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
17
18%
 
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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby Bronck » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:09 pm

hypothalamus wrote:
snehpets wrote:did you guys get any kind of confirmation that financial aid had received all your info? i emailed mine and haven't heard.


I asked them if they send out confirmations, and they said no. They will only contact you in a few weeks if there are missing materials. :)


Good to know. Kind of expected that, but thanks for the info!

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

Postby hypothalamus » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:52 pm

Does anyone know where the registration thing at 9 tomorrow is?? I totally forgot to RSVP for the Admitted Student Program, and now I don't know where to show up..

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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride...Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby kindaklueless » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:32 pm

Nelson wrote:In case anyone was curious, I called their FinAid office today and emailed scans of everything (Columbia questionnaire and taxes) are fine. They said that your parents' taxes are required for the financial aid review, so send in 2010 if your folks aren't filing until after March 1. They gave me a boilerplate warning about not emailing my SSN, but at this point my financial aid information is all over the country sitting in various email inboxes so I'm not too worried about it...


So I waited until the last minute since I was on vacation this past week. Just wanted to confirm that we can in fact email scans of FAQ and tax forms.

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

Postby operagrl71 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:51 pm

Hey quick question, has anyone heard back about a travel stipend for ASW yet? And if so how long did it take for you to get a decision?

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

Postby Bronck » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:54 pm

operagrl71 wrote:Hey quick question, has anyone heard back about a travel stipend for ASW yet? And if so how long did it take for you to get a decision?


I got my approval for a stipend (250 dollars) a few weeks ago. They got back to me in exactly one week.

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

Postby operagrl71 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:01 pm

Bronck wrote:
operagrl71 wrote:Hey quick question, has anyone heard back about a travel stipend for ASW yet? And if so how long did it take for you to get a decision?


I got my approval for a stipend (250 dollars) a few weeks ago. They got back to me in exactly one week.


Hmm okay, I applied like 2 weeks ago and haven't heard anything...maybe they were waiting until I received a stipend decision from NYU?

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

Postby Bronck » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:22 pm

operagrl71 wrote:
Bronck wrote:
operagrl71 wrote:Hey quick question, has anyone heard back about a travel stipend for ASW yet? And if so how long did it take for you to get a decision?


I got my approval for a stipend (250 dollars) a few weeks ago. They got back to me in exactly one week.


Hmm okay, I applied like 2 weeks ago and haven't heard anything...maybe they were waiting until I received a stipend decision from NYU?


Hmm I'm not sure. You could try a followup email.

In their email response they said if nyu also gives me a stipend, they'll split he cost with them (160 each for my 320 dollars ticket). Otherwise they'll just cover 250 for me if nyu doesn't approve my request.

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

Postby Take Two » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:48 pm

Checking in, attended the first Monday at Columbia, and Ima gonna say I liked it :D

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Postby hypothalamus » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:07 pm

The professors, both male and female, were HOT! I think that says a lot about the quality of an educational institution :D

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

Postby Elendil » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:18 pm

Take Two wrote:Checking in, attended the first Monday at Columbia, and Ima gonna say I liked it :D


+1

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

Postby nametaken » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:27 pm

I was there too, and loved it. Anyone else deciding between HLS and CLS? I think I change my mind every 5 minutes

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

Postby Syme » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:33 pm

nametaken wrote:Anyone else deciding between HLS and CLS? I think I change my mind every 5 minutes


Serious question: What are the compelling reasons to consider CLS over HLS?

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

Postby Bronck » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:39 pm

Syme wrote:
nametaken wrote:Anyone else deciding between HLS and CLS? I think I change my mind every 5 minutes


Serious question: What are the compelling reasons to consider CLS over HLS?


Loads of money v sticker

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

Postby Elendil » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:47 pm

Bronck wrote:
Syme wrote:
nametaken wrote:Anyone else deciding between HLS and CLS? I think I change my mind every 5 minutes


Serious question: What are the compelling reasons to consider CLS over HLS?


Loads of money v sticker


And some folks might just genuinely prefer CLS over HLS... I'm not saying that it's better, and it will depend on the person, but being in Manhattan the lifestyle and opportunities aren't quite the same.

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

Postby Bronck » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:49 pm

Elendil wrote:
Bronck wrote:
Syme wrote:
nametaken wrote:Anyone else deciding between HLS and CLS? I think I change my mind every 5 minutes


Serious question: What are the compelling reasons to consider CLS over HLS?


Loads of money v sticker


And some folks might just genuinely prefer CLS over HLS... I'm not saying that it's better, and it will depend on the person, but being in Manhattan the lifestyle and opportunities aren't quite the same.


True Manhattan is the greatest place in the world. But HLS employment prospects are clearly superior and that is overwhelmingly my chief concern when choosing between schools.

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

Postby nametaken » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:52 pm

Elendil wrote:
Bronck wrote:
Syme wrote:
nametaken wrote:Anyone else deciding between HLS and CLS? I think I change my mind every 5 minutes


Serious question: What are the compelling reasons to consider CLS over HLS?


Loads of money v sticker


And some folks might just genuinely prefer CLS over HLS... I'm not saying that it's better, and it will depend on the person, but being in Manhattan the lifestyle and opportunities aren't quite the same.


Yeah, I am leaning toward CLS based on $$ and location (I already live in NYC and want to continue working here after law school). Taking on the debt I'd incur attending HLS at sticker on top of my undergrad debt makes me want to cry a little bit.. but we will see

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:00 pm

Just an FYI. I talked to FinAid and they said there was no merit aid in addition to what you did/didn't receive in your admissions packet. For those who were wondering...

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

Postby Elendil » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:06 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:Just an FYI. I talked to FinAid and they said there was no merit aid in addition to what you did/didn't receive in your admissions packet. For those who were wondering...


So you're saying that if we didn't get a Hamilton or Butler, we should have no hope for any merit based aid? Pretty sure that goes against what has typically been said...

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

Postby Doorkeeper » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:14 pm

Elendil wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:Just an FYI. I talked to FinAid and they said there was no merit aid in addition to what you did/didn't receive in your admissions packet. For those who were wondering...


So you're saying that if we didn't get a Hamilton or Butler, we should have no hope for any merit based aid? Pretty sure that goes against what has typically been said...


That's what the person said that I talked to. I mean she could be completely wrong, I'm just reporting what I was told.

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

Postby Nelson » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:20 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:
Elendil wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:Just an FYI. I talked to FinAid and they said there was no merit aid in addition to what you did/didn't receive in your admissions packet. For those who were wondering...


So you're saying that if we didn't get a Hamilton or Butler, we should have no hope for any merit based aid? Pretty sure that goes against what has typically been said...


That's what the person said that I talked to. I mean she could be completely wrong, I'm just reporting what I was told.

Columbia says this BS every year. Yes, the awards that come out later are after they review your financial info, but people with better numbers get more money. I suppose it could be nominally true, but lots of schools seem to say that their financial aid packages aren't merit related even though people with better numbers seem to get more money.
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Re: In at Columbia 2015: Blue Pride__Poll better than nyu's ha

Postby Bronck » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:21 pm

Elendil wrote:
Doorkeeper wrote:Just an FYI. I talked to FinAid and they said there was no merit aid in addition to what you did/didn't receive in your admissions packet. For those who were wondering...


So you're saying that if we didn't get a Hamilton or Butler, we should have no hope for any merit based aid? Pretty sure that goes against what has typically been said...


They still give additional aid in April, though. It's ostensibly need-based, but I highly doubt that's the case.

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Postby Doorkeeper » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:31 pm

So basically even if there's no way I would get any need-based aid, I should submit everything just in case?

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

Postby Nelson » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:42 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:So basically even if there's no way I would get any need-based aid, I should submit everything just in case?

Yeah, it seems that way. If you read last year's threads, Columbia was very obtuse and slow about aid last year too but there definitely were some small grants handed out in April.

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:48 pm

Doorkeeper wrote:So basically even if there's no way I would get any need-based aid, I should submit everything just in case?


That's what I'm doing. It's a pain but worth it if I can finagle anything out of them.

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

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:07 pm

Anybody know how to turn the Fin Aid questionnaire into an editable PDF?




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