WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby rion91 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:57 am

Lebrarian_Booker wrote:
MarkinKansasCity wrote:
rion91 wrote:
MarkinKansasCity wrote:Well, I met a couple of you last night. What did you guys think of one of Missouri's finest dive bars? (with $1 wells and pbr)

Wow... Don't get all pretentious up in here! :roll:


notsureifsrs

I'm the guy who made jello shots with a $10 handle of vodka for my house party. Pretension isn't really my thing.


Very preftigious

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby BlackCanary » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:12 pm

When you guys got scholly, did you get a financial aid award letter with the entire package or was there a separate email with just scholly info?
I'm trying to figure out if what I got was just a response to submitting the fafsa and if I might still get some scholly.

:(

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Lebrarian_Booker » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:13 pm

BlackCanary wrote:When you guys got scholly, did you get a financial aid award letter with the entire package or was there a separate email with just scholly info?
I'm trying to figure out if what I got was just a response to submitting the fafsa and if I might still get some scholly.

:(


Mine didn't come at all, so idk

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:14 pm

Mine was separate. I can't imagine that's changed since last year. You guys need to quit freaking out. I didn't get my final scholly offer until the middle of June.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby rion91 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:16 pm

In other news how many people are attending? Looks like 200 matriculated last year... Probably about that amount attending if you add those attending but on the fence about attending?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby DoveBodyWash » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:17 pm

rion91 wrote:In other news how many people are attending? Looks like 200 matriculated last year... Probably about that amount attending if you add those attending but on the fence about attending?

your class is going to be bigger than ours...dunno by how much though
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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:18 pm

cusenation wrote:
rion91 wrote:In other news how many people are attending? Looks like 200 matriculated last year... Probably about that amount attending if you add those attending but on the fence about attending?

your class is going to be bigger than ours


Cuse, do you go hang out with our Adcomms? Because you seem to have all this info a little earlier than everyone else.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby JustHawkin » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:21 pm

MarkinKansasCity wrote:Mine was separate. I can't imagine that's changed since last year. You guys need to quit freaking out. I didn't get my final scholly offer until the middle of June.

I feel a majority applying this cycle, at least on this forum, are so impatient.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby jk148706 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:26 pm

MarkinKansasCity wrote:Mine was separate. I can't imagine that's changed since last year. You guys need to quit freaking out. I didn't get my final scholly offer until the middle of June.


Lol. That's great you could wait until June, but for a lot of people, decisions need to be made before then. SO will have to find a job wherever we end up

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby angels2fly » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:26 pm

JustHawkin wrote:
MarkinKansasCity wrote:Mine was separate. I can't imagine that's changed since last year. You guys need to quit freaking out. I didn't get my final scholly offer until the middle of June.

I feel a majority applying this cycle, at least on this forum, are so impatient.


we belong to the generation of instant gratification

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby DoveBodyWash » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:27 pm

MarkinKansasCity wrote:
cusenation wrote:
rion91 wrote:In other news how many people are attending? Looks like 200 matriculated last year... Probably about that amount attending if you add those attending but on the fence about attending?

your class is going to be bigger than ours


Cuse, do you go hang out with our Adcomms? Because you seem to have all this info a little earlier than everyone else.

lol SBA

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Naijababy93 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:29 pm

Just got the email for the financial aid award letter, with the breakdown of loans and scholarships. Does anyone know if this is the final scholarship offer? Or will awards still be reviewed later. Thanks

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:30 pm

jk148706 wrote:
MarkinKansasCity wrote:Mine was separate. I can't imagine that's changed since last year. You guys need to quit freaking out. I didn't get my final scholly offer until the middle of June.


Lol. That's great you could wait until June, but for a lot of people, decisions need to be made before then. SO will have to find a job wherever we end up


I got my initial offer in March, and my SO is fortunate enough to work in a job where she can telecommute, as long as there's an airport reasonably close. If you really want to get biggest scholly you can, the waiting game is where it's at. You want to play the negotiations right up until you run out of time, including requesting deposit extensions. You don't want to leave money on the table. Unless your SO makes bank, you'll be better off financially get more money out of the school. How much can your SO make in 2 months? If the answer is less than ~20k, then scholly negotiations are more profitable.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby jk148706 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:40 pm

MarkinKansasCity wrote:
jk148706 wrote:
MarkinKansasCity wrote:Mine was separate. I can't imagine that's changed since last year. You guys need to quit freaking out. I didn't get my final scholly offer until the middle of June.


Lol. That's great you could wait until June, but for a lot of people, decisions need to be made before then. SO will have to find a job wherever we end up


I got my initial offer in March, and my SO is fortunate enough to work in a job where she can telecommute, as long as there's an airport reasonably close. If you really want to get biggest scholly you can, the waiting game is where it's at. You want to play the negotiations right up until you run out of time, including requesting deposit extensions. You don't want to leave money on the table. Unless your SO makes bank, you'll be better off financially get more money out of the school. How much can your SO make in 2 months? If the answer is less than ~20k, then scholly negotiations are more profitable.


For sure I wish I could wait longer. And I was being sincere when I said it was great you could wait (wish I could). But my SO is in a career that requires her to secure a job months in advance. She cant, say, get a job in her field in October. It's unfortunate to some extent, but that's why I've been wanting to see scholarship info from schools.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby rion91 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:48 pm

jk148706 wrote:
MarkinKansasCity wrote:
jk148706 wrote:
MarkinKansasCity wrote:Mine was separate. I can't imagine that's changed since last year. You guys need to quit freaking out. I didn't get my final scholly offer until the middle of June.


Lol. That's great you could wait until June, but for a lot of people, decisions need to be made before then. SO will have to find a job wherever we end up


I got my initial offer in March, and my SO is fortunate enough to work in a job where she can telecommute, as long as there's an airport reasonably close. If you really want to get biggest scholly you can, the waiting game is where it's at. You want to play the negotiations right up until you run out of time, including requesting deposit extensions. You don't want to leave money on the table. Unless your SO makes bank, you'll be better off financially get more money out of the school. How much can your SO make in 2 months? If the answer is less than ~20k, then scholly negotiations are more profitable.


For sure I wish I could wait longer. And I was being sincere when I said it was great you could wait (wish I could). But my SO is in a career that requires her to secure a job months in advance. She cant, say, get a job in her field in October. It's unfortunate to some extent, but that's why I've been wanting to see scholarship info from schools.

You can't defer until next year?
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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby stayquiet » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:51 pm

Who is the best person to email regarding scholarship negotiations at WUSTL?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby rion91 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:52 pm

stayquiet wrote:Who is the best person to email regarding scholarship negotiations at WUSTL?

I would say the admissions email but then again it is still quite early.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:57 pm

jk148706 wrote:For sure I wish I could wait longer. And I was being sincere when I said it was great you could wait (wish I could). But my SO is in a career that requires her to secure a job months in advance. She cant, say, get a job in her field in October. It's unfortunate to some extent, but that's why I've been wanting to see scholarship info from schools.


Well, don't tell the admissions people that. Make a decision based on a projected outcome, and then pretend you're still trying to decide. You could be moved in and settled telling them "I just want to make the right decision financially, and School X would be cheaper/has better outcomes/whatever. Any additional aid would really help with this decision."

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby yossarian » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:20 pm

So, on my financial award letter, I received some of my loans in Perkins loans. I thought all law schools were just Stafford then GradPLUS. My understanding is that (very small) amount on the Perkins has a fixed 5% rate and doesn't accrue interest until I enter repayment. Anything else I need to know? Is this common at law schools?

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby BillsFan9907 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:55 pm

Full tuition scholarship offer on 2/28. Was in Spam folder as well, which was weird as all my WUSTL mail went to inbox.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby wealtheow » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:00 pm

yossarian71 wrote:So, on my financial award letter, I received some of my loans in Perkins loans. I thought all law schools were just Stafford then GradPLUS. My understanding is that (very small) amount on the Perkins has a fixed 5% rate and doesn't accrue interest until I enter repayment. Anything else I need to know? Is this common at law schools?


perkins funds at most schools are more limited than the other loan products, so they are reserved for the highest-need students generally.
the loan is in deferment status (no interest) until you graduate or drop below half-time status, and then you get an additional nine month interest free grace period after that.
there are some good cancellation benefits as well, not much for attorneys though unless you go work in a public defender/DA office.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby yossarian » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:18 pm

wealtheow wrote:perkins funds at most schools are more limited than the other loan products, so they are reserved for the highest-need students generally.


Thanks wealtheow

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby ponyboy7 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:39 pm

Did people's status checker change post-interview? I did my interview exactly a week ago (which I thought went great) but my status is still Application Documents Received 2/18/2014. I'm not freaking out or anything, just curious.

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby rion91 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:46 pm

ponyboy7 wrote:Did people's status checker change post-interview? I did my interview exactly a week ago (which I thought went great) but my status is still Application Documents Received 2/18/2014. I'm not freaking out or anything, just curious.

I did my interview yesterday.

Status: Interview Complete
Current Status Date: 3/6/2014

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Re: WUSTL c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby RonBurgundy » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:42 pm

ponyboy7 wrote:Did people's status checker change post-interview? I did my interview exactly a week ago (which I thought went great) but my status is still Application Documents Received 2/18/2014. I'm not freaking out or anything, just curious.


I did my interview this week and now it reads Application Documents Received too. Except my date changed to reflect the interview date 3/4/2014. I am sure there isn't much to read into. We will all probably hear back soon.




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