Pittsburgh 2011

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Gemini
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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Gemini » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:20 am

The last group of people to be accepted were people UR in November. So hold off another month before everyone starts panicking, okay?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby gokickrocks » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:30 am

brochocinco wrote:Just got my letter in the mail and looks like there will be zero financial aid coming my way. Not surprising with a 158 but I was hoping for just a little.


Also got my letter today with no money. Not completely surprised though given my crappy GPA. At least the silver clip thing was different :roll:

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kk19131 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:32 am

gokickrocks wrote:
brochocinco wrote:Just got my letter in the mail and looks like there will be zero financial aid coming my way. Not surprising with a 158 but I was hoping for just a little.


Also got my letter today with no money. Not completely surprised though given my crappy GPA. At least the silver clip thing was different :roll:



Would you still consider going to Pitt?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby OGR3 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:07 am

Seriously, everybody who didn't get financial aid initially should contact the financial aid office. I went from $0 to over $10,000 per year with just a few emails.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Peekay80 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:28 am

Got the snail mail letter yesterday as well with Money Clip. No Aid either, but I wouldn't need it anyways, going to use GI Bill with Yellow Ribbon Program. Pitt has one of the best support systems regarding this. I'm really only one or two decisions away from sending in my seat deposit, and they are reaches too, so looks like this could be it for me.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby lwf911 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:29 am

Is anyone here not even complete yet? I've been at application received since 11/14..no responses to 2 e-mails.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby rs2004 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:33 am

lwf911 wrote:Is anyone here not even complete yet? I've been at application received since 11/14..no responses to 2 e-mails.


me too application received 12/16/10

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby brochocinco » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:17 pm

OGR3 wrote:Seriously, everybody who didn't get financial aid initially should contact the financial aid office. I went from $0 to over $10,000 per year with just a few emails.


Wow, I'm definitely going to do that then. Any specific strategy you used?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby OGR3 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:46 pm

brochocinco wrote:
OGR3 wrote:Seriously, everybody who didn't get financial aid initially should contact the financial aid office. I went from $0 to over $10,000 per year with just a few emails.


Wow, I'm definitely going to do that then. Any specific strategy you used?


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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby gokickrocks » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:58 pm

kk19131 wrote:
gokickrocks wrote:
brochocinco wrote:Just got my letter in the mail and looks like there will be zero financial aid coming my way. Not surprising with a 158 but I was hoping for just a little.


Also got my letter today with no money. Not completely surprised though given my crappy GPA. At least the silver clip thing was different :roll:



Would you still consider going to Pitt?


Yeah, even with no money I'd consider Pitt. Given I'm able to establish residency in PA after the first year, I think it would cost me the same amount of $$$ compared to going to most of the private schools I got into with $$$.

Plus, as much as I love it here in California, I think I need a change of scenery for the next few years in life. If I can get some money from Pitt and get residency after a year, I'd strongly consider it.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Albatross » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:38 pm

lwf911 wrote:Is anyone here not even complete yet? I've been at application received since 11/14..no responses to 2 e-mails.


+1 here too.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby LeDique » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:48 pm

Albatross wrote:
lwf911 wrote:Is anyone here not even complete yet? I've been at application received since 11/14..no responses to 2 e-mails.


+1 here too.


I would probably email them about that.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby fundamentallybroken » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:53 pm

Man, I've received responses from almost all of my schools at this point, and am really happy about the acceptances and schollies I have so far. Of course, I'm still waiting on some schools to even get to a review of my app.

Looking at you here, Pitt. o_O

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HeavenWood » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:14 pm

gokickrocks wrote:
kk19131 wrote:
gokickrocks wrote:
brochocinco wrote:Just got my letter in the mail and looks like there will be zero financial aid coming my way. Not surprising with a 158 but I was hoping for just a little.


Also got my letter today with no money. Not completely surprised though given my crappy GPA. At least the silver clip thing was different :roll:



Would you still consider going to Pitt?


Yeah, even with no money I'd consider Pitt. Given I'm able to establish residency in PA after the first year, I think it would cost me the same amount of $$$ compared to going to most of the private schools I got into with $$$.

Plus, as much as I love it here in California, I think I need a change of scenery for the next few years in life. If I can get some money from Pitt and get residency after a year, I'd strongly consider it.


Are you familiar with Pittsburgh? If not, I would strongly suggest visiting here a few days before/after the ASW. I love the Burgh, but it's definitely not for everybody. A Pitt degree is very regional. Make sure you like Western PA before committing.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Spinozist21 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:16 pm

HeavenWood wrote:Are you familiar with Pittsburgh? If not, I would strongly suggest visiting here a few days before/after the ASW. I love the Burgh, but it's definitely not for everybody. A Pitt degree is very regional. Make sure you like Western PA before committing.


You can break out of the Pittsburgh area though if you work hard enough.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HeavenWood » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:17 pm

Spinozist21 wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:Are you familiar with Pittsburgh? If not, I would strongly suggest visiting here a few days before/after the ASW. I love the Burgh, but it's definitely not for everybody. A Pitt degree is very regional. Make sure you like Western PA before committing.


You can break out of the Pittsburgh area though if you work hard enough.


After landing that first job, sure, but barring strong ties to another region, a Pitt degree will keep you firmly planted in the Western half of the state for said job.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby Spinozist21 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:20 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
Spinozist21 wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:Are you familiar with Pittsburgh? If not, I would strongly suggest visiting here a few days before/after the ASW. I love the Burgh, but it's definitely not for everybody. A Pitt degree is very regional. Make sure you like Western PA before committing.


You can break out of the Pittsburgh area though if you work hard enough.


After landing that first job, sure, but barring strong ties to another region, a Pitt degree will keep you firmly planted in the Western half of the state for said job.


I do not disagree with that in general.

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Postby kehoema2 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:24 pm

Damn assuming I don't get yield protected, I can't wait to get my money clip!

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Postby HeavenWood » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:25 pm

kehoema2 wrote:Damn assuming I don't get yield protected, I can't wait to get my money clip!


Pitt doesn't YP; you should be golden.

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Re: Re:

Postby Spinozist21 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:26 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
kehoema2 wrote:Damn assuming I don't get yield protected, I can't wait to get my money clip!


Pitt doesn't YP; you should be golden.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I think the money clip thing is pretty funny.

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Re: Re:

Postby kehoema2 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:27 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
kehoema2 wrote:Damn assuming I don't get yield protected, I can't wait to get my money clip!


Pitt doesn't YP; you should be golden.


Good news to me, looks like its a waiting game. Also, due to some other acceptances, I will not be attending Pitt. At least if I get accepted or any money, it will be going to someone else and I'll make off with the clip.

Good luck to everyone.

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Re: Re:

Postby HeavenWood » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:28 pm

kehoema2 wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
kehoema2 wrote:Damn assuming I don't get yield protected, I can't wait to get my money clip!


Pitt doesn't YP; you should be golden.


Good news to me, looks like its a waiting game. Also, due to some other acceptances, I will not be attending Pitt. At least if I get accepted or any money, it will be going to someone else and I'll make off with the clip.

Good luck to everyone.


Where have you gotten in?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kehoema2 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:29 pm

IU-B with $$$, BC, Wisconsin, Iowa

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Re: Re:

Postby fundamentallybroken » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:31 pm

Spinozist21 wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
kehoema2 wrote:Damn assuming I don't get yield protected, I can't wait to get my money clip!


Pitt doesn't YP; you should be golden.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I think the money clip thing is pretty funny.


Exactly - I want a money clip too!

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Re: Re:

Postby OGR3 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:46 pm

kehoema2 wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
kehoema2 wrote:Damn assuming I don't get yield protected, I can't wait to get my money clip!


Pitt doesn't YP; you should be golden.


Good news to me, looks like its a waiting game. Also, due to some other acceptances, I will not be attending Pitt. At least if I get accepted or any money, it will be going to someone else and I'll make off with the clip.

Good luck to everyone.


I would humbly request that you just withdraw your application. Based on the fervor of some in this thread, it would mean a lot to them. I'm a 1L, so it doesn't really affect me, but it could weigh in on how quickly someone else gets accepted.

Also, you're not going to get any money out of the schools you listed if you present a Pitt scholarship. Pitt tends to spread the love with lots of scholarships under $15,000. Once again, I would imagine that money would be greatly appreciated by others in this thread.




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