UCLA? 2011

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby ATR » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:24 pm

Anyone receive grant information? I did via email today and was pleasantly surprised.

Also, has anyone requested a travel stipend? I would love to visit the campus, but I currently live across the country and am low on disposable income.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby champsound » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:27 pm

ATR wrote:Anyone receive grant information? I did via email today and was pleasantly surprised.

Also, has anyone requested a travel stipend? I would love to visit the campus, but I currently live across the country and am low on disposable income.

You get grant information in the mail package that UCLA sends you. It took about a week after the call to arrive for me and I'm in DC.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby ATR » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:28 pm

champsound wrote:
ATR wrote:Anyone receive grant information? I did via email today and was pleasantly surprised.

Also, has anyone requested a travel stipend? I would love to visit the campus, but I currently live across the country and am low on disposable income.

You get grant information in the mail package that UCLA sends you. It took about a week after the call to arrive for me and I'm in DC.

I received the mail package, but I guess I didn't see information regarding the travel stipend. Where is it located?

Thanks.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby sanguar » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:31 pm

ATR wrote:
champsound wrote:
ATR wrote:Anyone receive grant information? I did via email today and was pleasantly surprised.

Also, has anyone requested a travel stipend? I would love to visit the campus, but I currently live across the country and am low on disposable income.

You get grant information in the mail package that UCLA sends you. It took about a week after the call to arrive for me and I'm in DC.

I received the mail package, but I guess I didn't see information regarding the travel stipend. Where is it located?

Thanks.


There was no travel stipend mentioned in my letter, but I called them and asked. They ended up paying for my flight, but I thinkI heard of somebody else who got an "all expenses paid" offer maybe. Just have to call.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:32 pm

ATR wrote:Anyone receive grant information? I did via email today and was pleasantly surprised.

Also, has anyone requested a travel stipend? I would love to visit the campus, but I currently live across the country and am low on disposable income.


I'm expecting it "early this week" but likely had a delay due to the "mistakes" on my application.... :grumblegrumble:

Glad to hear I have reason to be optimistic though...

Think it's too late to ask about a stipend if I already booked my flight and am going in 2 weeks?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby champsound » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:33 pm

ATR wrote:
champsound wrote:
ATR wrote:Anyone receive grant information? I did via email today and was pleasantly surprised.

Also, has anyone requested a travel stipend? I would love to visit the campus, but I currently live across the country and am low on disposable income.

You get grant information in the mail package that UCLA sends you. It took about a week after the call to arrive for me and I'm in DC.

I received the mail package, but I guess I didn't see information regarding the travel stipend. Where is it located?

Thanks.

Oh, I misread your question. What I meant was that the scholarship info was in the welcome packet. I don't know anything about the travel stuff.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby ATR » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:33 pm

I guess I'll give their admissions office a call. My spring break is in about four weeks, so that may be a good time to plan a trip to Los Angeles.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby hipstermafia » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:34 pm

just to clarify, are we talking about travel stipends for asw or for any time?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby ATR » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:37 pm

hipstermafia wrote:just to clarify, are we talking about travel stipends for asw or for any time?

I'm interested in either one.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby sanguar » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:48 pm

You guys are getting need-based grant offers already?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby miracle2011 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:50 pm

Yeah I got a need based grant offer today, but I am also RD and got accepted Mid-November.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:51 pm

sanguar wrote:You guys are getting need-based grant offers already?


I was contacted about my application last week, dealt with their concerns, and was told: "The admission's office will contact you early next week regarding your grant eligibility."

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Lovely Ludwig Van » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:55 pm

Got a very generous need-based grant today. Just to confirm, they are added on IN ADDITION to the merit scholarship, correct?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:58 pm

Lovely Ludwig Van wrote:Got a very generous need-based grant today. Just to confirm, they are added on IN ADDITION to the merit scholarship, correct?


love the avatar...

did those getting grants fill out their fafsas already?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:07 pm

Lovely Ludwig Van wrote:Got a very generous need-based grant today. Just to confirm, they are added on IN ADDITION to the merit scholarship, correct?


WTB. Willing to sell second born son.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby sanguar » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:11 pm

Lovely Ludwig Van wrote:Got a very generous need-based grant today. Just to confirm, they are added on IN ADDITION to the merit scholarship, correct?


As I understand it, yes, those are in addition to the merit scholarships. If you don't mind, how long ago did you submit your NeedAccess and Fafsa? I'm a bit curious as to their turn-around time on these.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Lovely Ludwig Van » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:15 pm

Yes, the turnaround was very fast. I did my NeedAccess on 1/31, and FAFSA two days later. Gosh this really sweetens the deal, I had no idea that law schools gave out grants in addition to scholarships. Sometimes, it really does pay to be poor.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby sanguar » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:17 pm

That is fast turnaround! Thanks for the info. I submitted my stuff early last week so I hope I hear back soon too. The need-based grants are going to be key for me too.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:36 pm

Lovely Ludwig Van wrote:Yes, the turnaround was very fast. I did my NeedAccess on 1/31, and FAFSA two days later. Gosh this really sweetens the deal, I had no idea that law schools gave out grants in addition to scholarships. Sometimes, it really does pay to be poor.


woah I might be in for a good need based grant. How much did you get? (if you don't mind me asking)

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Lovely Ludwig Van » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:39 pm

Sure np. I got about $13,000 for next year (renewed each year based on continuing need), which added to $60,000 scholarship is not bad for a person w/ my stats and CA residency.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby sanguar » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:41 pm

Lovely Ludwig Van wrote:Sure np. I got about $13,000 for next year (renewed each year based on continuing need), which added to $60,000 scholarship is not bad for a person w/ my stats and CA residency.


Wow. That's outstanding! Congrats!!

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Arbiter213 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:47 pm

sanguar wrote:
Lovely Ludwig Van wrote:Sure np. I got about $13,000 for next year (renewed each year based on continuing need), which added to $60,000 scholarship is not bad for a person w/ my stats and CA residency.


Wow. That's outstanding! Congrats!!


I'm waiting impatiently for my aid info. I'm holding out hope for a merit offer too. Come on UCLA, I'd much prefer LA to St. Louis...

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby sarahlawg » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:57 pm

Happy to get the need-based grant email today... if I could talk them into in-state tutition I'd pretty much have a free ride (got an 82.5k scholly already)...UCLA you are enticing me greatly...

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby glitched » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:54 pm

lol yeah it's nice. but is there an in at UCLA thread we could all write in instead?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby aaaaaah » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:06 pm

Missed call from Dean Schwartz about an hour ago. Seems we're playing phone tag. I am going crazy over here!




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