IN AT PENN

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sundevil77
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Re: IN AT PENN

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

regatsrj wrote:
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.


I feel ya bro.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby smov_operator » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:00 pm

I think so man...

Of their website:

The parental information will be used to determine the ability of the parents to contribute financial assistance to meet educational expenses. Your financial aid application will not be evaluated unless the required parental/spousal information is provided. This is so even though all graduate students are technically "independent" under federal guidelines. We will take an estimated parental contribution into account when awarding financial aid, but students can make that contribution up in the form of an additional loan - therefore, parents are not obligated to contribute the estimated parent contribution.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby ilovelamp18 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:18 pm

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


Is there anything I can do about a named award, or is more of a "sit and wait" sort of situation?

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby smov_operator » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:24 pm

ilovelamp18 wrote:
smov_operator wrote:You might still qualify for a named award, but I would go about it as if I was getting nothing else.


Is there anything I can do about a named award, or is more of a "sit and wait" sort of situation?


Probably sit and wait. Often times the committees that decide the named awards differ from the regular finaid staff and work on a different timeline. I guess you could call and ask if you were being considered for any other awards, but I assume they wouldn't know.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby violaboy » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:31 pm

They are supposed to get to us about scholarships this week.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby sundevil77 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:54 pm

violaboy wrote:They are supposed to get to us about scholarships this week.


I sure hope I get something. I visited Penn and absolutely loved the campus. However, with $0 need aid and $0 in scholarship money, there is absolutely no way I would attend. Maybe I will call and talk to some in the admissions/fin aid office about my feelings? C'mon Penn, throw a 171/4.0 some love. Otherwise I will be relegated to wearing my Penn Law Class of 2013 shirt without ever attending :oops:

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby violaboy » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:25 pm

Just got a scholly from Penn! Woot!

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby tintin » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:26 pm

violaboy wrote:Just got a scholly from Penn! Woot!


congrats!

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby ilovelamp18 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:15 pm

violaboy wrote:Just got a scholly from Penn! Woot!


Indeed... Congratulations!

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby ughOSU » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:19 pm

I was awarded an extremely generous financial aid package of loans. That's free money, right?

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby cyh » Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:51 pm

waitlisted at Penn on Friday.

I was going to visit on Monday/Tuesday but the rain. So I'm planning to visit next Monday.

They encourage people on the wait list to send a two page essay on a topic of choice / rec letter / updated resume. I am planning to write a Why Penn/5-year plan essay, since I didn't write one originally. But I also was going to send a LOCI about my visit. Is that too much? Should I just put everything all together in a why Penn essay?

:| :shock:

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby lz06 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:30 pm

Soo I emailed Penn asking whether they had decided on increasing my scholarship (I sent them my offers like a month ago) and they said no. That this year was competitive and everyone is accepting their offers and blabla they won't be increasing any more schollys until later in the cycle if anything. Just FYI for someone who was hoping for more $$

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby Amelie » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:37 pm

lz06 wrote:Soo I emailed Penn asking whether they had decided on increasing my scholarship (I sent them my offers like a month ago) and they said no. That this year was competitive and everyone is accepting their offers and blabla they won't be increasing any more schollys until later in the cycle if anything. Just FYI for someone who was hoping for more $$


I was going to talk try to them about that tomorrow... guess I know what the answer will be.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby Core » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:43 am

Will Penn notify you if you are receiving $0 in aid - like Chicago does? Just wondering because I have heard nothing and was accepted back in December.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby discobabe » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:32 pm

Core wrote:Will Penn notify you if you are receiving $0 in aid - like Chicago does? Just wondering because I have heard nothing and was accepted back in December.

+1

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby x47point6 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:29 am

Got my aid notification today. I might be being a little ungrateful here, but I was kind of hoping for more. Anyone who wants to PM me to compare hopes/dreams/notes for Penn FA would be welcome.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby Lermontov » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:30 am

x47point6 wrote:Got my aid notification today. I might be being a little ungrateful here, but I was kind of hoping for more. Anyone who wants to PM me to compare hopes/dreams/notes for Penn FA would be welcome.


Was this need based or merit? As in, they put merit aid on hold for a week or so, and I wonder if they've started going out again.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby Lermontov » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:35 am

discobabe wrote:
Core wrote:Will Penn notify you if you are receiving $0 in aid - like Chicago does? Just wondering because I have heard nothing and was accepted back in December.

+1


They notify you for need-based aid regardless, not sure about merit.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby x47point6 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:41 am

Lermontov wrote:
x47point6 wrote:Got my aid notification today. I might be being a little ungrateful here, but I was kind of hoping for more. Anyone who wants to PM me to compare hopes/dreams/notes for Penn FA would be welcome.


Was this need based or merit? As in, they put merit aid on hold for a week or so, and I wonder if they've started going out again.


A mixture of both.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby SteakEmUp » Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:20 pm

This may be jumping the gun, but what are everyone's thoughts on laptops? I currently have a macbook, but after reading that I would need to run boot camp in order to use the exam software at Penn (and most law schools, for that matter), I'm hesitant about using it in law school. Any thoughts about whether it is better to stick with my mac and run windows or switch to a pc?

If I switch to a pc, I'll most likely end up with a Thinkpad or a Vaio, unless someone has a better suggestion.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby lastMinuteGuy » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:18 pm

Anyone else out there still debating what to do before the Wilson deadline on Mon? I'd like to hear back from the rest of my apps first, but doesn't look like it's going to happen.


SteakEmUp wrote:This may be jumping the gun, but what are everyone's thoughts on laptops? I currently have a macbook, but after reading that I would need to run boot camp in order to use the exam software at Penn (and most law schools, for that matter), I'm hesitant about using it in law school. Any thoughts about whether it is better to stick with my mac and run windows or switch to a pc?

If I switch to a pc, I'll most likely end up with a Thinkpad or a Vaio, unless someone has a better suggestion.

I've been using boot camp on my Macbook for about 2 years and never had any problems with it. As long as you have the hard drive space and are fine with your current machine, I'd say give it a try instead of buying a new PC.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby mrm2083 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:40 am

Just got accepted and will be going to Penn next year. I'm in Philly now looking for apartments. I was looking at Domus but its extremely expensive. Do any law students actually live there? Anything else really close to the school I should look at?

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby MeasuredOptimism » Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:47 pm

Going to Preview Day tomorrow. Anyone else?

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby lastMinuteGuy » Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:09 pm

mrm2083 wrote:Just got accepted and will be going to Penn next year. I'm in Philly now looking for apartments. I was looking at Domus but its extremely expensive. Do any law students actually live there? Anything else really close to the school I should look at?


Went to the ASW a few weeks ago and 2400 Chestnut seemed pretty popular.

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Re: IN AT PENN

Postby pleasepickme » Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:41 pm

I've been given an EXTREMELY generous scholarship by Penn, but I'm still torn between it and Harvard. Penn seems like such a great place to be, but I want to clerk for appellate courts in CA and maybe even take a shot at a Supreme Court clerkship, and I don't know if Penn puts me in a good place to do that. What do you guys think? Anyone in the same situation?




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