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 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:35 pm

So... I went to log in to the admitted students site (I was admitted a few months ago), and it redirected me to the status checker page, which says it was updated today. This happen to anyone else?

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

Postby CaptainLeela » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:42 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:So... I went to log in to the admitted students site (I was admitted a few months ago), and it redirected me to the status checker page, which says it was updated today. This happen to anyone else?


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

Postby westphiladelphia » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:46 pm

CaptainLeela wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:So... I went to log in to the admitted students site (I was admitted a few months ago), and it redirected me to the status checker page, which says it was updated today. This happen to anyone else?


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

Postby 04102014 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:47 pm

I'm sure it's just a glitch or something, but I'm secretly hoping that it means they will be giving me piles of need-based $$$.

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

Postby westphiladelphia » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:48 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:I'm sure it's just a glitch or something, but I'm secretly hoping that it means they will be giving me piles of need-based $$$.



+INFINITYINFINITYINFINITY

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

Postby CaptainLeela » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:49 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:I'm sure it's just a glitch or something, but I'm secretly hoping that it means they will be giving me piles of need-based $$$.


I am also hoping this. But not at all secretly. Love me, Michigan?

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

Postby 04102014 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:22 pm

If anyone is able to get into the admitted student site, post it and let me know what's up. I don't deal well with change.

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

Postby jackbauer10 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:29 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:If anyone is able to get into the admitted student site, post it and let me know what's up. I don't deal well with change.


last time I checked before the glitch, in my 'financial aid award info" tab there was what looked like a federal direct loan estimate . . . don't know if that was supposed to be there or not.

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

Postby jackbauer10 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:46 pm

ASW is back up, fyi.

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

Postby you'rethemannowdawg » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:05 pm

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NavyOfficer23 wrote:Michigan won't raise their merit offer if they've made one to you.



Are we sure about that? I know they say in the initial letter they do not usually compete with other offers, but has anyone actually tried?


Bump for this question. Anyone know of anyone who successfully negotiated aid from Michigan? Got their offer in the mail today, 10k/year. I would love to go to Michigan, but not sure I could justify paying that much in light of the other offers I've received.

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

Postby PRgradBYU » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:11 pm

cwid1391 wrote:
NavyOfficer23 wrote:Michigan won't raise their merit offer if they've made one to you.



Are we sure about that? I know they say in the initial letter they do not usually compete with other offers, but has anyone actually tried?


I'm certainly going to try, especially if I don't end up receiving any aid. An email I received today technically said, "And in cases where no outright merit scholarships or need-based grants are offered, the Financial Aid Office is occasionally able to take awards from competing schools into account," but negotiating law school scholarships is a timeless tradition. I'd be surprised if Michigan was unwilling to consider negotiating offers from peer schools.

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

Postby Micdiddy » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:20 pm

Will I be seeing any other TLSers at the San Francisco reception tomorrow night?

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

Postby bailey8078 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:09 pm

PRgradBYU wrote:
cwid1391 wrote:
NavyOfficer23 wrote:Michigan won't raise their merit offer if they've made one to you.



Are we sure about that? I know they say in the initial letter they do not usually compete with other offers, but has anyone actually tried?


I'm certainly going to try, especially if I don't end up receiving any aid. An email I received today technically said, "And in cases where no outright merit scholarships or need-based grants are offered, the Financial Aid Office is occasionally able to take awards from competing schools into account," but negotiating law school scholarships is a timeless tradition. I'd be surprised if Michigan was unwilling to consider negotiating offers from peer schools.



I was told by a guy in financial aid that they would negotiate, but that they would only do it once.

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

Postby 04102014 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:47 pm

Anyone know when need-based aid decisions are supposed to roll out?

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

Postby oaken » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:10 pm

NavyOfficer23 wrote:Michigan won't raise their merit offer if they've made one to you.


unequivocally false statement, do not listen to this troll poster

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

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:39 am

ohpobrecito wrote:Anyone know when need-based aid decisions are supposed to roll out?

Got mine today. It's loltastic.

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

Postby Jacq2212 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:44 am

francesfarmer wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:Anyone know when need-based aid decisions are supposed to roll out?

Got mine today. It's loltastic.


Yeah, just got mine, I'm confused, how come the loans and my merit aid don't add up to full tuition?.....loans aren't free money, you have to pay them back. Where do I come up with the other $20,000? I'm poverty level broke.

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

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:45 am

Jacq2212 wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:Anyone know when need-based aid decisions are supposed to roll out?

Got mine today. It's loltastic.


Yeah, just got mine, I'm confused, how come the loans and my merit aid don't add up to full tuition?.....loans aren't free money, you have to pay them back. Where do I come up with the other $20,000? I'm poverty level broke.

You can get GRAD PLUS loans to cover the rest.

My family's income is <<<<<$40k so this really doesn't make any sense to me.

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

Postby westphiladelphia » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:47 am

francesfarmer wrote:
Jacq2212 wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:Anyone know when need-based aid decisions are supposed to roll out?

Got mine today. It's loltastic.


Yeah, just got mine, I'm confused, how come the loans and my merit aid don't add up to full tuition?.....loans aren't free money, you have to pay them back. Where do I come up with the other $20,000? I'm poverty level broke.

You can get GRAD PLUS loans to cover the rest.

My family's income is <<<<<$40k so this really doesn't make any sense to me.


are these coming to you via email?

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

Postby 04102014 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:47 am

Did they come in via email or did they pop up on the ASW?

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

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:49 am

ohpobrecito wrote:Did they come in via email or did they pop up on the ASW?

Email and then you have to login to the like "wolverine access" website which is unnecessarily complicated

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

Postby westphiladelphia » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:51 am

francesfarmer wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:Did they come in via email or did they pop up on the ASW?

Email and then you have to login to the like "wolverine access" website which is unnecessarily complicated


ah, okay. yeah, got that too -- but since it was only the Fed. Stafford I was unsure whether you were talking about a separate email/letter (like some other schools do).

and yeah, that was quite the labyrinth. ha

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

Postby smdpnp » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:52 am

francesfarmer wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:Did they come in via email or did they pop up on the ASW?

Email and then you have to login to the like "wolverine access" website which is unnecessarily complicated

Although I received my email a few days after I noticed a new financial aid package on the ASW.

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

Postby 04102014 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:53 am

They originally said I wasn't eligible (which is ridiculous), and I've been talking/sending requested tax returns, scholarship info, etc. to the FA Dean since, but she still hasn't had me fill out the Need Access, and it's been like a week since I've heard anything. Which is off putting.

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

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:56 am

ohpobrecito wrote:They originally said I wasn't eligible (which is ridiculous), and I've been talking/sending requested tax returns, scholarship info, etc. to the FA Dean since, but she still hasn't had me fill out the Need Access, and it's been like a week since I've heard anything. Which is off putting.

What's the appeal process like? They already have my Need Access form.




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