IOWA 2012

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:43 pm

Smumps wrote:When does scholar....joke, mine came today. Comes out to 70.1% of tuition. Strange number!


Hmm... I wonder if I will be getting something then. I thought they were only going to do full tuitions because I hadn't seen anything else.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby fltanglab » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:19 pm

Accepted via status checker! :D

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby btw384 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:31 pm

fltanglab wrote:Accepted via status checker! :D

Congrats!

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:32 pm

btw384 wrote:
fltanglab wrote:Accepted via status checker! :D

Congrats!


+1

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby fltanglab » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:01 pm

Opie wrote:
btw384 wrote:
fltanglab wrote:Accepted via status checker! :D

Congrats!


+1


Thanks!!

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby somewherewarm » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:19 pm

Congrats to all of the new admits!

I was just looking at some of the other graduate schools at Iowa and I noticed that the Creative Writing MFA is considered by some rankings organizations as the best in the country. I had no idea. I doubt I'll be able to swing a JD, MFA but it's really exciting to know that Iowa's MFA program is so prestigious.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby shredderrrrrr » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:25 pm

somewherewarm wrote:Congrats to all of the new admits!

I was just looking at some of the other graduate schools at Iowa and I noticed that the Creative Writing MFA is considered by some rankings organizations as the best in the country. I had no idea. I doubt I'll be able to swing a JD, MFA but it's really exciting to know that Iowa's MFA program is so prestigious.


Yeah it's legendary. Out of curiosity, why does this excite you when you plan to go to law school and recognize you wont/cant do both?

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:48 pm

somewherewarm wrote:Congrats to all of the new admits!

I was just looking at some of the other graduate schools at Iowa and I noticed that the Creative Writing MFA is considered by some rankings organizations as the best in the country. I had no idea. I doubt I'll be able to swing a JD, MFA but it's really exciting to know that Iowa's MFA program is so prestigious.


It could very well be the best in the world. There are some people who have gone to law school, practiced for a while, then went back for an MFA. There are a lot more people who did the MFA and then went to law school. I don't think both can be accomplished though. I think you have to teach in the MFA program and that would be tough to do.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby somewherewarm » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:06 pm

shredderrrrrr wrote:
Yeah it's legendary. Out of curiosity, why does this excite you when you plan to go to law school and recognize you wont/cant do both?


That's a good question, I probably should have cleared that up when I wrote my original post. The prospect of working for a few years (in Des Moines for example) and saving up some money, then going back to the university for the MFA program is what I find exciting. Like Opie said, there are some people who practice for a time then go back and get their MFA. Iowa's magnanimous scholarship will give me a little freedom as far as career options go (hopefully).

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby NCB166 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:01 pm

Opie wrote:
Smumps wrote:When does scholar....joke, mine came today. Comes out to 70.1% of tuition. Strange number!


Hmm... I wonder if I will be getting something then. I thought they were only going to do full tuitions because I hadn't seen anything else.


I'm wondering about this too.

Smumps, is it possible that you were offered a RA position that gives you in-state tuition for your 2L and 3L years, and you didn't factor that in? I'm only asking because I got an offer that was basically full tuition that is right around 70% of tuition if you don't take into account the lower in-state rate for the second and third year. Of course, this could just be coincidence and you may have only gotten 70%, but the fact that everyone has gotten full tuition besides you and that you are out of state would make this a fairly impressive one.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby BeerMaker » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:04 pm

Very frustrated. I've looked through this thread and can only find people bitching about only the people who mention scholarship info., but see nothing in regards to scholarship info. Could someone let me know when they send it without everyone grabbing their pitchforks? Tx!

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby chrisbru » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:11 pm

BeerMaker wrote:Very frustrated. I've looked through this thread and can only find people bitching about only the people who mention scholarship info., but see nothing in regards to scholarship info. Could someone let me know when they send it without everyone grabbing their pitchforks? Tx!


Your eyes must be broken boy. It's rolling... Could come in any time between now and March.

Smumps wrote:When does scholar....joke, mine came today. Comes out to 70.1% of tuition. Strange number!


Can you post more details about what it says exactly? This could be a full scholarship... For instance, if you're out of state, they give you a scholarship for first year out of state tuition, plus second and third year in state tuition, with the requirement you get an RA position so that you'd only owe in state tuition those second and third years. As such, it works out to be full tuition.

I hope that makes sense, it's Thursday - my brain is tired.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby shredderrrrrr » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:29 pm

BeerMaker wrote:Very frustrated. I've looked through this thread and can only find people bitching about only the people who mention scholarship info., but see nothing in regards to scholarship info. Could someone let me know when they send it without everyone grabbing their pitchforks? Tx!


As Chris said, it's rolling. At least you looked!

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby punkyg0608 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:33 pm

Also, isn't it weird that Iowa has a stipulation of top 37.5%? Why 37.5? All other schools have given me a 40% stipulation. I'm wondering if there's something a bit fishy about this...

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby chill » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:16 pm

punkyg0608 wrote:Also, isn't it weird that Iowa has a stipulation of top 37.5%? Why 37.5? All other schools have given me a 40% stipulation. I'm wondering if there's something a bit fishy about this...



37.5% = 3/8. They apparently divide into eighths rather than into tenths. Not that odd. Think about it. It's saying that everyone who is halfway above median and below top quarter keeps their scholarship. It's fishy if you're a fan of base 10 numbers, but otherwise, it makes some sense.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:28 pm

punkyg0608 wrote:Also, isn't it weird that Iowa has a stipulation of top 37.5%? Why 37.5? All other schools have given me a 40% stipulation. I'm wondering if there's something a bit fishy about this...


Some do top third, Drake does top 35%. I think it's just a school preference.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Smumps » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:33 pm

I have no idea. Y'all are right about the resident thing. Here is how my letter breaks it down:

2012-2013
Scholarship - $44,390
Ford Federal Direct Loan - $18, 485
Total - 62,875

On second thought, I think it's actually that I'm just an idiot. The scholarship covers tuition, I'm guessing the loan covers expenses. Herp.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:36 pm

Smumps wrote:I have no idea. Y'all are right about the resident thing. Here is how my letter breaks it down:

2012-2013
Scholarship - $44,390
Ford Federal Direct Loan - $18, 485
Total - 62,875

On second thought, I think it's actually that I'm just an idiot. The scholarship covers tuition, I'm guessing the loan covers expenses. Herp.


You got it. Minus the idiot part. Idiots don't get in. :wink:

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Smumps » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:39 pm

Opie wrote:
Smumps wrote:I have no idea. Y'all are right about the resident thing. Here is how my letter breaks it down:

2012-2013
Scholarship - $44,390
Ford Federal Direct Loan - $18, 485
Total - 62,875

On second thought, I think it's actually that I'm just an idiot. The scholarship covers tuition, I'm guessing the loan covers expenses. Herp.


You got it. Minus the idiot part. Idiots don't get in. :wink:


I plan on proving you wrong! 37.5% a bit steep though.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby KRog » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:07 pm

Maybe this will help clear up the confusion a bit. If you begin law school at Iowa paying out-of-state tuition as a 1L, you pay out-of-state tuition for 2L and 3L as well unless you manage to get a gig as a Research Assistant.

Someone I intern with is finishing up at Iowa this semester. He paid out-of-state tuition as a 1L. As a 2L, he was able to get an RA gig, so he got to pay in-state tuition. This year as a 3L, he is not an RA, so he is back to paying out-of-state tuition.

HTH
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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby checkster » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:27 pm

How difficult is it to get an RA position?

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby shredderrrrrr » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:55 pm

checkster wrote:How difficult is it to get an RA position?


I don't know why you'd want to be one. Having to put up with constant bickering and handling noise complaints every weekend?

Kidding of course

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby DportIA » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:06 am

Any one out at the bars in Iowa City tonight? I'm up in the homeland for a few nights respite from Austin right now.
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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby tea_drinker » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:07 am

punkyg0608 wrote:Also, isn't it weird that Iowa has a stipulation of top 37.5%? Why 37.5? All other schools have given me a 40% stipulation. I'm wondering if there's something a bit fishy about this...


Outside of top 10%, the GPA cutoffs are at 12.5% and 37.5%. So I guess the school sets that stipulation to make it easier for them.

ETA: Congrats to all the newly admitted. Hope to see some of your on ASD.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby punkyg0608 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:06 am

chill wrote:
punkyg0608 wrote:Also, isn't it weird that Iowa has a stipulation of top 37.5%? Why 37.5? All other schools have given me a 40% stipulation. I'm wondering if there's something a bit fishy about this...



37.5% = 3/8. They apparently divide into eighths rather than into tenths. Not that odd. Think about it. It's saying that everyone who is halfway above median and below top quarter keeps their scholarship. It's fishy if you're a fan of base 10 numbers, but otherwise, it makes some sense.


Yeah, that's my issue with it I think! 37.5% is just too hard to predict! And it's also difficult to compare with scholarships at other schools with different stipulations. Wouldn't it suck to be one of those students in that 2.5% difference between 37.5% and 40%?




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