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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby leidice » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:57 pm

Christ_Gaj_FSU_LAW wrote:@FeelTheHeat: I hate to use this word, but, where to live "DEPENDS" on the person. Personally, I live in a 1 bed/bath, a block from school called Parkwood Apts (on the corner of W. Park Ave & MLK)---cozy & convenient. A large amount of students live across the street from the law school (Jefferson St.) which holds multiple apt. buildings and dorm-style halls. One example is the Jefferson Towers, which offers a 1 bed, 1 bath, mini-kitchen, desk area...but all-in-one type style, as in there is no separation.
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My bf lives there too! I love it because it's so spacious. However, his didn't come with a microwave, washer/dryer, or dishwasher. Is that standard in this facility?

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby NCtoDC » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:09 am

Is anyone else surprised that the housing budget is only $5,000/yr. That is a little more than $400/mo....I haven't seen anything for $400/mo (not sharing a place with someone).

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby Barbie » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:12 am

NCtoDC wrote:Is anyone else surprised that the housing budget is only $5,000/yr. That is a little more than $400/mo....I haven't seen anything for $400/mo (not sharing a place with someone).


Didn't notice that!!! For UIUC its like, over 1,000 a month!

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby NCtoDC » Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:18 am

I wonder if the FA office will consider married students in a different light and increase that amount? Married students can't live in the same amount of space as a single person.

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby leidice » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:52 am

NCtoDC wrote:Is anyone else surprised that the housing budget is only $5,000/yr. That is a little more than $400/mo....I haven't seen anything for $400/mo (not sharing a place with someone).


I think (recalling from memory here, too lazy to look it up right now) but in FSU's Financial Aid budget spreadsheet, they list two categories: "Room" and "Board", with budgeted $5000 each. Most schools just list Room & Board together.

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby NCtoDC » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:21 am

leidice wrote:
NCtoDC wrote:Is anyone else surprised that the housing budget is only $5,000/yr. That is a little more than $400/mo....I haven't seen anything for $400/mo (not sharing a place with someone).


I think (recalling from memory here, too lazy to look it up right now) but in FSU's Financial Aid budget spreadsheet, they list two categories: "Room" and "Board", with budgeted $5000 each. Most schools just list Room & Board together.


I think board is for food. I was married all through undergrad, so I have no idea how or if it is even possible to live on less than 400/mo for food. I may be in for a big life style change....I just checked Wake's COA break down and they do Room/Board/Utilities together for 11,000.. :shock: It seems this is the going rate...

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby FeelTheHeat » Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:24 am

NCtoDC wrote:
leidice wrote:
NCtoDC wrote:Is anyone else surprised that the housing budget is only $5,000/yr. That is a little more than $400/mo....I haven't seen anything for $400/mo (not sharing a place with someone).


I think (recalling from memory here, too lazy to look it up right now) but in FSU's Financial Aid budget spreadsheet, they list two categories: "Room" and "Board", with budgeted $5000 each. Most schools just list Room & Board together.


I think board is for food. I was married all through undergrad, so I have no idea how or if it is even possible to live on less than 400/mo for food. I may be in for a big life style change....I just checked Wake's COA break down and they do Room/Board/Utilities together for 11,000.. :shock: It seems this is the going rate...


I will definitely bring this up during ASD. About $125/week sounds good to me, and honestly even that sounds a bit high. I admittedly suck at finances though so I'll admit I don't know much lol

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby LSATmakesMeNeurotic » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:05 am

You can live off of $400/mo on food, as long as it is just you. I spend about $300.00 and that includes going out every once in a while. But definitely bring up rent issues during ASD and report back! I pay $410.00 now for my apartment in G'ville (which is relatively comparable to Tally I would think) BUT I have three roommates.

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Postby Barbie » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:16 pm

Board is for food?? Didn't know that.

I can live off of $100 a week for food, as a person who lives with her SO, but I wasn't able to a few years ago when I didn't know how to cook very well. If it was just me, I could live off of $30 a week for food, but he happens to be a big ass MF with a big ass appetite :) hah

$400/month is unreasonable for rent. Especially for those of us who wouldn't be comfortable living in a little apartment near campus. I'm making my SO pay for my "room and board" while I'm in law school, but I definitly feel yalls pain here...

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby minuit » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:40 pm

$400 is most definitely not enough for rent. these figures are sorely outdated and need up be adjusted for COL. why do they limit it to such a low amount? unless you wanna live with 3 roommates or in the college ghetto...

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Postby Sean Bateman » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:19 pm

minuit wrote:$400 is most definitely not enough for rent. these figures are sorely outdated and need up be adjusted for COL. why do they limit it to such a low amount? unless you wanna live with 3 roommates or in the college ghetto...


these figures are based on 9 months (fall + spring), not 12. hope that helps!

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby Cool Brees » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:22 pm

Went under review Monday.

In via phone call on Tuesday! :D

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby NCtoDC » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:22 pm

Sean Bateman wrote:
minuit wrote:$400 is most definitely not enough for rent. these figures are sorely outdated and need up be adjusted for COL. why do they limit it to such a low amount? unless you wanna live with 3 roommates or in the college ghetto...


these figures are based on 9 months (fall + spring), not 12. hope that helps!


What do they expect you to do for the other three months? This is definitely a good question for someone next weekend.

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby gov » Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:37 pm

NCtoDC wrote:
Sean Bateman wrote:
minuit wrote:$400 is most definitely not enough for rent. these figures are sorely outdated and need up be adjusted for COL. why do they limit it to such a low amount? unless you wanna live with 3 roommates or in the college ghetto...


these figures are based on 9 months (fall + spring), not 12. hope that helps!


What do they expect you to do for the other three months? This is definitely a good question for someone next weekend.


You can get loans if you go to school for the summer.

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby Mattfl88 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:31 pm

Cool Brees wrote:Went under review Monday.

In via phone call on Tuesday! :D


Congrats! When did you go complete?

Also, would you mind PMing me your stats?

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby Cool Brees » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:42 pm

Mattfl88 wrote:
Cool Brees wrote:Went under review Monday.

In via phone call on Tuesday! :D


Congrats! When did you go complete?

Also, would you mind PMing me your stats?


November. Worth the wait, but glad the wait is over. Updated profile with stats. With your numbers, I would think that you would hear back pretty quickly.

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby Sean Bateman » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:43 pm

NCtoDC wrote:
Sean Bateman wrote:
minuit wrote:$400 is most definitely not enough for rent. these figures are sorely outdated and need up be adjusted for COL. why do they limit it to such a low amount? unless you wanna live with 3 roommates or in the college ghetto...


these figures are based on 9 months (fall + spring), not 12. hope that helps!


What do they expect you to do for the other three months? This is definitely a good question for someone next weekend.


yup, if you take classes during summer there is financial aide available. if you're not taking classes during summer, hope you can get a paid internship!

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby Barbie » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:44 pm

Sean Bateman wrote:
NCtoDC wrote:
Sean Bateman wrote:these figures are based on 9 months (fall + spring), not 12. hope that helps!


What do they expect you to do for the other three months? This is definitely a good question for someone next weekend.


yup, if you take classes during summer there is financial aide available. if you're not taking classes during summer, hope you can get a paid internship!


Unfortunately, it seems that only very few students are successful in getting paid internships, and will have to space this money out over 12 months. FSU's COL money is significantly less than the other schools I am considering, but the actual COL is about the same.

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby drummerboy » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:14 pm

off topic. got an email from fsu asking to send my fall transcript. status checker stated that im in progress. whatever that means. are they that slow ?what if any is the significance of this request?

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby pinkcamellia » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:41 pm

drummerboy wrote:off topic. got an email from fsu asking to send my fall transcript. status checker stated that im in progress. whatever that means. are they that slow ?what if any is the significance of this request?


I got this too, but I've already sent my fall transcript to LSAC. And I'm still at complete.

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby drummerboy » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:42 pm

not a good day. 2 dings this afternoon. ill send them the transcript. or maybe i could get a copy and line my birdcage. sorry. a simple case of post ding madness.

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby NCtoDC » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:00 pm

drummerboy wrote:not a good day. 2 dings this afternoon. ill send them the transcript. or maybe i could get a copy and line my birdcage. sorry. a simple case of post ding madness.


FWIW I had to obtain documentation for two different parts of the application and it took well over a week to get it all. I was accepted the day I emailed the last piece of documentation.

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Postby drummerboy » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:07 pm

thanks. its encouraging.

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Re: FSU c/o2014 Applicants!

Postby Cool Brees » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:20 pm

drummerboy wrote:thanks. its encouraging.


Yeah, don't give up yet. It took a long time for me to get reviewed, but I got in.

Last week, I was worried about being held.... Today, I got an e-mail invitation for the Academic Scholars Day!




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