Cornell c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013)

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

Postby CaptainLeela » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:43 am

smdpnp wrote:Cornell's sending out financial aid decisions this week. Mine was emailed this morning by request. Ending up getting $15k less than my number twins on LSN, so I think Cornell is being less generous at this stage of the cycle.


Would you mind sharing some dates with me (PM is fine) in terms of when you sent your information in/when you requested to receive this by.

I'm highly dubious I will receive merit info from Cornell prior to the deposit deadline :?

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

Postby jimmy_dean » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:37 am

withdrew. good luck, y'all!

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

Postby Yumizzz » Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:33 pm

Just heard from Cornell about FA. 12k/year, not too bad given my numbers (median LSAT, 3.8x GPA), but still too expensive to attend. Should I negotiate with the school? I got 36k/year from another t20.

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

Postby Aawaldrop » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:13 pm

Hoping I hear something soon on the financial aid side soon (sent in materials 4/5)

Yumizzz wrote:Just heard from Cornell about FA. 12k/year, not too bad given my numbers (median LSAT, 3.8x GPA), but still too expensive to attend. Should I negotiate with the school? I got 36k/year from another t20.


Probably negotiate with the T20 using Cornell and see if they bump up then use that to negotiate with Cornell?

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

Postby CTT » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:19 pm

Yumizzz wrote:Just heard from Cornell about FA. 12k/year, not too bad given my numbers (median LSAT, 3.8x GPA), but still too expensive to attend. Should I negotiate with the school? I got 36k/year from another t20.

Yes.

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

Postby Yumizzz » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:36 pm

Aawaldrop wrote:Hoping I hear something soon on the financial aid side soon (sent in materials 4/5)

Yumizzz wrote:Just heard from Cornell about FA. 12k/year, not too bad given my numbers (median LSAT, 3.8x GPA), but still too expensive to attend. Should I negotiate with the school? I got 36k/year from another t20.


Probably negotiate with the T20 using Cornell and see if they bump up then use that to negotiate with Cornell?


The deposit deadline for Cornell is approaching. I doubt if I would have time to do this. Anyways, I really want to go to Cornell, and I would consider attending if they could offer me 20k/year.

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

Postby romanticegotist » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:42 pm

I like how I got a really nice book from Cornell just days after I withdrew :(

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

Postby Aawaldrop » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:51 pm

Yumizzz wrote:
Aawaldrop wrote:Hoping I hear something soon on the financial aid side soon (sent in materials 4/5)

Yumizzz wrote:Just heard from Cornell about FA. 12k/year, not too bad given my numbers (median LSAT, 3.8x GPA), but still too expensive to attend. Should I negotiate with the school? I got 36k/year from another t20.


Probably negotiate with the T20 using Cornell and see if they bump up then use that to negotiate with Cornell?


The deposit deadline for Cornell is approaching. I doubt if I would have time to do this. Anyways, I really want to go to Cornell, and I would consider attending if they could offer me 20k/year.

I would atleast try and if the T20 don't get back to you asap then go ahead and negotiate with Cornell. I don't think you have that much leverage. You could go the route of "if you give me X I will enroll and withdraw everywhere else now", but I've only heard anecdotally of that working and only a small percentage of time. Also, number one rule about negotiating is that you have to be willing to leave the table if it doesn't go your way.

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

Postby Midnightbluedork » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:53 pm

Just got reserved. sighhhh

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

Postby JamesDean1955 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:52 pm

Who has had luck negotiating with Cornell recently? I sent them an email to negotiate and haven't heard back.

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

Postby kckool7 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:05 pm

JamesDean1955 wrote:Who has had luck negotiating with Cornell recently? I sent them an email to negotiate and haven't heard back.

Well, first they need to verify the materials for your request. This process takes 1-2 months.

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

Postby ph5354a » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:06 pm

kckool7 wrote:
JamesDean1955 wrote:Who has had luck negotiating with Cornell recently? I sent them an email to negotiate and haven't heard back.

Well, first they need to verify the materials for your request. This process takes 1-2 months.


Just guffawed at my desk. Thank you for this.

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

Postby JamesDean1955 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:27 pm

kckool7 wrote:
JamesDean1955 wrote:Who has had luck negotiating with Cornell recently? I sent them an email to negotiate and haven't heard back.

Well, first they need to verify the materials for your request. This process takes 1-2 months.


Lol, hopefully someone has had some success recently.

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

Postby Rlabo » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:43 pm

For those reserved, did you receive any confirmation when you emailed saying you wanted to stay on?

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

Postby Aawaldrop » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:46 pm

Called today Re: merit aid (haven't received anything about that yet)
Said that a bunch went out (as we saw) and to check back Monday if I don't receive anything. So, I guess that means they are at least moving.

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

Postby venus » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:11 pm

Application withdrawn. Good luck everyone!

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

Postby PRgradBYU » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:39 pm

Aawaldrop wrote:Called today Re: merit aid (haven't received anything about that yet)
Said that a bunch went out (as we saw) and to check back Monday if I don't receive anything. So, I guess that means they are at least moving.


Yeah, they're finally making some headway with FA. I received mine this morning via email--$105k, not bad.

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

Postby JamesDean1955 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:42 am

What's the max scholarship amount per year one can receive at this stage - $45k/year? I'm guessing $50k/year isn't happening at this point?

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

Postby ph5354a » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:50 am

JamesDean1955 wrote:What's the max scholarship amount per year one can receive at this stage - $45k/year? I'm guessing $50k/year isn't happening at this point?


$120k is the most I've seen since the Dean's Scholarships ($50k) went out in January/February.

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

Postby ramadden13 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:54 pm

Got my FA email today while in transit to Ithaca for ASW. 45K total. 168/3.67 and sent my information April 9th

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

Postby TripTrip » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:59 pm

ph5354a wrote:
JamesDean1955 wrote:What's the max scholarship amount per year one can receive at this stage - $45k/year? I'm guessing $50k/year isn't happening at this point?


$120k is the most I've seen since the Dean's Scholarships ($50k) went out in January/February.

There was a $150k awarded two weeks ago to a TLSer. They didn't post it on here or LSN because they're trying to keep it on the DL, but that amount is not off the table.

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

Postby CaptainLeela » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:04 pm

TripTrip wrote:
ph5354a wrote:
JamesDean1955 wrote:What's the max scholarship amount per year one can receive at this stage - $45k/year? I'm guessing $50k/year isn't happening at this point?


$120k is the most I've seen since the Dean's Scholarships ($50k) went out in January/February.

There was a $150k awarded two weeks ago to a TLSer. They didn't post it on here or LSN because they're trying to keep it on the DL, but that amount is not off the table.


This insider tidbit is doing nothing to convince me you're not Danny Ocean IRL.

Also interesting...

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

Postby TripTrip » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:07 pm

How do you know I'm not?

The other side of that conversation, though, is that we have no idea how they got that award. They have lower numbers than mine with no comparable scholarship. I sent them a full-ride at UVA and the best they could do is $120k. Thus, I have no idea how to get up to that $150k mark.

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

Postby CaptainLeela » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:10 pm

TripTrip wrote:How do you know I'm not?

The other side of that conversation, though, is that we have no idea how they got that award. They have lower numbers than mine with no comparable scholarship. I sent them a full-ride at UVA and the best they could do is $120k. Thus, I have no idea how to get up to that $150k mark.


I've done the application process twice now (lawl, my life) and it still remains a mystery.

I hope Danny Ocean is doing something better than applying to law school.

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

Postby Lavitz » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:30 pm

TripTrip wrote:There was a $150k awarded two weeks ago to a TLSer. They didn't post it on here or LSN because they're trying to keep it on the DL, but that amount is not off the table.

Glad I deleted my previous post about it then.
TripTrip wrote:The other side of that conversation, though, is that we have no idea how they got that award. They have lower numbers than mine with no comparable scholarship. I sent them a full-ride at UVA and the best they could do is $120k. Thus, I have no idea how to get up to that $150k mark.

I think it's just luck. Someone must've turned down a Dean's and they decided to pick someone else to get that amount. They just happened to pick them instead of you.




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