in two weeks. We should plan a meet up sometime before orientation!

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Kinky John
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby Kinky John » Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:33 pm

hearsay77 wrote:I'm moving in two weeks. We should plan a meet up sometime before orientation!


Definitely

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby R1chardParker » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:37 pm

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby mragsdale » Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:04 pm

Hey all, I'm looking for an apartment (really) late. I'm in L.A. until the first week of August and then will be able to visit Chi and house search, if necessary.

I REALLY don't want to spend more than 750/month on rent. I found some studios and shared houses near U of C law that are between 400 and 700... but is it going to be a problem for me to live 50 min away from the school? I'm only going to be using PT.

Any suggestions will be helpful!! Or if you're still looking for a roommate and have a place, let me know.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby nemrac11 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:06 pm

mragsdale wrote:Hey all, I'm looking for an apartment (really) late. I'm in L.A. until the first week of August and then will be able to visit Chi and house search, if necessary.

I REALLY don't want to spend more than 750/month on rent. I found some studios and shared houses near U of C law that are between 400 and 700... but is it going to be a problem for me to live 50 min away from the school? I'm only going to be using PT.

Any suggestions will be helpful!! Or if you're still looking for a roommate and have a place, let me know.


I wouldn't recommend living in Hyde Park. If you want to stay under $750 I would recommend looking in the northern neighborhoods (Lakeview, Andersonville, etc.). The issue with Hyde Park is there really isn't much there, you can get more of a neighborhood feel and better social scene living in Lakeview for under $750.

Edit: Didn't realize your SO is going to be at UChicago. I would then look for something south of the law school but north of Hyde Park
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby Kinky John » Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:32 pm

mragsdale wrote:Hey all, I'm looking for an apartment (really) late. I'm in L.A. until the first week of August and then will be able to visit Chi and house search, if necessary.

I REALLY don't want to spend more than 750/month on rent. I found some studios and shared houses near U of C law that are between 400 and 700... but is it going to be a problem for me to live 50 min away from the school? I'm only going to be using PT.

Any suggestions will be helpful!! Or if you're still looking for a roommate and have a place, let me know.


You mentioned an SO going to U Chicago, why not South Loop?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby mragsdale » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:21 pm

Kinky John wrote:
mragsdale wrote:Hey all, I'm looking for an apartment (really) late. I'm in L.A. until the first week of August and then will be able to visit Chi and house search, if necessary.

I REALLY don't want to spend more than 750/month on rent. I found some studios and shared houses near U of C law that are between 400 and 700... but is it going to be a problem for me to live 50 min away from the school? I'm only going to be using PT.

Any suggestions will be helpful!! Or if you're still looking for a roommate and have a place, let me know.


You mentioned an SO going to U Chicago, why not South Loop?


I'm searching in South Loop now! Thanks for the suggestion.

nemrac11
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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby nemrac11 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:50 am

Looks like they put us on the law school listserv. I was slightly confused when I got the email about OCI

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:52 am

nemrac11 wrote:Looks like they put us on the law school listserv. I was slightly confused when I got the email about OCI

Welcome to 3+ years of emails that don't apply to you!

(I'm still getting the OCI emails as a graduate, because I'm too lazy to filter. But I did FINALLY unsubscribe from all my student group lists.)

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby czpczp » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:56 pm

Searched a bit for the answer, but anyone know what the turnaround is for our aid refunds? I wouldn't mind getting that $.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:33 pm

czpczp wrote:Searched a bit for the answer, but anyone know what the turnaround is for our aid refunds? I wouldn't mind getting that $.

What is an aid refund? You mean when are loans disbursed? Right around the first day of class (I think like the friday before class starts).

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby czpczp » Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:11 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
czpczp wrote:Searched a bit for the answer, but anyone know what the turnaround is for our aid refunds? I wouldn't mind getting that $.

What is an aid refund? You mean when are loans disbursed? Right around the first day of class (I think like the friday before class starts).



I meant 'aid refund' as in the cash we get back if our aid is higher than our tuition charges. I was guessing the loans would disburse around that time, but I wasn't sure when we would get the money via direct deposit.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:15 am

czpczp wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
czpczp wrote:Searched a bit for the answer, but anyone know what the turnaround is for our aid refunds? I wouldn't mind getting that $.

What is an aid refund? You mean when are loans disbursed? Right around the first day of class (I think like the friday before class starts).



I meant 'aid refund' as in the cash we get back if our aid is higher than our tuition charges. I was guessing the loans would disburse around that time, but I wasn't sure when we would get the money via direct deposit.

Ah, sorry. I think it takes a couple of days for the DD to process after you request the refund.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby Foghornleghorn » Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:48 am

lol if you have Dodier for CLR. Enjoy Graceland.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby czpczp » Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:53 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
czpczp wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
czpczp wrote:Searched a bit for the answer, but anyone know what the turnaround is for our aid refunds? I wouldn't mind getting that $.

What is an aid refund? You mean when are loans disbursed? Right around the first day of class (I think like the friday before class starts).



I meant 'aid refund' as in the cash we get back if our aid is higher than our tuition charges. I was guessing the loans would disburse around that time, but I wasn't sure when we would get the money via direct deposit.

Ah, sorry. I think it takes a couple of days for the DD to process after you request the refund.



No worries, thanks for the info!

Oh wait, do we have to request it? Is it not automatically deposited?

Foghornleghorn wrote:lol if you have Dodier for CLR. Enjoy Graceland.


What??

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:04 am

czpczp wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
czpczp wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
czpczp wrote:Searched a bit for the answer, but anyone know what the turnaround is for our aid refunds? I wouldn't mind getting that $.

What is an aid refund? You mean when are loans disbursed? Right around the first day of class (I think like the friday before class starts).



I meant 'aid refund' as in the cash we get back if our aid is higher than our tuition charges. I was guessing the loans would disburse around that time, but I wasn't sure when we would get the money via direct deposit.

Ah, sorry. I think it takes a couple of days for the DD to process after you request the refund.



No worries, thanks for the info!

Oh wait, do we have to request it? Is it not automatically deposited?

Foghornleghorn wrote:lol if you have Dodier for CLR. Enjoy Graceland.


What??

It's automatically deposited in your account with the school (on CAESAR), but unless they changed something, you have to set up a direct deposit account and request that the excess funds be transferred to your bank.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby czpczp » Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:14 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
czpczp wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
czpczp wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:
czpczp wrote:Searched a bit for the answer, but anyone know what the turnaround is for our aid refunds? I wouldn't mind getting that $.

What is an aid refund? You mean when are loans disbursed? Right around the first day of class (I think like the friday before class starts).



I meant 'aid refund' as in the cash we get back if our aid is higher than our tuition charges. I was guessing the loans would disburse around that time, but I wasn't sure when we would get the money via direct deposit.

Ah, sorry. I think it takes a couple of days for the DD to process after you request the refund.



No worries, thanks for the info!

Oh wait, do we have to request it? Is it not automatically deposited?

Foghornleghorn wrote:lol if you have Dodier for CLR. Enjoy Graceland.


What??

It's automatically deposited in your account with the school (on CAESAR), but unless they changed something, you have to set up a direct deposit account and request that the excess funds be transferred to your bank.



Ah sweet, yeah my previous university was setup to where you didn't have to request it at all, it was just deposited as soon as the balance was posted.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:05 pm

Set up direct deposit in CAESAR. The excess funds will be disbursed, if I correctly recall my convo w/ the fin aid office, when the loans for everyone are disbursed and will appear in the bank account you linked in CAESAR. Just call for an exact date.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby hearsay77 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:29 am

Anyone interested in a meet up some time before orientation? Next week or the week after, perhaps?

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:41 am

Had Lou Malnati's in Gold Coast yesterday -- damn, it was good.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby BlueLaw11 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:32 pm

hearsay77 wrote:Anyone interested in a meet up some time before orientation? Next week or the week after, perhaps?


Just moved in today, I'm down! Also would be up for getting a group to grab lunch or something this Friday if anyone is interested

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby Kinky John » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:00 pm

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:Had Lou Malnati's in Gold Coast yesterday -- damn, it was good.


that's the one on state/rush, right? I went there last week - good, but definitely overrated

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby hearsay77 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:54 pm

BlueLaw11 wrote:
hearsay77 wrote:Anyone interested in a meet up some time before orientation? Next week or the week after, perhaps?


Just moved in today, I'm down! Also would be up for getting a group to grab lunch or something this Friday if anyone is interested


I'm moving in tomorrow! Yea Friday works for me.

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby BlueLaw11 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:38 am

hearsay77 wrote:
BlueLaw11 wrote:
hearsay77 wrote:Anyone interested in a meet up some time before orientation? Next week or the week after, perhaps?


Just moved in today, I'm down! Also would be up for getting a group to grab lunch or something this Friday if anyone is interested


I'm moving in tomorrow! Yea Friday works for me.


Awesome, I'll send out some ideas for where we could all meet later this week. Good luck moving in!

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Re: Northwestern Class of 2018

Postby MennetoC » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:59 pm

Hi all! I will be moving in the Sunday before orientation, but I haven't had any luck getting a friend to help me move-in. My girlfriend and son won't be getting to Chicago until Tuesday, so I will be on my own. I could really use some help, if anyone has some free time. I can offer beer and pizza as compensation!




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