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paisaaa
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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby paisaaa » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:18 pm

I want this Faculty Symposium on Recent Immigration Issues to happen so badly.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:19 pm

cardinals1989 wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:Woohoo! Homework for ASW! :)


Yep, just got that, too! I am much more excited about this homework than my actual school homework!


I am going to avoid the mock class for the 3rd time! :D

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby jtravis » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:26 pm

Hey guys,

I'm sorry if this has already been covered....I've been trying to follow this message board regularly but may have missed this. I recently retrieved my law grant award for need based aid. It sounds pretty good to me. Does anyone know if it is possible to still get need-based aid for 2L and 3L years? Has anyone asked this? Again, sorry if this is a repeat question!

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:28 pm

jtravis wrote:Hey guys,

I'm sorry if this has already been covered....I've been trying to follow this message board regularly but may have missed this. I recently retrieved my law grant award for need based aid. It sounds pretty good to me. Does anyone know if it is possible to still get need-based aid for 2L and 3L years? Has anyone asked this? Again, sorry if this is a repeat question!


Some current students said unlikely unless you have a guarantee, so I am going to raise this question in person next week. It's totally going to break the deal if we may not receive the same aid. Getting in-state is not a given, and tuition may rise a lot more, I don't want to take that chance.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby WonkyPanda » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:29 pm

I'm wondering if I should call the finaid office to see if my award is still tentative as well. Maybe I should just wait until ASW. Decisions....

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby askyemcdonald » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:30 pm

I believe it changes every year based on your income.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby fish52 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:31 pm

WonkyPanda wrote:I'm wondering if I should call the finaid office to see if my award is still tentative as well. Maybe I should just wait until ASW. Decisions....

It sounds like they are all tentative (I called). If you submitted the supplemental application after the deadline (March 2) you haven't even been considered for need-based aid yet.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby juliachild-ish » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:32 pm

So I did see on the admitted students weekend schedule that we can make individual appointments with financial aid throughout the day. Maybe I should just wait until then and talk to them about my other offers in person?

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby askyemcdonald » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:32 pm

fish52 wrote:
WonkyPanda wrote:I'm wondering if I should call the finaid office to see if my award is still tentative as well. Maybe I should just wait until ASW. Decisions....

It sounds like they are all tentative (I called). If you submitted the supplemental application after the deadline (March 2) you haven't even been considered for need-based aid yet.


ARGH. I submitted March 3rd because I didn't see it before.... :(

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:32 pm

askyemcdonald wrote:I believe it changes every year based on your income.


It would, but since the formula isn't published, I could make less next year and get less aid, technically. That'd be scary.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby WonkyPanda » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:36 pm

fish52 wrote:
WonkyPanda wrote:I'm wondering if I should call the finaid office to see if my award is still tentative as well. Maybe I should just wait until ASW. Decisions....

It sounds like they are all tentative (I called). If you submitted the supplemental application after the deadline (March 2) you haven't even been considered for need-based aid yet.


My supplemental was definitely submitted before March 2nd. I think i got it in around mid-February.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby askyemcdonald » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:40 pm

r6_philly wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:I believe it changes every year based on your income.


It would, but since the formula isn't published, I could make less next year and get less aid, technically. That'd be scary.


Yea...true. I would confirm at ASW

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:26 pm

r6_philly wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:I believe it changes every year based on your income.


It would, but since the formula isn't published, I could make less next year and get less aid, technically. That'd be scary.


Don't worry R6 I specifically told Berkeley to give you the money I turned down..... that's how it works right? :wink:

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby tipler4213 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:58 pm

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:I believe it changes every year based on your income.


It would, but since the formula isn't published, I could make less next year and get less aid, technically. That'd be scary.


Don't worry R6 I specifically told Berkeley to give you the money I turned down..... that's how it works right? :wink:


Just submitted my request that Berkeley match $120,000 offer from Cornell. Fingers crossed.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:08 pm

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:I believe it changes every year based on your income.


It would, but since the formula isn't published, I could make less next year and get less aid, technically. That'd be scary.


Don't worry R6 I specifically told Berkeley to give you the money I turned down..... that's how it works right? :wink:


Haha thanks for the thought! I doubt I will get 100k. But if I do ...

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:34 pm

r6_philly wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote:I believe it changes every year based on your income.


It would, but since the formula isn't published, I could make less next year and get less aid, technically. That'd be scary.


Don't worry R6 I specifically told Berkeley to give you the money I turned down..... that's how it works right? :wink:


Haha thanks for the thought! I doubt I will get 100k. But if I do ...


you owe me 10k :P

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:36 pm

unc0mm0n1 wrote:
you owe me 10k :P


If you make it happen we will talk :wink:

It will come off your share when we start our firm.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby askyemcdonald » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:42 pm

:( I'm going to be way late for the reception on Thursday...a bummer.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:52 pm

askyemcdonald wrote::( I'm going to be way late for the reception on Thursday...a bummer.

That's too bad :( .

On this point, are most people going to the diverse students reception? Is this an invitation only event? Is this event meant to honor certain diverse students? How are these diverse students being "honored"? I think this was one of the only points not addressed in the email today.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:55 pm

BackToTheOldHouse wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote::( I'm going to be way late for the reception on Thursday...a bummer.

That's too bad :( .

On this point, are most people going to the diverse students reception? Is this an invitation only event? Is this event meant to honor certain diverse students? How are these diverse students being "honored"? I think this was one of the only points not addressed in the email today.


These receptions are just regular social events. They like to give it a title but usually are open to everyone, and casual.

I will be there.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby aesis » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:56 pm

I will also be there :)

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby Sinra » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:57 pm

BackToTheOldHouse wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote::( I'm going to be way late for the reception on Thursday...a bummer.

That's too bad :( .

On this point, are most people going to the diverse students reception? Is this an invitation only event? Is this event meant to honor certain diverse students? How are these diverse students being "honored"? I think this was one of the only points not addressed in the email today.


You must present your Diversity Certified 2011 card at the door to be allowed in.

:lol:

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:59 pm

r6_philly wrote:
BackToTheOldHouse wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote::( I'm going to be way late for the reception on Thursday...a bummer.

That's too bad :( .

On this point, are most people going to the diverse students reception? Is this an invitation only event? Is this event meant to honor certain diverse students? How are these diverse students being "honored"? I think this was one of the only points not addressed in the email today.


These receptions are just regular social events. They like to give it a title but usually are open to everyone, and casual.

I will be there.

Huh, it seems to me that the "Dinner Honoring Diverse Admits" held at the Bancroft Hotel is a little more formal than the student/club led receptions, but I'm likely wrong.

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby askyemcdonald » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:00 pm

Ahhh! Well I will be the late one with a suitcase and spongebob shirt. :wink:

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Re: In at Berkeley!

Postby BackToTheOldHouse » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:01 pm

Sinra wrote:
BackToTheOldHouse wrote:
askyemcdonald wrote::( I'm going to be way late for the reception on Thursday...a bummer.

That's too bad :( .

On this point, are most people going to the diverse students reception? Is this an invitation only event? Is this event meant to honor certain diverse students? How are these diverse students being "honored"? I think this was one of the only points not addressed in the email today.


You must present your Diversity Certified 2011 card at the door to be allowed in.

:lol:


lol . . . I didn't mean that. I guess I have been reading too much into the "honoring" part of the title, and the location. So, I can wear my tuxedo t-shirt? I want to look formal, but still look like I know how to have a good time. :wink:




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