In at GULC!

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luxxe
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Re: In at GULC!

Postby luxxe » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:59 pm

"Dean's Tuition Grants are awarded with the understanding that there is a moral obligation for the student to repay the funds received. By accepting the grant award, the student accepts his/her moral responsibility to contribute to Georgetown Law when financially able to do so. The fulfillment of this moral obligation will help to replenish the grant fund and ensures that Georgetown Law will be able to offer institutional aid to future students."

:?

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby ColtsFan88 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:03 pm

luxxe wrote:"Dean's Tuition Grants are awarded with the understanding that there is a moral obligation for the student to repay the funds received. By accepting the grant award, the student accepts his/her moral responsibility to contribute to Georgetown Law when financially able to do so. The fulfillment of this moral obligation will help to replenish the grant fund and ensures that Georgetown Law will be able to offer institutional aid to future students."

:?


If I attend GULC and get a good job afterwards, they can rest assured I will pay back the 7.5k they gave me in grants, lol.

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby bringit » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:27 pm

Mapleash wrote:Anybody else get a "Dean's tuition grant 1st year"? I read on last year's thread that they recalculate every year in case there is a significant change in you finances. Makes me a little nervous.


From http://www.law.georgetown.edu/finaid/ai ... index.html:

"Awards are generally renewable at the same level for up to 2 additional years of full-time study at Georgetown Law (1 additional year for transfer students). Changes significantly affecting the financial situation of the student, student's spouse and/or student's parent(s) may affect the level or availability of grant assistance in future years. In addition, students earning significant pay through summer employment (e.g., working as law firm summer associates) are expected to use a portion of their earnings for their education and, accordingly, are likely to have their grant assistance reduced for the following year."

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby Mapleash » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:29 pm

bringit wrote:
Mapleash wrote:Anybody else get a "Dean's tuition grant 1st year"? I read on last year's thread that they recalculate every year in case there is a significant change in you finances. Makes me a little nervous.


From http://www.law.georgetown.edu/finaid/ai ... index.html:

"Awards are generally renewable at the same level for up to 2 additional years of full-time study at Georgetown Law (1 additional year for transfer students). Changes significantly affecting the financial situation of the student, student's spouse and/or student's parent(s) may affect the level or availability of grant assistance in future years. In addition, students earning significant pay through summer employment (e.g., working as law firm summer associates) are expected to use a portion of their earnings for their education and, accordingly, are likely to have their grant assistance reduced for the following year."


Thanks.

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby jetissent » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:12 pm

So I finally got an answer out of them today. They are still reviewing my app for a scholarship. I was accepted in Nov and in the first wave of scholarship notification emails. I guess they aren't done making offers yet...

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby cylon_clone » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:34 pm

So much for trying to extend the April 1st scholarship acceptance deadline to a more convenient date...they were a little accommodating, but not very.

Too bad. I was looking forward to having a chance to really see Gtown and sit in on a class. Since their March ASW conflicts with UMich, I can't do that until after the deadline. Unless I hate Duke, it looks like one of the alternates will be getting my scholarship.

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby msblaw89 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:08 pm

The alternate group is EXTREMELY small...given how many people apply to GULC. PM me if you want more details...

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clarion
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Re: In at GULC!

Postby clarion » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:53 pm

msblaw89 wrote:
ColtsFan88 wrote:Just got my award information. If I'm understanding correctly I think they awarded me a 2.5k/year scholarship (Dean's Tuition Grant)...? Not very much, but I was expecting zero, so that was nice.

EDIT: Am I misunderstanding? I haven't received any emails about merit scholarship consideration. Does everyone get this Dean's Tuition Grant?


I didn't. Since it is a grant, I think it is needs based...not merit


Well although I suppose it's possible that different peoples' Dean's Tuition Grants mean different things, I'll just say that I received one which, when combined with my Law Dean's Scholars grant is the total amount of the scholarship I was originally presented with. (So [in case that was confusing] my DTG + LDS = the total scholarship offer I received a couple weeks ago).

Also, to those of you who got need-based grants and no scholarship stuff, just know that in the scholarship email they tell us that if you were offered say, 15k/yr in scholarships and then qualified for need-based of 20k/yr, you would then get 20k/yr in "scholarship". So although that does not necessarily mean that they never combine the two (to give you 35k/yr), I think the assumption should be made that whichever award is greater is the amount you'll receive: not a combination of the two. Just thought I'd offer that

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby swtlilsoni » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:14 pm

Anyone going to the ASW next week?

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby cogitoergosum » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:29 pm

swtlilsoni wrote:Anyone going to the ASW next week?

Me!

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby crumpledq » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:28 am

cogitoergosum wrote:
swtlilsoni wrote:Anyone going to the ASW next week?

Me!


I can't take off from work to go to the ASW events, but I'll be going to the reception on Wednesday evening.

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby andrel2006 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:34 pm

Question for folks who might know:

I never received an email from G-town saying that I'm being considered for merit scholarships. Does this mean I'm not likely to get one, or is that not necessarily the case?

And, if that is the case, should I tell them about my scholarship offers from other comparable/better schools to see if that'll change anything?

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby crumpledq » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:03 pm

andrel2006 wrote:Question for folks who might know:

I never received an email from G-town saying that I'm being considered for merit scholarships. Does this mean I'm not likely to get one, or is that not necessarily the case?

And, if that is the case, should I tell them about my scholarship offers from other comparable/better schools to see if that'll change anything?


I never received that email, either. But I sent them an unsolicited email letting them know I'd been accepted to some higher-ranked schools, and they sent me a merit scholarship offer the next week. Do it! Even if you don't get anything, it certainly can't hurt to try.

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby avd90 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:17 pm

Come to think of it, I think gtown placed me as an alternate as a result of my response email. I basically told them I had to hear from many schools... I think that made them realize I wouldn't be in the position to answer by the deadline? Hopefully! Id love some merit aid

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby ColtsFan88 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:37 pm

crumpledq wrote:
andrel2006 wrote:Question for folks who might know:

I never received an email from G-town saying that I'm being considered for merit scholarships. Does this mean I'm not likely to get one, or is that not necessarily the case?

And, if that is the case, should I tell them about my scholarship offers from other comparable/better schools to see if that'll change anything?


I never received that email, either. But I sent them an unsolicited email letting them know I'd been accepted to some higher-ranked schools, and they sent me a merit scholarship offer the next week. Do it! Even if you don't get anything, it certainly can't hurt to try.


My only real leverage is a hefty WUSTL scholarship. Should I bother sending an email? If so, to whom?

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby crumpledq » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:48 pm

ColtsFan88 wrote:
crumpledq wrote:
andrel2006 wrote:Question for folks who might know:

I never received an email from G-town saying that I'm being considered for merit scholarships. Does this mean I'm not likely to get one, or is that not necessarily the case?

And, if that is the case, should I tell them about my scholarship offers from other comparable/better schools to see if that'll change anything?


I never received that email, either. But I sent them an unsolicited email letting them know I'd been accepted to some higher-ranked schools, and they sent me a merit scholarship offer the next week. Do it! Even if you don't get anything, it certainly can't hurt to try.


My only real leverage is a hefty WUSTL scholarship. Should I bother sending an email? If so, to whom?


Again, I don't think it can hurt. I sent my email the address that "Andy Cornblatt" uses to send us updates.

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby juju96 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:50 pm

for everyone going to asw what kind of plans are you making for lodging?

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby Killingly » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:04 pm

Late to the draw here, but I'm filling out my yellow form. In the section where I have to report amounts in savings/checking it keeps saying the figure I entered is not a valid dollar amount. I've tried a ton of different ways, but can't get it work - any thoughts?

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby ColtsFan88 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:09 pm

crumpledq wrote:
ColtsFan88 wrote:
crumpledq wrote:
andrel2006 wrote:Question for folks who might know:

I never received an email from G-town saying that I'm being considered for merit scholarships. Does this mean I'm not likely to get one, or is that not necessarily the case?

And, if that is the case, should I tell them about my scholarship offers from other comparable/better schools to see if that'll change anything?


I never received that email, either. But I sent them an unsolicited email letting them know I'd been accepted to some higher-ranked schools, and they sent me a merit scholarship offer the next week. Do it! Even if you don't get anything, it certainly can't hurt to try.


My only real leverage is a hefty WUSTL scholarship. Should I bother sending an email? If so, to whom?


Again, I don't think it can hurt. I sent my email the address that "Andy Cornblatt" uses to send us updates.


Thank I'm gonna give it a shot. Like you said, it really can't hurt.

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby QueMellow » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:36 pm

avd90 wrote:Come to think of it, I think gtown placed me as an alternate as a result of my response email. I basically told them I had to hear from many schools... I think that made them realize I wouldn't be in the position to answer by the deadline? Hopefully! Id love some merit aid


Exactly what happened to me.

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby southernsuperstar » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:59 pm

juju96 wrote:for everyone going to asw what kind of plans are you making for lodging?


I'll only be there for one night, so I bit the bullet and got a (very expensive) hotel room

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby swtlilsoni » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:11 pm

southernsuperstar wrote:
juju96 wrote:for everyone going to asw what kind of plans are you making for lodging?


I'll only be there for one night, so I bit the bullet and got a (very expensive) hotel room


What hotel? Im still trying to figure out where to stay

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby moxy » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:12 pm

southernsuperstar wrote:
juju96 wrote:for everyone going to asw what kind of plans are you making for lodging?


I'll only be there for one night, so I bit the bullet and got a (very expensive) hotel room


1% :lol:

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Re: In at GULC!

Postby moxy » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:14 pm

ASW is looking like a very expensive proposition for me :( I might have to settle for the Boston reception.

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luxxe
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Re: In at GULC!

Postby luxxe » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:15 pm

swtlilsoni wrote:
southernsuperstar wrote:
juju96 wrote:for everyone going to asw what kind of plans are you making for lodging?


I'll only be there for one night, so I bit the bullet and got a (very expensive) hotel room


What hotel? Im still trying to figure out where to stay


Capitol Hill Suites is on the other side of the capitol right behind all the congressional office buildings (the school is about five blocks away on the other side) and was $90 a night during the first ASW. It was really nice, too! It isn't a bad walk at all.




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