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Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:24 pm
by JXander
islandrose0913 wrote:
JXander wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:It's worth noting that the official class of 2016 Facebook group now has 400 members.

:shock:



If its any consolation, I know at least a couple of people who are in the fb group but plan on going elsewhere

TELL THEM TO WITHDRAW. :P

For real, though. We're dying in the Waitlist thread.

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:28 pm
by RetakeFrenzy
JXander wrote:
islandrose0913 wrote:
JXander wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:It's worth noting that the official class of 2016 Facebook group now has 400 members.

:shock:



If its any consolation, I know at least a couple of people who are in the fb group but plan on going elsewhere

TELL THEM TO WITHDRAW. :P

For real, though. We're dying in the Waitlist thread.

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:37 pm
by islandrose0913
Haha I know how you all feel, so I'll see what I can do :wink:

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:40 pm
by BigZuck
Everything I'm seeing says that tuition and fees for next year are estimated.

UT isn't actually expecting us to deposit before we know how much we would have to pay for next year, are they?

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:53 pm
by timeandspace11
I wanted worry about the admitted students facebook group. I am on quite a few, and obviously I wont be attending those schools.

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:02 am
by risa
JXander wrote:
islandrose0913 wrote:
JXander wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:It's worth noting that the official class of 2016 Facebook group now has 400 members.

:shock:



If its any consolation, I know at least a couple of people who are in the fb group but plan on going elsewhere

TELL THEM TO WITHDRAW. :P

For real, though. We're dying in the Waitlist thread.

As you wish.

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:44 am
by romanticegotist
shifty_eyed wrote:I think UT gives everyone 3k/yr in need based grants (based on the form given me during my fin aid meeting), so be sure to check your FANs!!


Yes I was pleasantly surprised to see that. Looks like two separate grants award me each 1500 a year; it's not negligible but seeing something broken out to $750/semester sure isn't as pleasing as $3k/year haha

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:39 am
by BigZuck
Does UTs first deposit stipulate that you have to withdraw to all other schools to which you have been admitted? I don't have the paperwork right in front of me...

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:42 am
by che3055
romanticegotist wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:I think UT gives everyone 3k/yr in need based grants (based on the form given me during my fin aid meeting), so be sure to check your FANs!!


Yes I was pleasantly surprised to see that. Looks like two separate grants award me each 1500 a year; it's not negligible but seeing something broken out to $750/semester sure isn't as pleasing as $3k/year haha


I'm looking over mine and I can't find such grant listed. Additionally, my estimated cost of attendance is about $1000 more than the combination of my offered loans + partial scholarship. To find this info, I just clicked the link they emailed me, and the clicked the "Activate My Financial Award Link."

Two questions:

1. Am I looking in the right place?
2. Would it make sense for there to be that $1000 difference between the cost of attendance and the sum of my loans/scholarship? (I have no expected parental contribution either)

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:47 am
by Ned Racine
che3055 wrote:
romanticegotist wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:I think UT gives everyone 3k/yr in need based grants (based on the form given me during my fin aid meeting), so be sure to check your FANs!!


Yes I was pleasantly surprised to see that. Looks like two separate grants award me each 1500 a year; it's not negligible but seeing something broken out to $750/semester sure isn't as pleasing as $3k/year haha


I'm looking over mine and I can't find such grant listed. Additionally, my estimated cost of attendance is about $1000 more than the combination of my offered loans + partial scholarship. To find this info, I just clicked the link they emailed me, and the clicked the "Activate My Financial Award Link."

Two questions:

1. Am I looking in the right place?
2. Would it make sense for there to be that $1000 difference between the cost of attendance and the sum of my loans/scholarship? (I have no expected parental contribution either)


Same here. COA is about $1k more than my loans, and I am missing the $3k per year grant. I'm looking at the "FINANCIAL AID SHOPPING SHEET".

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:50 am
by BigZuck
3K grant seems need based, would you guys not qualify for need based do you think? And the gap in COA should probably be loan fees and these should be added to your loans. That's my guess at least.

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:52 am
by Ned Racine
BigZuck wrote:3K grant seems need based, would you guys not qualify for need based do you think? And the gap in COA should probably be loan fees and these should be added to your loans. That's my guess at least.


Doubt I would qualify. Just thought it was an automatic thing from what I was reading here... Carry on :)

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:55 am
by che3055
Ned Racine wrote:
BigZuck wrote:3K grant seems need based, would you guys not qualify for need based do you think? And the gap in COA should probably be loan fees and these should be added to your loans. That's my guess at least.


Doubt I would qualify. Just thought it was an automatic thing from what I was reading here... Carry on :)


I'm honestly not sure whether or not I would qualify. That so many people are actually reporting something makes me think that I may, but at the same time, I haven't at any other schools so far.

BigZuck wrote:Does UTs first deposit stipulate that you have to withdraw to all other schools to which you have been admitted? I don't have the paperwork right in front of me...


Also interested in this. If anyone has a link, I'd appreciate it.

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:56 am
by ajclark1992
I went to the UT Law search bar, typed in "FANs" and clicked on the first link. Then there was a link on the page to check the Electronic Financial Aid Notification. After certifying that I wasn't related to a Regent, UT revealed that I did not have any need-based offers. Seems like that where you'd go though, if any of y'all were confused on how to get to it.

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:28 pm
by BigZuck
BigZuck wrote:Everything I'm seeing says that tuition and fees for next year are estimated.

UT isn't actually expecting us to deposit before we know how much we would have to pay for next year, are they?


I'm the only one concerned about this? Last year UT cut their class size by like 60 kids, who is to say that after we have all committed that they don't raise tuition 10-20% and blame it on the "legislature" or something else. I find it deeply disturbing that we don't know how much money we are committing to paying if we decide to deposit.

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:33 pm
by curious66
BigZuck wrote:
BigZuck wrote:Everything I'm seeing says that tuition and fees for next year are estimated.

UT isn't actually expecting us to deposit before we know how much we would have to pay for next year, are they?


I'm the only one concerned about this? Last year UT cut their class size by like 60 kids, who is to say that after we have all committed that they don't raise tuition 10-20% and blame it on the "legislature" or something else. I find it deeply disturbing that we don't know how much money we are committing to paying if we decide to deposit.


+1

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:39 pm
by mg7
BigZuck wrote:
BigZuck wrote:Everything I'm seeing says that tuition and fees for next year are estimated.

UT isn't actually expecting us to deposit before we know how much we would have to pay for next year, are they?


I'm the only one concerned about this? Last year UT cut their class size by like 60 kids, who is to say that after we have all committed that they don't raise tuition 10-20% and blame it on the "legislature" or something else. I find it deeply disturbing that we don't know how much money we are committing to paying if we decide to deposit.

You should contact the admissions office and ask them to clarify for you/us.

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:43 pm
by BigZuck
mg7 wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
BigZuck wrote:Everything I'm seeing says that tuition and fees for next year are estimated.

UT isn't actually expecting us to deposit before we know how much we would have to pay for next year, are they?


I'm the only one concerned about this? Last year UT cut their class size by like 60 kids, who is to say that after we have all committed that they don't raise tuition 10-20% and blame it on the "legislature" or something else. I find it deeply disturbing that we don't know how much money we are committing to paying if we decide to deposit.

You should contact the admissions office and ask them to clarify for you/us.


Not it! :)

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:31 pm
by timeandspace11
Ned Racine wrote:
che3055 wrote:
romanticegotist wrote:
shifty_eyed wrote:I think UT gives everyone 3k/yr in need based grants (based on the form given me during my fin aid meeting), so be sure to check your FANs!!


Yes I was pleasantly surprised to see that. Looks like two separate grants award me each 1500 a year; it's not negligible but seeing something broken out to $750/semester sure isn't as pleasing as $3k/year haha


I'm looking over mine and I can't find such grant listed. Additionally, my estimated cost of attendance is about $1000 more than the combination of my offered loans + partial scholarship. To find this info, I just clicked the link they emailed me, and the clicked the "Activate My Financial Award Link."

Two questions:

1. Am I looking in the right place?
2. Would it make sense for there to be that $1000 difference between the cost of attendance and the sum of my loans/scholarship? (I have no expected parental contribution either)


Same here. COA is about $1k more than my loans, and I am missing the $3k per year grant. I'm looking at the "FINANCIAL AID SHOPPING SHEET".


Are you in state? I believe the grant is only guaranteed for in state students.

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:51 pm
by johnsbren
withdrew w/$- good luck everyone!

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:31 am
by romanticegotist
Small question: do I need a check to pay the seat deposit or can I use plastic? Don't have checks yet for new address because who the hell uses checks? Couldn't find any info on this in my email and I'm at work.

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:34 am
by hobie2515
You can use plastic but for some reason I don't think they accept Visa...

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:35 am
by romanticegotist
hobie2515 wrote:You can use plastic but for some reason I don't think they accept Visa...


Uhhh...hm. Well thanks for the info! Now where's my Diner's Club card?

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:32 pm
by Jaqen

Re: University of TEXAS c/o 2016 Applicants (2012-2013 cycle)

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:29 pm
by sheriffmclawdog1208
Wondering what some Out of staters are being asked to pay? I was pretty happy with the bump I got after matching, but I come to find it was a bump up from nothing lol. UT wants me to double the debt I'd have at a similar school and my numbers are pretty good, GPA's in the median LSAT is in the upper ranges. Worth a shot to ask for more? Do they even negotiate with you?