UC Davis 2011

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby bk1 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:34 pm

bergg007 wrote:
bk1 wrote:
boozehound wrote:I'm not too bright....but apparently UC Davis requires me to pay $28 to apply for need-based financial aid. That seems pretty stupid: "Hey poor guy, wanna bet $28 to see if we'll give you aid??"


They aren't the only one.


Yes, yes they are.


I'm pretty sure other schools require the NeedAccess (which costs $28 total for all schools).

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby krad » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:35 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
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Aggiegrad2011 wrote:Just got my need access report e-mail - I apparently will qualify for $25,000 in grant aid because my entire family is dead broke.

Does anyone know if that sets a precedent for the next 2 years so that the rug doesn't get swept out from under me if I were to decide to take them up on that?

I'd say congrats aggie... but I'm not quiiiiite sure if that's appropriate? Either way, $25k is nice.


It's appropriate! ;) It'd certainly have the advantage of not leaving the area etc. Some $ is always a nice game-changer.

In that case, CONGRATS! :)

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:13 pm

For the person complaining about need access, I had to submit to 4 schools the need access thing including Northwestern.

I kind of like it because it goes so in-depth that it really helps poor bastards like me.

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby Mike088 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:03 pm

Well if previous posters are any indication, then that flood of us who went in review a few weeks back are due to hear today. Most said they heard 16 days later. =\ i had a dream last night that i was in, but then my first day there was an absolute disaster.

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:26 pm

Mike088 wrote:Well if previous posters are any indication, then that flood of us who went in review a few weeks back are due to hear today. Most said they heard 16 days later. =\ i had a dream last night that i was in, but then my first day there was an absolute disaster.


That is probably how most law schools' first days are though. Could be prophetic for all of us ;)

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby yo! » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:57 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
jwmalone87 wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:Just got my need access report e-mail - I apparently will qualify for $25,000 in grant aid because my entire family is dead broke.

Does anyone know if that sets a precedent for the next 2 years so that the rug doesn't get swept out from under me if I were to decide to take them up on that?

I filled out Need Access but didn't get an e-mail...have you already been accepted to Davis?


Yea I am accepted.


I just talked with the assistant director of fin aid yesterday about whether I should redo the needaccess. She said "if you got grants last year, they'll likely be the same every year."

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:13 pm

yo! wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
jwmalone87 wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:Just got my need access report e-mail - I apparently will qualify for $25,000 in grant aid because my entire family is dead broke.

Does anyone know if that sets a precedent for the next 2 years so that the rug doesn't get swept out from under me if I were to decide to take them up on that?

I filled out Need Access but didn't get an e-mail...have you already been accepted to Davis?


Yea I am accepted.


I just talked with the assistant director of fin aid yesterday about whether I should redo the needaccess. She said "if you got grants last year, they'll likely be the same every year."


Ah, fantastic news.

Well kind of fantastic, since it makes everything much more dicey.

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby yepyep » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:11 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:For the person complaining about need access, I had to submit to 4 schools the need access thing including Northwestern.

I kind of like it because it goes so in-depth that it really helps poor bastards like me.


I don't like it because I'm not going to get a dime from my parents for school and haven't gotten any support from them in 7 years but I'm still not going to get a need-based dime because of their income. It's bullshit.

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby krad » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:38 pm

yepyep wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:For the person complaining about need access, I had to submit to 4 schools the need access thing including Northwestern.

I kind of like it because it goes so in-depth that it really helps poor bastards like me.


I don't like it because I'm not going to get a dime from my parents for school and haven't gotten any support from them in 7 years but I'm still not going to get a need-based dime because of their income. It's bullshit.


Ditto.

I won't get any because my father refused to submit his info- sweet. It's kind of like you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. I would never get $ based off my parents' income (even though I haven't received their support in years either) and I won't get any because they didn't submit their info.

Oh well!

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby 20160810 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:44 pm

The $25K/yr award is AWESOME. If you can keep your COL low, which is easy to do in Davis (I pay $500/mo rent for an awesome apartment), then you should be looking at a similar picture for the next few years. Call finaid with specific questions though before you take my word as definitive on anything.

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:32 pm

SBL wrote:The $25K/yr award is AWESOME. If you can keep your COL low, which is easy to do in Davis (I pay $500/mo rent for an awesome apartment), then you should be looking at a similar picture for the next few years. Call finaid with specific questions though before you take my word as definitive on anything.


Yeah, we have a really expensive apt. here at the moment but it was more of a necessity at the time. We'll certainly downgrade to a much cheaper, smaller place no matter which LS I end up attending.

Can you suggest any particularly good questions to hit the Fin Aid people with? My main concern is the renewability of it, but Yo! kinda figured that out for me. I'm also a bit concerned with the Regents continuing to jack up tuition rates, and if my grant won't grow along with the tuition, I could end up with more out of pocket expenses than I had predicted before. Aside from that big burning Q, though, nothing pops in mind. Any suggestions SBL?

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:33 pm

yepyep wrote:
Aggiegrad2011 wrote:For the person complaining about need access, I had to submit to 4 schools the need access thing including Northwestern.

I kind of like it because it goes so in-depth that it really helps poor bastards like me.


I don't like it because I'm not going to get a dime from my parents for school and haven't gotten any support from them in 7 years but I'm still not going to get a need-based dime because of their income. It's bullshit.


Maybe it's because of my age or the fact that I'm married, but they only asked me FOUR questions about my mom / dad:

1. Is your mother living
2. Is your mother living with you

3. Is your father living
4. Is your father living with you

I answered 'yes' to 1 & 3, and 'no' to 2 & 4... and that was that. Quite literally *no* other parental information. Not their tax returns, not their W2s, absolutely, positively nothing.

They did ask, "Have you received aid from your parents?" and of course, since my parents are utter deadbeats, I could easily say NO.

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby Mike088 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:02 pm

That's it. I was convinced today was going to be decision day. But no, i will be in review until the day before the Earth explodes. Then they will reject me anyways.

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby yo! » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:30 am

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
SBL wrote:The $25K/yr award is AWESOME. If you can keep your COL low, which is easy to do in Davis (I pay $500/mo rent for an awesome apartment), then you should be looking at a similar picture for the next few years. Call finaid with specific questions though before you take my word as definitive on anything.


Yeah, we have a really expensive apt. here at the moment but it was more of a necessity at the time. We'll certainly downgrade to a much cheaper, smaller place no matter which LS I end up attending.

Can you suggest any particularly good questions to hit the Fin Aid people with? My main concern is the renewability of it, but Yo! kinda figured that out for me. I'm also a bit concerned with the Regents continuing to jack up tuition rates, and if my grant won't grow along with the tuition, I could end up with more out of pocket expenses than I had predicted before. Aside from that big burning Q, though, nothing pops in mind. Any suggestions SBL?


Careful. She did say that, but there are no guarantees in the world of UC financial aid. Either way, it's bad news for me. I'll probably never get any kind of grant aid :( .

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby bergg007 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:35 am

rejected today. oh well.

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby cowgirl_bebop » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:26 am

Dinged today as well. Didnt see that coming :shock:

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby Mike088 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:52 am

wow sorry guys :(. maybe it's a good thing i didn't hear back today. still in evaluation...toes/fingers crossed

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby Henchman21 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:36 pm

Waitlisted today.

It's funny how they ask you to click the link to see your decision, but right below it says "directions to fill out waitlist form"

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby DreamsInDigital » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:30 pm

just went into evaluation. the wait begins (continues?).
can someone remind me how we hear back? email? phone call?

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby lulucrazy » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:03 pm

for those that were dinged/waitlisted today -- was it via email or status checker? how long were you in evaluation?

ps-- sorry and good luck on the rest of your cycle!

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby Aggiegrad2011 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:11 pm

DreamsInDigital wrote:just went into evaluation. the wait begins (continues?).
can someone remind me how we hear back? email? phone call?


When you get a decision, there'll be a link where your status was, that says "Click here to see your decision!"

Sadly, as someone pointed out, if you're WL'd, right below the link, there's another link telling you how to fill out the WL thing.

Bad form, bad form. =/

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby bk1 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:14 pm

Aggiegrad2011 wrote:
DreamsInDigital wrote:just went into evaluation. the wait begins (continues?).
can someone remind me how we hear back? email? phone call?


When you get a decision, there'll be a link where your status was, that says "Click here to see your decision!"

Sadly, as someone pointed out, if you're WL'd, right below the link, there's another link telling you how to fill out the WL thing.

Bad form, bad form. =/


Lots of schools seem to do things that give away your decision before you see it (whether it is something like the size of a letter or the wording of an email).

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby bk1 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:21 pm

I just noticed the status checker website says:

December 2011


Though, I guess this has probably already been pointed out ITT.

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby Mike088 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:32 pm

Really sorry you guy's didn't get the decision you wanted :( . did you guys get an email first or did you just keep checking your status? i've been hitting refresh on the status checker since feb 15 when i went in evaluation lol.

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Re: UC Davis 2011

Postby Henchman21 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:24 pm

Mike088 wrote:Really sorry you guy's didn't get the decision you wanted :( . did you guys get an email first or did you just keep checking your status? i've been hitting refresh on the status checker since feb 15 when i went in evaluation lol.


I did not receive any form of communication from UC Davis other than the initial complete/status checker e-mail. I went into review about 2 weeks ago and found out yesterday through the status checker.

Good luck to everybody still waiting!




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