Columbia Class of 2020

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2020)

Where are you hoping to live?

Law school housing - Lenfest/Lionsgate
14
18%
Law school housing - 115th/116th
10
13%
UAH apartments
33
43%
Off-campus - Morningside Heights/surrounding neighborhoods
13
17%
Off-campus - farther away (but why tho)
7
9%
 
Total votes: 77

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby catalina559 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:34 am

WordsworthIsBae wrote:
jd20 wrote:
WordsworthIsBae wrote:
jd20 wrote:I spoke to the financial aid office last week and they said award letters would begin going out this week, and also that it was a good idea to email them other scholarship offers before those letters go out.


Wow, really? Thanks so much for sharing this. Do you know how many scholly letters maximum would be appropriate to share?


No problem! I don't really know, but I would imagine they're probably more interested in similarly-ranked schools


I feel stupid for waiting to hear back for their offer before submitting my other offers. I just thought that would come across as presumptuous/premature but I suppose I was wrong!


Have people been emailing them this week? I feel weird emailing before I know what their first offer is...for all I know it's higher than what I'm asking for, but I also don't want to lose out!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby IlovePorzingis » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:49 am

Well, my mail came today and no financial aid. Mail usually takes 1-2 days to get to my house in NJ from NYC so don't get your hopes up for today, everyone. :(

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby Leliana » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:00 pm

IlovePorzingis wrote:Well, my mail came today and no financial aid. Mail usually takes 1-2 days to get to my house in NJ from NYC so don't get your hopes up for today, everyone. :(


When did you submit your info? I live in NYC so now I want to get home from work and check my mail ASAP... :shock:

Sorry to hear you didn't get any $ though.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby WordsworthIsBae » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:15 pm

catalina559 wrote:
WordsworthIsBae wrote:
jd20 wrote:
WordsworthIsBae wrote:
jd20 wrote:I spoke to the financial aid office last week and they said award letters would begin going out this week, and also that it was a good idea to email them other scholarship offers before those letters go out.


Wow, really? Thanks so much for sharing this. Do you know how many scholly letters maximum would be appropriate to share?


No problem! I don't really know, but I would imagine they're probably more interested in similarly-ranked schools


I feel stupid for waiting to hear back for their offer before submitting my other offers. I just thought that would come across as presumptuous/premature but I suppose I was wrong!


Have people been emailing them this week? I feel weird emailing before I know what their first offer is...for all I know it's higher than what I'm asking for, but I also don't want to lose out!


Had the exact same dilemma last night, and for the same reason, I chose to hold off on emailing my other offers. I was told by the fin aid staff member on the phone that it's my choice whether I'd like to hold off and see what they're offering first or if I'd like to go ahead and send my other offers right away.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby IlovePorzingis » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:10 pm

Leliana wrote:
IlovePorzingis wrote:Well, my mail came today and no financial aid. Mail usually takes 1-2 days to get to my house in NJ from NYC so don't get your hopes up for today, everyone. :(


When did you submit your info? I live in NYC so now I want to get home from work and check my mail ASAP... :shock:

Sorry to hear you didn't get any $ though.


Sorry I meant that I didn't get the package yet, not that I didn't get any money. I submitted on February 1st.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby Leliana » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:36 pm

IlovePorzingis wrote:
Leliana wrote:
IlovePorzingis wrote:Well, my mail came today and no financial aid. Mail usually takes 1-2 days to get to my house in NJ from NYC so don't get your hopes up for today, everyone. :(


When did you submit your info? I live in NYC so now I want to get home from work and check my mail ASAP... :shock:

Sorry to hear you didn't get any $ though.


Sorry I meant that I didn't get the package yet, not that I didn't get any money. I submitted on February 1st.


Ohh got it! I misunderstood... thanks for clarifying. Hope we hear soon and that you get something! :D

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby jpark86 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:39 pm

IlovePorzingis wrote:
Leliana wrote:
IlovePorzingis wrote:Well, my mail came today and no financial aid. Mail usually takes 1-2 days to get to my house in NJ from NYC so don't get your hopes up for today, everyone. :(


When did you submit your info? I live in NYC so now I want to get home from work and check my mail ASAP... :shock:

Sorry to hear you didn't get any $ though.


Sorry I meant that I didn't get the package yet, not that I didn't get any money. I submitted on February 1st.


phew almost gave me a heart attack there!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby lawdude31 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:26 pm

IlovePorzingis wrote:Well, my mail came today and no financial aid. Mail usually takes 1-2 days to get to my house in NJ from NYC so don't get your hopes up for today, everyone. :(

Shoot. Also live in NJ. Was planning on heading to mailbox a minute ago.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby Stay-at-Home Son » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:44 pm

lawdude31 wrote:
IlovePorzingis wrote:Well, my mail came today and no financial aid. Mail usually takes 1-2 days to get to my house in NJ from NYC so don't get your hopes up for today, everyone. :(

Shoot. Also live in NJ. Was planning on heading to mailbox a minute ago.


Same, bummer.

I talked to someone at the FAO on Monday and she said my submission was in the final stage of review, and I only sent in my materials a week ago. I think they're probably sending out packages soon.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby WordsworthIsBae » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:45 pm

I called yesterday and was told I would receive the letter within a week. (I submitted everything on 3/10, a couple of days after getting in.)

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby Leliana » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:51 pm

Thank you guys for the intel! That's good to hear :)

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby parcori » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:24 pm

This could be obvious, but do I email all of the required documents directly to financial aid or is there another place to submit them? I just got admitted so I want to try to get everything out as quickly as possible before I miss the boat on any aid :shock: . Thanks!!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby jjcorvino » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:25 pm

I am extremely anxious to see what I get. If I could have a year tuition knocked off I would deposit within the hour.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby WordsworthIsBae » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:30 pm

parcori wrote:This could be obvious, but do I email all of the required documents directly to financial aid or is there another place to submit them? I just got admitted so I want to try to get everything out as quickly as possible before I miss the boat on any aid :shock: . Thanks!!


That's what I did. PDF attachments in one neat email to their financial aid email address.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby parcori » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:35 pm

WordsworthIsBae wrote:
parcori wrote:This could be obvious, but do I email all of the required documents directly to financial aid or is there another place to submit them? I just got admitted so I want to try to get everything out as quickly as possible before I miss the boat on any aid :shock: . Thanks!!


That's what I did. PDF attachments in one neat email to their financial aid email address.

Thats what I thought! Thanks!!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby Stay-at-Home Son » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:37 pm

parcori wrote:
WordsworthIsBae wrote:
parcori wrote:This could be obvious, but do I email all of the required documents directly to financial aid or is there another place to submit them? I just got admitted so I want to try to get everything out as quickly as possible before I miss the boat on any aid :shock: . Thanks!!


That's what I did. PDF attachments in one neat email to their financial aid email address.

Thats what I thought! Thanks!!


Just a caveat, they caution against sending tax docs with your SSN via email, and recommend you fax those. You can email everything else, though.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby WordsworthIsBae » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:42 pm

Stay-at-Home Son wrote:
parcori wrote:
WordsworthIsBae wrote:
parcori wrote:This could be obvious, but do I email all of the required documents directly to financial aid or is there another place to submit them? I just got admitted so I want to try to get everything out as quickly as possible before I miss the boat on any aid :shock: . Thanks!!


That's what I did. PDF attachments in one neat email to their financial aid email address.

Thats what I thought! Thanks!!


Just a caveat, they caution against sending tax docs with your SSN via email, and recommend you fax those. You can email everything else, though.


Good point. If you don't have access to a fax machine, you should redact SSNs (through Acrobat or go old school with a black sharpie and re-scan) and email them like that.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby hellohalo » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:01 pm

Called them and its a recorded response... :?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby catalina559 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:40 pm

hellohalo wrote:Called them and its a recorded response... :?


You just have to stay on the line long enough, or press 0!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby hellohalo » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:51 pm

catalina559 wrote:
hellohalo wrote:Called them and its a recorded response... :?


You just have to stay on the line long enough, or press 0!


Oh really? I just heard "leave a message" then hanged up. Haha. I don't think they would call me back because I just will ask whether my decision has been sent out. Will try tomorrow. Thanks.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby hellohalo » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:09 am

... they haven't reviewed my $ app yet. Sent my app in right before the 3/1 deadline... :?

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby Leliana » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:19 am

Called and they said mine was mailed :shock:

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby hellohalo » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:21 am

Leliana wrote:Called and they said mine was mailed :shock:


Good luck! When did you submit your app? I'm disappointed at mine.

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby NotAGolfer » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:21 am

Leliana wrote:Called and they said mine was mailed :shock:

Ahh good luck!!

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Re: Columbia Class of 2020

Postby Leliana » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:34 am

hellohalo, I pm'd you!

NotAGolfer wrote:
Leliana wrote:Called and they said mine was mailed :shock:

Ahh good luck!!


Thank you!!



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