In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

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Why have you decieded to join this Pride

My mama made me
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8%
I love to make cash and lots of it
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28%
Makes me more appealing to the opposite sex
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13%
Columbia is the only place that could contain my swagger
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33%
I simply like to waste away reading in a library for hours
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18%
 
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noggo10
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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby noggo10 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:02 pm

It is certainly worth it to try, but you will probably not have success. They seem to believe they are worth $37.5 K more than NYU this year, a kind of random number that has been popping up a lot around here.

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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby hypothalamus » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:12 pm

icedflames wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:How likely is Columbia to match another school's scholarship offer? If the other school is NYU? Should I even bother? :)


I sent mine in last week, hoping for a decision before my deadline of tomorrow!


Let us know how it goes! Then I'll know if I should try :)

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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby snehpets » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:13 pm

hypothalamus wrote:
icedflames wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:How likely is Columbia to match another school's scholarship offer? If the other school is NYU? Should I even bother? :)


I sent mine in last week, hoping for a decision before my deadline of tomorrow!


Let us know how it goes! Then I'll know if I should try :)


I sent in my offer of 50k from NYU last week and they only gave me 25k. However, bronck had the same NYU offer and got 62.5k

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Doorkeeper
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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby Doorkeeper » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:15 pm

How does one go about negotiating with Columbia for scholarship?

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icedflames
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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby icedflames » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:19 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:How does one go about negotiating with Columbia for scholarship?


Just send them an email with information about your scholarships. I sent them one in letter format with copies of my award letters.

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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby ssteiner » Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:46 pm

snehpets wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:
icedflames wrote:
hypothalamus wrote:How likely is Columbia to match another school's scholarship offer? If the other school is NYU? Should I even bother? :)


I sent mine in last week, hoping for a decision before my deadline of tomorrow!


Let us know how it goes! Then I'll know if I should try :)


I sent in my offer of 50k from NYU last week and they only gave me 25k. However, bronck had the same NYU offer and got 62.5k


They gave me 60k in response to my NYU offer of 75k.

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Doorkeeper
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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby Doorkeeper » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:02 pm

I hate that Columbia makes you fill out all of the financial aid information even if you just want merit-based aid. Such a hassle.

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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby Bronck » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:03 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:I hate that Columbia makes you fill out all of the financial aid information even if you just want merit-based aid. Such a hassle.


I'm pretty sure everything is just merit-based anyway.

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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby Elendil » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:07 pm

Has anyone had success negotiating either this cycle or last year's cycle after initial award letters were sent? And if so, how long it took to get a response. This NYU deadline is killing me. :?

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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby yansky22 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:03 am

Elendil wrote:Has anyone had success negotiating either this cycle or last year's cycle after initial award letters were sent? And if so, how long it took to get a response. This NYU deadline is killing me. :?


Yeah, I got my initial award a couple of weeks ago after negotiating with a Chicago scholarship, but since then I've gotten NYU aid, and I wonder if I can get them to take that into consideration and re-review. But I'm afraid I'm being rude... How does one phrase this kind of thing without sounding like you're saying "thanks for the $, now give me more."

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icedflames
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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby icedflames » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:14 pm

yansky22 wrote:
Elendil wrote:Has anyone had success negotiating either this cycle or last year's cycle after initial award letters were sent? And if so, how long it took to get a response. This NYU deadline is killing me. :?


Yeah, I got my initial award a couple of weeks ago after negotiating with a Chicago scholarship, but since then I've gotten NYU aid, and I wonder if I can get them to take that into consideration and re-review. But I'm afraid I'm being rude... How does one phrase this kind of thing without sounding like you're saying "thanks for the $, now give me more."


I sent my UChicago award before the initial award and sent my NYU award as soon as I received it.

Just an update on my negotiation, they did not want to increase the grant amount even after I sent my NYU award. =/

I'll still end up in Columbia since it's pretty much where I wanted to go all along.

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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby Mitterrand » Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:02 pm

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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby AS33 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:04 pm

Is anyone still waiting to hear about scholarship info who has sent Columbia their Uchi scholarship info? I hope Columbia lets us know today since Uchi's deadline is Sunday...

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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby blue_c » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:42 pm

Just accepted today. Wish I had a scholly offer to negotiate with though...

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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby a.psu » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:45 pm

AS33 wrote:Is anyone still waiting to hear about scholarship info who has sent Columbia their Uchi scholarship info? I hope Columbia lets us know today since Uchi's deadline is Sunday...


When did you submit? I submitted on Wednesday with info from NYU & UChi and they got back to me today.

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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby AS33 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:08 am

a.psu wrote:
AS33 wrote:Is anyone still waiting to hear about scholarship info who has sent Columbia their Uchi scholarship info? I hope Columbia lets us know today since Uchi's deadline is Sunday...


When did you submit? I submitted on Wednesday with info from NYU & UChi and they got back to me today.


Last week. They got back to me yesterday after I called them

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icedflames
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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby icedflames » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:50 pm

Paid my deposit a few days ago. Was there any email confirmation or anything? That seems odd

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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby pineappledazzler » Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:44 am

icedflames wrote:Paid my deposit a few days ago. Was there any email confirmation or anything? That seems odd


I paid mine too and there was no confirmation. I figured it was time since I'm only waiting on H and S....and the likelihood of those has gone way down (was held so may not even hear until after May 1)

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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby Bronck » Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:56 pm

pineappledazzler wrote:
icedflames wrote:Paid my deposit a few days ago. Was there any email confirmation or anything? That seems odd


I paid mine too and there was no confirmation. I figured it was time since I'm only waiting on H and S....and the likelihood of those has gone way down (was held so may not even hear until after May 1)


Yeah, I'm only waiting on YS.... so I think I'll deposit early this week. Expecting a WL at both.

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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby bleylaw » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:00 pm

is there a separate thread for people that are definitely going to CLS? to talk about like housing and stuff

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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby blue_c » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:15 pm

bleylaw wrote:is there a separate thread for people that are definitely going to CLS? to talk about like housing and stuff

Don't think so. I hear there's a fb group though. You can talk about housing and stuff here I would think.

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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby jetissent » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:20 pm

Sorry if this has been asked and answered but I already sent my Need access and FAFSA. I know I need to send the columbia specific Fin Aid form back in but do I have to send my taxes before they consider me for an award or just upon enrolling? Anyone get an award without sending in taxes?

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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby icedflames » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:24 pm

jetissent wrote:Sorry if this has been asked and answered but I already sent my Need access and FAFSA. I know I need to send the columbia specific Fin Aid form back in but do I have to send my taxes before they consider me for an award or just upon enrolling? Anyone get an award without sending in taxes?


I believe they want it before. On the top of the FAQ, it says that the deadline for that form and the tax forms is March 1.

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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:39 pm

bleylaw wrote:is there a separate thread for people that are definitely going to CLS? to talk about like housing and stuff


There is also a class of 2015 thread in the class of 2015 forum.

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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby lawhopeful2012 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:46 pm

wow so to apply for merit aid you need to fill out fafsa, need access and the cls financial questionairre?

sorry to repeat, just admitted today!




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