Columbia Class of 2018

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

Why did you choose Columbia?

Location
19
17%
Prestige/ranking
42
37%
Job prospects
28
25%
Professors and academics
7
6%
$$ The big fat Hamilton I got $$
17
15%
 
Total votes: 113

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lnick93
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby lnick93 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:58 pm

I called the financial aid office to make sure they had all my forms, and they told me my file was in the "final stage" and I should be hearing from them today (!) or tomorrow.
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wsag826
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby wsag826 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:01 pm

greekguy123 wrote:Received an email today with their need/merit financial aid offer - looking forward to meeting all of you next year!


lnick93 wrote:I called the financial aid office to make sure they had all my forms, and they told me my file was in the "final stage" and I should be herring from them today (!) or tomorrow.


Yes!!!!! Here we go!

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90convoy
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby 90convoy » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:02 pm

betty_bojangles wrote:
90convoy wrote:Praying for $$$


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHoDw9ICBHY


haha. right

kingpin101
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby kingpin101 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:03 pm

Wait, when's the latest we can hear back today? Don't they close soon, if not already?

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tk17
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby tk17 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:04 pm

lnick93 wrote:I called the financial aid office to make sure they had all my forms, and they told me my file was in the "final stage" and I should be hearing from them today (!) or tomorrow.


This (and the poster that received an email) implies that they might be sending out awards via email this year. That would be great. I hope that's what happens.

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lnick93
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby lnick93 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:11 pm

Actually I just got my award via email! They were the most generous out of CCN. PM for details.

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middlebear
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby middlebear » Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:41 pm

lnick93 wrote:Actually I just got my award via email! They were the most generous out of CCN. PM for details.


Hoping this means they might be staying late(r) to get these out?

comeoncomeoncomeon

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goldenbear92
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby goldenbear92 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:50 pm

middlebear wrote:
lnick93 wrote:Actually I just got my award via email! They were the most generous out of CCN. PM for details.


Hoping this means they might be staying late(r) to get these out?

comeoncomeoncomeon


Wishful thinking xD hopefully at the very least we get info by the end of the week (but ideally sooner, i.e. tomorrow!)

kingpin101
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby kingpin101 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:20 am

Today's the day?

ub3r
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby ub3r » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:26 am

kingpin101 wrote:Today's the day?

DK21
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby DK21 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:52 am

Spoke to them again today and they said my award determination would likely be out Friday or early next week-ish. And I was calling because I only just got my forms in, so I imagine everyone else's will be out sooner!

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maroon175
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby maroon175 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:07 pm

DK21 wrote:Spoke to them again today and they said my award determination would likely be out Friday or early next week-ish. And I was calling because I only just got my forms in, so I imagine everyone else's will be out sooner!


fingers crossed! did they tell you whether you would be notified by snail mail or by email?

tecumseh115
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby tecumseh115 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:32 pm

Did those of you who received award notice by email also email in all your docs? I snailed mailed them, but hoping for email award notice.

DK21
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby DK21 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:37 pm

maroon175 wrote:
DK21 wrote:Spoke to them again today and they said my award determination would likely be out Friday or early next week-ish. And I was calling because I only just got my forms in, so I imagine everyone else's will be out sooner!


fingers crossed! did they tell you whether you would be notified by snail mail or by email?

I didn't ask! Sorry!

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lnick93
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby lnick93 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:41 pm

In my financial email they said

In the interest of time, we are e-mailing you a copy of your financial aid award letter


So, I would assume they are probably emailing all of them.

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pylon
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby pylon » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:05 pm

Was there anyone from the Held to Admit group from last week who received named scholarships with their acceptance?

MousAnony
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby MousAnony » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:55 pm

lnick93 wrote:In my financial email they said

In the interest of time, we are e-mailing you a copy of your financial aid award letter


So, I would assume they are probably emailing all of them.


Did you let them know about any deadlines for other schools or anything else that might have justified them emailing it to you as a special exception?

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goldenbear92
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby goldenbear92 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:18 pm

kingpin101 wrote:Today's the day?


PLZ CLS

Indifference
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby Indifference » Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:21 pm

pylon wrote:Was there anyone from the Held to Admit group from last week who received named scholarships with their acceptance?


Not an answer to your question but I'll be withdrawing within the next week so a Butler (or equal funds) should hopefully open up for others.

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ms2014
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby ms2014 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:13 pm

I also called the Financial Aid Office to confirm that my file was complete. The person I spoke with said that I should be hearing from them this week, but when I asked, she said it would be sent via postal mail.

I'm really hoping that they'll continue emailing everyone their financial aid packages, especially with other scholarship deadlines fast approaching.

wsag826
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby wsag826 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:22 pm

ms2014 wrote:I also called the Financial Aid Office to confirm that my file was complete. The person I spoke with said that I should be hearing from them this week, but when I asked, she said it would be sent via postal mail.

I'm really hoping that they'll continue emailing everyone their financial aid packages, especially with other scholarship deadlines fast approaching.


They just need to send it out. It is time...

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lnick93
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby lnick93 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:25 pm

MousAnony wrote:
lnick93 wrote:In my financial email they said

In the interest of time, we are e-mailing you a copy of your financial aid award letter


So, I would assume they are probably emailing all of them.


Did you let them know about any deadlines for other schools or anything else that might have justified them emailing it to you as a special exception?


I sent them one other scholarship deadline, but that deadline was April 1. It could have impacted their decision to email it to me, but I'm not sure.

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tk17
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby tk17 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:29 pm

lnick93 wrote:
MousAnony wrote:
lnick93 wrote:In my financial email they said

In the interest of time, we are e-mailing you a copy of your financial aid award letter


So, I would assume they are probably emailing all of them.


Did you let them know about any deadlines for other schools or anything else that might have justified them emailing it to you as a special exception?


I sent them one other scholarship deadline, but that deadline was April 1. It could have impacted their decision to email it to me, but I'm not sure.


They did this with acceptances too, some via email some via mail (even those without named schollies). They have their own way of doing things and no one is going to convince them to change it.

MousAnony
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby MousAnony » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:58 pm

lnick93 wrote:
MousAnony wrote:Did you let them know about any deadlines for other schools or anything else that might have justified them emailing it to you as a special exception?


I sent them one other scholarship deadline, but that deadline was April 1. It could have impacted their decision to email it to me, but I'm not sure.


Thanks for sharing. Guess we're waiting until next week.

tk17 wrote:They did this with acceptances too, some via email some via mail (even those without named schollies). They have their own way of doing things and no one is going to convince them to change it.


Strangely, this doesn't doesn't make me love the school any less.

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drtygrty
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Re: Columbia Class of 2018

Postby drtygrty » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:45 pm

Are all of you guys waiting on your Columbia fin aid packages before trying to negotiate at other schools? I've been trying to hold off because a couple of my other schools insist that you only make an appeal once, but I really don't want to be screwing myself out of negotiating opportunities by waiting for Columbia.




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