Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby 04102014 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:55 am

Financial aid questionnaire is up, for those waiting.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby nsideirish » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:55 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:Financial aid questionnaire is up, for those waiting.


Filled mine out and it said I should qualify for need-based aid. Now I have to fill out NeedAccess.

Anyone know what kind of need-based aid they give? What is the max amount? I am pretty poor.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby qwertyboard » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:57 pm

nsideirish wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:Financial aid questionnaire is up, for those waiting.


Filled mine out and it said I should qualify for need-based aid. Now I have to fill out NeedAccess.

Anyone know what kind of need-based aid they give? What is the max amount? I am pretty poor.


Could you PM or post whats your UG debt and how much money do you have in your accounts? I'm puzzled why I didn't qualify.

Are negative numbers required to be a candidate for financial assistance? I have no income, almost no money in my accounts and no undergraduate debt. It said I was not eligible. I'm wondering if the median price of condos and houses of my zip code had something to do with this. Apparently, when I looked into the demographics info, my zip code median house price is $2,000,000. This is wrong. Houses around here are worth between 150 to 250k.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby 04102014 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:01 pm

Similar situation. I filled out the message or whatever, and this part of the response I received:


There are several things that go into our determination for need-based
grants. We look at past (debt, did you get a Pell grant) as well as
current (assets, retirement assets) financial information to determine
your eligibility. Typically someone who shows high need both in the
past and present is most likely to be eligible for need-based grants.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby westphiladelphia » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:22 pm

Same exact boat -- pretty flabbergasted. With only a small amount in readily-available cash, and a decent amount of graduate debt, I have no idea what they're basing their final decision on...

Called the office -- supposed to get a call from Asst. Dean Gottschalk soon.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby JamesDean1955 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:32 pm

qwertyboard wrote:
nsideirish wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:Financial aid questionnaire is up, for those waiting.


Filled mine out and it said I should qualify for need-based aid. Now I have to fill out NeedAccess.

Anyone know what kind of need-based aid they give? What is the max amount? I am pretty poor.


Could you PM or post whats your UG debt and how much money do you have in your accounts? I'm puzzled why I didn't qualify.

Are negative numbers required to be a candidate for financial assistance? I have no income, almost no money in my accounts and no undergraduate debt. It said I was not eligible. I'm wondering if the median price of condos and houses of my zip code had something to do with this. Apparently, when I looked into the demographics info, my zip code median house price is $2,000,000. This is wrong. Houses around here are worth between 150 to 250k.


I also put down numbers that would warrant significant need aid, but it said I was denied. I've received need aid at one other T14 so far.

Did you receive a decent scholarship from Michigan? If so, that would be why. I received a scholarship and they told me due to my receiving merit aid I would be ineligible for need aid.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby westphiladelphia » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:34 pm

no scholarship here -- and it's been over a month since I was accepted so I'm not expecting any $$ to be thrown my way...

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby megagnarley » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:38 pm

Where are we finding this form?

I am going mail and money>financial aid application and just getting: The Law School's need-based evaluation tool will be available in late February, once we begin processing financial aid applications for admitted students. Please check back in February.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby nsideirish » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:40 pm

Did you guys receive Pell grants in UG? I think that may have been a determining factor. I have worked full time for a year and a half so I am not really broke. I also live in a lower middle class area in a big city

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby westphiladelphia » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:40 pm

megagnarley wrote:Where are we finding this form?

I am going mail and money>financial aid application and just getting: The Law School's need-based evaluation tool will be available in late February, once we begin processing financial aid applications for admitted students. Please check back in February.


yeah, that's it -- hm, not sure what's going on there.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby smdpnp » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:43 pm

Nope.
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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby megagnarley » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:44 pm

westphiladelphia wrote:
megagnarley wrote:Where are we finding this form?

I am going mail and money>financial aid application and just getting: The Law School's need-based evaluation tool will be available in late February, once we begin processing financial aid applications for admitted students. Please check back in February.


yeah, that's it -- hm, not sure what's going on there.


Mysterious. Perhaps they're updating in waves.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby smdpnp » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:45 pm

megagnarley wrote:Where are we finding this form?

I am going mail and money>financial aid application and just getting: The Law School's need-based evaluation tool will be available in late February, once we begin processing financial aid applications for admitted students. Please check back in February.

I kept seeing that until an hour ago. It'll come up eventually.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby teiswei » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:46 pm

smdpnp wrote:
megagnarley wrote:Where are we finding this form?

I am going mail and money>financial aid application and just getting: The Law School's need-based evaluation tool will be available in late February, once we begin processing financial aid applications for admitted students. Please check back in February.

I kept seeing that until an hour ago. It'll come up eventually.

Did you try to clear cookies or use another browser?

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby megagnarley » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:47 pm

teiswei wrote:
smdpnp wrote:
megagnarley wrote:Where are we finding this form?

I am going mail and money>financial aid application and just getting: The Law School's need-based evaluation tool will be available in late February, once we begin processing financial aid applications for admitted students. Please check back in February.

I kept seeing that until an hour ago. It'll come up eventually.

Did you try to clear cookies or use another browser?


Popped over to safari and it was the same. If it doesn't show up later today I suppose I'll eat the cookies.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby smdpnp » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:48 pm

teiswei wrote:
smdpnp wrote:
megagnarley wrote:Where are we finding this form?

I am going mail and money>financial aid application and just getting: The Law School's need-based evaluation tool will be available in late February, once we begin processing financial aid applications for admitted students. Please check back in February.

I kept seeing that until an hour ago. It'll come up eventually.

Did you try to clear cookies or use another browser?

Same browser but I pulled up a new tab.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby VeeD101 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:48 pm

megagnarley wrote:
teiswei wrote:
smdpnp wrote:
megagnarley wrote:Where are we finding this form?

I am going mail and money>financial aid application and just getting: The Law School's need-based evaluation tool will be available in late February, once we begin processing financial aid applications for admitted students. Please check back in February.

I kept seeing that until an hour ago. It'll come up eventually.

Did you try to clear cookies or use another browser?


Popped over to safari and it was the same. If it doesn't show up later today I suppose I'll eat the cookies.


This made me laugh harder than it should have.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby qwertyboard » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:57 pm

JamesDean1955 wrote:
qwertyboard wrote:
nsideirish wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:Financial aid questionnaire is up, for those waiting.


Filled mine out and it said I should qualify for need-based aid. Now I have to fill out NeedAccess.

Anyone know what kind of need-based aid they give? What is the max amount? I am pretty poor.


Could you PM or post whats your UG debt and how much money do you have in your accounts? I'm puzzled why I didn't qualify.

Are negative numbers required to be a candidate for financial assistance? I have no income, almost no money in my accounts and no undergraduate debt. It said I was not eligible. I'm wondering if the median price of condos and houses of my zip code had something to do with this. Apparently, when I looked into the demographics info, my zip code median house price is $2,000,000. This is wrong. Houses around here are worth between 150 to 250k.


I also put down numbers that would warrant significant need aid, but it said I was denied. I've received need aid at one other T14 so far.

Did you receive a decent scholarship from Michigan? If so, that would be why. I received a scholarship and they told me due to my receiving merit aid I would be ineligible for need aid.


Nada. No money from Michigan.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby bookside » Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:35 pm

JamesDean1955 wrote:
qwertyboard wrote:
nsideirish wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:Financial aid questionnaire is up, for those waiting.


Filled mine out and it said I should qualify for need-based aid. Now I have to fill out NeedAccess.

Anyone know what kind of need-based aid they give? What is the max amount? I am pretty poor.


Could you PM or post whats your UG debt and how much money do you have in your accounts? I'm puzzled why I didn't qualify.

Are negative numbers required to be a candidate for financial assistance? I have no income, almost no money in my accounts and no undergraduate debt. It said I was not eligible. I'm wondering if the median price of condos and houses of my zip code had something to do with this. Apparently, when I looked into the demographics info, my zip code median house price is $2,000,000. This is wrong. Houses around here are worth between 150 to 250k.


I also put down numbers that would warrant significant need aid, but it said I was denied. I've received need aid at one other T14 so far.

Did you receive a decent scholarship from Michigan? If so, that would be why. I received a scholarship and they told me due to my receiving merit aid I would be ineligible for need aid.


Same, they told me the scholarship would disqualify me from need-based aid.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby westphiladelphia » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:14 pm

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby nsideirish » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:18 pm

Anyone know what kind of need-based aid they provide? Any clue on the amounts?

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby qwertyboard » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:50 pm

Can someone with some knowledge make a chart with the family income bracket and the probability of receiving a need based grant? I'm starting to believe it goes something like this.

Family income Probability of receiving a grant
0-20,000 ----- %100
20,000-30,000 ----- %90
30,000-40,000 ----- %80
40,000-50,000 ----- %50
50,000-70,000 ----- %.01
70,000+ ----- -%2545

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby Lighthouseman » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:17 pm

Thanks for the info. I qualified for pell grant, work-study, received significant aid from my current undergrad, and still have loans and was denied. Will be emailing them tomorrow.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby nanochick » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:38 pm

Yeah, nothing for me in terms of financial aid. I suppose I may as well hang around and try to negotiate a scholarship in April before I withdraw. No way I can afford UMich at sticker, no matter what they think. Is this it then? Is it scholarship or grant from that form and that's that, or is there another round of scholarships later?

Guess this saves me the cost of attending the ASW.

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Re: Michigan (AKA Hogwarts) c/o 2016 Applicants Thread 2012-2013

Postby qwertyboard » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:00 am

nanochick wrote:Yeah, nothing for me in terms of financial aid. I suppose I may as well hang around and try to negotiate a scholarship in April before I withdraw. No way I can afford UMich at sticker, no matter what they think. Is this it then? Is it scholarship or grant from that form and that's that, or is there another round of scholarships later?

Guess this saves me the cost of attending the ASW.


Same here. I really don't want to take out Grad Plus loans. I wish some rich family member would lend me the money.




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