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 genkidesuka » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:14 pm

Hey Prospective Students!

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Here's the property description, please PM me for pictures and more info.

Description: LIVE HALF A BLOCK FROM THE LAW SCHOOL IN A BEAUTIFUL 2-BEDROOM APARTMENT!!! We live in a really great third floor apartment in a converted house on Monroe, so it's super close to everything - within sight of the law school and Doms (aka where you will be spending significant time after-hours). It has an open floor plan, eat-in kitchen, wood floors, and lots of natural light. The bedrooms are big and furnished, and both of the double beds were new in August when we moved in. One of the bedrooms has French doors and the other has a big window that opens onto the top of the fire escape/roof - it has proven handy in more than one situation. PLUS there is an AC unit in each bedroom, which becomes critical very quickly. We each pay $675 per month, per room, but will of course negotiate on summer rent!

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

Postby nsideirish » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:16 pm

ssanonymous wrote:
cwid1391 wrote:
nsideirish wrote:
cwid1391 wrote:Does Wolverine Access financial aid information give you your EFC somewhere? I'm really struggling to find it. Also, would EFC be about the same for every school?


EFC is shown on your FAFSA when you finish. I also believe if you log back into FAFSA, you can see it there.


Thanks, yeah I just found that. Since FAFSA considers all grad students independents, won't our EFC be 0 unless we have personal wealth ourselves?

FWIW, my EFC is listed as 0 and that shouldn't be the case if they took into account my parents income.


They also look at need access stuff too AND your parent income


I don't think UM considers parent income as they don't require it for NeedAccess...unless they just look at the parent's info on your FAFSA.

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

Postby 04102014 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:14 pm

So has everyone except for me received a financial aid email/wolverine access? I feel so left out :(

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

Postby VeeD101 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:18 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:So has everyone except for me received a financial aid email/wolverine access? I feel so left out :(


you're not alone :(

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

Postby dsn32 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:43 pm

UMich11 wrote:
dsn32 wrote:Did any other in-state applicants receive a "out-of-state" classification on their financial aid notice? I want to know if this is an everybody problem, or just a problem of mine.


Although i haven't been accepted (WL for now...) i was sent the residency verification form by the admin office right after submitting my app. A mixture of events like being born out of the state and something else factored into it. But it also happened for UG at UMICH. I would call the Admin office to check and make sure it isn't a mistype, since getting the residency verification can take forever. I sent my completed form back in December and they just started reviewing last week. The residency office works through the university as a whole, not the law school. So your app is in queue behind all the undergrads and other grad students.

Just an FYI. If they require you to do the residency form, do so ASAP and ask for a rush, if they will do it.


Went into the office today. Took five minutes to fix the discrepancy. Apparently it had to do with a study abroad trip I went on last summer. Who would've guessed?

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

Postby qwertyboard » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:38 pm

ohpobrecito wrote:So has everyone except for me received a financial aid email/wolverine access? I feel so left out :(


No email or update for me... I submitted additional information about my financial situation about 2 weeks ago

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

Postby testaker » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:33 am

Hi, does anyone know whether the deposit/acceptance deadline for Mich is earlier than the normal one of April 30th if you've been offered a Dean's Scholarship? I don't have my letter readily available and don't see it online.

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

Postby overperformer » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:08 am

has anyone who has applied based on an updated Feb LSAT score heard back yet?

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

Postby 04102014 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:41 am

To those who have received their need-based awards: about how long after submitting the Need Access did you get the email?

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

Postby SteelPenguin » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:07 pm

Does Michigan offer any updates between complete and decision? I haven't been in this topic much because my application is such a long-shot and I don't want to get my hopes up.

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Postby BigZuck » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:11 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:Does Michigan offer any updates between complete and decision? I haven't been in this topic much because my application is such a long-shot and I don't want to get my hopes up.


They offer you an update every single day.

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

Postby SteelPenguin » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:20 pm

BigZuck wrote:They offer you an update every single day.


Right. Mine always shows "complete" with an updated date. There's no "Under Review" or anything like that, right? I'll just check one day and it will say "Decision Rendered" or something like that, right?

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Postby BigZuck » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:23 pm

SteelPenguin wrote:
BigZuck wrote:They offer you an update every single day.


Right. Mine always shows "complete" with an updated date. There's no "Under Review" or anything like that, right? I'll just check one day and it will say "Decision Rendered" or something like that, right?


Yes

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

Postby GWarren » Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:02 pm

The wait is killing me. Michigan is pretty much my dream school right now; I'd pay sticker. I just want a spot. I'll even start in Summer.

I need an accept here. Not want. Need.

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

Postby qwertyboard » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:22 am

GWarren wrote:The wait is killing me. Michigan is pretty much my dream school right now; I'd pay sticker. I just want a spot. I'll even start in Summer.

I need an accept here. Not want. Need.


Send a LOCI stating this? Admit me and I'll attend Michigan Law? I would do it while avoiding to sound desperate.

Did you ever get 170+ on your Ptests? 3 more points would get you into a few t14.

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

Postby PRgradBYU » Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:14 pm

A couple questions I wanted to put out there: 1) How long after being accepted does it generally take for financial aid (need- or merit-based) to arrive? Does it come via email or snail mail? 2) Is anyone else's "Financial Aid Award Information" link on the admitted students website not working?

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

Postby qwertyboard » Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:50 pm

PRgradBYU wrote:A couple questions I wanted to put out there: 1) How long after being accepted does it generally take for financial aid (need- or merit-based) to arrive? Does it come via email or snail mail? 2) Is anyone else's "Financial Aid Award Information" link on the admitted students website not working?


1. 2-3 weeks max
2. don't know but I think its updated on the ASWebsite first
3. Mine works

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

Postby PRgradBYU » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:58 pm

qwertyboard wrote:
PRgradBYU wrote:A couple questions I wanted to put out there: 1) How long after being accepted does it generally take for financial aid (need- or merit-based) to arrive? Does it come via email or snail mail? 2) Is anyone else's "Financial Aid Award Information" link on the admitted students website not working?


1. 2-3 weeks max
2. don't know but I think its updated on the ASWebsite first
3. Mine works


Thanks for the info. I'll email the admissions office and ask about my broken link.

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

Postby Lavitz » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:19 pm

Just withdrew.

Hope this frees up some $$ for someone else.

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

Postby MacB » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:22 pm

Lavitz wrote:Just withdrew.

Hope this frees up some $$ for someone else.


Dibs.

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

Postby qwertyboard » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:26 am

I think Michigan and other schools do consider your parents income but they don't ask directly for the info. If they didn't, half of us broke students would get some need-based financial aid. Looking at the zip code where you lived during undergrad, your UG debt, and asking if you received Pell Grant aid are all ways to make a good estimate of your parents income.

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

Postby Audeamus » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:45 am

qwertyboard wrote:I think Michigan and other schools do consider your parents income but they don't ask directly for the info. If they didn't, half of us broke students would get some need-based financial aid. Looking at the zip code where you lived during undergrad, your UG debt, and asking if you received Pell Grant aid are all ways to make a good estimate of your parents income.


Many schools also look at the zip code in which your high school was located. Not sure if Michigan does or not but figured I'd throw it out there as another factor that enables schools to get a sense of parents' income.

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

Postby 04102014 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:53 am

qwertyboard wrote:I think Michigan and other schools do consider your parents income but they don't ask directly for the info. If they didn't, half of us broke students would get some need-based financial aid. Looking at the zip code where you lived during undergrad, your UG debt, and asking if you received Pell Grant aid are all ways to make a good estimate of your parents income.


When I emailed them they confirmed that the Pell Grant was the main factor in determining your historical need, so this is credited.




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