Pittsburgh 2011

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby ach24 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:52 pm

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kk19131 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:55 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I'm thinking about emailing and asking for more money... but I don't want to sound like an ass by doing so.


Didn't you already get a full ride + stipend?


Yes, but the stipend would cover only $12,000 of COL expenses.

...They allow $15,430 for COL. $2,000 more in a stipend would mean I would have negligible debt.

I guess it sounds kind of greedy, but...

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HeavenWood » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:56 pm

kk19131 wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I'm thinking about emailing and asking for more money... but I don't want to sound like an ass by doing so.


Didn't you already get a full ride + stipend?


Yes, but the stipend would cover only $12,000 of COL expenses.

...They allow $15,430 for COL. $2,000 more in a stipend would mean I would have negligible debt.

I guess it sounds kind of greedy, but...


It's extremely greedy, but then again, there's no harm in asking.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby LeDique » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:58 pm

kk19131 wrote:I'm thinking about emailing and asking for more money... but I don't want to sound like an ass by doing so.


Hahaha and people on this thread thought you were a dick before.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kk19131 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:59 pm

LeDique wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I'm thinking about emailing and asking for more money... but I don't want to sound like an ass by doing so.


Hahaha and people on this thread thought you were a dick before.



And I look forward to meeting all of them on April 1st. :P

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby dreakol » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:31 pm

kk19131 wrote:I'm thinking about emailing and asking for more money... but I don't want to sound like an ass by doing so.


I sent them an email asking for them to reconsider my 14k scholarship,

just dont come off as an ass when doing it and have good reasons for it and they will be nice about.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby rs2004 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:33 pm

dreakol wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I'm thinking about emailing and asking for more money... but I don't want to sound like an ass by doing so.


I sent them an email asking for them to reconsider my 14k scholarship,

just dont come off as an ass when doing it and have good reasons for it and they will be nice about.


i called the office last week to ask them about more money and they said they have no more funding left and wouldn't be able to give more money til after first deposits. let us know what they tell you dreakol.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby LeDique » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:38 pm

dreakol wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I'm thinking about emailing and asking for more money... but I don't want to sound like an ass by doing so.


I sent them an email asking for them to reconsider my 14k scholarship,

just dont come off as an ass when doing it and have good reasons for it and they will be nice about.


I did the same, but I'm not expecting anything to come of it.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby dreakol » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:20 pm

rs2004 wrote:
dreakol wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I'm thinking about emailing and asking for more money... but I don't want to sound like an ass by doing so.


I sent them an email asking for them to reconsider my 14k scholarship,

just dont come off as an ass when doing it and have good reasons for it and they will be nice about.


i called the office last week to ask them about more money and they said they have no more funding left and wouldn't be able to give more money til after first deposits. let us know what they tell you dreakol.


One of the ladies sent it to the committee for review and they asked for scholarship info from other schools and any other info I would like them to have. Will keep this board updated.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby gin » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:19 pm

I just emailed them asking them if they could add something to my file but forgot to attach it. MASSIVE FAIL
Sent them the email again after I realized I didn't attach what I wanted to send but I'm afraid they'll think I'm an idiot now

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby northwood » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:09 pm

can i pm anyone who emailed about moar money with my rough draft for moar money?/

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby lawschoolnonsense » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:33 pm

kk19131 wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I'm thinking about emailing and asking for more money... but I don't want to sound like an ass by doing so.


Didn't you already get a full ride + stipend?


Yes, but the stipend would cover only $12,000 of COL expenses.

...They allow $15,430 for COL. $2,000 more in a stipend would mean I would have negligible debt.

I guess it sounds kind of greedy, but...


Idiot. If you can't live on 12K in Pittsburgh, you're functionally retarded.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HeavenWood » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:35 pm

lawschoolnonsense wrote:
kk19131 wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I'm thinking about emailing and asking for more money... but I don't want to sound like an ass by doing so.


Didn't you already get a full ride + stipend?


Yes, but the stipend would cover only $12,000 of COL expenses.

...They allow $15,430 for COL. $2,000 more in a stipend would mean I would have negligible debt.

I guess it sounds kind of greedy, but...


Idiot. If you can't live on 12K in Pittsburgh, you're functionally retarded.


12k over 9 months comes to ~$350 a week. If you share a 2 bedroom, you could probably save a lot of that money.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HOPEFORCHANGE » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:38 pm

How about we get back more on topic. For example, has anyone been accepted, etc. lately?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby rs2004 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:45 pm

lawschoolnonsense wrote:
kk19131 wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I'm thinking about emailing and asking for more money... but I don't want to sound like an ass by doing so.


Didn't you already get a full ride + stipend?


Yes, but the stipend would cover only $12,000 of COL expenses.

...They allow $15,430 for COL. $2,000 more in a stipend would mean I would have negligible debt.

I guess it sounds kind of greedy, but...


Idiot. If you can't live on 12K in Pittsburgh, you're functionally retarded.


that is way harsh. it is pitt's COL that is 15,430, kk didn't pull the number out of thin air. s/he is just trying to make up the difference.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HeavenWood » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:49 pm

rs2004 wrote:that is way harsh. it is pitt's COL that is 15,430, kk didn't pull the number out of thin air. s/he is just trying to make up the difference.


I go to UG here, and while I wouldn't use the words "functionally retarded" to describe someone who lives on over 12k for the school year, it's not that hard to do, either. The cost of living here is just that low.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby rs2004 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:52 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
rs2004 wrote:that is way harsh. it is pitt's COL that is 15,430, kk didn't pull the number out of thin air. s/he is just trying to make up the difference.


I go to UG here, and while I wouldn't use the words "functionally retarded" to describe someone who lives on over 12k for the school year, it's not that hard to do, either. The cost of living here is just that low.


i mean if one can live on 12k for the school year, that is terrific to hear. does that include rent, utilities, food, transportation, etc.?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HeavenWood » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:56 pm

rs2004 wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
rs2004 wrote:that is way harsh. it is pitt's COL that is 15,430, kk didn't pull the number out of thin air. s/he is just trying to make up the difference.


I go to UG here, and while I wouldn't use the words "functionally retarded" to describe someone who lives on over 12k for the school year, it's not that hard to do, either. The cost of living here is just that low.


i mean if one can live on 12k for the school year, that is terrific to hear. does that include rent, utilities, food, transportation, etc.?


If you're willing to do a little legwork (IE, look somewhere off campus), you can easily find a decent-quality 2-bedroom for $800 per month with utilities (or even less, depending on how far you're willing to go).

Some examples within a 20 minute drive (which are also bus accessible):

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And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby northwood » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:15 pm

i like low col

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kk19131 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:55 pm

lawschoolnonsense wrote:
kk19131 wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I'm thinking about emailing and asking for more money... but I don't want to sound like an ass by doing so.


Didn't you already get a full ride + stipend?


Yes, but the stipend would cover only $12,000 of COL expenses.

...They allow $15,430 for COL. $2,000 more in a stipend would mean I would have negligible debt.

I guess it sounds kind of greedy, but...


Idiot. If you can't live on 12K in Pittsburgh, you're functionally retarded.



I refuse to live in some random Oakland slum. Plus, it's always better to have more money than less.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HeavenWood » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:57 pm

kk19131 wrote:I refuse to live in some random Oakland slum. Plus, it's always better to have more money than less.


You'd get much more than an "Oakland slum" (which are actually more expensive due to demand). Did you even look at the links I posted?

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby kk19131 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:03 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I refuse to live in some random Oakland slum. Plus, it's always better to have more money than less.


You'd get much more than an "Oakland slum" (which are actually more expensive due to demand). Did you even look at the links I posted?


Yes, I'm looking at them now, thanks.

...all I was saying is that I'm looking for luxury apartments.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby HeavenWood » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:07 pm

kk19131 wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
kk19131 wrote:I refuse to live in some random Oakland slum. Plus, it's always better to have more money than less.


You'd get much more than an "Oakland slum" (which are actually more expensive due to demand). Did you even look at the links I posted?


Yes, I'm looking at them now, thanks.

...all I was saying is that I'm looking for luxury apartments.


$15,000 a year won't get you a luxury apartment either (not without a few roommates at least). Then again, if you're looking to graduate with as little debt as possible, shouldn't luxury apartments be out of the question? Keep in mind that you can live in a perfectly nice mid-rise or garden apartment and actually save some of your stipend.

(To not flood the thread any further, we should probably continue this in a PM)

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby BarbellDreams » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:59 pm

It is very easy to live on 12k a year here including EVERYTHING. Its VERY easy.

I hope this kk guy goes here just so I can meet him haha, mostly because I already have a gunner in one of ur classes that I picture to be exactly like him attitude-wise.

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Re: Pittsburgh 2011

Postby northwood » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:01 pm

will pitt be able to carry on its prowess into the big east tourney??




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