UCLA? 2011

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Redsgomarchingon
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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:09 pm

askyemcdonald wrote:
kwais wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:$19,930 in need-based award next year from UCLA...why do you make my decisions so hard?


how, when did you find this out?


Emailed the dean. I was admitted two days ago, but had all my financial aid information in before last week. He told me within 5 minutes of me emailing him.


what an odd number. Why not just give you 20k? Stupid algorithms

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby AlexTrebek » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:09 pm

waitlisted today
167, 3.9x
I'm kinda surprised

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby BrightLine » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:10 pm

AlexTrebek wrote:waitlisted today
167, 3.9x
I'm kinda surprised



When did you apply?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby AlexTrebek » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:11 pm

BrightLine wrote:
AlexTrebek wrote:waitlisted today
167, 3.9x
I'm kinda surprised



When did you apply?


applied late december, complete 1/3

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby askyemcdonald » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:12 pm

Redsgomarchingon wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:
kwais wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:$19,930 in need-based award next year from UCLA...why do you make my decisions so hard?


how, when did you find this out?


Emailed the dean. I was admitted two days ago, but had all my financial aid information in before last week. He told me within 5 minutes of me emailing him.


what an odd number. Why not just give you 20k? Stupid algorithms


Lol

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby SisyphusHappy » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:58 pm

$8500 grant to go with my $35,000 merit scholly... I'm REALLY outplaying my 3.9, 169, right? It's looking more and more like I'll be in LA next year.

Do we have any sense on how reliable these grants are for 2L and 3L? I know they said we have to reapply. I'm afraid this grant is a teaser rate to get us to school there.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby askyemcdonald » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:05 pm

SisyphusHappy wrote:$8500 grant to go with my $35,000 merit scholly... I'm REALLY outplaying my 3.9, 169, right? It's looking more and more like I'll be in LA next year.

Do we have any sense on how reliable these grants are for 2L and 3L? I know they said we have to reapply. I'm afraid this grant is a teaser rate to get us to school there.


When did you get your merit award? On the phone or in your letter?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:07 pm

recently got a 13k need-based aid offer

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby neonx » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:10 pm

So, I got 16k need-based a year on top of 25k merit-based a year. Does need based take away from merit based in any way?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby r6_philly » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:13 pm

neonx wrote:So, I got 16k need-based a year on top of 25k merit-based a year. Does need based take away from merit based in any way?


No it does not. But need-based is not promised for 2L/3L because you will have summer employment and/or they may change the evaluation.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby neonx » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:15 pm

Oh, okay. That makes perfect sense. This is the first school from which I've heard about need based aid. Thanks, UCLA.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby askyemcdonald » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:31 pm

Yea...I got mine within 2 days of acceptance. Was nice. :D

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby SisyphusHappy » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:55 pm

askyemcdonald wrote:
SisyphusHappy wrote:$8500 grant to go with my $35,000 merit scholly... I'm REALLY outplaying my 3.9, 169, right? It's looking more and more like I'll be in LA next year.

Do we have any sense on how reliable these grants are for 2L and 3L? I know they said we have to reapply. I'm afraid this grant is a teaser rate to get us to school there.


When did you get your merit award? On the phone or in your letter?


Email this morning.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby jrose5 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:56 pm

SisyphusHappy wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:
SisyphusHappy wrote:$8500 grant to go with my $35,000 merit scholly... I'm REALLY outplaying my 3.9, 169, right? It's looking more and more like I'll be in LA next year.

Do we have any sense on how reliable these grants are for 2L and 3L? I know they said we have to reapply. I'm afraid this grant is a teaser rate to get us to school there.


When did you get your merit award? On the phone or in your letter?


Email this morning.


+1

I also got an email this morning about the need-based grant. My merit award money came in the phone call/admit letter back in January.

Also, they are going through the files fast. I submitted my FAFSA/needaccess only a few days ago...

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby SisyphusHappy » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:00 pm

Ah! Just realized I misread the question. I got the merit offer on the phone and in the letter. Need-based coming this morning through email.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby askyemcdonald » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:17 pm

SisyphusHappy wrote:Ah! Just realized I misread the question. I got the merit offer on the phone and in the letter. Need-based coming this morning through email.


:cry: Well I sent him an email with my other offers. But they aren't as high ranked. He said I will hear in two weeks from the committee.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Magnolia » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:24 pm

I just got a call from an LA area code and got really excited!



It was my wine of the month club calling to get my updated credit card info. ugh.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby hipstermafia » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:27 pm

has anyone else who completed finaid stuff not heard back with an offer? I am starting to get sad.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby askyemcdonald » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:45 pm

hipstermafia wrote:has anyone else who completed finaid stuff not heard back with an offer? I am starting to get sad.


Shoot the Dean an email. That's what I did.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby hipstermafia » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:51 pm

askyemcdonald wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:has anyone else who completed finaid stuff not heard back with an offer? I am starting to get sad.


Shoot the Dean an email. That's what I did.

I just don't want to annoy anyone (not that you did!), but i e-mailed finaid last week to ask if they had received my needaccess and fafsa and this is what i got back:

UCLA FINAID wrote:Deear Hipster,

Both the Need Access and the federal processor provide the confirmation of your applications. The federal processor does this once your application is processed sending you the information on summary of your answers and the schools listed as well as providing your with your Expected Family Contribution or EFC. The Need Access provides your with a confirmation once you submit your application electronically. These are your "receipts" in a sense and verifications that the information was send to schools. The filing date of the application is what is importnat making sure that is prior to the deadline and given that you have filed both of them already they are defenitely on time.

Sincerely,

Office of Financial Aid
UCLA Law



not exactly an encouraging response.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby askyemcdonald » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:54 pm

hipstermafia wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:has anyone else who completed finaid stuff not heard back with an offer? I am starting to get sad.


Shoot the Dean an email. That's what I did.

I just don't want to annoy anyone (not that you did!), but i e-mailed finaid last week to ask if they had received my needaccess and fafsa and this is what i got back:

UCLA FINAID wrote:Deear Hipster,

Both the Need Access and the federal processor provide the confirmation of your applications. The federal processor does this once your application is processed sending you the information on summary of your answers and the schools listed as well as providing your with your Expected Family Contribution or EFC. The Need Access provides your with a confirmation once you submit your application electronically. These are your "receipts" in a sense and verifications that the information was send to schools. The filing date of the application is what is importnat making sure that is prior to the deadline and given that you have filed both of them already they are defenitely on time.

Sincerely,

Office of Financial Aid
UCLA Law



not exactly an encouraging response.


Right. So like I said email the Dean! :D

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby hipstermafia » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:56 pm

askyemcdonald wrote:Right. So like I said email the Dean! :D

okay, you have convinced me!

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby JJDancer » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:21 pm

Hipster, if you are waiting on need aid, I'd wait for fin aid to send you something. I don't think you need to email the Dean if you've already gone to fin aid. Now if this was for merit - then email the Dean.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby askyemcdonald » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:27 pm

JJDancer wrote:Hipster, if you are waiting on need aid, I'd wait for fin aid to send you something. I don't think you need to email the Dean if you've already gone to fin aid. Now if this was for merit - then email the Dean.


I asked about both. I showed my other offers for merit and he asked me if I applied for need-based, then he gave me the total for need-based and my merit if any will come in two weeks.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby JJDancer » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:38 pm

askyemcdonald wrote:
JJDancer wrote:Hipster, if you are waiting on need aid, I'd wait for fin aid to send you something. I don't think you need to email the Dean if you've already gone to fin aid. Now if this was for merit - then email the Dean.


I asked about both. I showed my other offers for merit and he asked me if I applied for need-based, then he gave me the total for need-based and my merit if any will come in two weeks.

How long did it take for him to get back to you with the need-based amount?
Thanks.




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