Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby spyke123 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:49 pm

HawkeyeGirl wrote:Just went complete for the 4th time...

12/21
1/10
1/29
1/31

Is the consensus that a decision is coming today/tomorrow?



hmm did u get an email?? i got my fourth update today too but nothing in the inbox..

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

Postby HawkeyeGirl » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:57 pm

spyke123 wrote:
HawkeyeGirl wrote:Just went complete for the 4th time...

12/21
1/10
1/29
1/31

Is the consensus that a decision is coming today/tomorrow?



hmm did u get an email?? i got my fourth update today too but nothing in the inbox..


Nope...Maybe tomorrow?

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

Postby poichi » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:43 am

Not sure about that one. You went complete after I did and I haven't had any status updates since then either. They seem like they review in a fairly strict order so I'm not sure if yours was fast-tracked for some reason.

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

Postby dproduct » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:43 am

Oh God. It's February. I'm not emotionally prepared for what is about to happen this month.

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

Postby lawschool?s » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:57 am

Has anyone else tried figuring out the financial aid/scholarship stuff? How do you do it if you don't have complete tax forms?

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

Postby az21833 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:04 am

lawschool?s wrote:Has anyone else tried figuring out the financial aid/scholarship stuff? How do you do it if you don't have complete tax forms?


im just submitting last years for now. im sure thats fine until my parnets file.

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

Postby ph5354a » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:48 am

az21833 wrote:
lawschool?s wrote:Has anyone else tried figuring out the financial aid/scholarship stuff? How do you do it if you don't have complete tax forms?


im just submitting last years for now. im sure thats fine until my parnets file.


That's what I did too --estimated this year's based on last year's tax return. As long as you/your parents situation isn't drastically different, that should suffice for now.

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

Postby Easy-E » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:39 pm

STILL complete as of 1/2. Got the "hey keep waiting I swear we didn't forget you" email. Any significance to that?

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

Postby az21833 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:52 pm

i submitted 1/3 and nothing , verifying for complete. sounds like there are a ton of us so dont email, its normal.

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

Postby toothbrush » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:56 pm

ph5354a wrote:
az21833 wrote:
lawschool?s wrote:Has anyone else tried figuring out the financial aid/scholarship stuff? How do you do it if you don't have complete tax forms?


im just submitting last years for now. im sure thats fine until my parnets file.


That's what I did too --estimated this year's based on last year's tax return. As long as you/your parents situation isn't drastically different, that should suffice for now.

Is doing this the same as it was for UG ? FAFSA form, etc. If we didn't qualify then, we wouldn't qualify now.. right ? Or are you speaking to the official forms you fill out post acceptance ?

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

Postby jubee » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:59 pm

emarxnj wrote:STILL complete as of 1/2. Got the "hey keep waiting I swear we didn't forget you" email. Any significance to that?


I got that email too, also been complete since 1/3. Any pattern for how much waiting comes after this email? I'm guessing it doesn't mean much :(

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

Postby ph5354a » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:01 pm

toothbrush wrote:
ph5354a wrote:
az21833 wrote:
lawschool?s wrote:Has anyone else tried figuring out the financial aid/scholarship stuff? How do you do it if you don't have complete tax forms?


im just submitting last years for now. im sure thats fine until my parnets file.


That's what I did too --estimated this year's based on last year's tax return. As long as you/your parents situation isn't drastically different, that should suffice for now.

Is doing this the same as it was for UG ? FAFSA form, etc. If we didn't qualify then, we wouldn't qualify now.. right ? Or are you speaking to the official forms you fill out post acceptance ?


The FAFSA is the same, except for that for graduate school, they don't require parental information, but federal loans elibility is largely the same for grad students regardless of income. The Need Access form is also required for most law schools and does require parental information, so that's going to be the larger determinant of institutional need-based aid. You can estimate on both of these, but your final 2012 tax forms (and your parents) are required before the loans/financial aid are disbursed over the summer, so if your estimates are dramatically off based, then your loan package could theoretically be adjusted to reflect that.

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

Postby toothbrush » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:04 pm

ph5354a wrote:
The FAFSA is the same, except for that for graduate school, they don't require parental information, but federal loans elibility is largely the same for grad students regardless of income. The Need Access form is also required for most law schools and does require parental information, so that's going to be the larger determinant of institutional need-based aid. You can estimate on both of these, but your final 2012 tax forms (and your parents) are required before the loans/financial aid are disbursed over the summer, so if your estimates are dramatically off based, then your loan package could theoretically be adjusted to reflect that.

Isn't the FAFSA due pretty soon though ? Unless it starts a new cycle up for the 2013 fall year ?

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

Postby ph5354a » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:08 pm

toothbrush wrote:
ph5354a wrote:
The FAFSA is the same, except for that for graduate school, they don't require parental information, but federal loans elibility is largely the same for grad students regardless of income. The Need Access form is also required for most law schools and does require parental information, so that's going to be the larger determinant of institutional need-based aid. You can estimate on both of these, but your final 2012 tax forms (and your parents) are required before the loans/financial aid are disbursed over the summer, so if your estimates are dramatically off based, then your loan package could theoretically be adjusted to reflect that.

Isn't the FAFSA due pretty soon though ? Unless it starts a new cycle up for the 2013 fall year ?


They're both due March 15 for Cornell, but that date can vary by school. Looks like Cornell requires your tax returns by that date too.

http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admiss ... al_faq.cfm

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

Postby poichi » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:09 pm

jubee wrote:
emarxnj wrote:STILL complete as of 1/2. Got the "hey keep waiting I swear we didn't forget you" email. Any significance to that?


I got that email too, also been complete since 1/3. Any pattern for how much waiting comes after this email? I'm guessing it doesn't mean much :(


Mine came exactly a month after going complete. Sounds like you are roughly the same. I was hoping it meant my file was going into the review pile, but it sounds like it's just automatic. Still no status updates since mid-December complete.

Cornell say that their deadline for forms is March 15 (though they say NeedAccess and Cornell financial form). We'll be filing our taxes next week because we just got our certificate of rent paid from our landlord that we can use to claim a state tax refund.

http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admiss ... al_faq.cfm

edit: scooped.

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

Postby toothbrush » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:10 pm

ph5354a wrote:
toothbrush wrote:
ph5354a wrote:
The FAFSA is the same, except for that for graduate school, they don't require parental information, but federal loans elibility is largely the same for grad students regardless of income. The Need Access form is also required for most law schools and does require parental information, so that's going to be the larger determinant of institutional need-based aid. You can estimate on both of these, but your final 2012 tax forms (and your parents) are required before the loans/financial aid are disbursed over the summer, so if your estimates are dramatically off based, then your loan package could theoretically be adjusted to reflect that.

Isn't the FAFSA due pretty soon though ? Unless it starts a new cycle up for the 2013 fall year ?


They're both due March 15 for Cornell, but that date can vary by school. Looks like Cornell requires your tax returns by that date too.

http://www.lawschool.cornell.edu/admiss ... al_faq.cfm

Sorry to be annoying .. but wouldn't that mean that they would have to admit their class by March 15 ? Or what happens if you are pulled off WL in June ?

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

Postby poichi » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:13 pm

toothbrush wrote:Sorry to be annoying .. but wouldn't that mean that they would have to admit their class by March 15 ? Or what happens if you are pulled off WL in June ?


Not annoying at all, this stuff is confusing as hell. I believe that if they admit you later, they give you a grace period to submit your financials and give them time to offer you a package that you can accept or decline. I THINK from trolling through previous years' threads that they gave WL or late admits two weeks. You can always just submit financials to schools that you haven't been accepted to yet though, so that they have your information on file. Berkeley sent an email in January telling applicants to do just that.

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

Postby mg7 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:13 pm

toothbrush wrote:Sorry to be annoying .. but wouldn't that mean that they would have to admit their class by March 15 ? Or what happens if you are pulled off WL in June ?

It says at the top of the Cornell Financial Aid Information Sheet that applicants admitted after March 15 will receive a new deadline with their admission letter

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

Postby toothbrush » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:18 pm

Right - but then we need to fill out our FAFSA NOW before the FAFSA deadline closes itself ? Or is FAFSA rolling... I'm very noob because I skipped FAFSA for UG bc I wouldn't qualify..

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

Postby poichi » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:24 pm

I believe I remember reading that since Cornell is a direct lender, they are able to authorize loans themselves, so they can set their own FAFSA deadlines.

I remember receiving Federal Loans at my undergraduate institution, but I applied through a third party. Do I need to do that here?
No, Cornell Law School is a direct lending institution. We will verify your eligibility and award you the loan directly. Once you have elected to attend Cornell, you will be required to complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling. Even if you have completed this for another institution it still needs to be completed for Cornell.

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

Postby toothbrush » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:27 pm

poichi wrote:I believe I remember reading that since Cornell is a direct lender, they are able to authorize loans themselves, so they can set their own FAFSA deadlines.

I remember receiving Federal Loans at my undergraduate institution, but I applied through a third party. Do I need to do that here?
No, Cornell Law School is a direct lending institution. We will verify your eligibility and award you the loan directly. Once you have elected to attend Cornell, you will be required to complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling. Even if you have completed this for another institution it still needs to be completed for Cornell.

That's awesome! Thank you for the help.

I have spent so much time on TLS that I know EVERYTHING about the app process, lsat, etc. However, as I move into actually being accepted into schools.. I have no idea what happens or how this works. Especially the loan process. Thank you for the help =)

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

Postby BigZuck » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:55 pm

There is some sort of "priority deadline" for Fafsa that is like March 2nd or something. I would do it ASAP.

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

Postby Charlie.Home » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:13 pm

Do you need to submit a copy of parent & student 2012 tax returns directly to Cornell? Or, do you simply enter the info into fafsa?

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

Postby Jonathk1 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:58 pm

Charlie.Home wrote:Do you need to submit a copy of parent & student 2012 tax returns directly to Cornell? Or, do you simply enter the info into fafsa?


Both. In addition to FAFSA, you need to submit signed copies of both your parents and your tax returns with the cornell aid sheet.

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

Postby timeandspace11 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:16 am

Jonathk1 wrote:
Charlie.Home wrote:Do you need to submit a copy of parent & student 2012 tax returns directly to Cornell? Or, do you simply enter the info into fafsa?


Both. In addition to FAFSA, you need to submit signed copies of both your parents and your tax returns with the cornell aid sheet.


What if you didnt make any income the past year?




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