Fordham 2011

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Stringer6
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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Stringer6 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:51 am

Right, after I sent the fin aid app, it took


oh, sorry. you must have been one of the first to submit your app.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby plutonium210 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:55 am

As a random piece of info for all the Status Update analysts here:

Submitted 1/16, Complete 1/18, new complete 3/8.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby bigredforlaw » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:29 pm

jtgnyc wrote:anyone complete from November with no decision?


I was complete in December and have had one date change in 2/22. No movement otherwise...I'm wondering what I should do in case I don't hear anything from Fordham by next Wednesday. I am leaving my mailing address for almost two weeks (spring break) on Wednesday. This is probably not long enough to ask them to send to my home address...right?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby nygrrrl » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:04 pm

Jumping in with a personal anecdote: I was complete November 16 ('09) and had no decision as of this time, last year. I had reached out to Dean Brown a couple of times and he was very receptive and very honest. For those of you who are in a similar boat - complete before December 1st of last year, still no word - I might suggest a BRIEF email to Dean B, asking if there's anything you can do to reinforce how much you want to come to Fordham/convince the Admissions Committee that you'd be a great fit for the class of 2014/2015.

I know Fordham's process can seem long and frustrating, but I promise you: they really ARE taking their time putting together great groups of people, great CLASSES.
The Evening Division this year is an incredible group of people - I will miss it (and many of them!) so much next year, when we all go our separate ways - and I know that it is the result of the time and effort the A.C. put in, creating the Class-As-A-Whole.

Best of luck to all of you - this is the HOME STRETCH! :mrgreen:

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gemini » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:06 pm

nygrrrl wrote:Jumping in with a personal anecdote: I was complete November 16 ('09) and had no decision as of this time, last year. I had reached out to Dean Brown a couple of times and he was very receptive and very honest. For those of you who are in a similar boat - complete before December 1st of last year, still no word - I might suggest a BRIEF email to Dean B, asking if there's anything you can do to reinforce how much you want to come to Fordham/convince the Admissions Committee that you'd be a great fit for the class of 2014/2015.

I know Fordham's process can seem long and frustrating, but I promise you: they really ARE taking their time putting together great groups of people, great CLASSES.
The Evening Division this year is an incredible group of people - I will miss it (and many of them!) so much next year, when we all go our separate ways - and I know that it is the result of the time and effort the A.C. put in, creating the Class-As-A-Whole.

Best of luck to all of you - this is the HOME STRETCH! :mrgreen:


I <3 you and you make me so excited to be going to Fordham! :D

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby nygrrrl » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:12 pm

Gemini wrote:I <3 you and you make me so excited to be going to Fordham! :D

<3 you too and cannot wait to meet you - I seriously love this school more, with every day that I'm there. They really do CARE about the students. It's amazing.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby fakemoney » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:20 pm

nygrrrl wrote:
Gemini wrote:I <3 you and you make me so excited to be going to Fordham! :D

<3 you too and cannot wait to meet you - I seriously love this school more, with every day that I'm there. They really do CARE about the students. It's amazing.


So then I'd take it you'd endorse clinging to the WL if one really wants to attend school in NYC?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Lawst » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:47 pm

I got my waitlist letter in the mail today. It's even more heartbreaking on paper. :cry:

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby blacklawboss » Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:52 pm

nygrrrl wrote:Jumping in with a personal anecdote: I was complete November 16 ('09) and had no decision as of this time, last year. I had reached out to Dean Brown a couple of times and he was very receptive and very honest. For those of you who are in a similar boat - complete before December 1st of last year, still no word - I might suggest a BRIEF email to Dean B, asking if there's anything you can do to reinforce how much you want to come to Fordham/convince the Admissions Committee that you'd be a great fit for the class of 2014/2015.

I know Fordham's process can seem long and frustrating, but I promise you: they really ARE taking their time putting together great groups of people, great CLASSES.
The Evening Division this year is an incredible group of people - I will miss it (and many of them!) so much next year, when we all go our separate ways - and I know that it is the result of the time and effort the A.C. put in, creating the Class-As-A-Whole.

Best of luck to all of you - this is the HOME STRETCH! :mrgreen:


You are super for this post!

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gemini » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:08 pm

Lawst wrote:I got my waitlist letter in the mail today. It's even more heartbreaking on paper. :cry:


:(

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gemini » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:42 pm

So if I got a scholarship email today that was only talking about the stafford loans (saying "we're pleased to offer you the full subsidized/unsubsidized amount"), does that mean I'm not getting any need-based aid? :evil: COME ON FORDHAM, FOR REAL??

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby maglialoro » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:44 pm

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gemini » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:46 pm

maglialoro wrote:
Gemini wrote:So if I got a scholarship email today that was only talking about the stafford loans (saying "we're pleased to offer you the full subsidized/unsubsidized amount"), does that mean I'm not getting any need-based aid? :evil: COME ON FORDHAM, FOR REAL??


they actually sent an email telling you that they are pleased to offer you the opportunity to take our 20k in loans?


Well the thing about Stafford is their awesome low interest rate. Receiving merit or need-based aid leaves you ineligible to receive this loan. So I'm trying to figure out if a low interest loan is better than a need-based grant.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:57 pm

My need based grant came with info about the loans I can take, so probably not. :-(

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby maglialoro » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:23 pm

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gemini » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:29 pm

Stafford loans are federal loans and are thus are a fixed rate.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby maglialoro » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:54 pm

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gemini » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:58 pm

Subsidized= no interest on the loan. But it's a max of $8500, I think.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Stringer6 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:55 am

Receiving merit or need-based aid leaves you ineligible to receive this loan.


you sure about this?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby rman1201 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:34 am

Anyone else having problems with the status checker/law site in general? It says page not available.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Eugenie Danglars » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:40 am

Stringer6 wrote:
Right, after I sent the fin aid app, it took


oh, sorry. you must have been one of the first to submit your app.


Well, you know, early bird, worm, all that. :-)

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Stringer6 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:44 am

Well, you know, early bird, worm, all that.


did you get more need-based $ than you were expecting?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby Gemini » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:04 am

Stringer6 wrote:
Receiving merit or need-based aid leaves you ineligible to receive this loan.


you sure about this?


Nope, lol.

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby rman1201 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:12 am

rman1201 wrote:Anyone else having problems with the status checker/law site in general? It says page not available.


Anyone?

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Re: Fordham 2011

Postby ls24 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:14 am

rman1201 wrote:
rman1201 wrote:Anyone else having problems with the status checker/law site in general? It says page not available.


Anyone?


Mine's working.. it might just be your internet connection




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