UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

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

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

Postby DiniMae » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:35 pm

I got a very generous scholarship with a short deadline, so I imagine others must've as well. So perhaps once they confirm those who aren't accepting, more money will come out (waves).

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

Postby morningstar » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:48 pm

Comma.Split wrote:I just read the entire post from last year, and if this year is anything like the last, the torture will continue until the end of April for some of us. Basically, some people weren't able to access their Finaid info until April 20th or so, others have been denied matching but offered regular scholarships, and yet others denied everything. So, we probably shouldn't expect a big wave with all the information. It will come piece by piece. No need to panic if you haven't gotten anything today.


I'm just confused because the need-based email that I got from them yesterday said that "starting tomorrow, your current financial aid offer will be available for your review at MyFinAid under Award Details", but I'm still getting the same message that "your financial aid package is not available blah blah blah".

I can't even get in to see my need aid. Is that normal?

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

Postby Oskosh » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:00 pm

I was never able to see my financial aid. ugh.

Congrats to those who got their offers.

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

Postby hopeboaltberkeley » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:10 pm

For those who have received scholarships, may I ask if/when you submitted your scholarship interest forms?

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

Postby sheishkabob » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:19 pm

Did any matching people hear back?

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

Postby DiniMae » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:33 pm

hopeboaltberkeley wrote:For those who have received scholarships, may I ask if/when you submitted your scholarship interest forms?

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

Postby DiniMae » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:34 pm

Word of advice: if you have the ability to match, send it in now. My scholarship explicitly negates any matching possibilities.

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

Postby morningstar » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:52 pm

I see they redesigned the MyFinAid website. Very.....minimalist. I like it. A bit hard to find what you're looking for, but hey.

Image

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trynalaw123
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby trynalaw123 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:30 am

major congrats to those with offers already!

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

Postby fra » Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:15 am

Just a reminder that there is a field for scholarship info on the applicants spreadsheet!
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... ring#gid=0

Please fill it out if you feel comfortable sharing. Or wait until the end of the cycle and add it. Or add it and don't use your TLS name.

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

Postby Iamdman92 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:14 pm

Hello friends.

When are we expecting to see matching scholarship awards on BearFacts? My deposit deadline is April 1st. Unfortunately, this is the offer I sent Berkeley as part of the matching scholarship application.

Does this situation merit an email to Berkeley's Office of Financial Aid? Maybe they can expedite the process.

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

Postby leslieknope » Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:20 pm

Iamdman92 wrote:Hello friends.

When are we expecting to see matching scholarship awards on BearFacts? My deposit deadline is April 1st. Unfortunately, this is the offer I sent Berkeley as part of the matching scholarship application.

Does this situation merit an email to Berkeley's Office of Financial Aid? Maybe they can expedite the process.


Definitely send them the email or maybe give them a call. There was someone earlier in this thread who said they got an expedited matching decision because of a deadline.

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

Postby fra » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:38 am

Has anyone actually had financial aid return their emails? I've emailed them a bunch of times over the past month and have never gotten a reply.

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

Postby Comma.Split » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:17 pm

fra wrote:Has anyone actually had financial aid return their emails? I've emailed them a bunch of times over the past month and have never gotten a reply.


Haven't tried e-mailing, but the person who answers the phone is nice. I called about two weeks ago. Maybe you should call them and while you are at it, maybe you can ask what is wrong with the Bearfacts on behalf of the forum? :D

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

Postby drballison » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:22 pm

Just heard back about my matching scholarship and got denied. :( What a total bummer. Does anyone know when we should be hearing back about non-matching scholarships?

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

Postby Kip » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:50 pm

drballison wrote:Just heard back about my matching scholarship and got denied. :( What a total bummer. Does anyone know when we should be hearing back about non-matching scholarships?


Sorry to hear that. When did you apply for matching?

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

Postby drballison » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:25 pm

I applied about a week before ASW, not sure of the exact date. Ugh, so unsure now. I know I want Cali biglaw, but would it be better to do Boalt at sticker, USC at full tuition, or a sizable scholarship from an East Coast T-14? :?

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

Postby sheishkabob » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:31 pm

drballison wrote:Just heard back about my matching scholarship and got denied. :( What a total bummer. Does anyone know when we should be hearing back about non-matching scholarships?


Aw man, I'm so sorry to hear that :( Was the correspondence over email or did it show up on your bear facts?

Also, does being denied matching mean no aid at all, or just no full matching?

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

Postby trynalaw123 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:36 pm

sheishkabob wrote:
drballison wrote:Just heard back about my matching scholarship and got denied. :( What a total bummer. Does anyone know when we should be hearing back about non-matching scholarships?


Aw man, I'm so sorry to hear that :( Was the correspondence over email or did it show up on your bear facts?

Also, does being denied matching mean no aid at all, or just no full matching?


Pretty sure it just means no matching and you can still get a normal scholarship

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

Postby drballison » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:38 pm

sheishkabob wrote:
drballison wrote:Just heard back about my matching scholarship and got denied. :( What a total bummer. Does anyone know when we should be hearing back about non-matching scholarships?


Aw man, I'm so sorry to hear that :( Was the correspondence over email or did it show up on your bear facts?

Also, does being denied matching mean no aid at all, or just no full matching?



It was over email. :( The financial aid office told me that although I was denied matching I am still being considered for non-matching scholarships (but I feel like it they didn't offer me anything via matching, aren't I pretty much screwed? :( ) Total bummer because I want to go to Boalt more than anything but I'm not sure I can make that choice at sticker.

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

Postby Oskosh » Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:23 pm

Maybe they won't match it, but will give you a considerable scholarship nevertheless?

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

Postby Comma.Split » Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:49 pm

drballison wrote:
sheishkabob wrote:
drballison wrote:Just heard back about my matching scholarship and got denied. :( What a total bummer. Does anyone know when we should be hearing back about non-matching scholarships?


Aw man, I'm so sorry to hear that :( Was the correspondence over email or did it show up on your bear facts?

Also, does being denied matching mean no aid at all, or just no full matching?



It was over email. :( The financial aid office told me that although I was denied matching I am still being considered for non-matching scholarships (but I feel like it they didn't offer me anything via matching, aren't I pretty much screwed? :( ) Total bummer because I want to go to Boalt more than anything but I'm not sure I can make that choice at sticker.


Did you submit a why Berkeley with your matching application? Also, did you submit a statement with your regular scholarship form?

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

Postby drballison » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:18 pm

I did submit a why Berkeley, but I didn't submit an additional scholarship essay because I thought all the prompts were covered in my application.

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

Postby LoganCouture » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:45 pm

Berkeley granted my matching application - submitted mid March. PM for stats/details.

There is a deadline to accept the matching award - 4/15.
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Re: UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) Law Class of 2018

Postby Atmosphere » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:49 pm

lc39 wrote:Berkeley granted my matching application - submitted mid March. PM for stats/details.


Awesome, congrats LC!




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