In at Stanford: Class of 2016

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby bernaldiaz » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:29 pm

vzapana wrote:yeah guys, if you haven't done it yet, get your SUNET ID's done asap. Also, you already have one, if you were accepted to Stanford undergrad; they just keep that one on file, even if you ultimately declined the offer.


Subtle I got into stanford UG humblebrag :lol: :lol:

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:09 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
vzapana wrote:yeah guys, if you haven't done it yet, get your SUNET ID's done asap. Also, you already have one, if you were accepted to Stanford undergrad; they just keep that one on file, even if you ultimately declined the offer.


Subtle I got into stanford UG humblebrag :lol: :lol:


Lolz... Stanford UG rejected the crap out of me

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby vzapana » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:52 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:
vzapana wrote:yeah guys, if you haven't done it yet, get your SUNET ID's done asap. Also, you already have one, if you were accepted to Stanford undergrad; they just keep that one on file, even if you ultimately declined the offer.


Subtle I got into stanford UG humblebrag :lol: :lol:


lawl yeah :wink:

ManOfTheMinute wrote: Lolz... Stanford UG rejected the crap out of me


:(

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby Alassio » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:07 am

Do you lovely people know of different (and cheap) options for moving stuff from coast to coast?
I did a brief search but found prices quoted around 3-4k for a company where you fill a "cube" with your stuff and they ship it.

I wouldn't need to move much to Stanford, obviously, but definitely clothes, kitchen stuff (dishes, pots, etc), my mattress, and probably a few other things.

A cross country trip with a uhaul truck does not sound like much fun, and it's pretty expensive.

Or is it just better to buy everything again?

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby southwick » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:27 am

If all you're bringing is really kitchen stuff and clothes, you ought to just ship it (FedEx or UPS—SLS will give you information on both of those options, including whether or not the local offices will hold your stuff for free if it beats you out here). I would re-buy the mattress out here—there's no reason to pay hundreds of dollars for a cube or a truck if you're not bringing furniture.

For what it's worth, I drove a truck out here (I was bringing furniture). Budget ended up being the best deal by far.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby Alassio » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:23 am

Thanks.

FYI just got my aid letter. SLS will cost me $7k more than Harvard, not explained by COL differences. That, plus moving costs and increased travel costs to see my family is probably more like 10k difference.

Wut? I thought SLS was *more* generous?

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby bernaldiaz » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:35 am

Alassio wrote:Thanks.

FYI just got my aid letter. SLS will cost me $7k more than Harvard, not explained by COL differences. That, plus moving costs and increased travel costs to see my family is probably more like 10k difference.

Wut? I thought SLS was *more* generous?


I wonder if Stanford's commitment to the yellow ribbon program has used up a lot of the need based budget

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby spicyyoda17 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:26 pm

Received my finaid package this morning (submitted info mid-Feb).

Total COA for SLS will be ~$12-15k more than HLS. I'm still planning on attending ASW next weekend - who else is going?

Random/shallow question: at ASW, do we get a discount at the bookstore? I know they do this at Harvard's ASW.

Anyway - have a great weekend everybody!

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby vzapana » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:16 pm

spicyyoda17 wrote:Received my finaid package this morning (submitted info mid-Feb).

Total COA for SLS will be ~$12-15k more than HLS. I'm still planning on attending ASW next weekend - who else is going?

Random/shallow question: at ASW, do we get a discount at the bookstore? I know they do this at Harvard's ASW.

Anyway - have a great weekend everybody!


That discount was such a troll. Apparently matriculated hls students get that discount anyway...

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:19 pm

Sorry to hear yoda - I hope that's for all three years?

Anybody else still waiting on an aid package?

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby spicyyoda17 » Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:52 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:Sorry to hear yoda - I hope that's for all three years?

Anybody else still waiting on an aid package?

Yes - that is the total difference over all 3 years

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby az21833 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:29 am

im really confused by my aid package.

why does it say i have to pay 25K myself "student contribution" - can't i take this out in gradplus loans? and where are the grants listed, i dont see them anywhere in the calculation.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby Vincent » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:50 am

Never have I been happier to say:

Checking in.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby BalanceCare » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:52 pm

I'll be at ASW... More and more research I do, more appealing this looks. Was really enjoying the certainty of just going to HLS but this is getting tough...

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby bernaldiaz » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:06 pm

What're the nicest clothes that people are bringing to ASW? No jacket/tie right? Also, depending on when people are arriving at SFO we could coordinate to split shuttle rides or whatever, that was pretty expensive when I was out at Stanford earlier in the year. Or is anyone getting a rental car? And when are people leaving? I have a Sunday afternoon flight but sort of want to change it to Monday morning it looks like the programming goes straight through Sunday.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby polareagle » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:28 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:What're the nicest clothes that people are bringing to ASW? No jacket/tie right? Also, depending on when people are arriving at SFO we could coordinate to split shuttle rides or whatever, that was pretty expensive when I was out at Stanford earlier in the year. Or is anyone getting a rental car? And when are people leaving? I have a Sunday afternoon flight but sort of want to change it to Monday morning it looks like the programming goes straight through Sunday.


Make sure to use the student discount if you take SuperShuttle: http://transportation.stanford.edu/pdf/SuperShuttle-Discount-Flyer.pdf

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:44 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:What're the nicest clothes that people are bringing to ASW? No jacket/tie right? Also, depending on when people are arriving at SFO we could coordinate to split shuttle rides or whatever, that was pretty expensive when I was out at Stanford earlier in the year. Or is anyone getting a rental car? And when are people leaving? I have a Sunday afternoon flight but sort of want to change it to Monday morning it looks like the programming goes straight through Sunday.


Definitely change it. Plus, then you'd get to sit it on a class and complete the SLS experience! I wasn't even planning on bringing slacks. The most formal I was thinking was jeans and a polo... But I've been wrong before

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby az21833 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:05 pm

Hey sorry guys - I just wanted to confirm a few things.

(1) - For those of you that received aid from Stanford - did it just show up in the second box of the second page along with Perkins/Stafford/Grad loans? I just want to make sure I am not missing anything.

(2) - Also, regarding the student contribution, does anybody know if SLS will give us grad plus loans to cover that?

(3) - Lastly, does anybody know why COL at SLS is so much higher than every other school? If you take COA and take out tuition its over 30K a year, even Columbia's is in the mid 20's and theres no way Palo Alto is more expensive than Manhattan...anybody else notice this?

thanks guys.
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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby bernaldiaz » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:16 pm

Also it looks like there's no programming for non-minorities on Friday. Anyone want to hit the links Friday afternoon? The Stanford golf course is supposed to be amazing, and I've been trapped in the Midwest all winter.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby Yukos » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:17 pm

At Harvard ASW a tie would be completely out of place. I went with the generic plaid shirt/dark jeans and that seemed pretty typical.

I get in Friday night and leave on a Sunday night red eye.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby ManOfTheMinute » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:57 pm

bernaldiaz wrote:Also it looks like there's no programming for non-minorities on Friday. Anyone want to hit the links Friday afternoon? The Stanford golf course is supposed to be amazing, and I've been trapped in the Midwest all winter.


What time are you flying in?

Az - they will give you loans for the student part, but I do not believe its LRAP eligible. For COA differences, just look at how they add up to get the $83K... Ad then realize that the more loans you take, the higher the interest portion of COA will be. I imagine its a combo of this interest and of the school's estimate non-tuition expenses....

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby bernaldiaz » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:58 pm

ManOfTheMinute wrote:
bernaldiaz wrote:Also it looks like there's no programming for non-minorities on Friday. Anyone want to hit the links Friday afternoon? The Stanford golf course is supposed to be amazing, and I've been trapped in the Midwest all winter.


What time are you flying in?

Az - they will give you loans for the student part, but I do not believe its LRAP eligible. For COA differences, just look at how they add up to get the $83K... Ad then realize that the more loans you take, the higher the interest portion of COA will be. I imagine its a combo of this interest and of the school's estimate non-tuition expenses....


I land around 11 in San Fran

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby callmemaybe84 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:50 pm

Okay, so, I'm posting in here because I don't know where else I can post and not be an unbearable braggart. Am I absolutely crazy to think that Stanford is a better choice for policy-related/DC law/litigation in DC that involves the fedgov than Harvard? I know it's a broad area but I'm a 0L and don't know what I'll actually end up doing. Does anyone want to tell me I'm stupid, or right or, have any thoughts on this choice?

Debt out of both would be the same.

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby az21833 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:52 pm

yes, SLS is better for this. better outcomes than HLS in this arena. due in large part to its intimate size

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Re: In at Stanford: Class of 2016

Postby tirakon » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:11 pm

callmemaybe84 wrote:Okay, so, I'm posting in here because I don't know where else I can post and not be an unbearable braggart. Am I absolutely crazy to think that Stanford is a better choice for policy-related/DC law/litigation in DC that involves the fedgov than Harvard? I know it's a broad area but I'm a 0L and don't know what I'll actually end up doing. Does anyone want to tell me I'm stupid, or right or, have any thoughts on this choice?

Debt out of both would be the same.


az21833 wrote:yes, SLS is better for this. better outcomes than HLS in this arena. due in large part to its intimate size


I'm not sure I agree with this. SLS has an edge for clerkship placement, but I think when it comes to DC jobs Harvard's much larger network actually gives it a bigger advantage. Even adjusted for size, I think HLS dominates SLS at the prestigious DC firms, and in government policy jobs.




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