American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

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Wbrem
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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Wbrem » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:51 pm

BigJimboOrleans wrote:Honestly I'm really frustrated and kindof scared right now. I have no idea what to do. My income is maybe $10k a year at best, they only offered me $7,500/yr merit, and gave me zero grants even with an EFC of 0 (and the max stafford loan - 20,500). There's no way in heck I can come up with ~$30k a year in private loans. I'm going to attempt to call the FA office tomorrow. Other than that, what am I supposed to do? Any suggestions?


You applied for need based money and got declined? Have you tried calling the financial aid department to ask why you did not receive any need based grants? Maybe it was due to your parents' income. It's so silly that parental income is a requirement.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby BigJimboOrleans » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:32 pm

It's definitely not parental income, I'm a 27yr old army vet and my parents are broke anyway. I'm assuming that I did get declined, based on the only thing in my financial aid award letter being the 20,500 stafford loan. They (strategically?) sent the award letter at 4:58pm today, so I have to call them tomorrow. My deposit deadline is less than a week away :/

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby BankruptMe » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:39 pm

BigJimboOrleans wrote:It's definitely not parental income, I'm a 27yr old army vet and my parents are broke anyway. I'm assuming that I did get declined, based on the only thing in my financial aid award letter being the 20,500 stafford loan. They (strategically?) sent the award letter at 4:58pm today, so I have to call them tomorrow. My deposit deadline is less than a week away :/


Unless your credit is absolutely screwed, you are supposed to take out Grad Plus loans for the remainder. I believe the interest on that accumulates as soon as you receive the loan.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby amja107 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:40 pm

BigJimboOrleans wrote:It's definitely not parental income, I'm a 27yr old army vet and my parents are broke anyway. I'm assuming that I did get declined, based on the only thing in my financial aid award letter being the 20,500 stafford loan. They (strategically?) sent the award letter at 4:58pm today, so I have to call them tomorrow. My deposit deadline is less than a week away :/



You should definitely call the FA office. I had an EFC of 0 and I received the full 16k+ 5k/year for merit aid.

I talked to my assigned FA adviser at the school and apart from the stafford loan, you have to take out the rest through grad plus loans as bankrupt mentioned. She advised to apply for this around June ( though I can't particularly remember why). This grad plus loan will cover the remainder of the cost.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby ellewoods179 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:43 pm

Did the scholarship offer come on the admission letter? The one that had the magnet? Or does it come in an entirely separate packet?

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby nenydcusc » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:44 pm

BankruptMe wrote:
BigJimboOrleans wrote:It's definitely not parental income, I'm a 27yr old army vet and my parents are broke anyway. I'm assuming that I did get declined, based on the only thing in my financial aid award letter being the 20,500 stafford loan. They (strategically?) sent the award letter at 4:58pm today, so I have to call them tomorrow. My deposit deadline is less than a week away :/


Unless your credit is absolutely screwed, you are supposed to take out Grad Plus loans for the remainder. I believe the interest on that accumulates as soon as you receive the loan.


FYI, interest begins accruing immediately for both Grad Plus loans and the (unsubsidized) stafford loans. Subsidized Stafford loans are the ones where interest does not accrue until you've finished school, and those are now only available for undergraduate studies.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby amja107 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:36 am

ellewoods179 wrote:Did the scholarship offer come on the admission letter? The one that had the magnet? Or does it come in an entirely separate packet?



Mine didn't. I received mine via e-mail about a month after being accepted. My financial aid offer followed a few days after.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Smer45 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:20 pm

Just received an unsolicited scholarship increase from 15k a year to 17.5k

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Wbrem » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:42 pm

amja107 wrote:
BigJimboOrleans wrote:It's definitely not parental income, I'm a 27yr old army vet and my parents are broke anyway. I'm assuming that I did get declined, based on the only thing in my financial aid award letter being the 20,500 stafford loan. They (strategically?) sent the award letter at 4:58pm today, so I have to call them tomorrow. My deposit deadline is less than a week away :/



You should definitely call the FA office. I had an EFC of 0 and I received the full 16k+ 5k/year for merit aid.

I talked to my assigned FA adviser at the school and apart from the stafford loan, you have to take out the rest through grad plus loans as bankrupt mentioned. She advised to apply for this around June ( though I can't particularly remember why). This grad plus loan will cover the remainder of the cost.


Same here. I had an EFC above 0 actually and still recieved the full $16k need based + $5k merit. There has to be a mistake BigJimbo, unless you submitted too late and the aid was all given out.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby BigJimboOrleans » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:44 pm

Wbrem wrote:Same here. I had an EFC above 0 actually and still recieved the full $16k need based + $5k merit. There has to be a mistake BigJimbo, unless you submitted too late and the aid was all given out.


Yeah, most of my application ended up being after the need based date due to Feb LSAT. I spoke with them and learned I could appeal though, so I'm in the process of doing so - wish BigJim luck!

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Shirosham » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:24 am

Withdrew. 17.5k a yr back in! Good luck guys!

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby kristopher33 » Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:47 pm

In off waitlist as of yesterday. I received an email requesting that I reassure of my level of interest and provide a telephone number. I did so and received a call within 30 minutes with an offer of admission. Just FYI for those of you wondering if they are accessing the waitlist at this time.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Meowaka » Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:41 pm

I'm on waitlist, so I guess I'll be emailing them soon with an updated volunteer position through work.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Sheryl » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:13 pm

kristopher33 wrote:In off waitlist as of yesterday. I received an email requesting that I reassure of my level of interest and provide a telephone number. I did so and received a call within 30 minutes with an offer of admission. Just FYI for those of you wondering if they are accessing the waitlist at this time.


Congratulations! I am also on waitlist. Do you mind telling me what your LSAT score and GPA is? Are they considering higher scores applicants now?

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby BankruptMe » Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:31 pm

Any other waitlist activity

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby rowyourboat » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:25 am

Checking in from the wait list - how many of us do you think there are? How many of you (wait listed) are ready to accept if American offers?

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby BankruptMe » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:38 am

I may be.

I talked with my dad last night. He said its a lot of risk, but he said it is potentially a lot of reward so I should consider it over the small regional that is going to give me $.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby amw5471 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:20 am

Admitted off the waitlist with 12.5k a year on Thursday 4/19. PM for numbers. I was given 24 hrs to decide if I wanted to deposit $900 or not. Looks like I will be headed to American next year.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Sheryl » Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:35 pm

amw5471 wrote:Admitted off the waitlist with 12.5k a year on Thursday 4/19. PM for numbers. I was given 24 hrs to decide if I wanted to deposit $900 or not. Looks like I will be headed to American next year.


Congratulations! Did you send you email first before they called you? I am also on wait list. Do they first consider waitlist applicants with higher LSAT/GPA?

Congrats again! :)

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby amw5471 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:55 pm

Sheryl wrote:
amw5471 wrote:Admitted off the waitlist with 12.5k a year on Thursday 4/19. PM for numbers. I was given 24 hrs to decide if I wanted to deposit $900 or not. Looks like I will be headed to American next year.


Congratulations! Did you send you email first before they called you? I am also on wait list. Do they first consider waitlist applicants with higher LSAT/GPA?

Congrats again! :)


I received an email asking me if I was still interested in the school and to provide a phone number. I was called within 30 minutes of responding. I actually had neglected to send a LOCI before WCL contacted me.

I have no idea about who they consider off the waitlist first, I'm sorry!

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby BankruptMe » Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:59 pm

From the looks of it, they are trying to hold medians right now.

So if you got close to a median LSAT, you will probably get the call.

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby kristopher33 » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:18 am

BankruptMe wrote:From the looks of it, they are trying to hold medians right now.

So if you got close to a median LSAT, you will probably get the call.

Agreed

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby Sheryl » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:37 am

BankruptMe wrote:From the looks of it, they are trying to hold medians right now.

So if you got close to a median LSAT, you will probably get the call.


Thank you for your info! What is there median LSAT? 154? 156?

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Re: American University- WCL c/o 2017 Applicants

Postby BankruptMe » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:41 am

Sheryl wrote:
BankruptMe wrote:From the looks of it, they are trying to hold medians right now.

So if you got close to a median LSAT, you will probably get the call.


Thank you for your info! What is there median LSAT? 154? 156?


I think if you got between 153 - 160, you should be getting the call




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