In at NYU: Class of 2015...With Another New Poll!

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Section 1
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6%
Section 2
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19%
Section 3
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6%
Section 4
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19%
Section 5
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19%
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Creeper option
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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby ssteiner » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:07 pm

Bronck wrote:
ssteiner wrote:I'm a bit confused about the GPA requirement for the scholarship. My letter says "the package is contingent upon satisfactory academic progress and other terms outlined in the attached schedule" but then makes no mention of what "satisfactory academic progress" means. Am I missing something?


It means don't fail out. And failing out is basically impossible.


Well, that's a load off my back :)

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby RonnyDworkin » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:08 pm

Just got my finaid. Totally surprised and stoked.

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby Unagi » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:12 pm

cashew wrote:Okay, so has anyone who applied for a named scholarship (RTK specifically) gotten any email about aid? I haven't heard anything about the RTK nor have I heard anything about aid, and now I'm getting kinda anxious! (Not that I'm really expecting either with my numbers.)


+ 180!!!

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Postby teacher10456 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:27 pm

cashew wrote:Okay, so has anyone who applied for a named scholarship (RTK specifically) gotten any email about aid? I haven't heard anything about the RTK nor have I heard anything about aid, and now I'm getting kinda anxious! (Not that I'm really expecting either with my numbers.)



I applied for RTK and I have not heard anything at all...

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby FryBreadPower » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:36 pm

Just got my financial award posted. This definitely changes things....

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby RonnyDworkin » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:36 pm

FryBreadPower wrote:Just got my financial award posted. This definitely changes things....



Good news? :D

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby WhiteGuy5 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:40 pm

Unagi wrote:
cashew wrote:Okay, so has anyone who applied for a named scholarship (RTK specifically) gotten any email about aid? I haven't heard anything about the RTK nor have I heard anything about aid, and now I'm getting kinda anxious! (Not that I'm really expecting either with my numbers.)


+ 180!!!



WhiteGuy5 wrote:
vincanity1 wrote:Still nothing for me. Should AnBryce'ers even be expecting an email? Also, we only had to complete the FAFSA and NeedAccess for this, right? There wasn't like one of these Duke scholarship apps?


People who are being considered for the big name schollys have not gotten a letter so far. I'm guessing this does NOT mean you won't get anything. Even if you don't get your scholly, they still award you some money after your interview/essay/whatever you're doing to get your scholarship.

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby Yeshia90 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:51 pm

RonnyDworkin wrote:Just got my finaid. Totally surprised and stoked.


Wait, didn't you apply ED with, basically, my numbers?

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby AGooner11 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:17 pm

Squadoosh. Disappointed, but not too surprised (~Median LSAT, >75% GPA). Since we had to fill out Need Access, I assume that means this includes need-based awards. How generous is NYU with their matching scholarship program? I'll negotiate with my modest Chicago $, but in all likelihood I'll be heading there now.

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby brogoc » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:18 am

Dean's Award at 62.5/75 PI. This decision is getting easier, especially with NYU showing sincere interest by accepting my app quickly, while the T5 has been putzing around staring blankly at my app for 3 months now.

Anyone know if NYU would be willing to match a scholly from UMich?

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Postby ahnhub » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:19 am

brogoc wrote:Dean's Award at 62.5/75 PI. This decision is getting easier, especially with NYU showing sincere interest by accepting my app quickly, while the T5 has been putzing around staring blankly at my app for 3 months now.

Anyone know if NYU would be willing to match a scholly from UMich?


You got more than 75K from Michigan? I thought that was their max outside of the Darrow.

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Postby brogoc » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:23 am

ahnhub wrote:
brogoc wrote:Dean's Award at 62.5/75 PI. This decision is getting easier, especially with NYU showing sincere interest by accepting my app quickly, while the T5 has been putzing around staring blankly at my app for 3 months now.

Anyone know if NYU would be willing to match a scholly from UMich?


You got more than 75K from Michigan? I thought that was their max outside of the Darrow.


Got 67.5 from Michigan. Probably won't be doing PI so it will exceed NYU's scholarship. Not sure if asking for an extra 5k is even worth it though.

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby Greenandgold » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:57 am

brogoc wrote:
ahnhub wrote:
brogoc wrote:Dean's Award at 62.5/75 PI. This decision is getting easier, especially with NYU showing sincere interest by accepting my app quickly, while the T5 has been putzing around staring blankly at my app for 3 months now.

Anyone know if NYU would be willing to match a scholly from UMich?


You got more than 75K from Michigan? I thought that was their max outside of the Darrow.


Got 67.5 from Michigan. Probably won't be doing PI so it will exceed NYU's scholarship. Not sure if asking for an extra 5k is even worth it though.


The worst thing that can happen is they'll say no. However, if they say yes, you've just saved yourself $5,000 possibly... Five grand is five grand, whether you make that money by negotiating a scholarship or if someone comes up to you and hands you that amount, you've still made $5,000 all the same. I say go for it.

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby FryBreadPower » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:12 am

RonnyDworkin wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:Just got my financial award posted. This definitely changes things....



Good news? :D


$37.5k ($45k with PI work) :lol: . I got more than twice that from a T20; does anyone think that sort of money from a T20 is a strong enough bargaining chip?

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Postby Bronck » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:13 am

FryBreadPower wrote:
RonnyDworkin wrote:
FryBreadPower wrote:Just got my financial award posted. This definitely changes things....



Good news? :D


$37.5k ($45k with PI work) :lol: . I got more than twice that from a T20; does anyone think that sort of money from a T20 is a strong enough bargaining chip?


I highly doubt it, but worth a try.

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby yansky22 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:23 am

So just to confirm, there are still people who didn't get a letter yet right? As far as I'm aware, I'm not under consideration for any big named schollys but I received no emails today either. Thanks!

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Postby thsmthcrmnl » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:17 am

brogoc wrote:Got 67.5 from Michigan. Probably won't be doing PI so it will exceed NYU's scholarship. Not sure if asking for an extra 5k is even worth it though.


Tried it. Didn't work. But nothing bad came of asking.

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby StrictlyBusiness » Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:16 am

Has anyone gotten an unexpectedly low $$ amount based on their numbers, possibly because of parents income?

I'm kinda worried because my parents income is well above $250k, but they're not about to hand me $100k+ for school either. I'm above 75th for GPA but only slightly above the median for LSAT, so I'd like to see some money, but just not sure how much my family is going to hurt me.

Also I just got my FAFSA/NA in Monday so it might be a little bit until I know.

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby avd90 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:17 am

StrictlyBusiness wrote:Has anyone gotten an unexpectedly low $$ amount based on their numbers, possibly because of parents income?

I'm kinda worried because my parents income is well above $250k, but they're not about to hand me $100k+ for school either. I'm above 75th for GPA but only slightly above the median for LSAT, so I'd like to see some money, but just not sure how much my family is going to hurt me.

Also I just got my FAFSA/NA in Monday so it might be a little bit until I know.


This happened to my friend at another school. NYU would most likely have no idea about your financial situation if you just put fafsa in, so I wouldn't assume it's about your parents income bracket. Perhaps you could call or email to ask about this? Was this merit aid or financial? With an income that high I don't think you'll be getting anything in the way of financial aid.

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Re: In at NYU: Class of 2015...New Poll!

Postby RonnyDworkin » Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:43 am

Got 50K/ 60K if I do PI. I was a ED applicant with okay/splittish numbers. So there is hope for EDers at NYU.

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Postby StrictlyBusiness » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:22 am

avd90 wrote:
StrictlyBusiness wrote:Has anyone gotten an unexpectedly low $$ amount based on their numbers, possibly because of parents income?

I'm kinda worried because my parents income is well above $250k, but they're not about to hand me $100k+ for school either. I'm above 75th for GPA but only slightly above the median for LSAT, so I'd like to see some money, but just not sure how much my family is going to hurt me.

Also I just got my FAFSA/NA in Monday so it might be a little bit until I know.


This happened to my friend at another school. NYU would most likely have no idea about your financial situation if you just put fafsa in, so I wouldn't assume it's about your parents income bracket. Perhaps you could call or email to ask about this? Was this merit aid or financial? With an income that high I don't think you'll be getting anything in the way of financial aid.


Just sent in FAFSA and Needs Access this week so I haven't gotten any sort of response yet, I'm just speculating on how much parents income really matters for merit money. I certainly don't expect anything for "need" money, but NYU makes it seem like we'll be evaluated apart from our parents for merit. Color me skeptical on that, but we shall see.

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Postby kingofspain » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:07 am

StrictlyBusiness wrote:Just sent in FAFSA and Needs Access this week so I haven't gotten any sort of response yet, I'm just speculating on how much parents income really matters for merit money. I certainly don't expect anything for "need" money, but NYU makes it seem like we'll be evaluated apart from our parents for merit. Color me skeptical on that, but we shall see.
I just got $62500/$75000, and based on parents' financials, I'd expect that to be $0 if not for merit $$$. I don't really see why they would take parents into account when assessing merit scholarships --- it's about wooing people away from other schools, and they realize that even people with wealthy parents are likely footing the bill for law school themselves.

In other news: for someone dead set on PI, is $75000 enough to made me consider NYU against Harvard? I'm not extremely debt-averse if PI support & loan forgiveness programs are strong. And from the quick look I've given NYU's LRAP program, it seems slightly less wonderful than Harvard's. Any thoughts?

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Postby xlawschoolhopefulx » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:14 am

So for any named scholarship applicants (like myself) who were freaking out yesterday after not receiving any letters with offers- I called finaid just now, and they said that they cannot release our offers until admissions lets them know if we will be receiving interviews or not. That release should be in their hands by early next week at the latest, at which point they will be able to send out our offers in the next batch (early next week).
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Postby kulshan » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:34 am

xlawschoolhopefulx wrote:So for any named scholarship applicants (like myself) who were freaking out yesterday after not receiving any letters with offers- I called finaid just now, and they said that they cannot release our offers until admissions lets them know if we will be receiving interviews or not. That release should be in their hands by early next week at the latest, and which point they will be able to send out our offers in the next batch (early next week).


Thanks for the info!

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Postby WhiteGuy5 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:55 am

xlawschoolhopefulx wrote:So for any named scholarship applicants (like myself) who were freaking out yesterday after not receiving any letters with offers- I called finaid just now, and they said that they cannot release our offers until admissions lets them know if we will be receiving interviews or not. That release should be in their hands by early next week at the latest, at which point they will be able to send out our offers in the next batch (early next week).



Lol I told you this last night. Now it's official.




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