Columbia 2011!

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snowkat
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby snowkat » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:04 pm

kwais wrote:
snowkat wrote:I am a new admit and I was wondering if anyone could help me make sure I'm understanding Columbia financial aid correctly. If I were going to be getting merit aid from Columbia, would I have found out about it when they offered me admission? Secondly, when they calculate need do they always take parents' assets into account? I don't think I can qualify for merit or need based grants there but I want to make sure. Thank you.


True merit aid only comes with the admit. Then, you can apply for need based (which some see as a second round of unofficial merit) and yes, they will require your parents info. This last part screwed me good. Older student, personally funded two degrees, poor as it gets and somehow my dad's income matters. thanks CLS! good luck to you


Thank you. I'm in a similar situation. Frustrating.

hoping
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby hoping » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:07 pm

kwais wrote:
snowkat wrote:I am a new admit and I was wondering if anyone could help me make sure I'm understanding Columbia financial aid correctly. If I were going to be getting merit aid from Columbia, would I have found out about it when they offered me admission? Secondly, when they calculate need do they always take parents' assets into account? I don't think I can qualify for merit or need based grants there but I want to make sure. Thank you.


True merit aid only comes with the admit. Then, you can apply for need based (which some see as a second round of unofficial merit) and yes, they will require your parents info. This last part screwed me good. Older student, personally funded two degrees, poor as it gets and somehow my dad's income matters. thanks CLS! good luck to you


would merit have come in the email? or will it if i qualify come in the real packet only?

drummerboy
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby drummerboy » Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:42 pm

forgotten unite.

rockyrac
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby rockyrac » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:27 pm

drummerboy wrote:forgotten unite.

had a good feeling i was going to hear something today.

i did not.

bob77
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bob77 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:10 pm

rockyrac wrote:
drummerboy wrote:forgotten unite.

had a good feeling i was going to hear something today.

i did not.


anybody have any ideas on what the heck kind of process is going on over there?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby bob77 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:28 pm

bob77 wrote:
rockyrac wrote:
drummerboy wrote:forgotten unite.

had a good feeling i was going to hear something today.

i did not.


anybody have any ideas on what the heck kind of process is going on over there?


me neither

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artichoke
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby artichoke » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:52 pm

rockyrac wrote:
drummerboy wrote:forgotten unite.

had a good feeling i was going to hear something today.

i did not.


Yeah, I have a feeling that when they said we would hear by April 15th they meant we would hear ON April 15th.

jakersatcal
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jakersatcal » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:40 pm

Yay! Can't believe I got in! So excited! I thought the torment was the wait, but now its figuring out where to go and what I will be paying to go there! Le sigh. The frustration continues- at least it's welcomed this time around!

jrose5
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jrose5 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:42 pm

jakersatcal wrote:Yay! Can't believe I got in! So excited! I thought the torment was the wait, but now its figuring out where to go and what I will be paying to go there! Le sigh. The frustration continues- at least it's welcomed this time around!

Congrats!! Were you admitted today and were you a hold?

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artichoke
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby artichoke » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:06 pm

jakersatcal wrote:Yay! Can't believe I got in! So excited! I thought the torment was the wait, but now its figuring out where to go and what I will be paying to go there! Le sigh. The frustration continues- at least it's welcomed this time around!


Congrats!! How did you learn of your acceptance?

Fate
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Fate » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:16 pm

I submitted a LOCI on April 4th....will that affect my application because it was sent so late?

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Ratchet Jackson
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:36 pm

Fate wrote:I submitted a LOCI on April 4th....will that affect my application because it was sent so late?


I sent one in today and CLS emailed me and said the letter was added to my file. I cannot imagine it affecting you in a negative way at all.

ashleyryan
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ashleyryan » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:46 pm

RJ127 wrote:
Fate wrote:I submitted a LOCI on April 4th....will that affect my application because it was sent so late?


I sent one in today and CLS emailed me and said the letter was added to my file. I cannot imagine it affecting you in a negative way at all.



Are you guys held?

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Ratchet Jackson
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:53 pm

ashleyryan wrote:
RJ127 wrote:
Fate wrote:I submitted a LOCI on April 4th....will that affect my application because it was sent so late?


I sent one in today and CLS emailed me and said the letter was added to my file. I cannot imagine it affecting you in a negative way at all.



Are you guys held?


Yup. I am.

ilovemulch
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ilovemulch » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:18 am

RJ127 wrote:
ashleyryan wrote:
RJ127 wrote:
Fate wrote:I submitted a LOCI on April 4th....will that affect my application because it was sent so late?


I sent one in today and CLS emailed me and said the letter was added to my file. I cannot imagine it affecting you in a negative way at all.



Are you guys held?


Yup. I am.


Did you mail or e-mail the LOCI?

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Ratchet Jackson
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:19 am

Email for the sake of time/convenience. I wouldn't recommend snail mailing unless you sent via email as well.

ilovemulch
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ilovemulch » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:29 am

RJ127 wrote:Email for the sake of time/convenience. I wouldn't recommend snail mailing unless you sent via email as well.


ahh ok was just asking bc I snail mailed but it was back in Feb. Never got email confirmation but did get postal tracking confirmation it was received.

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Ratchet Jackson
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:35 am

ilovemulch wrote:
RJ127 wrote:Email for the sake of time/convenience. I wouldn't recommend snail mailing unless you sent via email as well.


ahh ok was just asking bc I snail mailed but it was back in Feb. Never got email confirmation but did get postal tracking confirmation it was received.


Yeah, with emails you get digital confirmation. You can always call/shoot a quick email to see if the letter was added to your file.

jakersatcal
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby jakersatcal » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:37 am

jrose5 wrote:
jakersatcal wrote:Yay! Can't believe I got in! So excited! I thought the torment was the wait, but now its figuring out where to go and what I will be paying to go there! Le sigh. The frustration continues- at least it's welcomed this time around!

Congrats!! Were you admitted today and were you a hold?


I was never held. This was the first I've heard from Columbia since applying back in January. I got an email with the subject heading "Admit" from Columbia with a PDF attachment- a scanned image of the acceptance letter. Good luck to everyone still waiting! Hopefully I hear from Cornell and McGill soon so I can make a decision!

hiya24
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby hiya24 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:36 am

Do all of the hold letters promise a decision by April 22? Or do the earlier ones have a different date?

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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Confused7 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:39 am

hiya24 wrote:Do all of the hold letters promise a decision by April 22? Or do the earlier ones have a different date?


I was in the first batch of holds, and mine says 4/22 as well. Any time now CLS...

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ebeth
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby ebeth » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:19 am

Confused7 wrote:
hiya24 wrote:Do all of the hold letters promise a decision by April 22? Or do the earlier ones have a different date?


I was in the first batch of holds, and mine says 4/22 as well. Any time now CLS...


For reals. This is ridic.

GraniteState
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby GraniteState » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:45 pm

ebeth wrote:
Confused7 wrote:
hiya24 wrote:Do all of the hold letters promise a decision by April 22? Or do the earlier ones have a different date?


I was in the first batch of holds, and mine says 4/22 as well. Any time now CLS...


For reals. This is ridic.


Plus. One.

florencezx
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby florencezx » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:04 pm

can I call and ask whether a decision has been made or should I email? Or I should not do anything

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Ratchet Jackson
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Re: Columbia 2011!

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:11 pm

florencezx wrote:can I call and ask whether a decision has been made or should I email? Or I should not do anything


You can do whatever you would like to do; but I personally wouldn't call unless you want to inform them of a deadline you are trying to adhere to with another school.




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