Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:40 pm

sinfiery wrote:Yep, email 30 min ago

Eta: submitted all forms Feb 6th I want to say


thanks, and sorry.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby ssanonymous » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:41 pm

Got no need based aid even though I've received need based aid everywhere else I've been accepted to. There might be a spot opening up for all you waitlisters.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:58 pm

sinfiery wrote:Straight rejected 120k UVA offer on matching scholly. 176/3.84


Well then. You're perfect for me, Berkeley, but you cost way too damn much relative to other places.




those are some crazy stats. rapidly losing hope.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Cobretti » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:00 pm

sinfiery wrote:Straight rejected 120k UVA offer on matching scholly. 176/3.84


Well then. You're perfect for me, Berkeley, but you cost way too damn much relative to other places.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:07 pm

twinkletoes16 wrote:
sinfiery wrote:Straight rejected 120k UVA offer on matching scholly. 176/3.84


Well then. You're perfect for me, Berkeley, but you cost way too damn much relative to other places.




those are some crazy stats. rapidly losing hope.



if Cal is fucked, guess I'll be movin east.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby shawn11h » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:01 pm

Looks like I'll be paying sticker :/

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby djwjddl » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:19 pm

shawn11h wrote:Looks like I'll be paying sticker :/


did you hear back?

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby venus » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:20 pm

risa wrote:Whoa. Just logged into myfinaid.berkeley.edu and found money too. Mine shows ~$20K Gift Aid ("Grant - Law"), which says "Confirmed" to the right, then lists the $20,500 Stafford and a GradPlus below to reach the total COA. It's weird that this was basically hiding - I never got an email or anything from Boalt telling me to check this page or that my award was ready. It doesn't state whether it is need or merit-based, but I've gotten $0 need based from every other school so I don't imagine Berkeley would give me any. Also wonder if this is renewable for 3 years?

Same here.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby WhiskeynCoke » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:06 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
twinkletoes16 wrote:
sinfiery wrote:Straight rejected 120k UVA offer on matching scholly. 176/3.84


Well then. You're perfect for me, Berkeley, but you cost way too damn much relative to other places.




those are some crazy stats. rapidly losing hope.



if Cal is fucked, guess I'll be movin east.


I don't think Cal doles out scholarships the same way other top schools do. From what I've seen so far, Berkeley seems far more likely to match smaller scholarship amounts, and doesn't seem nearly as desperate to nab top numbers. They pick their battles. The medians every year consistently back this up. B is much more willing to throw money at URMs. Compare this to UVA, a fairly blatant rankings gamer. At UVA, scholarship money is for buying LSAT scores. At Berkeley, not so much.

I think the reason he got passed up was that the 120k UVA offer was too big and Berkeley couldn't afford to match. For whatever reason, Berkeley probably also felt that he was unlikely to accept only a partial match (for example, like $60k). From Berkeley's viewpoint, it would be a more strategic use of 120k to give out 2 60k scholarships to people who would likely accept them. I doubt Sinfiery was passed up for a matching scholarship because he wasn't a desirable candidate, but rather that Boalt felt they couldn't afford to convince him to attend.

Everything I've seen has suggested to me that high offers tend to get rejected, no matter your numbers (unless URM). Feel free to submit contrary evidence, I'd love more info.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby helix23 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:10 pm

what

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby helix23 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:10 pm

the

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby helix23 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:10 pm

fuck

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby shawn11h » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:51 pm

djwjddl wrote:
shawn11h wrote:Looks like I'll be paying sticker :/


did you hear back?


Yes, I did. All loans. However, I failed to submit parental info in my FAFSA. I wonder if they would consider revisiting my information if I sent an update.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Redamon1 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:59 pm

If you haven't yet heard back definitively about merit money (matching or otherwise), but Berkeley is a top choice for you, consider sitting tight for a bit longer before withdrawing. First because they may not have made a decision about you yet - some $$ offers went out later in the cycle last year. Second because some admits will decline their Berkeley scholarships and that money may be reallocated late April or in May. I guess all I'm saying is don't assume you've been dinged if you haven't heard, and remember that you don't need to give Berkeley a definitive answer on your enrollment plans until June 1st. Good luck to all.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:04 pm

oh, the black box of Cal.

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby helix23 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:11 pm

Redamon1 wrote:If you haven't yet heard back definitively about merit money (matching or otherwise), but Berkeley is a top choice for you, consider sitting tight for a bit longer before withdrawing. First because they may not have made a decision about you yet - some $$ offers went out later in the cycle last year. Second because some admits will decline their Berkeley scholarships and that money may be reallocated late April or in May. I guess all I'm saying is don't assume you've been dinged if you haven't heard, and remember that you don't need to give Berkeley a definitive answer on your enrollment plans until June 1st. Good luck to all.


Since you're an adcomm, can you match my scholarship?

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Redamon1 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:16 pm

helix23 wrote:
Redamon1 wrote:If you haven't yet heard back definitively about merit money (matching or otherwise), but Berkeley is a top choice for you, consider sitting tight for a bit longer before withdrawing. First because they may not have made a decision about you yet - some $$ offers went out later in the cycle last year. Second because some admits will decline their Berkeley scholarships and that money may be reallocated late April or in May. I guess all I'm saying is don't assume you've been dinged if you haven't heard, and remember that you don't need to give Berkeley a definitive answer on your enrollment plans until June 1st. Good luck to all.


Since you're an adcomm, can you match my scholarship?


You got it. Anything else?

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby helix23 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:20 pm

Redamon1 wrote:
helix23 wrote:
Redamon1 wrote:If you haven't yet heard back definitively about merit money (matching or otherwise), but Berkeley is a top choice for you, consider sitting tight for a bit longer before withdrawing. First because they may not have made a decision about you yet - some $$ offers went out later in the cycle last year. Second because some admits will decline their Berkeley scholarships and that money may be reallocated late April or in May. I guess all I'm saying is don't assume you've been dinged if you haven't heard, and remember that you don't need to give Berkeley a definitive answer on your enrollment plans until June 1st. Good luck to all.


Since you're an adcomm, can you match my scholarship?


You got it. Anything else?


eh, that's it for now. go bears!

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Omnivalc » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:54 pm

UGH NOTHING FROM BERKELEY SO ANNOYED

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby swordking90 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:14 pm

Omnivalc wrote:UGH NOTHING FROM BERKELEY SO ANNOYED


As in no grants or no news at all?

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby Omnivalc » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:05 pm

swordking90 wrote:
Omnivalc wrote:UGH NOTHING FROM BERKELEY SO ANNOYED


As in no grants or no news at all?


As in logged into the finaid website and no award. FML

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby WhiskeynCoke » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:06 pm

Omnivalc wrote:
swordking90 wrote:
Omnivalc wrote:UGH NOTHING FROM BERKELEY SO ANNOYED


As in no grants or no news at all?


As in logged into the finaid website and no award. FML


If this is the case (if you received no FinAid email yet), then sit tight, it's not over yet. According to the FinAid office (poster on previous page called them) only NEED BASED grants are showing up next to gift aid. This means that you may still be in consideration for MERIT BASED scholarships, including matching scholarships if you submitted a request. Fat lady.... etc...

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:51 pm

helix23 wrote:fuck

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby WalkingPlato » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:14 pm

How big of an offer would make going to Berkeley reasonable? ~70k? Less? More?

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Re: Berkeley c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Postby twinkletoes16 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:32 am

So just to clarify-


The matching scholarship won't show up at all on myfinaid? Or only after the email?


And we get an email either way?




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