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Trequartista
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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby Trequartista » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:52 am

Are international students also eligible for need based aid?

newbienew
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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby newbienew » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:15 am

Hey all, I've been following this thread recently (admitted 3/25) and am also confused about financial aid...

Is it really the case that aid is a combination of need and "merit"? I'm lucky enough to have parents that are pretty well off, but not to the point where financial aid wouldn't be useful. I've been planning to apply for financial aid all along, but I've sort of been assuming that I wouldn't get any, given this situation. BUT i do have decent stats (3.5/174)...would this actually help my case? I'm going to apply, so I guess I'll find out, but I'm curious what to expect. Are my stats going to be taken into consideration when aid is meted out? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby NorCalBruin » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:45 am

newbienew wrote:Hey all, I've been following this thread recently (admitted 3/25) and am also confused about financial aid...

Is it really the case that aid is a combination of need and "merit"? I'm lucky enough to have parents that are pretty well off, but not to the point where financial aid wouldn't be useful. I've been planning to apply for financial aid all along, but I've sort of been assuming that I wouldn't get any, given this situation. BUT i do have decent stats (3.5/174)...would this actually help my case? I'm going to apply, so I guess I'll find out, but I'm curious what to expect. Are my stats going to be taken into consideration when aid is meted out? Thanks in advance!


Yes it's both merit and need based.

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby newbienew » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:47 am

Thanks, NorCal. I assume this applies just to the Cornell "institutional grants"? Or does it apply to the federal loans, too? Is there any possible harm in applying for both? Maybe a different way to ask it: might either group lessen their aid award with the knowledge that I've applied for the other?

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby spacepenguin » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:05 am

newbienew wrote:Thanks, NorCal. I assume this applies just to the Cornell "institutional grants"? Or does it apply to the federal loans, too? Is there any possible harm in applying for both? Maybe a different way to ask it: might either group lessen their aid award with the knowledge that I've applied for the other?



As long as your credit isn't completely jacked, loans will not be affected. The amount you can take out will be conditional on how much need/merit based aid you received, however. The estimated budget for Cornell is $72,000; so let's say you receive a yearly $20k 'institutional grant' which would then only allow you take out loans up to $52,000--covering the difference.

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby ls24 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:32 am

ughh still complete 3/9... is cornell always this slow or is it just this year or what?

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby BBeauty » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:44 am

Just placed on reserve.

Complete 3/9
IR 3/17>3/23>3/25

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby MillerTime » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:51 am

Just placed on Reserve. Deferred from EA on 11/24. IR 3/21 and 3/22.

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby leonal41 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:45 pm

also just placed on reserve

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby violinst » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:46 pm

nael wrote:Are international students also eligible for need based aid?


Affirmative.

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby sargell83 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:46 pm

can't believe i'm still processing! 1/31=>3/29=>?!?

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby SMA22 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:11 pm

Reserve, complete in February, UR 2x.

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby ash8309 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:37 pm

BBeauty wrote:Just placed on reserve.

Complete 3/9
IR 3/17>3/23>3/25


+1, pretty much exact same IR dates.

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby tipler4213 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:24 pm

ash8309 wrote:
BBeauty wrote:Just placed on reserve.

Complete 3/9
IR 3/17>3/23>3/25


+1, pretty much exact same IR dates.


Just got my finaid after calling them and getting them to email it--120K!

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby TheFactor » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:00 pm

Finally complete!!

at least that didn't take very long

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby Pricer » Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:41 pm

I'd like to say fuck Cornell one time.

I submitted my application on January 31st. That same day, I filled out a request to have a Dean's Certification mailed to them. Today, 3/30, my status continued to say Still Processing, but the date changed to today's. Later, I received an email and my status changed to Incomplete. The email said that I had failed to provide them with a Dean's Certification.

I sent an email back saying that the form had been mailed to them. I said I do not understand why it took two months to notify me that it had not arrived, but I feel like they are stealing my $80 application fee by waiting until just before seat deposits are due to tell me of this problem. I know my application was late, but that is no excuse for them to wait this long to tell me about an error on their end. I also forwarded them the receipt from my undergrad that was dated 1/31 saying my request had been received and was being processed. It was the same email receipt I received after each other request, and no other school ever had an issue.

I was very interested in Cornell, but this has kind of made me feel like they just wanted my $80 app fee and were never interested in me at all.

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby chasgoose » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:28 pm

BBeauty wrote:Just placed on reserve.

Complete 3/9
IR 3/17>3/23>3/25


First, I'm sorry about the reserve, but I am kind of annoyed that I haven't even gone into review yet despite being Complete on 3/3... I don't know what they are doing up there in Ithaca. I'm not an auto-reject or an auto-admit and while based on my numbers I guess it could be a YP thing I don't think they would YP me as both my parents attended Cornell Law School and have donated regularly since (in fact based on their snail-like admissions pace I suggested the next time my parents donate they should specify that their money should be put towards hiring more staff in the admissions office :roll: ). Srsly, what's going on up there?

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby BBeauty » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:32 pm

chasgoose wrote:
BBeauty wrote:Just placed on reserve.

Complete 3/9
IR 3/17>3/23>3/25


First, I'm sorry about the reserve, but I am kind of annoyed that I haven't even gone into review yet despite being Complete on 3/3... I don't know what they are doing up there in Ithaca. I'm not an auto-reject or an auto-admit and while based on my numbers I guess it could be a YP thing I don't think they would YP me as both my parents attended Cornell Law School and have donated regularly since (in fact based on their snail-like admissions pace I suggested the next time my parents donate they should specify that their money should be put towards hiring more staff in the admissions office :roll: ). Srsly, what's going on up there?


Wow im sorry as well that your app hasnt gone into review yet. Hopefully this means you will be admitted instead of Reserved when your app finally goes IR :D

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby mettasutta » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:11 pm

Still complete since 3/16 (after nearly two months of "processing")

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby Vernunft » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:49 pm

mettasutta wrote:Still complete since 3/16 (after nearly two months of "processing")


try complete 2/28...

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby protein » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:03 pm

complete 3/4. then nothing

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby FiveSermon » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:03 pm

protein wrote:complete 3/4. then nothing


It took me a month to go from complete to under review so hopefully you will go under review in a week.

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby FutureInLaw » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:13 pm

Um, complete 2/3 here. Should I call? Or is this just typical of slow Cornell?

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby FiveSermon » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:15 pm

FutureInLaw wrote:Um, complete 2/3 here. Should I call? Or is this just typical of slow Cornell?


Hmm...that's horrible...I went complete near 2/2x and I'm under review...

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Re: Cornell 2011 applicants

Postby Vernunft » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:56 pm

FutureInLaw wrote:Um, complete 2/3 here. Should I call? Or is this just typical of slow Cornell?


I havent seen anyone waiting that long... I remember earlier ITT people had 2.5-3 weeks between complete and IR, but I guess it looks like some others are looking at about a month between complete and IR now. I would call if were you. 2 months sitting at complete doesn't seem right. I called GULC back in december when I hadn't heard in a while and I had no status checker movement (I had applied ED), and they expedited me (to the WL), but at least it got the ball rolling.




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