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Postby crumpetsandtea » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:21 pm

Eugenie Danglars wrote:Just fyi- there was a list serv email just now requesting more hosts for ASW. If your plans have changed and you don't need housing anymore, please update your RSVP or email the admissions office. Thanks :-)

:oops: How do we update our RSVP again?

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Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:23 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:Just fyi- there was a list serv email just now requesting more hosts for ASW. If your plans have changed and you don't need housing anymore, please update your RSVP or email the admissions office. Thanks :-)

:oops: How do we update our RSVP again?
I wanna say there was an email address in the confirmation email we got after RSVPing initially, and it said contact this person if you need to make any changes.

But I might be making that up. :wink:

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Postby Eugenie Danglars » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:26 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:Just fyi- there was a list serv email just now requesting more hosts for ASW. If your plans have changed and you don't need housing anymore, please update your RSVP or email the admissions office. Thanks :-)

:oops: How do we update our RSVP again?


Not the slightest. As usual, when in doubt, email the admissions office. I think it's Sarah Arimoto-Mercer coordinating...

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Postby ryemanhattan » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:17 pm

All loans... damn. I expected this, of course, but I freaked out a little bit when crumps posted her scholarship offer.

I really think I would thrive at Northwestern. But... $240k debt? Best case scenario, working big law, I'd have that paid off by 2020. And, while I'm very confident in my abilities, the life-wrecking possibility of not getting big law or lrapable pi work is small but I cannot let myself ignore it.

I'm not withdrawing just yet because I'd really like to go and I'm having a hard time coming to terms with this. But I don't think I can hang with that level of debt. Fuck. Wish I could say I'd be joining you all next year.

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Postby bk1 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:50 pm

ryemanhattan wrote:All loans... damn. I expected this, of course, but I freaked out a little bit when crumps posted her scholarship offer.

I really think I would thrive at Northwestern. But... $240k debt? Best case scenario, working big law, I'd have that paid off by 2020. And, while I'm very confident in my abilities, the life-wrecking possibility of not getting big law or lrapable pi work is small but I cannot let myself ignore it.

I'm not withdrawing just yet because I'd really like to go and I'm having a hard time coming to terms with this. But I don't think I can hang with that level of debt. Fuck. Wish I could say I'd be joining you all next year.


But imagine how sweet 2021 will be!

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Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:29 pm

Eugenie Danglars wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:Just fyi- there was a list serv email just now requesting more hosts for ASW. If your plans have changed and you don't need housing anymore, please update your RSVP or email the admissions office. Thanks :-)

:oops: How do we update our RSVP again?


Not the slightest. As usual, when in doubt, email the admissions office. I think it's Sarah Arimoto-Mercer coordinating...

I need housing, but a little before ASW and I'm not admitted.

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Postby lily99 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:12 am

This may be a really stupid question, but I really don't know... can someone please tell me WHERE the financial essays are at?? I submitted my NeedAccess on Mar. 1, but nothing else... I'm not yet admitted (on Hold). Do we apply for fin. aid/scholarship after getting accepted?? I'm confused and kinda worried...

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Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:17 am

lily99 wrote:This may be a really stupid question, but I really don't know... can someone please tell me WHERE the financial essays are at?? I submitted my NeedAccess on Mar. 1, but nothing else... I'm not yet admitted (on Hold). Do we apply for fin. aid/scholarship after getting accepted?? I'm confused and kinda worried...

we (holds) haven't gotten the essay prompts yet. Don't worry about it until you're accepted

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Postby dolfan0516 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:30 am

lily99 wrote:This may be a really stupid question, but I really don't know... can someone please tell me WHERE the financial essays are at?? I submitted my NeedAccess on Mar. 1, but nothing else... I'm not yet admitted (on Hold). Do we apply for fin. aid/scholarship after getting accepted?? I'm confused and kinda worried...


Once you're accepted, they will send you the prompts and you'll have 7 days to complete the essays. Fin aid is coming out now to the majority of people because the fin aid deadline for people accepted before late feb was March 1.

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Postby Flips88 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:30 am

Buzz killington, here

If you're a hold admit, you shouldn't even worry about the FinAid essays because they'll be out of aid by the time you get in. :cry:

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Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:15 am

Flips88 wrote:Buzz killington, here

If you're a hold admit, you shouldn't even worry about the FinAid essays because they'll be out of aid by the time you get in. :cry:
Alas, probably true, but I think you have to fill out the whole finaid app (essays + FAFSA + NeedAccess) to get a loan package too. (Correct me if I'm wrong, guys.) Although I'd assume the essays matter a lot less (like, not at all) in that case.

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Postby Kikero » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:19 am

rinkrat19 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Buzz killington, here

If you're a hold admit, you shouldn't even worry about the FinAid essays because they'll be out of aid by the time you get in. :cry:
Alas, probably true, but I think you have to fill out the whole finaid app (essays + FAFSA + NeedAccess) to get a loan package too. (Correct me if I'm wrong, guys.) Although I'd assume the essays matter a lot less (like, not at all) in that case.


If you were offered a full scholarship (or deferral w/ scholarship) they don't ask for the essays, so they're not really required for loans. I don't know, but I'd guess if you send them a fafsa and needaccess but no essays they'd still give you loan info.

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Postby nini11 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:35 am

ryemanhattan wrote:All loans... damn. I expected this, of course, but I freaked out a little bit when crumps posted her scholarship offer.

I really think I would thrive at Northwestern. But... $240k debt? Best case scenario, working big law, I'd have that paid off by 2020. And, while I'm very confident in my abilities, the life-wrecking possibility of not getting big law or lrapable pi work is small but I cannot let myself ignore it.

I'm not withdrawing just yet because I'd really like to go and I'm having a hard time coming to terms with this. But I don't think I can hang with that level of debt. Fuck. Wish I could say I'd be joining you all next year.


Welcome to the club! I'm on the same boat!

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Postby nini11 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:46 am

bk1 wrote:
Samara wrote:
Eugenie Danglars wrote:
Samara wrote:No scholarship. Full loan offer. Nearly $80k/year. Oof. Sometimes I question going to law school. This is one of those times.


This is where I am as a 1L. Haven't regretted it yet, but I'm 100% in for public interest and won't be paying most of it back myself. It's a lot of money, and something to think about with your eyes open. Not the kind of money to jump into and then close your eyes and hope it vanishes.

Thanks for the encouragement. bk1 told me pretty much the same thing, that he doesn't regret it. (And I think he's going for biglaw.)

My personal situation has changed recently, making the financials more complicated, but I still think it's the right decision. I am considering deferral, but it's so expensive that it feels like one of those situations where the timing is never perfect so you just have to go for it. It's not going to be any cheaper next year.


Yeah I'm aiming biglaw and don't regret it, but I do question it at times. We'll see if I feel the same way when I graduate or even a few years after graduation, but I think it'll still be glad I made the decision.

Though looking at some of the scholly awards this year I do feel myself slightly wishing I had waited another year before applying. :P



Same here, I'm still thinking about next year lol maybe retake the last or something...

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Postby nini11 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:48 am

I need to look for private scholarships, I want to go to Northwestern!!! I can't sleep anymore god!!!!
HELP!
Do you guys think I can try to use my full scholarship at Hofstra to get them to give me something lol or my 8000 at William and Mary? Lol I am going nuts!!!!

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Postby nini11 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:49 am

Btw, I am waitlisted at Berkeley :) If they take me, I don't know what I would do....

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Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:50 am

nini11 wrote:I need to look for private scholarships, I want to go to Northwestern!!! I can't sleep anymore god!!!!
HELP!
Do you guys think I can try to use my full scholarship at Hofstra to get them to give me something lol or my 8000 at William and Mary? Lol I am going nuts!!!!


Are those really the only options you have? If you have a solid GPA a retake could net you some money.

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Postby nini11 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:31 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
nini11 wrote:I need to look for private scholarships, I want to go to Northwestern!!! I can't sleep anymore god!!!!
HELP!
Do you guys think I can try to use my full scholarship at Hofstra to get them to give me something lol or my 8000 at William and Mary? Lol I am going nuts!!!!


Are those really the only options you have? If you have a solid GPA a retake could net you some money.


I have been admitted to 6 schools, FSU, Umami, UMaryland, and the other ones mentioned, but only the other two gave me scholarships. 3.9 GPA, but quite impatient to start law school :)

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Postby Samara » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:36 pm

nini11 wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:
nini11 wrote:I need to look for private scholarships, I want to go to Northwestern!!! I can't sleep anymore god!!!!
HELP!
Do you guys think I can try to use my full scholarship at Hofstra to get them to give me something lol or my 8000 at William and Mary? Lol I am going nuts!!!!


Are those really the only options you have? If you have a solid GPA a retake could net you some money.


I have been admitted to 6 schools, FSU, Umami, UMaryland, and the other ones mentioned, but only the other two gave me scholarships. 3.9 GPA, but quite impatient to start law school :)

You should probably definitely retake, haha. Get that score up and you could go to Stanford or go to NU at full scholly or any number of options infinitely better than Hofstra or NU at sticker. How long are you out from UG?

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Postby admisionquestion » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:39 pm

absolutely positively retake. even at biglaw salary your completely wasting a full year of income by not retaking. Think about it that way. 160k a year after taxes becomes 100k. your literally tossing 90K away by not retaking...

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Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:41 pm

nini11 wrote:I have been admitted to 6 schools, FSU, Umami, UMaryland, and the other ones mentioned, but only the other two gave me scholarships. 3.9 GPA, but quite impatient to start law school :)


I can understand the desire to get started, but there isn't any reason to be freaked out about the debt since you can still avoid it. Your situation is different from Ryemanhattan's in every way.

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Postby Flips88 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:45 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
Flips88 wrote:Buzz killington, here

If you're a hold admit, you shouldn't even worry about the FinAid essays because they'll be out of aid by the time you get in. :cry:
Alas, probably true, but I think you have to fill out the whole finaid app (essays + FAFSA + NeedAccess) to get a loan package too. (Correct me if I'm wrong, guys.) Although I'd assume the essays matter a lot less (like, not at all) in that case.

You don't have to write the essays. FAFSA and NeedAccess, yeah.

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Postby nini11 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:11 pm

Question, how does the insurance thing work? Do we have to take some school insurance or something or can we have our own? (or none whatsoever)

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Postby Samara » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:13 pm

nini11 wrote:Question, how does the insurance thing work? Do we have to take some school insurance or something or can we have our own? (or none whatsoever)

I believe you are required to purchase health insurance from the school. I'm sure you could get supplemental insurance if you wanted to.

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Postby Eugenie Danglars » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:14 pm

nini11 wrote:Question, how does the insurance thing work? Do we have to take some school insurance or something or can we have our own? (or none whatsoever)


You can have your own. I believe you can choose to have none (unless you are an international student). But seriously, you want health insurance. You really, really do.




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