UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

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Which ASW events are you attending?

BJSA Welcome Event
0
No votes
FGP Welcome Dinner
11
34%
WOCC Dinner
5
16%
BHWA Happy Hour
3
9%
BJIL BBQ
2
6%
BTLJ Happy Hour
0
No votes
BJELL Happy Hour
0
No votes
AAPI Dinner
4
13%
MELSA Dinner
1
3%
La Raza Welcome
6
19%
 
Total votes: 32

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LoganCouture
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby LoganCouture » Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:34 pm

sheishkabob wrote:
lc39 wrote:
arose928 wrote:
leslieknope wrote:ahhh I keep getting emails from Berkeley about scholarships that are not actually my scholarship decision, then subsequently, a heart attack.


I got the 3 or so emails about the Phoenix scholarship last week, but I haven't gotten any of the past couple emails people are talking about. Are these targeted URM scholarships?


The past couple emails have been targeted to all minorities, not just URMs.


Do you guys think it's worth it to apply to these if you're not a URM but are a minority?


Yes. The SF Bar Association one is need-based though, so probably low income students of color are most likely to receive those awards.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby Oskosh » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:59 pm

Do you think financial aid awards will be only be trickling in, or will there be a wave? LSN only has a handful of admits w/ aid, and one of them was admitted a day after I was. Is Berkeley Aid only need based, or does it include merit as well?

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby JFO1833 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:02 pm

Berkeley has separate need and merit aid processes. I don't think they have announced any need aid yet.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby arose928 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:23 pm

Oskosh wrote:Do you think financial aid awards will be only be trickling in, or will there be a wave? LSN only has a handful of admits w/ aid, and one of them was admitted a day after I was. Is Berkeley Aid only need based, or does it include merit as well?


My understanding from meeting with a finaid officer during ASW - scholarships were going to start going out late last week (looks like they started trickling out on Friday), and those would continue coming out through March and April. Financial aid packages (need-based grants and loans) are expected to go out in early April.

Seems like not much time for folks who need to make a decision by other schools' April 15 deadline, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby JFO1833 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:02 pm

Something may be happening. Previously BearFacts would simply point to a blank screen, now it says aid information is not available for admit type 1L.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby Bird Lawyer » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:09 pm

JFO1833 wrote:Something may be happening. Previously BearFacts would simply point to a blank screen, now it says aid information is not available for admit type 1L.


Alternatively, they saw that we were posting and asking questions about why it was blank, and decided to simply explain that no aid info is available.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby sheishkabob » Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:20 pm

Edit: nevermind I'm retarded

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby morningstar » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:35 pm

Bird Lawyer wrote:
JFO1833 wrote:Something may be happening. Previously BearFacts would simply point to a blank screen, now it says aid information is not available for admit type 1L.


Alternatively, they saw that we were posting and asking questions about why it was blank, and decided to simply explain that no aid info is available.


Suppose the next one is going to say "Seriously. You can stop refreshing me now. I promise we'll email you."

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby strugglebus » Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:54 pm

Has anyone gotten (or know of someone who got) a matching decision yet? I can't remember whether they gave us an estimate of when these would start going out during ASW.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby motoman92 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:03 pm

morningstar wrote:
Suppose the next one is going to say "Seriously. You can stop refreshing me now. I promise we'll email you."


Dean Tom made a joke about this at admitted students week and everyone LOLed.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby wonka » Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:13 pm

Berkeley just emailed me asking for a specific piece of information regarding my need-based app. It will be soon!

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby wonka » Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:21 pm

And to update, FYI:
Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office wrote:Thanks, wonka. Our office should have a decision regarding your grant application within the next two weeks.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby waterskier » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:54 pm

Has anyone received their travel reimbursement for ASW or visiting?

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby JFO1833 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:58 pm

waterskier wrote:Has anyone received their travel reimbursement for ASW or visiting?


The reimbursement was in the form of a Visa card handed out at the ASW. If you didn't get one you should give them a call and see what can be worked out.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby waterskier » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:11 am

Thanks!

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby antiworldly » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:43 am

Well, there was a lot of movement yesterday, so here's hoping today we get some movement on the financial aid front!

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby trynalaw123 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:29 am

antiworldly wrote:Well, there was a lot of movement yesterday, so here's hoping today we get some movement on the financial aid front!


+1,000,000

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby Comma.Split » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:46 pm

Need-based finaid e-mail just now.

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wonka
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby wonka » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:46 pm

Need-based aid award came via email. I imagine no merit aid with it means no merit aid at all? Still can't log in to MyFinAid. :/

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby slurpy » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:47 pm

Comma.Split wrote:Need-based finaid e-mail just now.


Me too. Anyone know whether this has any relationship to matching scholarships, or is it a totally separate process? My instinct says the latter but just wanted to check.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby Comma.Split » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:47 pm

mwonka wrote:Need-based aid award came via email. I imagine no merit aid with it means no merit aid at all? Still can't log in to MyFinAid. :/


False. Those are separate. Sometimes the scholarship committee would take into account your need-based aid, but as a general rule the two are independent.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby ZamboniTheGreat » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:50 pm

Just received my need based grant... 8) C.R.E.A.M.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby arose928 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:51 pm

Also just got need-based aid email. Grateful for what I got but still leaves a big chunk! Good timing though, I was just beginning to waver since I got a full ride from UC Davis and it was making me question my commitment to $200k+ in loans...

Also pretty sure from info at ASW and meeting with finaid counselors that need-based aid is different from merit aid. It wouldn't be included in this email, so no mention of it now != getting no merit aid.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby Comma.Split » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:52 pm

slurpy wrote:
Comma.Split wrote:Need-based finaid e-mail just now.


Me too. Anyone know whether this has any relationship to matching scholarships, or is it a totally separate process? My instinct says the latter but just wanted to check.


Based on what I heard at ASW, need-based is separate from everything else. However, if let's say you got 100k from a peer school in scholarships and applied for the matching scholarship program. Also suppose you got 50k from Berkeley in need-based. The Matching people may give you 50k in scholarships to "match" the total package as opposed to a 100k scholly. That's what the director of matching program said at the ASW. I don't know how often they do it, but she certainly mentioned that when there is not enough money to go around, she would take into account your need-based package.

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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby slurpy » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:53 pm

Comma.Split wrote:
slurpy wrote:
Comma.Split wrote:Need-based finaid e-mail just now.


Me too. Anyone know whether this has any relationship to matching scholarships, or is it a totally separate process? My instinct says the latter but just wanted to check.


Based on what I heard at ASW, need-based is separate from everything else. However, if let's say you got 100k from a peer school in scholarships and applied for the matching scholarship program. Also suppose you got 50k from Berkeley in need-based. The Matching people may give you 50k in scholarships to "match" the total package as opposed to a 100k scholly. That's what the director of matching program said at the ASW. I don't know how often they do it, but she certainly mentioned that when there is not enough money to go around, she would take into account your need-based package.


That makes sense. Thank you for the info!




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