Columbia 2011!

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88rabbits
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby 88rabbits » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:21 am

incompetentia wrote:Some of us are still here, good and forgotten.

When were the complete dates for the people who got decisions today? I'd guess that a lot were from the December group...



Sent 1/21, Complete 1/25 and acceptance via email yesterday. Very excited! Congrats to everyone who got accepted and good luck for all the cool people still waiting (yes, you are all cool, I have been stalking ;-))

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incompetentia
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby incompetentia » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:55 am

Mass email acceptances?

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kwais
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby kwais » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:55 am

Hey, so I started reading the financial aid page and got a little worried. Has anyone ever heard (in general or in regards to Columbia) of someone simply not receiving all the loans they need for law school? or is the money always there one way or another? thanks

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby kch3684 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:09 am

Got my rejection envelope in the mail postmarked 2/9 this morning, I was an auto-ding applied due to the fee waiver.
Good luck to all still waiting!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bendurnotes4me » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:43 am

Has anyone who went complete in January been held, reserved or rejected?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby HugerThanSoup » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:32 am

kwais wrote:Hey, so I started reading the financial aid page and got a little worried. Has anyone ever heard (in general or in regards to Columbia) of someone simply not receiving all the loans they need for law school? or is the money always there one way or another? thanks


Everyone is eligible for GradPlus loans, which will cover up to the full cost of tuition (about 72,000), minus what you get in grants, scholarships, and other loans (e.g. Stafford, Pell).

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bdubs » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:46 am

HugerThanSoup wrote:
kwais wrote:Hey, so I started reading the financial aid page and got a little worried. Has anyone ever heard (in general or in regards to Columbia) of someone simply not receiving all the loans they need for law school? or is the money always there one way or another? thanks


Everyone is eligible for GradPlus loans, which will cover up to the full cost of tuition attendance (about 72,000), minus what you get in grants, scholarships, and other loans (e.g. Stafford, Pell).


FTFY

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby r6_philly » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:49 am

bdubs wrote:
HugerThanSoup wrote:
kwais wrote:Hey, so I started reading the financial aid page and got a little worried. Has anyone ever heard (in general or in regards to Columbia) of someone simply not receiving all the loans they need for law school? or is the money always there one way or another? thanks


Everyone is eligible for GradPlus loans, which will cover up to the full cost of tuition attendance (about 72,000), minus what you get in grants, scholarships, and other loans (e.g. Stafford, Pell).


FTFY


There is no Pell for grad students. And not everyone is eligible for GradPLUS, you need good credit or a cosigner with good credit. You can also get your COA/budget adjusted if you have a good reason so some people may be eligibile for higher amounts.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby kwais » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:58 am

hey philly, thanks for the info, do you know how hard core the credit thing is. I have a few bumps from 5 years ago and a perfect record since. I still have trouble getting credit cards but do you think GradPlus is more or less stringent?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby r6_philly » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:05 am

kwais wrote:hey philly, thanks for the info, do you know how hard core the credit thing is. I have a few bumps from 5 years ago and a perfect record since. I still have trouble getting credit cards but do you think GradPlus is more or less stringent?


You should ask the financial aid office. The only thing I have ever read states you can't have bankruptcies and foreclosures - big stuff - within 5 years. You should be fine but check with the office.

ETA: it isn't based on the score, so having no/short credit won't hurt you like it would getting credit cards and consumer loans.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby c_dubya_s » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:07 am

r6_philly wrote:ETA: it isn't based on the score, so having no/short credit won't hurt you like it would getting credit cards and consumer loans.


Thanks philly! That makes me feel a lot better about having a short credit history.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby kwais » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:34 pm

thanks philly! I will call the office

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:02 pm

IN!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Letter dated February 11th.

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby LinzerTorte » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:03 pm

Non-Chalant1 wrote:IN!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Letter dated February 11th.


CONGRATSSSSSS!!!!

Not so non-chalant now, are ya?

:D :D :D

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby timmna » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:07 pm

Non-Chalant1 wrote:IN!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Letter dated February 11th.


Congrats, Twin!!!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Non-Chalant1 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:08 pm

timmna wrote:
Non-Chalant1 wrote:IN!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Letter dated February 11th.


Congrats, Twin!!!

Thanks timmna!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Fresh » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:09 pm

Non-Chalant1 wrote:IN!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Letter dated February 11th.


WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby WestOfTheRest » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:21 pm

Non-Chalant1 wrote:IN!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Letter dated February 11th.

CONGRATS!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby lakerfanimal » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:34 pm

Non-Chalant1 wrote:IN!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Letter dated February 11th.


Congratulations!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby law_monkey » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:35 pm

Non-Chalant1 wrote:IN!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Letter dated February 11th.


Hooray forgotten friend!!!!!!!! That's awesome!!!!!

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby incompetentia » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:17 pm

Congratulations!


Looks like we're in line to see some more decisions soon. More emails please? :(

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby mel2010 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:23 pm

Non-Chalant1 wrote:IN!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Letter dated February 11th.


Well done, congrats! Columbia is slowly remembering that/those which it had forgotten...

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby supahstahxruv » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:25 pm

Yayyyy non-chalant! You're a shining beacon of hope for us forgottens!

Sry but I gotta ask - was it real vomit or email vomit? :)

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby law_monkey » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:27 pm

incompetentia wrote:Congratulations!


Looks like we're in line to see some more decisions soon. More emails please? :(


Haha every single day I wake up and think that I'll be hearing from CLS. And then someone else or multiple people in the forgotten pile post their decision, and I still have crickets. It's been "soon" for like 3 weeks now. But I'm still going to bask in my foolish naivete and agree with you that we will indeed be hearing soon. :D

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby incompetentia » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:30 pm

Well, there was sort of a lull between the holds and yesterday. With the emails, who knows what might happen. (Maybe nothing! yay!)




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