Texas Class of 2018

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

Are you going to UT?

Definitely attending
23
74%
Most likely attending
4
13%
Only attending with an increase in scholarship
0
No votes
Probably not attending
0
No votes
Using UT as scholarship leverage
0
No votes
Not sure if attending law school this cycle
4
13%
 
Total votes: 31

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dallas0013
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby dallas0013 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:25 pm

Itstatertot wrote:
dallas0013 wrote:Just one person's experience, but I can officially gove high marks to the Matching Program. Got offer today and committed. They were more generous than I was hoping they'd be. (TX resident).



Would love to hear details! I'm getting ready to submit my offers soon. How strong was your leverage? And congrats!!



PM'd

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lawschool1741
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby lawschool1741 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:26 pm

Itstatertot wrote:
dallas0013 wrote:Just one person's experience, but I can officially gove high marks to the Matching Program. Got offer today and committed. They were more generous than I was hoping they'd be. (TX resident).



Would love to hear details! I'm getting ready to submit my offers soon. How strong was your leverage? And congrats!!

+1!

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PhilippeStandingOnIt
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby PhilippeStandingOnIt » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:02 pm

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Last edited by PhilippeStandingOnIt on Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:41 am, edited 1 time in total.

New_Texan
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby New_Texan » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:53 am

lawschool1741 wrote:
Itstatertot wrote:
dallas0013 wrote:Just one person's experience, but I can officially gove high marks to the Matching Program. Got offer today and committed. They were more generous than I was hoping they'd be. (TX resident).



Would love to hear details! I'm getting ready to submit my offers soon. How strong was your leverage? And congrats!!

+1!


Could you PM me as well?

On a related note, I have decided on UT! I haven't used my scholarship match yet, so I want to see if they will raise mine just a bit. Do you guys think it would be better to do this before the first deposit or afterwards? On one hand, I suppose I have more leverage before the deposit, but on the other hand, there will probably be more funding to go around after the deposit. Any thoughts?

allentx
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby allentx » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:34 am

I submitted only two offers to the matching programs (WashU full, Emory 129k) on Monday and UT just increased my offer from 5k/year to 18/year (in state). Pretty pleasantly surprised, but they definitely low balled me from the start.

The Financial Aid office said info about need-based grants will be released next week. Right now UT is looking pretty enticing to me.

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FairchildFLT
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby FairchildFLT » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:31 pm

allentx wrote:I submitted only two offers to the matching programs (WashU full, Emory 129k) on Monday and UT just increased my offer from 5k/year to 18/year (in state). Pretty pleasantly surprised, but they definitely low balled me from the start.

The Financial Aid office said info about need-based grants will be released next week. Right now UT is looking pretty enticing to me.


Need based grants next week. Good information thanks!

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literarylawyer
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby literarylawyer » Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:27 pm

Anyone going to OMV on Friday?

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lawschool1741
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby lawschool1741 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:25 pm

Grant info is posted to my CASH page

bizzy531
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby bizzy531 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:38 pm

lawschool1741 wrote:My grant info is posted to my CASH page...lower than I was hoping :( ...



Really? Mine is still "not yet available"...

And that's unfortunate/:

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FairchildFLT
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby FairchildFLT » Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:39 pm

bizzy531 wrote:
lawschool1741 wrote:My grant info is posted to my CASH page...lower than I was hoping :( ...



Really? Mine is still "not yet available"...

And that's unfortunate/:


Same here not yet available.

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lawschool1741
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby lawschool1741 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:41 pm

bizzy531 wrote:
lawschool1741 wrote:My grant info is posted to my CASH page...lower than I was hoping :( ...



Really? Mine is still "not yet available"...

And that's unfortunate/:

Misread the info and it is actually pretty spot on as far as expected (edited my post)

ETA: there are required steps that you have to agree to loans and there is a pretty nice financial worksheet that makes it more clear exactly what you are receiving and how much is left over, etc. Anyone know timeline on agreeing to the loans/amounts?

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ScottPilgrimv.TheLaw
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby ScottPilgrimv.TheLaw » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:39 pm

lawschool1741 wrote:
bizzy531 wrote:
lawschool1741 wrote:My grant info is posted to my CASH page...lower than I was hoping :( ...

Really? Mine is still "not yet available"...
And that's unfortunate/:

Misread the info and it is actually pretty spot on as far as expected (edited my post)

ETA: there are required steps that you have to agree to loans and there is a pretty nice financial worksheet that makes it more clear exactly what you are receiving and how much is left over, etc. Anyone know timeline on agreeing to the loans/amounts?


Definitely still on the "not yet" train. Maybe we should send a video? :roll:

https://youtu.be/HX0fIi3H-es

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dallas0013
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby dallas0013 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:56 am

Got need-based info yesterday around mid-day, and it's definitely a difference-maker, particularly is it stays similar for second and third years.

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BrazilBandit
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby BrazilBandit » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:57 am

Just placed my deposit! See y'all in the fall!

bizzy531
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby bizzy531 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:25 am

BrazilBandit wrote:Just placed my deposit! See y'all in the fall!



+1

I also received my need based info yesterday.

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BVest
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby BVest » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:09 am

dallas0013 wrote:Got need-based info yesterday around mid-day, and it's definitely a difference-maker, particularly is it stays similar for second and third years.


The main reason it would change beyond 1L is a change in financial circumstances (e.g. making $36k over a summer).

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dallas0013
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby dallas0013 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:15 am

BVest wrote:
dallas0013 wrote:Got need-based info yesterday around mid-day, and it's definitely a difference-maker, particularly is it stays similar for second and third years.


The main reason it would change beyond 1L is a change in financial circumstances (e.g. making $36k over a summer).


My bad. I should not have referred to it as "need-based." It appears exclusively made up of grants from Texas gov., presumably for Texas residents.

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lawschool1741
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby lawschool1741 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:16 am

BVest wrote:
dallas0013 wrote:Got need-based info yesterday around mid-day, and it's definitely a difference-maker, particularly is it stays similar for second and third years.


The main reason it would change beyond 1L is a change in financial circumstances (e.g. making $36k over a summer).

Any ideas about the 'University Tuition Grant - Initial Graduate'? From the title it sounds like it may just be a 1L thing

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby BigZuck » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:27 am

Are the grants 3K or are they more?

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lawschool1741
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby lawschool1741 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:29 am

BigZuck wrote:Are the grants 3K or are they more?

PM'd

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BrazilBandit
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby BrazilBandit » Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:18 pm

has anyone had any luck getting a scholarship bump with LOWER offers from the T14? if so, please PM me!

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FairchildFLT
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby FairchildFLT » Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:23 pm

Any out of state get need-based aid?

Itstatertot
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby Itstatertot » Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:53 pm

FairchildFLT wrote:Any out of state get need-based aid?



None here... But based on my FAFSA I should receive something

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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby BigZuck » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:05 pm

Itstatertot wrote:
FairchildFLT wrote:Any out of state get need-based aid?



None here... But based on my FAFSA I should receive something

I think that usually out of staters don't get grants

Not sure UT does true need aid, I qualified for an LSAC fee waiver but didn't get any need aid at UT.

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FairchildFLT
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Re: Texas Class of 2018

Postby FairchildFLT » Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:12 pm

BigZuck wrote:
Itstatertot wrote:
FairchildFLT wrote:Any out of state get need-based aid?



None here... But based on my FAFSA I should receive something

I think that usually out of staters don't get grants

Not sure UT does true need aid, I qualified for an LSAC fee waiver but didn't get any need aid at UT.


Same here. LSAC fee waiver...no need based aid. Meh sad face...




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