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 smdpnp » 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.

Called Michigan a few weeks ago. They said merit aid recipients are ineligible for need-based aid. If you're getting neither, you should negotiate with money from peer schools. A friend of mine did that last year, and she got an offer within days.

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

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:58 am

smdpnp wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:They originally said I wasn't eligible (which is ridiculous), and I've been talking/sending requested tax returns, scholarship info, etc.

Called Michigan a few weeks ago. They said merit aid recipients are ineligible for need-based aid. If you're getting neither, you should negotiate with money from peer schools. A friend of mine did that last year, and she got an offer within days.

That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard!

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

Postby Jacq2212 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:59 am

francesfarmer wrote:
smdpnp wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:They originally said I wasn't eligible (which is ridiculous), and I've been talking/sending requested tax returns, scholarship info, etc.

Called Michigan a few weeks ago. They said merit aid recipients are ineligible for need-based aid. If you're getting neither, you should negotiate with money from peer schools. A friend of mine did that last year, and she got an offer within days.

That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard!



Um, I have merit aid and need-based aid....

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

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:00 pm

Jacq2212 wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:
smdpnp wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:They originally said I wasn't eligible (which is ridiculous), and I've been talking/sending requested tax returns, scholarship info, etc.

Called Michigan a few weeks ago. They said merit aid recipients are ineligible for need-based aid. If you're getting neither, you should negotiate with money from peer schools. A friend of mine did that last year, and she got an offer within days.

That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard!



Um, I have merit aid and need-based aid....

Both grants?

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

Postby smdpnp » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:00 pm

Jacq2212 wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:
smdpnp wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:They originally said I wasn't eligible (which is ridiculous), and I've been talking/sending requested tax returns, scholarship info, etc.

Called Michigan a few weeks ago. They said merit aid recipients are ineligible for need-based aid. If you're getting neither, you should negotiate with money from peer schools. A friend of mine did that last year, and she got an offer within days.

That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard!



Um, I have merit aid and need-based aid....

Hm. Interesting. I'll be calling again today.

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Postby 04102014 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:03 pm

francesfarmer wrote:
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.


Not sure. When you fill out the questionnaire thing, if they think you're ineligible they give you a comments section to fill out. I heard back a few hours later. (I also did this the minute the questionnaire became available.)

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

Postby ssanonymous » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:05 pm

FYI for anyone interested in need based aid. I got my package from Michigan and it's 25 in need based grants a year. The rest in loans. About comparable to most schools besides HYS (way more generous). Good luck everyone!

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

Postby Jacq2212 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:13 pm

Mine is an unsubsidized loan and a dean's scholarship, I didn't think there was such a thing as a need based GRANT, grants are scholarships, right? hm, if they're offering need based grants I'm wondering why I didn't get in on that, my parents and I are all below poverty level.

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

Postby BigZuck » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:14 pm

francesfarmer wrote:
smdpnp wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:They originally said I wasn't eligible (which is ridiculous), and I've been talking/sending requested tax returns, scholarship info, etc.

Called Michigan a few weeks ago. They said merit aid recipients are ineligible for need-based aid. If you're getting neither, you should negotiate with money from peer schools. A friend of mine did that last year, and she got an offer within days.

That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard!


Why? Free money is free money, who cares what it's called?

Would you rather 20K merit and 4K need or 25K merit and disqualified for need?

I realize everyone wants to double dip we can't all have our cake and eat it too. Tons of us are "needy" at the very least because we have crappy jobs that we will lose next year when we go to school. But law schools have to draw the line somewhere when it comes to giving out "need based" aid.

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

Postby nsideirish » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:14 pm

ssanonymous wrote:FYI for anyone interested in need based aid. I got my package from Michigan and it's 25 in need based grants a year. The rest in loans. About comparable to most schools besides HYS (way more generous). Good luck everyone!


Is that after you finished your NeedAccess? As of now, all I have listed is $20,500 in federal loans but I plan on turning in NeedAccess tonight. If I can get 20+ in need based grants a year, that would almost turn me into a lock to go to UM.

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

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:15 pm

Jacq2212 wrote:Mine is an unsubsidized loan and a dean's scholarship, I didn't think there was such a thing as a need based GRANT, grants are scholarships, right? hm, if they're offering need based grants I'm wondering why I didn't get in on that, my parents and I are all below poverty level.

You should appeal. Maybe it's their policy to not give need-based grants to merit recipients, at least during the first pass. I don't know if I have the energy to appeal this as I'm super frustrated with all this money shit to begin with

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Postby 04102014 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:18 pm

My page doesn't even show the direct loan yet. When did it show up for people?

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

Postby francesfarmer » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:18 pm

BigZuck wrote:
francesfarmer wrote:
smdpnp wrote:
ohpobrecito wrote:They originally said I wasn't eligible (which is ridiculous), and I've been talking/sending requested tax returns, scholarship info, etc.

Called Michigan a few weeks ago. They said merit aid recipients are ineligible for need-based aid. If you're getting neither, you should negotiate with money from peer schools. A friend of mine did that last year, and she got an offer within days.

That is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard!


Why? Free money is free money, who cares what it's called?

Would you rather 20K merit and 4K need or 25K merit and disqualified for need?

I realize everyone wants to double dip we can't all have our cake and eat it too. Tons of us are "needy" at the very least because we have crappy jobs that we will lose next year when we go to school. But law schools have to draw the line somewhere when it comes to giving out "need based" aid.

Its ridiculous because I would qualify for more in need-based aid than I have gotten in merit-based aid and if a 10k merit grant disqualifies me I'd rather not have the 10k grant.

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

Postby VeeD101 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:21 pm

ssanonymous wrote:FYI for anyone interested in need based aid. I got my package from Michigan and it's 25 in need based grants a year. The rest in loans. About comparable to most schools besides HYS (way more generous). Good luck everyone!


Congrats! When did you submit your information and does the aid show up on the ASW?

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

Postby ssanonymous » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:49 pm

nsideirish wrote:
ssanonymous wrote:FYI for anyone interested in need based aid. I got my package from Michigan and it's 25 in need based grants a year. The rest in loans. About comparable to most schools besides HYS (way more generous). Good luck everyone!


Is that after you finished your NeedAccess? As of now, all I have listed is $20,500 in federal loans but I plan on turning in NeedAccess tonight. If I can get 20+ in need based grants a year, that would almost turn me into a lock to go to UM.


I submitted the need access form on 01/31 and filled out the finaid form on ASW in late Feb/early March. Whenever it became available. And I got an email today telling me to go to https://wolverineaccess.umich.edu to see my award statement. 25k in need based aid. 20ishk in unsubsidized loans. And the rest in grad PLUS loans.

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

Postby Gisney » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:52 pm

So I got the email about need aid but I cannot get it to open on the Wolverine Access website...

Anyone else have this problem?

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

Postby ssanonymous » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:53 pm

Gisney wrote:So I got the email about need aid but I cannot get it to open on the Wolverine Access website...

Anyone else have this problem?


Follow the instructions diligently. There's like 6 steps.

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

Postby qwertyboard » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:54 pm

ssanonymous wrote:
nsideirish wrote:
ssanonymous wrote:FYI for anyone interested in need based aid. I got my package from Michigan and it's 25 in need based grants a year. The rest in loans. About comparable to most schools besides HYS (way more generous). Good luck everyone!


Is that after you finished your NeedAccess? As of now, all I have listed is $20,500 in federal loans but I plan on turning in NeedAccess tonight. If I can get 20+ in need based grants a year, that would almost turn me into a lock to go to UM.


I submitted the need access form on 01/31 and filled out the finaid form on ASW in late Feb/early March. Whenever it became available. And I got an email today telling me to go to https://wolverineaccess.umich.edu to see my award statement. 25k in need based aid. 20ishk in unsubsidized loans. And the rest in grad PLUS loans.


Did you get a message the first time saying you were ineligible for for need based aid?

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

Postby Gisney » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:55 pm

ssanonymous wrote:
Gisney wrote:So I got the email about need aid but I cannot get it to open on the Wolverine Access website...

Anyone else have this problem?


Follow the instructions diligently. There's like 6 steps.


I did and I click on View Financial Aid notices but nothing pulls up.

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

Postby ssanonymous » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:56 pm

Gisney wrote:
ssanonymous wrote:
Gisney wrote:So I got the email about need aid but I cannot get it to open on the Wolverine Access website...

Anyone else have this problem?


Follow the instructions diligently. There's like 6 steps.


I did and I click on View Financial Aid notices but nothing pulls up.


Did you click the "view/print" button?

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

Postby Gisney » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:57 pm

ssanonymous wrote:
Gisney wrote:
ssanonymous wrote:
Gisney wrote:So I got the email about need aid but I cannot get it to open on the Wolverine Access website...

Anyone else have this problem?


Follow the instructions diligently. There's like 6 steps.


I did and I click on View Financial Aid notices but nothing pulls up.


Did you click the "view/print" button?


Yep and it refreshes but then nothing pops up.

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

Postby ssanonymous » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:58 pm

Gisney wrote:Yep and it refreshes but then nothing pops up.


Make sure you disable your pop up blocker on your web browser

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

Postby Gisney » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:03 pm

ssanonymous wrote:
Gisney wrote:Yep and it refreshes but then nothing pops up.


Make sure you disable your pop up blocker on your web browser


Ha that did it. Just switched to a Mac a week ago so I am still feeling around it.

Clit tease email though because it is just Federal loans and grad plus loans.

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

Postby 04102014 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:09 pm

Gisney wrote:
ssanonymous wrote:
Gisney wrote:Yep and it refreshes but then nothing pops up.


Make sure you disable your pop up blocker on your web browser


Ha that did it. Just switched to a Mac a week ago so I am still feeling around it.

Clit tease email though because it is just Federal loans and grad plus loans.


:lol:

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Postby qwertyboard » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:10 pm

Mine says my case is being reviewed :D




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