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

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

Postby lsatyolo » Sun May 04, 2014 2:48 pm

Scholarship bump email sent. Lets see how long this takes.

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

Postby macsdd » Mon May 05, 2014 11:25 am

Has anyone heard anything about financial aid or how much tuition is going to be for next year yet? They mentioned at the admit day it was going to come out around now.

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

Postby viktorialee » Mon May 05, 2014 4:37 pm

macsdd wrote:Has anyone heard anything about financial aid or how much tuition is going to be for next year yet? They mentioned at the admit day it was going to come out around now.

I was told that they'll start looking at it at the beginning of May, and they'll start notifying people of the fin aid packages about mid-May.

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

Postby viktorialee » Mon May 05, 2014 4:42 pm

lsatyolo wrote:Scholarship bump email sent. Lets see how long this takes.

I submitted an email 4/14. Heard nothing until last Friday when I received a "not able to increase scholarships at this point in our cycle... may review scholarships later in the summer if more money becomes available." So for me it was about 2 weeks to hear back from them.

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

Postby life2323 » Mon May 05, 2014 5:29 pm

viktorialee wrote:
lsatyolo wrote:Scholarship bump email sent. Lets see how long this takes.

I submitted an email 4/14. Heard nothing until last Friday when I received a "not able to increase scholarships at this point in our cycle... may review scholarships later in the summer if more money becomes available." So for me it was about 2 weeks to hear back from them.


yeah, they told me the same thing

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

Postby life2323 » Mon May 05, 2014 5:30 pm

What do you think about the all the remodeling that is happening at the Undergrad? It's pretty crazy how much the school has changed.

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

Postby histpols » Mon May 05, 2014 5:36 pm

life2323 wrote:
viktorialee wrote:
lsatyolo wrote:Scholarship bump email sent. Lets see how long this takes.

I submitted an email 4/14. Heard nothing until last Friday when I received a "not able to increase scholarships at this point in our cycle... may review scholarships later in the summer if more money becomes available." So for me it was about 2 weeks to hear back from them.


yeah, they told me the same thing


Submitted 04/23/14......still waiting for reply.

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

Postby lsatyolo » Mon May 05, 2014 7:11 pm

life2323 wrote:What do you think about the all the remodeling that is happening at the Undergrad? It's pretty crazy how much the school has changed.



It's pretty legit. New stadium's coming together nicely, as is the new university center.

Pink's Pizza across from the Law Center did just fail a food safety inspection, though.

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

Postby Broscientist » Tue May 06, 2014 10:46 pm

I realize this is dumb before I even ask, but I shall ask anyway.

The UHLC indicates 10600 for room and board. Meaning that the monthly allotment of an indivudual approximates to 1175 per month. I have had a bad string of three roommates (shockingly bad in different ways haha), so I would like to live alone for my first year of law school. Is this 10600 a feasible idea for me to afford a 1 bedroom/studio apartment near the school and eat something besides ramen?

I'm also super unfamiliar with the Houston area (and will be visiting later in the month), so what complexes are best for living?

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

Postby BVest » Tue May 06, 2014 11:18 pm

Broscientist wrote:I realize this is dumb before I even ask, but I shall ask anyway.

The UHLC indicates 10600 for room and board. Meaning that the monthly allotment of an indivudual approximates to 1175 per month. I have had a bad string of three roommates (shockingly bad in different ways haha), so I would like to live alone for my first year of law school. Is this 10600 a feasible idea for me to afford a 1 bedroom/studio apartment near the school and eat something besides ramen?

I'm also super unfamiliar with the Houston area (and will be visiting later in the month), so what complexes are best for living?



That number seems exceedingly low. The 509 report shows $19,000 which seems more in line with reality. When I first saw your number I wonder if it wasn't just for one semester.

As to the latter part of your question, I'm about 8 years out of touch with Houston apartments, but the Midtown area has some decent apartments... probably 1100-1300 for a studio/one bedroom though. Also going south on Main/Greenbriar/Fannin will find some apts for decent prices, but I haven't been to that neighborhood in a while. Either area makes for an easy commute to UH, just from two different directions.
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Re: Houston c/o 2017 Applicants (2013-2014 Cycle)

Postby Broscientist » Tue May 06, 2014 11:19 pm

http://www.law.uh.edu/financialaid/budgeting.asp

19K is totally feasible. <11K seems cruel.

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

Postby BVest » Tue May 06, 2014 11:25 pm

Apparently the 509 "living expenses" include those other things, so $10,600 is what they're claiming. But you'd be hard pressed to do that. My wife's 1 BR was $800/mo 9 years ago. (Before utilities).

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

Postby rion91 » Wed May 07, 2014 1:55 am

Houston is special in that just a few blocks in the other direction you could have much cheaper rent. How about Sunnyside? (lol)

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

Postby Broscientist » Wed May 07, 2014 2:55 pm

On another note: Does UH do travel stipends?

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

Postby Broscientist » Tue May 13, 2014 4:59 pm

Broscientist wrote:On another note: Does UH do travel stipends?


Not to be annoying, but I'm trying to figure out whether or not I should ask them for one when I call tomorrow to set up my vist. So... Do they give a stipend for someone to come visit? And if so, what is the distance requirement?

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

Postby histpols » Tue May 13, 2014 9:24 pm

Broscientist wrote:
Broscientist wrote:On another note: Does UH do travel stipends?


Not to be annoying, but I'm trying to figure out whether or not I should ask them for one when I call tomorrow to set up my vist. So... Do they give a stipend for someone to come visit? And if so, what is the distance requirement?



I know they were offering up to $400 travel stipend for the April 4th admitted students preview day. I live in Houston, so i did not look into it; but they did not state a distance requirement with that offer. I would recommend you just ask, the worst they can do is say NO. Or if you can wait until the later admitted students day in July, I'm sure they will offer it again.

Hope this helps.

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

Postby histpols » Tue May 13, 2014 9:33 pm

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

Postby the_dude83 » Wed May 14, 2014 5:32 pm

okay, so I just got off the phone with the admissions office and I was able to get a date out of them for waitlistees. They do not expect any movement for the waitlist till mid July(I believe the 15th), the next seat deposit deadline.

That makes things simple for me!

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

Postby histpols » Thu May 15, 2014 5:38 pm

the_dude83 wrote:okay, so I just got off the phone with the admissions office and I was able to get a date out of them for waitlistees. They do not expect any movement for the waitlist till mid July(I believe the 15th), the next seat deposit deadline.

That makes things simple for me!


I'm pretty sure Houston does not take a 2nd seat deposit. There is a Registration commitment form due on June 1, 2014 instead of more money down. Not sure where you got your information.

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

Postby the_dude83 » Thu May 15, 2014 5:54 pm

histpols wrote:
the_dude83 wrote:okay, so I just got off the phone with the admissions office and I was able to get a date out of them for waitlistees. They do not expect any movement for the waitlist till mid July(I believe the 15th), the next seat deposit deadline.

That makes things simple for me!


I'm pretty sure Houston does not take a 2nd seat deposit. There is a Registration commitment form due on June 1, 2014 instead of more money down. Not sure where you got your information.


The Admissions office. Maybe he meant a seat deposit from a round that is due in July, I do not know. I am simply passing on the information that was provided to me.

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

Postby paayter » Mon May 19, 2014 10:11 pm

why do people not read the instructions? haha..anyways for houston,there is no second seat deposit, but there is a committment enrollment form you must sign and turn in which i think is due june 1st. also i believe the initial deposit to save your seat, the 200 is nonrefundable and considered as an 'enrollment fee", meaning it wont be applied to your tuition.

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

Postby uvandy » Tue May 20, 2014 12:29 pm

paayter wrote:why do people not read the instructions? haha..anyways for houston,there is no second seat deposit, but there is a committment enrollment form you must sign and turn in which i think is due june 1st. also i believe the initial deposit to save your seat, the 200 is nonrefundable and considered as an 'enrollment fee", meaning it wont be applied to your tuition.
Are you going to UH? I paid the seat deposit last month and haven't heard anything about this commitment form you're referring to.

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

Postby life2323 » Tue May 20, 2014 12:42 pm

uvandy wrote:
paayter wrote:why do people not read the instructions? haha..anyways for houston,there is no second seat deposit, but there is a committment enrollment form you must sign and turn in which i think is due june 1st. also i believe the initial deposit to save your seat, the 200 is nonrefundable and considered as an 'enrollment fee", meaning it wont be applied to your tuition.
Are you going to UH? I paid the seat deposit last month and haven't heard anything about this commitment form you're referring to.


I form came with our acceptances letter.

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

Postby the_dude83 » Tue May 20, 2014 12:50 pm

paayter wrote:why do people not read the instructions? haha..anyways for houston,there is no second seat deposit, but there is a committment enrollment form you must sign and turn in which i think is due june 1st. also i believe the initial deposit to save your seat, the 200 is nonrefundable and considered as an 'enrollment fee", meaning it wont be applied to your tuition.

so a few days after June 1 is when us waitlistees should hear something, huh?

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

Postby macsdd » Tue May 20, 2014 3:32 pm

I'm not sure if people on here have access to it, but the Texas Lawyer put out a list of the number of summer associates at larger Texas firms from each law school. Houston came in forth with 37 SA behind UT, SMU, and Harvard. Here's a link if anyone gets the Texas Lawyer and is interested. http://www.texaslawyer.com/home/id=1202 ... curindex=5.




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