IN at GULC c/o 2014

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BarnabeSpooge
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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby BarnabeSpooge » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:45 pm

cngreen wrote:Received an email yesterday asking me how much $$ I would need in order to consider going to Gtown. I do not know how to respond to this. :?

( I have a full ride at UT which they know about. )

Trade you.

Has anyone had any luck getting in contact with the person whose name is on the financial aid email (A. Spada)? I've been trying all day, and I just get voicemail.

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:53 pm

BarnabeSpooge wrote:
cngreen wrote:Received an email yesterday asking me how much $$ I would need in order to consider going to Gtown. I do not know how to respond to this. :?

( I have a full ride at UT which they know about. )

Trade you.

Has anyone had any luck getting in contact with the person whose name is on the financial aid email (A. Spada)? I've been trying all day, and I just get voicemail.


same. She's at some kind of conference apparently

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby cngreen » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:57 pm

Redsgomarchingon wrote:
BarnabeSpooge wrote:
cngreen wrote:Received an email yesterday asking me how much $$ I would need in order to consider going to Gtown. I do not know how to respond to this. :?

( I have a full ride at UT which they know about. )

Trade you.

Has anyone had any luck getting in contact with the person whose name is on the financial aid email (A. Spada)? I've been trying all day, and I just get voicemail.


same. She's at some kind of conference apparently


Guess that means I can stop frantically checking my email. :roll:

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby BarnabeSpooge » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:59 pm

Awesome. So I guess we'll get some sort of clarification on Monday, at which point we'll have like 72 hours to make a decision. I wonder if they'd be willing to push back that deadline, given the circumstances.

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby cngreen » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:18 pm

BarnabeSpooge wrote:Awesome. So I guess we'll get some sort of clarification on Monday, at which point we'll have like 72 hours to make a decision. I wonder if they'd be willing to push back that deadline, given the circumstances.


72 hrs? Aren't the deadlines on April 15?

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby BarnabeSpooge » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:19 pm

cngreen wrote:
BarnabeSpooge wrote:Awesome. So I guess we'll get some sort of clarification on Monday, at which point we'll have like 72 hours to make a decision. I wonder if they'd be willing to push back that deadline, given the circumstances.


72 hrs? Aren't the deadlines on April 15?

Nope - forms must be submitted by Thursday, April 14th. (At least that's what my scholarship email tells me.)

So we'll get answers to our questions sometime on Monday (the 11th), and then have to decide and submit by Thursday (the 14th).

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby tguk53 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:20 pm

Thrilled to join this thread. Just got in!

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby c_dubya_s » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:21 pm

BarnabeSpooge wrote:
cngreen wrote:
BarnabeSpooge wrote:Awesome. So I guess we'll get some sort of clarification on Monday, at which point we'll have like 72 hours to make a decision. I wonder if they'd be willing to push back that deadline, given the circumstances.


72 hrs? Aren't the deadlines on April 15?

Nope - forms must be submitted by Thursday, April 14th. (At least that's what my scholarship email tells me.)

So we'll get answers to our questions sometime on Monday (the 11th), and then have to decide and submit by Thursday (the 14th).

Not sure if it's the same for the later deadlines, but for the scholarships that expired on April 7th, we had up until 5pm EST that day to say yes/no.

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby santoinettea » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:09 pm

FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN CLARIFICATION ABOUT LAW CENTER SCHOLARSHIPS (and those who skim):

I wasn't able to get a hold of the contact in the email, but I did speak with a friendly woman in the Financial Aid Office.

1. The Law Center Scholarship includes whatever need-based assistance you received or will receive in grants. [This was confirmed by someone else earlier in the thread.]

2. This is when I asked if the scholarship offered for each year was guaranteed or if the need-based portion would fluctuate and thereby shrink the scholarship. She gave a very clear (and great) answer, which was something along the lines of:

Each year we need to reapply for financial aid. The need-based portion might decrease for years 2 and 3, but if it were to drop at all (e.g., to half or even to $0), they would compensate for that difference with more merit money, so we would still receive the full amount indicated in the email about Law Center Scholarships.

This was fantastic to hear! I am so excited! Being guaranteed that amount for each year just changed everything for me. I think I'm Georgetown bound! : )

P.S. Other people should call and confirm this. I will call on Monday to speak with the woman specifically mentioned just to be safe. However, the woman I spoke to today said that my questions were very easy to answer, so that's a great sign.

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby dpk711 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:16 pm

Also, to clarify some potential confusion, the intent to enroll forms are not binding -- I have confirmed this with several representatives of the GULC financial aid and admissions office. I've sent mine in and am still waiting for my financial aid/scholly evaluation at Penn.

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby ukgrad » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:09 pm

In today via e-mail. Psyched. Probably not going without lots of $$$ but excited to get in at least ;)

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby lawscholar20 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:30 pm

Has anyone gotten any financial aid awards over the weekend?

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby feyonce » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:22 am

i got in on friday via email! so excited!

i plan to visit next week, but given that i've missed the admitted student days, any thoughts on what i should make sure to do/see/ask when i go?

also, does getting in this late mean that i will probably get no moneys? i could see that it might be too late for scholarship money (not that i'd get that anyway), but what about need-based?

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby cngreen » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:22 am

So, I got an email on Friday from the financial aid office which let me know "my financial aid" award was ready. MyAccess showed only loans. Obviously, no need-based (expected). But, does that mean no schollys either? I thought Admissions handed out scholarships, not the Financial Aid office, so now I'm confused.

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby dpk711 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:51 pm

cngreen wrote:So, I got an email on Friday from the financial aid office which let me know "my financial aid" award was ready. MyAccess showed only loans. Obviously, no need-based (expected). But, does that mean no schollys either? I thought Admissions handed out scholarships, not the Financial Aid office, so now I'm confused.

They handed my merit scholly the very next day via email.

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby champsound » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:55 pm

Withdrew today, released some merit money back into the pool. Hopefully it'll get to someone soon.

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby Ratchet Jackson » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:56 pm

champsound wrote:Withdrew today, released some merit money back into the pool. Hopefully it'll get to someone soon.


+1. Good luck guys!

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby Redsgomarchingon » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:38 pm

santoinettea wrote:FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN CLARIFICATION ABOUT LAW CENTER SCHOLARSHIPS (and those who skim):

I wasn't able to get a hold of the contact in the email, but I did speak with a friendly woman in the Financial Aid Office.

1. The Law Center Scholarship includes whatever need-based assistance you received or will receive in grants. [This was confirmed by someone else earlier in the thread.]

2. This is when I asked if the scholarship offered for each year was guaranteed or if the need-based portion would fluctuate and thereby shrink the scholarship. She gave a very clear (and great) answer, which was something along the lines of:

Each year we need to reapply for financial aid. The need-based portion might decrease for years 2 and 3, but if it were to drop at all (e.g., to half or even to $0), they would compensate for that difference with more merit money, so we would still receive the full amount indicated in the email about Law Center Scholarships.

This was fantastic to hear! I am so excited! Being guaranteed that amount for each year just changed everything for me. I think I'm Georgetown bound! : )

P.S. Other people should call and confirm this. I will call on Monday to speak with the woman specifically mentioned just to be safe. However, the woman I spoke to today said that my questions were very easy to answer, so that's a great sign.


Got hold of Alison. Confirmed this

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby c_dubya_s » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:58 pm

Redsgomarchingon wrote:
santoinettea wrote:FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN CLARIFICATION ABOUT LAW CENTER SCHOLARSHIPS (and those who skim):

I wasn't able to get a hold of the contact in the email, but I did speak with a friendly woman in the Financial Aid Office.

1. The Law Center Scholarship includes whatever need-based assistance you received or will receive in grants. [This was confirmed by someone else earlier in the thread.]

2. This is when I asked if the scholarship offered for each year was guaranteed or if the need-based portion would fluctuate and thereby shrink the scholarship. She gave a very clear (and great) answer, which was something along the lines of:

Each year we need to reapply for financial aid. The need-based portion might decrease for years 2 and 3, but if it were to drop at all (e.g., to half or even to $0), they would compensate for that difference with more merit money, so we would still receive the full amount indicated in the email about Law Center Scholarships.

This was fantastic to hear! I am so excited! Being guaranteed that amount for each year just changed everything for me. I think I'm Georgetown bound! : )

P.S. Other people should call and confirm this. I will call on Monday to speak with the woman specifically mentioned just to be safe. However, the woman I spoke to today said that my questions were very easy to answer, so that's a great sign.


Got hold of Alison. Confirmed this


+1 When I was emailing with Alison earlier this cycle, she gave me the same explanation (and in writing, too!) Basically, your yearly award amount could theoretically go up if you somehow demonstrate more need, but it will never go down below your scholarship amount.

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby LegallyBlonde923 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:29 pm

finally got my award letter, just loans no need-based aid. could this be because my parent's needaccess was high? because I myself am broke as a joke.

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby cngreen » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:34 pm

LegallyBlonde923 wrote:finally got my award letter, just loans no need-based aid. could this be because my parent's needaccess was high? because I myself am broke as a joke.


Yes. All of us are broke, it's our parents' incomes that do us in. Join the club. :(

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby Emma1 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:41 pm

At what age do they stop looking at parents income?

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby Marionberry » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:46 pm

Emma1 wrote:At what age do they stop looking at parents income?


They don't. Sucks, I know, but that's the way it is, and they confirmed this at the Q&A with the finaid people at ASW.

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby santoinettea » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:05 pm

For the Dean's Certification Form (due May 2nd), does it look shady if I check the box "I do not waive access to this report"? I know I'm in good standing, but part of me always worries that they might accidentally put something negative. And if they do and I suffer because of it, I'd at least like to be able to trace it back to a mistake on this form, which I would only be able to do if I have access to it.

So yeah, would GULC have a problem with me not waiving access?

Thanks!

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Re: IN at GULC c/o 2014

Postby RTFM » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:07 pm

santoinettea wrote:For the Dean's Certification Form (due May 2nd), does it look shady if I check the box "I do not waive access to this report"? I know I'm in good standing, but part of me always worries that they might accidentally put something negative. And if they do and I suffer because of it, I'd at least like to be able to trace it back to a mistake on this form, which I would only be able to do if I have access to it.

So yeah, would GULC have a problem with me not waiving access?

Thanks!


They already let you in--I don't see what they could do if you don't waive access.




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