UCLA? 2011

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby glitter178 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:09 pm

Redsgomarchingon wrote:
glitter178 wrote:Me too. i would like to be able to know where i'm going to law school


haha we've been suffering on these threads for a good five months now. I remember thinking it would take 6-8 weeks...


are you for sure going to one of USC or UCLA? i can't remember

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:10 pm

glitter178 wrote:
Redsgomarchingon wrote:
glitter178 wrote:Me too. i would like to be able to know where i'm going to law school


haha we've been suffering on these threads for a good five months now. I remember thinking it would take 6-8 weeks...


are you for sure going to one of USC or UCLA? i can't remember


with a 75 or 90K offer, I would say 90% sure. You?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby glitter178 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:12 pm

Redsgomarchingon wrote:
glitter178 wrote:
Redsgomarchingon wrote:
glitter178 wrote:Me too. i would like to be able to know where i'm going to law school


haha we've been suffering on these threads for a good five months now. I remember thinking it would take 6-8 weeks...


are you for sure going to one of USC or UCLA? i can't remember


with a 75 or 90K offer, I would say 90% sure. You?


I am going to one of the two. Secretly I want UCLA more, but they didn't give me $$; i did get a $20,000 grant for next year, though.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:17 pm

glitter178 wrote:
I am going to one of the two. Secretly I want UCLA more, but they didn't give me $$; i did get a $20,000 grant for next year, though.


yea I only got need-based aid. If USC doesn't offer much I'll probably go to W&M or GULC. If USC offers a good amount and UCLA doesn't make a good response offer I'll probably go to USC. Buuuuut, I'd prefer UCLA :-)

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby helloperson » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:14 pm

looks like no decisions this week at all?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby may » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:24 pm

helloperson wrote:looks like no decisions this week at all?


lol, You had to say it. Just got the waitlist email. Good luck to everyone still waiting!

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby helloperson » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:26 pm

may wrote:
helloperson wrote:looks like no decisions this week at all?


lol, You had to say it. Just got the waitlist email. Good luck to everyone still waiting!


D'oh! What are your numbers?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby may » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:34 pm

helloperson wrote:
may wrote:
helloperson wrote:looks like no decisions this week at all?


lol, You had to say it. Just got the waitlist email. Good luck to everyone still waiting!


D'oh! What are your numbers?


PM'd!

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:20 pm

Just got my financial aid package from UCLA. No need-based aid awarded (not unexpected). Hopefully they'll be willing to negotiate my merit aid higher in light of my Vandy scholarship.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby hipstermafia » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:21 pm

Just got my financial aid 'award' of 73k in loans. Le sigh.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby santoinettea » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:29 pm

hipstermafia wrote:Just got my financial aid 'award' of 73k in loans. Le sigh.


Ditto. 55.5K... I just got really nauseated.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby hipstermafia » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:32 pm

santoinettea wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:Just got my financial aid 'award' of 73k in loans. Le sigh.


Ditto. 55.5K... I just got really nauseated.

Be happy it's not 73!

I honestly do not understand how schools think we can afford them. I do not wish to be broke until I'm 55 years old. Maybe I'm not cut out for law school :(

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:34 pm

hipstermafia wrote:
santoinettea wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:Just got my financial aid 'award' of 73k in loans. Le sigh.


Ditto. 55.5K... I just got really nauseated.

Be happy it's not 73!

I honestly do not understand how schools think we can afford them. I do not wish to be broke until I'm 55 years old. Maybe I'm not cut out for law school :(


haha 51K here. I knew it was going to be something like that, but when you see it on a paper in official looking writing...

reality is a slap in the face

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:34 pm

hipstermafia wrote:
santoinettea wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:Just got my financial aid 'award' of 73k in loans. Le sigh.


Ditto. 55.5K... I just got really nauseated.

Be happy it's not 73!

I honestly do not understand how schools think we can afford them. I do not wish to be broke until I'm 55 years old. Maybe I'm not cut out for law school :(

You're awfully antsy about a mere quarter of a million dollars in debt. Just do it you sissy.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby santoinettea » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:42 pm

hipstermafia wrote:
santoinettea wrote:
hipstermafia wrote:Just got my financial aid 'award' of 73k in loans. Le sigh.


Ditto. 55.5K... I just got really nauseated.

Be happy it's not 73!

I honestly do not understand how schools think we can afford them. I do not wish to be broke until I'm 55 years old. Maybe I'm not cut out for law school :(


Back in the day, it would've been okay to take on that kind of debt... I think law schools are hoping we don't realize how times / job prospects have changed haha.

BUT on a slightly more optimistic note, the Federal Reserve is printing so much money that our loans will be worth about 3/4 what their worth now by the time we're paying them back. Meh, still scary haha.

Really though: I've also been asking myself if law school is worth it lately. I keep coming back to "yes, it is" because this is really what I want to do. Nonetheless, it would have been nice to go to law school a few years back when we would've gotten wined and dined by firms upon graduation...

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby hipstermafia » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:50 pm

santoinettea wrote:Back in the day, it would've been okay to take on that kind of debt... I think law schools are hoping we don't realize how times / job prospects have changed haha.

BUT on a slightly more optimistic note, the Federal Reserve is printing so much money that our loans will be worth about 3/4 what their worth now by the time we're paying them back. Meh, still scary haha.

Really though: I've also been asking myself if law school is worth it lately. I keep coming back to "yes, it is" because this is really what I want to do. Nonetheless, it would have been nice to go to law school a few years back when we would've gotten wined and dined by firms upon graduation...

This is so credited.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby sarahlawg » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:00 pm

it is a bit of a reality check to see it in black and white. I wish all schools were as quick about financial aid as UCLA, though. They're the only school where I know exactly where I stand financially.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby mr_toad » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:04 pm

sarahlawg wrote:it is a bit of a reality check to see it in black and white. I wish all schools were as quick about financial aid as UCLA, though. They're the only school where I know exactly where I stand financially.


+1 (not that I'm IN at UCLA per se...)

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Arbiter213 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:05 pm

sarahlawg wrote:it is a bit of a reality check to see it in black and white. I wish all schools were as quick about financial aid as UCLA, though. They're the only school where I know exactly where I stand financially.


Seriously. Even with their generous need based grant, I'm looking at $150k over three years. Why would anyone want to do that?

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:10 pm

Arbiter213 wrote:
sarahlawg wrote:it is a bit of a reality check to see it in black and white. I wish all schools were as quick about financial aid as UCLA, though. They're the only school where I know exactly where I stand financially.


Seriously. Even with their generous need based grant, I'm looking at $150k over three years. Why would anyone want to do that?


naive optimism

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby JJDancer » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:37 pm

ETA: Nevermind, I guess I need a separate logon id as well..
I'm confused...
Which username do I use to sign on to the epal/fao page?

lawnet\username

or

just the "lastname2014"

I already created a lawnet account/changed my pass... ?
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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby glitched » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:40 pm

Ucla has the worrrrrst login system ever.

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby juliachild-ish » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:52 pm

Ugh, so frustrated with UCLA! First they don't give me any merit aid at all, and now I get a 73k/year "offer"? That's pretty much the final straw...I'm withdrawing right now. I really want to be in the West/California, but UCLA is just not financially feasible for me, especially considering the good offer I got from UTexas. Here's hoping USC gives me a nice amount of money!

Good luck to everyone else considering UCLA! Hopefully people have better luck with their financial aid than I did...

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby JJDancer » Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:04 pm

I spent this whole week reconsidering law school because of the cost/debt burden (already have a lot of educational debt).
$58K in loans, $0 need based aid from UCLA...not helping! :(

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Re: UCLA? 2011

Postby jwmalone87 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:21 pm

Considering the recent inaction, anyone think we'll get a big wave this week? What are some of the complete dates still floating around?




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