Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

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Geneva
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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby Geneva » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:55 pm

this is a great week! first in at stanford, now in at bc:) no scholarship money from bc in my acceptance email...how did people on tls find out about scholarships?

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby landla » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:35 pm

Geneva wrote:this is a great week! first in at stanford, now in at bc:) no scholarship money from bc in my acceptance email...how did people on tls find out about scholarships?


Congratulations!

Most of us found out a long time later via email, but this is because they waited until mid-March to send anything. Others find out via Agora Portal - you'll get your login when your information is ready there.

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby zor » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:54 pm

fishy wrote:I was finally able to access my fin aid package this morning. Got a 15k per year "law school scholarship" so it looks like I'll be at BC in the fall.


Had you received an e-mail about this scholarship, or did this come as a surprise? I haven't been offered a scholarship but am now curious about the mysteries within Agora.

I still can't access a fin aid letter (but all my docs were in last month). I figure I'll give it until the end of the week before banging down their door.

Geneva
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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby Geneva » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:56 pm

landla wrote:
Geneva wrote:this is a great week! first in at stanford, now in at bc:) no scholarship money from bc in my acceptance email...how did people on tls find out about scholarships?


Congratulations!

Most of us found out a long time later via email, but this is because they waited until mid-March to send anything. Others find out via Agora Portal - you'll get your login when your information is ready there.


Thanks! Is there another preview weekend?

fishy
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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby fishy » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:02 pm

zor wrote:
fishy wrote:I was finally able to access my fin aid package this morning. Got a 15k per year "law school scholarship" so it looks like I'll be at BC in the fall.


Had you received an e-mail about this scholarship, or did this come as a surprise? I haven't been offered a scholarship but am now curious about the mysteries within Agora.

I still can't access a fin aid letter (but all my docs were in last month). I figure I'll give it until the end of the week before banging down their door.


It was a surprise when I was able to access my package on Agora. I admitted last month, but I sent an email last week telling them about a change of address (and how I'm looking forward to visiting) so I'm thinking that might have gotten the ball rolling on my financial aid package. Who knows how this process works though.

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby Geneva » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:04 pm

congrats to the new admits and aid recipients!

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby fishy » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:06 pm

Geneva wrote:congrats to the new admits and aid recipients!


Congrats on Stanford!

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby Geneva » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:07 pm

fishy wrote:
Geneva wrote:congrats to the new admits and aid recipients!


Congrats on Stanford!


Thank you!

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby lrslayer » Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:37 pm

just when i thought my decision was made on another school, i log onto agora and 25k a year. arg

bne2103
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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby bne2103 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:25 pm

Regarding financial aid, two questions:

On the Agora portal: My Services: Financial Aid: Financial Aid Award Notification I have the following -- "You currently do not have an award notification to view. Please check your financial aid application status at http://www.bc.edu/finaidapp to determine if any application requirements are still outstanding." If I am NOT receiving any merit-based awards, will this notification change? Does anyone's read something like "You are not receiving financial aid"? I can't tell if I am being told 'hold on, there's still hope' or 'sorry, too bad.'

Also, is it necessary to submit ANY of the financial aid documents (need access, free app for fsa, 1040 or w-2) in order to qualify for merit-based financial aid awards?

Thanks and congrats to all admitted and those receiving aid!

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby honeynutt » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:28 pm

Just got waitlisted :/ Why do schools spend twelve weeks reviewing your application just to waitlist you?

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby lrslayer » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:51 pm

bne2103 wrote:Regarding financial aid, two questions:

On the Agora portal: My Services: Financial Aid: Financial Aid Award Notification I have the following -- "You currently do not have an award notification to view. Please check your financial aid application status at http://www.bc.edu/finaidapp to determine if any application requirements are still outstanding." If I am NOT receiving any merit-based awards, will this notification change? Does anyone's read something like "You are not receiving financial aid"? I can't tell if I am being told 'hold on, there's still hope' or 'sorry, too bad.'

Also, is it necessary to submit ANY of the financial aid documents (need access, free app for fsa, 1040 or w-2) in order to qualify for merit-based financial aid awards?

Thanks and congrats to all admitted and those receiving aid!

two things:
1) mine said no awards until about an hour ago. so just keep checking.
2) it says on the website that nothing is required as far as w2 etc goes right now. they will let you know if/when it becomes necessary

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby pacifcnw » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:04 am

hmmm i can't find any log in info for agora, but i've already gotten scholarship info. in what letter did you guys get your log in credentials? also, has anyone tried negotiating on scholarships w bc?

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby mcdeeremitch » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:06 pm

Why does BC keep playing with my heart like this...I just want a decision

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby cch24 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:27 pm

I've been checking agora frequently but I finally got a scholarship email. $35,000/ year. Same number from WashU and BU, although BU upped theirs to $37,000.

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby BigBlueLaw » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:27 pm

pacifcnw wrote:hmmm i can't find any log in info for agora, but i've already gotten scholarship info. in what letter did you guys get your log in credentials? also, has anyone tried negotiating on scholarships w bc?

Negotiated an increase in scholly. They responded within a day or two.

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby zor » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:03 pm

To BBL and the rest of you who have successfully negotiated: have you had luck negotiating between BU and BC if they offered you the same amount? They both gave me the same amount of money, so there's no obvious leverage, and my only other offers are from much lower ranked schools. (PM if you'd like.)

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby Geneva » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:24 pm

does the scholarship email state the amount of aid awarded or does that show up on agora? i got an email today telling me how i could set up my agora account (i think).

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby cch24 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:35 pm

Geneva wrote:does the scholarship email state the amount of aid awarded or does that show up on agora? i got an email today telling me how i could set up my agora account (i think).


The scholarship e-mail states the amount of the award. I got an e-mail early last week about how to set up my agora account and received the scholarship e-mail today.

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby Geneva » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:44 pm

cch24 wrote:
Geneva wrote:does the scholarship email state the amount of aid awarded or does that show up on agora? i got an email today telling me how i could set up my agora account (i think).


The scholarship e-mail states the amount of the award. I got an e-mail early last week about how to set up my agora account and received the scholarship e-mail today.


Thanks! Also, congrats! :)

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby ganggreen » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:06 pm

Is there any relationship between when you've been accepted and when you receive a scholarship offer? I was accepted 2/27, so I'm curious if anyone who got in around then or after has received a scholly.

Basically I'm trying to figure out the point at which I should send BC my other offers and try to negotiate. I don't want to do that if there's a chance I'll still get something from BC, but I also don't want to let it get too close to the deposit deadline...

Advice?

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby lrslayer » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:42 pm

ganggreen wrote:Is there any relationship between when you've been accepted and when you receive a scholarship offer? I was accepted 2/27, so I'm curious if anyone who got in around then or after has received a scholly.

Basically I'm trying to figure out the point at which I should send BC my other offers and try to negotiate. I don't want to do that if there's a chance I'll still get something from BC, but I also don't want to let it get too close to the deposit deadline...

Advice?

I was admitted in November and submitted fafsa stuff on the first day of the year. just accessed award for the first time ever yesterday. so i would say wait a little bit? tough call though

landla
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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby landla » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:06 pm

lrslayer wrote:
ganggreen wrote:Is there any relationship between when you've been accepted and when you receive a scholarship offer? I was accepted 2/27, so I'm curious if anyone who got in around then or after has received a scholly.

Basically I'm trying to figure out the point at which I should send BC my other offers and try to negotiate. I don't want to do that if there's a chance I'll still get something from BC, but I also don't want to let it get too close to the deposit deadline...

Advice?

I was admitted in November and submitted fafsa stuff on the first day of the year. just accessed award for the first time ever yesterday. so i would say wait a little bit? tough call though


Yeah, I was admitted in December and only got mine a couple weeks ago (if that).

Who else is going tomorrow?

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby mcdeeremitch » Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:53 pm

Just got my 3rd under review update from 2/22....hopefully a decision is on the way

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Re: Boston College Applicants 2011-2012 Cycle, c/o2015

Postby vsykorova » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:26 pm

Does BC have a strict deadline by which they reply to all applicants? UR for 2nd time 3/27. How much longer should I expect to wait?




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