In at Stanford: Class of 2016

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby spicyyoda17 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:35 pm

anela00 wrote:I just got my financial aid offer via email. I am so confused...it is so different from my one from Yale.


When did you submit the forms?

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:36 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
anela00 wrote:I just got my financial aid offer via email. I am so confused...it is so different from my one from Yale.


Can you expand on that? Better, worse?

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby anela00 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:48 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
anela00 wrote:I just got my financial aid offer via email. I am so confused...it is so different from my one from Yale.


Can you expand on that? Better, worse?


spicyyoda17 wrote: When did you submit the forms?


I submitted everything less than two weeks ago.

It's hard to elaborate without giving away too many details. The grant aid is about the same as Yale, and Stanford will require significantly more debt (which is not completely explained by the higher COL in Palo Alto when doing the calculations). But the parental and student contributions are dramatically different in each package. So completely confused.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:59 pm

anela00 wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:
anela00 wrote:I just got my financial aid offer via email. I am so confused...it is so different from my one from Yale.


Can you expand on that? Better, worse?


spicyyoda17 wrote: When did you submit the forms?


I submitted everything less than two weeks ago.

It's hard to elaborate without giving away too many details. The grant aid is about the same as Yale, and Stanford will require significantly more debt (which is not completely explained by the higher COL in Palo Alto when doing the calculations). But the parental and student contributions are dramatically different in each package. So completely confused.


Hmmm sounds confusing... well here's to hoping that SLS releases the aid packages with the least grant money first!

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby vividviolin » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:32 pm

I just got the email telling me my award letter is ready, but I need to create my SUNet ID before I can view it...which can take up to 24 hours to process. So close and yet so far...

To those out there waiting, I would suggest trying to create your SUNet ID now so you don't have to wait more later:
1. Visit the SUNet ID web page at http://SUNetid.stanford.edu/.
2. Choose the "Request My Own SUNet ID" link.
3. Follow the instructions on the page.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby bernaldiaz » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:05 pm

vividviolin wrote:I just got the email telling me my award letter is ready, but I need to create my SUNet ID before I can view it...which can take up to 24 hours to process. So close and yet so far...

To those out there waiting, I would suggest trying to create your SUNet ID now so you don't have to wait more later:
1. Visit the SUNet ID web page at http://SUNetid.stanford.edu/.
2. Choose the "Request My Own SUNet ID" link.
3. Follow the instructions on the page.


Thanks, good intel!

Does the email come in from admissions or financial aid? Not that it makes a huge difference, I was just wondering if Dean Deal was involved in the financial aid process or it was entirely handled by office of financial aid.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:19 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
vividviolin wrote:I just got the email telling me my award letter is ready, but I need to create my SUNet ID before I can view it...which can take up to 24 hours to process. So close and yet so far...

To those out there waiting, I would suggest trying to create your SUNet ID now so you don't have to wait more later:
1. Visit the SUNet ID web page at http://SUNetid.stanford.edu/.
2. Choose the "Request My Own SUNet ID" link.
3. Follow the instructions on the page.


Thanks, good intel!

Does the email come in from admissions or financial aid? Not that it makes a huge difference, I was just wondering if Dean Deal was involved in the financial aid process or it was entirely handled by office of financial aid.


She is in charge of financial aid (her title is both admissions and financial aid) - that being said, I doubt she gets involved unless their is a very unique case or something

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby spicyyoda17 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:41 pm

Boom. ASW tix purchased for me and the wife. Still no info on finaid, but hoping for and assuming the best. If it's low, we may have to change course and go to UChi's ASW, but for now, we are planning on being in Palo Alto in a few weekends. We had a 20% off Southwest coupon that expired last night, so that's why we pulled the plug.

Hope to see many of you there!

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby pacifica » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:11 pm

Got my finaid email today. Now need to wait 24 hours before accessing it, grrh. Paperwork sent on February 7th.

Unless the $$ numbers are earth-shattering, I will most likely officially withdraw. But I promise to give you guys a breakdown of S vs Y $ because I'm pretty sure I'm already outted...

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:16 pm

pacifica wrote:Got my finaid email today. Now need to wait 24 hours before accessing it, grrh. Paperwork sent on February 7th.

Unless the $$ numbers are earth-shattering, I will most likely officially withdraw. But I promise to give you guys a breakdown of S vs Y $ because I'm pretty sure I'm already outted...


Hahah yeah, I think we're a little past anonymity for you at this point

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby pacifica » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:20 pm

OK, I was able to to access my aid letter just now.

I'm also VERY confused... especially when compared to Yale. The breakdowns are much more descriptive in Yale's aid letter, and almost non-existent in Stanford's.

Basic info without giving away literally all my privacy, I'm a poor grad student with very little savings to speak of, single, no spouse or children, but I have relatively well-off parents (200+), only child, age 27 when I start (so 50% parental contribution).

Stanford's cost of attendance was tabbed at 82K versus Yale's 75K. After a base package of government loans for both schools, Yale required parental contribution, and gave me what was left in a straight up grant. Stanford didn't indicate what the expected parental contribution was, but simply asked me to take everything else in a separate graduate loan.

Well that made my decision easy: an itty-bitty of money versus literally no money with a high cost of living...

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby bernaldiaz » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:42 pm

pacifica wrote:OK, I was able to to access my aid letter just now.

I'm also VERY confused... especially when compared to Yale. The breakdowns are much more descriptive in Yale's aid letter, and almost non-existent in Stanford's.

Basic info without giving away literally all my privacy, I'm a poor grad student with very little savings to speak of, single, no spouse or children, but I have relatively well-off parents (200+), only child, age 27 when I start (so 50% parental contribution).

Stanford's cost of attendance was tabbed at 82K versus Yale's 75K. After a base package of government loans for both schools, Yale required parental contribution, and gave me what was left in a straight up grant. Stanford didn't indicate what the expected parental contribution was, but simply asked me to take everything else in a separate graduate loan.

Well that made my decision easy: an itty-bitty of money versus literally no money with a high cost of living...


Dang this a bummer, it seems like Stanford this year isn't quite as generous as they have been said to be in the past, where one could typically expect H or Y * 1.5 in grant.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby callmemaybe84 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:43 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
pacifica wrote:OK, I was able to to access my aid letter just now.

I'm also VERY confused... especially when compared to Yale. The breakdowns are much more descriptive in Yale's aid letter, and almost non-existent in Stanford's.

Basic info without giving away literally all my privacy, I'm a poor grad student with very little savings to speak of, single, no spouse or children, but I have relatively well-off parents (200+), only child, age 27 when I start (so 50% parental contribution).

Stanford's cost of attendance was tabbed at 82K versus Yale's 75K. After a base package of government loans for both schools, Yale required parental contribution, and gave me what was left in a straight up grant. Stanford didn't indicate what the expected parental contribution was, but simply asked me to take everything else in a separate graduate loan.

Well that made my decision easy: an itty-bitty of money versus literally no money with a high cost of living...


Dang this a bummer, it seems like Stanford this year isn't quite as generous as they have been said to be in the past, where one could typically expect H or Y * 1.5 in grant.


I was about that, just got my aid letter. H*1.4ish

Made this a very tough choice.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby amonthofsundays » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:00 pm

I just got my letter too. I have to say I am pretty pleased. They came pretty damn close to taking COA minus 39k and giving me the rest in fellowship. Not exactly, but this is going to be a very hard offer to top by any other school.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby vzapana » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:33 pm

pacifica wrote:OK, I was able to to access my aid letter just now.

I'm also VERY confused... especially when compared to Yale. The breakdowns are much more descriptive in Yale's aid letter, and almost non-existent in Stanford's.

Basic info without giving away literally all my privacy, I'm a poor grad student with very little savings to speak of, single, no spouse or children, but I have relatively well-off parents (200+), only child, age 27 when I start (so 50% parental contribution).

Stanford's cost of attendance was tabbed at 82K versus Yale's 75K. After a base package of government loans for both schools, Yale required parental contribution, and gave me what was left in a straight up grant. Stanford didn't indicate what the expected parental contribution was, but simply asked me to take everything else in a separate graduate loan.

Well that made my decision easy: an itty-bitty of money versus literally no money with a high cost of living...


you should email stanford with yale's offer. stanford has matched counter-offers in the past.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby az21833 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:17 am

is anybody else still waiting? its just an email right? maybe its in order of admission?

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby az21833 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:20 am

so ti sounds like people are getting $0 aid money? ie just stafford loan plus grad plus?

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby bernaldiaz » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:27 am

az21833 wrote:is anybody else still waiting? its just an email right? maybe its in order of admission?


I'm still waiting and I may have been the first call made this cycle, so I don't think that's it.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby spicyyoda17 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:26 am

az21833 wrote:so ti sounds like people are getting $0 aid money? ie just stafford loan plus grad plus?


Incorrect. Re-read this page.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:17 pm

spicyyoda17 wrote:
az21833 wrote:so ti sounds like people are getting $0 aid money? ie just stafford loan plus grad plus?


Incorrect. Re-read this page.



Hahahahah honestly az... you seem tense lately. Is everything ok?

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby az21833 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:07 am

pacifica wrote:OK, I was able to to access my aid letter just now.

I'm also VERY confused... especially when compared to Yale. The breakdowns are much more descriptive in Yale's aid letter, and almost non-existent in Stanford's.

Basic info without giving away literally all my privacy, I'm a poor grad student with very little savings to speak of, single, no spouse or children, but I have relatively well-off parents (200+), only child, age 27 when I start (so 50% parental contribution).

Stanford's cost of attendance was tabbed at 82K versus Yale's 75K. After a base package of government loans for both schools, Yale required parental contribution, and gave me what was left in a straight up grant. Stanford didn't indicate what the expected parental contribution was, but simply asked me to take everything else in a separate graduate loan.

Well that made my decision easy: an itty-bitty of money versus literally no money with a high cost of living...



haha sorry sorry, i meant it sounds like *some* people are not getting any aid. I read pacificas post above as saying she was given a base package of govt loans (ie stafford loans) and then was told to cover the gap between 82K and 21K with gradplus loans. Sorry - I might have completely misinterpreted here, but still no email yet. didnt have to send anything actually to SLS right just list them as a school on fafsa and need?

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby darkgrayclouds » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:27 pm

I'm also still waiting for my aid package. This is depressing.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:39 pm

darkgrayclouds wrote:I'm also still waiting for my aid package. This is depressing.


Waiting for the email wondering why SLS doesn't understand how much I love them...

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby bernaldiaz » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:35 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
darkgrayclouds wrote:I'm also still waiting for my aid package. This is depressing.


Waiting for the email wondering why SLS doesn't understand how much I love them...


So for those of us without aid packages, do we actually believe that they'll come out tomorrow as promised?

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby az21833 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:52 pm

i have faith. $$$$ tomorrow




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