FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

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Re: FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby kobe1020 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:13 am

AT9 wrote:
PalmBay wrote:
itachiuchiha wrote:did they flat out send an offer or did they send you an email telling you to apply for merit scholarships?

Based on a previous post by the same person, they send an e-mail.
I got the same thing today, it's an application for a scholarship, so it seems they don't work out scholarships when deciding to admit/deny/wait-list.


Yes, I got an e-mail and applied about a week ago.

mvonh001 wrote:
AT9 wrote:Got my scholarship offer today via e-mail: $42,000, in-state tuition.


Did you write that paragraph at the end of the scholarship application? Or just apply for merit aid?


I think so - I just mentioned some reasons why I'd be getting no family support during law school because I checked the box for need-based aid. Though, it appears that my scholarship is about on par with what you'd expect given the median drops. Also, it has no stips!


Congrats man. So you got the tuition down to in-state rate, and on top of that they give you 14k/year (42k in total)? That is simply magic! basically you are paying 5k for tuition per year which is insane :P

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Re: FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby AT9 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:03 am

Thanks! To clarify, I didn't get an instate waiver or anything - I just happen to be a FL resident. But yeah, $14K/year which is essentially a 2/3 scholarship. Makes FSU awfully cheap!

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Re: FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby kobe1020 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:34 pm

AT9 wrote:Thanks! To clarify, I didn't get an instate waiver or anything - I just happen to be a FL resident. But yeah, $14K/year which is essentially a 2/3 scholarship. Makes FSU awfully cheap!


ok..that explains something.

but anyways it is awesome!

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Re: FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby PalmBay » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:06 pm

Applied only for the merit based scholarship and didn't fill out the box at the bottom personally.

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Re: FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby IgosduIkana » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:06 pm

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Re: FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby leib10 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:21 am

Checking in.

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Re: FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby garrettnicole92 » Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:14 pm

I got the call Friday!
160/3.59, waiting to hear back on $$

First acceptance, so that's a weight off.

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Re: FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby rowdyreptile5861 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:56 pm

Accepted this past Monday. Just heard back on $$. 10K per year, 30k total. Not a bad day at the office.

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Postby Keicar » Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:36 pm

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Re: FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby AT9 » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:59 pm

Congrats everybody!

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Re: FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby garrettnicole92 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:49 am

For those of you who are accepted/have your scholarship info, how long did it take you to find out?
I got the call on Thursday and the scholarship email on Friday but still haven't gotten the acceptance packet or heard back as far as $$$ goes.

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Re: FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby PalmBay » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:03 am

garrettnicole92 wrote:For those of you who are accepted/have your scholarship info, how long did it take you to find out?
I got the call on Thursday and the scholarship email on Friday but still haven't gotten the acceptance packet or heard back as far as $$$ goes.


4 days for me. I applied for merit on the 14th and go the e-mail on the 18th, it was later in the day when I received the e-mail, like 4-6 ish.

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Re: FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby garrettnicole92 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:19 pm

PalmBay wrote:
garrettnicole92 wrote:For those of you who are accepted/have your scholarship info, how long did it take you to find out?
I got the call on Thursday and the scholarship email on Friday but still haven't gotten the acceptance packet or heard back as far as $$$ goes.


4 days for me. I applied for merit on the 14th and go the e-mail on the 18th, it was later in the day when I received the e-mail, like 4-6 ish.


Well, I got the letter today, so maybe that means I'll hear something soon.

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Postby Keicar » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:29 pm

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Re: FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby garrettnicole92 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:27 am

Keicar wrote:
garrettnicole92 wrote:For those of you who are accepted/have your scholarship info, how long did it take you to find out?
I got the call on Thursday and the scholarship email on Friday but still haven't gotten the acceptance packet or heard back as far as $$$ goes.


It took 3 days after the phone call for me to receive the scholarship decision. Pretty sure I was told it could take upwards of 2 weeks though.


I'm assuming its taking a little longer for me because my LSAT is closer to their median that the people who heard back the fastest, or something along those lines. I'd love to know though, good grief.

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Re: FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby Roberrrrto » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:38 pm

Does anyone know if the admissions office is open this week (Thanksgiving week)?

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Re: FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby garrettnicole92 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:13 pm

Roberrrrto wrote:Does anyone know if the admissions office is open this week (Thanksgiving week)?


I talked to them today and they are closed Thursday and Friday.

Oddly enough, I talked to them because they called me to see if I had received my scholarship e-mail that they apparently sent a week or so ago, but that I never received. They said they would resend it, so keep your fingers crossed that I get it tomorrow! If not I'll have to wait forever to find out.

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Re: FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby mvonh001 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:36 pm

i got 30k. no stips.

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Re: FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby garrettnicole92 » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:30 pm

I got 20k no stips, but divided between all three years. Not exactly the best offer I've gotten yet, especially since I'll be paying out of state tuition for at least one year...

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Re: FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby Roberrrrto » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:23 am

Hi there,

I was admitted a few weeks ago and received a small scholarship offer. Has anyone tried negotiating a better offer? I tried (while FSU was my only admit) and was told it was not possible now but may be later in the cycle and they would contact me.

I now have a $45,000 scholarship offer from a peer school out of state so I am wondering if I should try again using that scholarship as leverage. I'd really like to go to FSU but am very averse to taking on any more debt.

Any thoughts?

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Re: FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby PalmBay » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:33 pm

Roberrrrto wrote:Hi there,

I was admitted a few weeks ago and received a small scholarship offer. Has anyone tried negotiating a better offer? I tried (while FSU was my only admit) and was told it was not possible now but may be later in the cycle and they would contact me.

I now have a $45,000 scholarship offer from a peer school out of state so I am wondering if I should try again using that scholarship as leverage. I'd really like to go to FSU but am very averse to taking on any more debt.

Any thoughts?

Think about this from the standpoint of the school. They don't have an unlimited amount of scholarship money. It's their most valuable asset in terms of attracting strong candidates. They will get tons of applications throughout the month and into 2014. They won't negotiate scholarships at this point because they need to make sure they'll have enough later on in the cycle.

With that said, once people start deciding on their schools, there's a possibility a candidate who was offered money doesn't go to FSU. They withdraw their application and that money goes back into the pool. That's when you get to negotiate for a better offer. Or FSU ends up not giving out as much money initially, and they have money left over.

Just wait till later in the cycle and send a convincing letter that you are very much interested in FSU. Also, yes, you can mention your other scholarship and use it as leverage, but be careful not to sound like you're taking FSU as hostage.

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Re: FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby Charlestonsfb60 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:15 pm

Does anybody know if FSU gives out any OOS waivers for first year??? I grew up in FL but have not been a resident for about 6 years.

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Re: FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby phaynes1 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:34 pm

Sent out my app today.

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Re: FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby PalmBay » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:31 pm

FSU was a "safe" school for me, but I've been warming up to them since having been admitted.

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Re: FSU C/O 2017 (2013-2014 APPLICANTS)

Postby couchpizza » Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:17 pm

Checking in. I like Tallahassee and I'd go here with a good amount of $$$$. Any of you guys remember how long it took for your apps to go under review after complete?




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