Georgetown c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby kraffcook » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:48 pm

After not receiving a financial aid grant, I called the Fin Aid office and they just told me they made a mistake and I was supposed to get one after all. Updated award letter to be sent Thursday. Hoping for a biggie

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

Postby MacB » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:56 pm

kraffcook wrote:After not receiving a financial aid grant, I called the Fin Aid office and they just told me they made a mistake and I was supposed to get one after all. Updated award letter to be sent Thursday. Hoping for a biggie


Everything Gtown has done since that first "merit aid consideration" email went out has been a mistake. Glad they are starting to figure that out.



In all seriousness though, I was named an alternate initially, missed that call this morning, haven't heard back. This should be interesting...

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

Postby HankBashir » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:00 pm

Uh...wow.

Georgetown gave me what I asked for. 30k a year in merit scholarships.

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

Postby Aawaldrop » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:03 pm

Admitted 2/27 and have received zero information about merit aid. Should I send an email or call in regards to potential aid?

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

Postby MacB » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:05 pm

HankBashir wrote:Uh...wow.

Georgetown gave me what I asked for. 30k a year in merit scholarships.


Via phone call?

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

Postby HankBashir » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:04 pm

MacB wrote:
HankBashir wrote:Uh...wow.

Georgetown gave me what I asked for. 30k a year in merit scholarships.


Via phone call?


E-mail, sent at 5:54pm Eastern

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

Postby hinakas » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:15 pm

MacB wrote:
kraffcook wrote:After not receiving a financial aid grant, I called the Fin Aid office and they just told me they made a mistake and I was supposed to get one after all. Updated award letter to be sent Thursday. Hoping for a biggie


Everything Gtown has done since that first "merit aid consideration" email went out has been a mistake. Glad they are starting to figure that out.



In all seriousness though, I was named an alternate initially, missed that call this morning, haven't heard back. This should be interesting...


Just FYI for those waiting on that phone call, wasn't anything too decisive. I think because my initial response email was very vague and I didn't offer any type of range of what I was asking for, they wanted to clarify and get a better idea of what it would take for me to attend/better explain the weird finaid/merit process. The person I spoke with was a current student and member of the admissions committee and was very nice.

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

Postby swordking90 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:30 pm

I just had an alum interview today. Could someone who had an interview please let me know how many updates it takes until a decision? Also, how long did it take for the updates to occur? Thanks so much!

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

Postby corinnejay » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:08 pm

swordking90 wrote:I just had an alum interview today. Could someone who had an interview please let me know how many updates it takes until a decision? Also, how long did it take for the updates to occur? Thanks so much!


Interview 2/27, 3 updates between then and today, when I got dinged.

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

Postby bsf2344 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:14 pm

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

Postby turn left » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:23 am

HankBashir wrote:Uh...wow.

Georgetown gave me what I asked for. 30k a year in merit scholarships.


That's awesome, congratulations.

I didn't get an email or phone call yesterday and I was very straightforward about the amount of aid that it would take for me to attend so hopefully I hear something today.

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

Postby Rory19 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:11 pm

OMG Georgetown never sent my any of the merit e-mails we have talked about on this forum and randomly, today, I got an e-mail from Dean Cornblatt $45,000 a year for each of the three years. They also waived all of my seat deposits.

I am blown away...

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

Postby turn left » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:16 pm

Rory19 wrote:OMG Georgetown never sent my any of the merit e-mails we have talked about on this forum and randomly, today, I got an e-mail from Dean Cornblatt $45,000 a year for each of the three years. They also waived all of my seat deposits.

I am blown away...


Wow, congratulations! Is it likely now that you will attend GULC?

I have still not heard anything, the amount I asked for is significantly less than what you were awarded too...

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

Postby Rlabo » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:20 pm

So I got in about a week ago (off spwl) and have not heard anything about possible scholarship. I have read about the email asking to state how much you need to come etc but haven't gotten anything like that, nor requested it. Should I try to reach out to gulc or wait it out?

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

Postby swordking90 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:20 pm

Rory19 wrote:OMG Georgetown never sent my any of the merit e-mails we have talked about on this forum and randomly, today, I got an e-mail from Dean Cornblatt $45,000 a year for each of the three years. They also waived all of my seat deposits.

I am blown away...


Congratulations Rory! Wow that's quite amazing, given Georgetown's usual stinginess...could you please share your complete dates? Also, when was your interview? Thanks!

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

Postby Rory19 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:21 pm

Yes, this seals it for me. I thought I had completely been left out of the merit aid process as ITT there were all the merit e-mails to a select group of people and then finalists and so forth. I am still in shock. I also applied for PILS and on the phone today they explained if I received PILS my total award would not likely increase because the aid cannot be more than tuition. I still very much want PILS for all of the public interest support it brings but regardless, this scholarship is over and above anything I was expecting (which was only grants).

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

Postby Rory19 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:23 pm

swordking90 wrote:
Rory19 wrote:OMG Georgetown never sent my any of the merit e-mails we have talked about on this forum and randomly, today, I got an e-mail from Dean Cornblatt $45,000 a year for each of the three years. They also waived all of my seat deposits.

I am blown away...


Congratulations Rory! Wow that's quite amazing, given Georgetown's usual stinginess...could you please share your complete dates? Also, when was your interview? Thanks!



I was accepted back in October. I never reached out to Georgetown asking to be considered for any aid. I did complete the Need Access and Yellow Form in February and received my very generous grant award last week. But then this e-mail came out of nowhere. So this scholarship supersedes my grant award, they are not "stacked". But I will take guaranteed yearly scholarship funds any day over grants based on income.

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

Postby justonemoregame » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:29 pm

Congrats, Rory, that's awesome -- similiar experience here

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

Postby turn left » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:48 pm

justonemoregame wrote:Congrats, Rory, that's awesome -- similiar experience here


Care to elaborate at all?

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

Postby justonemoregame » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:15 pm

turn left wrote:
justonemoregame wrote:Congrats, Rory, that's awesome -- similiar experience here


Care to elaborate at all?


I didn't receive the merit finalist e-mails, so I assumed I wouldn't get much in fin. aid; also a splitter. The Dean's grant came through, about ~30K/yr., which was a shock, then I got the follow-up merit which upped it by ~10K/year. They're offering more than WUSTL, and I was expecting maybe 30-45K max.

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

Postby Trogdorburninator » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:20 pm

I had a similar experience. They emailed me today to increase my award from 22.5k to 30k a year.

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

Postby hohenheim » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:35 pm

justonemoregame wrote:
turn left wrote:
justonemoregame wrote:Congrats, Rory, that's awesome -- similiar experience here


Care to elaborate at all?


I didn't receive the merit finalist e-mails, so I assumed I wouldn't get much in fin. aid; also a splitter. The Dean's grant came through, about ~30K/yr., which was a shock, then I got the follow-up merit which upped it by ~10K/year. They're offering more than WUSTL, and I was expecting maybe 30-45K max.


Wait, I thought they didn't stack. Or is that what you're saying?

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

Postby Rory19 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:07 pm

Its not that they are stacking. The wording is, "This scholarship, in combination with any need-based grants you may receive or have received from Georgetown, is for $XX,XXX total for each of three years of full time study here at the Law Center."

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

Postby BigZuck » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:19 pm

Congrats on the scholarships guys!!! Glad they opened up the checkbook for some deserving candidates.

It seems like the medians that Georgetown is targeting might be coming into focus.

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

Postby Rory19 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:37 pm

Thanks everyone! I hope this is a sign that those who felt slighted initially for not being "invited" for merit aid consideration will receive funding soon.




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