IN AT PENN

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hopefullaw27
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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby hopefullaw27 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:54 pm

same...need based aid for law school? pshhh, oh what a fictitious creature...so you think scholly decisions will come later?

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby MahaloMontana » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:01 pm

hopefullaw27 wrote:same...need based aid for law school? pshhh, oh what a fictitious creature...so you think scholly decisions will come later?


I just got mine, and it included a merit scholarship. The scholly wasn't huge but decent, and I was surprised to see the "Law Grant", which I assume is need-based, was quite substantial.
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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby SteakEmUp » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:26 pm

Just got the financial aid info. Shocked to see a very substantial Law Grant, which is need based. With this, I couldn't be more excited about going to Penn!!

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby rockchalk86 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:41 pm

Do we need to fill out anything for merit based scholarships?

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby violaboy » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:53 pm

rockchalk86 wrote:Do we need to fill out anything for merit based scholarships?


I don't think so. I was hoping for merit sometime soon...

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Re: IN AT PENN

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ilovelamp18
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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby ilovelamp18 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:15 pm

Hey all, I apologize if this has been answered previously, but I didn't see it.

Was accepted last week and received that big packet today. Very interested in finding out the financial aid info. Anyone have an idea what my timeline for receiving this info will be? Also how will I hear (snail mail, email)? I appreciate your collective wisdom.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby violaboy » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:24 pm

ilovelamp18 wrote:Hey all, I apologize if this has been answered previously, but I didn't see it.

Was accepted last week and received that big packet today. Very interested in finding out the financial aid info. Anyone have an idea what my timeline for receiving this info will be? Also how will I hear (snail mail, email)? I appreciate your collective wisdom.


We all just received it by email. Did you fill out your FAFSA and NeedAccess?

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby ilovelamp18 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:26 pm

We all just received it by email. Did you fill out your FAFSA and NeedAccess?[/quote]

Yeah, my FAFSA wasn't sent in until a couple days ago though. Were you all recently admitted?

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violaboy
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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby violaboy » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:26 pm

I was accepted in December.

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ilovelamp18
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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby ilovelamp18 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:28 pm

Oh, ok. Then you're quite a bit ahead of me.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby PoorOrpheus » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:29 pm

Just received my package today, too. If anyone is willing to share what they considered to be a "substantial/significant" Law Grant, please PM me.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby SteakEmUp » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:20 am

PoorOrpheus wrote:Just received my package today, too. If anyone is willing to share what they considered to be a "substantial/significant" Law Grant, please PM me.


PMed.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby alex06 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:00 am

You lucky people that have gotten finaid information already!! I was accepted in early to mid January so I'm hoping that I'll hear something next week!

Does anybody know where to find out when we would need to be in Philly to start the 2010 school year? I found the academic calendar on the main website, but I could have sworn there was some sort of welcome week or orientation a week or two before classes began...I feel like I read about it somewhere, but I CANNOT seem to locate this info anymore. Anyone know?

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby CFC11 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:09 pm

I'll be at the ASW from Thurs-Sun. Most likely going to Dave & Busters Thursday night, unless I'm exhausted from checking out apartments. I've never been to Philly, but it looks like a pretty cool place. Can't wait!

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby smov_operator » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:56 am

I just received my finaid package today. Definitely surprised by the need-based aid. Not sure if it will be enough though.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby summerschooled » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:00 pm

smov_operator wrote:I just received my finaid package today. Definitely surprised by the need-based aid. Not sure if it will be enough though.

How did you get it? E-mail? Snail mail?

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smov_operator
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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby smov_operator » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:34 pm

It came in an email with a link to their financial aid site. I thought it arrived hella fast since I only got in a 2-3 weeks ago.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby regatsrj » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:37 pm

Just got mine, too. Nothing. Pretty surprised I didn't get anything considering I sent them some hefty scholarship offers from other T10s. Wondering if I should even bother going to ASW this weekend.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby smov_operator » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:42 pm

That really sucks, most of what I got came as need. Did you have much need?

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ilovelamp18
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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby ilovelamp18 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:43 pm

got mine today too... got a small law grant but there doesn't appear to be anything else. Does this mean I'm out for scholarship $??? Or is there still hope?

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smov_operator
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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby smov_operator » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:47 pm

You might still qualify for a named award, but I would go about it as if I was getting nothing else.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby regatsrj » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:54 pm

smov_operator wrote:That really sucks, most of what I got came as need. Did you have much need?


Um, yes. I have almost no savings, little income and my parents aren't well-off. Pretty ridiculous that I don't qualify for need-based aid. I assumed need-based didn't really exist at most schools, but it's disheartening to see that it does at Penn and I got nada.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby sundevil77 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:57 pm

So I got the fin aid email today and I had a couple of questions. On mine, it had the $20K or so listed for federal subsidized/unsubsidized loans. It had an additional $18K for alternative student loans (these are GradPLUS, right?). Then, it stated that my annual family contribution was approximately $30K!!! They give me the option of taking out additional loans to cover that amount, but do they expect that my family can actually come up with that amount???

The thing is, my parents make decent, middle-class money, but I'm married and on my own. Do they still expect my parents to pay for me even though I have my own indepedent household?

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby bubba » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:57 pm

did all the people hearing back apply for need aid?




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