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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

Postby AFtoLawschool » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:29 pm

So I'm assuming if you haven't heard anything about finaid you didn't get any merit aid? I was accepted back in January.

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

Postby argos93 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:10 pm

AFtoLawschool wrote:So I'm assuming if you haven't heard anything about finaid you didn't get any merit aid? I was accepted back in January.


Did you fill out the CSS Profile? I called yesterday asking about financial aid and did not realize this was something Penn needs for financial aid. It apparently costs $25 to submit to the school.

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

Postby jjcorvino » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:12 pm

argos93 wrote:
AFtoLawschool wrote:So I'm assuming if you haven't heard anything about finaid you didn't get any merit aid? I was accepted back in January.


Did you fill out the CSS Profile? I called yesterday asking about financial aid and did not realize this was something Penn needs for financial aid. It apparently costs $25 to submit to the school.


Their website makes it seem like Merit and need based are separate. I did not plan on applying for need based aid. Did they say something different?

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

Postby argos93 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:21 pm

jjcorvino wrote:
argos93 wrote:
AFtoLawschool wrote:So I'm assuming if you haven't heard anything about finaid you didn't get any merit aid? I was accepted back in January.


Did you fill out the CSS Profile? I called yesterday asking about financial aid and did not realize this was something Penn needs for financial aid. It apparently costs $25 to submit to the school.


Their website makes it seem like Merit and need based are separate. I did not plan on applying for need based aid. Did they say something different?


If you want to be considered for need based, you need to fill out the CSS Profile. It's in the acceptance email. They definitely buried the lede on that one.

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

Postby jjcorvino » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:27 pm

argos93 wrote:
jjcorvino wrote:
argos93 wrote:
AFtoLawschool wrote:So I'm assuming if you haven't heard anything about finaid you didn't get any merit aid? I was accepted back in January.


Did you fill out the CSS Profile? I called yesterday asking about financial aid and did not realize this was something Penn needs for financial aid. It apparently costs $25 to submit to the school.


Their website makes it seem like Merit and need based are separate. I did not plan on applying for need based aid. Did they say something different?


If you want to be considered for need based, you need to fill out the CSS Profile. It's in the acceptance email. They definitely buried the lede on that one.


Right, I knew that. I was talking about merit aid. I don't really care about applying for need aid because I know I won't get any. I don't want to waste the money.

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

Postby AFtoLawschool » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:44 pm

argos93 wrote:
AFtoLawschool wrote:So I'm assuming if you haven't heard anything about finaid you didn't get any merit aid? I was accepted back in January.


Did you fill out the CSS Profile? I called yesterday asking about financial aid and did not realize this was something Penn needs for financial aid. It apparently costs $25 to submit to the school.


The website made it seem like merit needed no separate application. I didn't apply for need-based.

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

Postby jjcorvino » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:52 pm

AFtoLawschool wrote:
argos93 wrote:
AFtoLawschool wrote:So I'm assuming if you haven't heard anything about finaid you didn't get any merit aid? I was accepted back in January.


Did you fill out the CSS Profile? I called yesterday asking about financial aid and did not realize this was something Penn needs for financial aid. It apparently costs $25 to submit to the school.


The website made it seem like merit needed no separate application. I didn't apply for need-based.


Same here.

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

Postby BrittanyJeream » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:58 pm

Okay y'all so a weird thing just happened:

I got my Financial Aid Award a week ago (need based and a Dean's Fellow Award). Well, I hadn't replied to them yet, and I just received a "Revised Award" email; my need-based stayed the same, but they increased my Dean's Fellow award by about 40%. Did this happen to anyone else?

I'm NOT complaining, but it seems odd? I didn't ask for it.

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Postby theothercat » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:02 pm

BrittanyJeream wrote:Okay y'all so a weird thing just happened:

I got my Financial Aid Award a week ago (need based and a Dean's Fellow Award). Well, I hadn't replied to them yet, and I just received a "Revised Award" email; my need-based stayed the same, but they increased my Dean's Fellow award by about 40%. Did this happen to anyone else?

I'm NOT complaining, but it seems odd? I didn't ask for it.


Yep, same thing happened to me, but with my need-based award. It was strange, but since it was an increase, I just thought "well, alright then..." :)

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Postby Anon.y.mousse. » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:05 pm

That's awesome guys congrats!!

(Penn please share the love and send out some initial scholarship offers)

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Postby NotAGolfer » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:09 pm

Anon.y.mousse. wrote:That's awesome guys congrats!!

(Penn please share the love and send out some initial scholarship offers)

+1 :)

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

Postby airwrecka » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:30 pm

theothercat wrote:
BrittanyJeream wrote:Okay y'all so a weird thing just happened:

I got my Financial Aid Award a week ago (need based and a Dean's Fellow Award). Well, I hadn't replied to them yet, and I just received a "Revised Award" email; my need-based stayed the same, but they increased my Dean's Fellow award by about 40%. Did this happen to anyone else?

I'm NOT complaining, but it seems odd? I didn't ask for it.


Yep, same thing happened to me, but with my need-based award. It was strange, but since it was an increase, I just thought "well, alright then..." :)


That's awesome!

Does anyone know if it's acceptable/possible to negotiate the named scholarships? I got the Wilson, but am wondering if I should/can ask for more?

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Postby jampearl10 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:33 pm

Does anyone know if it's acceptable/possible to negotiate the named scholarships? I got the Wilson, but am wondering if I should/can ask for more?[/quote]

PM'd you

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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 Applicants - Pending is better than a Penn ding

Postby SybillAnnDorsett » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:02 am

Lol, people getting tons of $$$ and wanting more and I'm here like "I'd sell my soul to the devil to get accepted/plz love me"

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Postby intlbr » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:47 am

SybillAnnDorsett wrote:Lol, people getting tons of $$$ and wanting more and I'm here like "I'd sell my soul to the devil to get accepted/plz love me"

+1!!!!!!!!

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Postby Cbear2017 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:27 pm

AFtoLawschool wrote:So I'm assuming if you haven't heard anything about finaid you didn't get any merit aid? I was accepted back in January.


Don't lose hope--I just got my merit aid award an hour ago!

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Postby Cbear2017 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:29 pm

How open is Penn to negotiating? I have 40k more at a peer school and don't really know how to bring that up...

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Postby ad34964n » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:31 pm

intlbr wrote:
SybillAnnDorsett wrote:Lol, people getting tons of $$$ and wanting more and I'm here like "I'd sell my soul to the devil to get accepted/plz love me"

+1!!!!!!!!

+180,180,180.99

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Postby suitsandpotions » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:22 pm

Been stuck at complete since 2/1. I submitted my application early January. I'm a URM student. Is It the norm for URM applicants to wait longer? It's driving me crazy that I haven't even gone under review yet and some people are talking about financial aid already. I feel like a child that's been left behind :(
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Postby Blue664 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:30 pm

Cbear2017 wrote:How open is Penn to negotiating? I have 40k more at a peer school and don't really know how to bring that up...


There is something on the website about providing information about other offers!

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Postby texteach » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:40 pm

Blue664 wrote:
Cbear2017 wrote:How open is Penn to negotiating? I have 40k more at a peer school and don't really know how to bring that up...


There is something on the website about providing information about other offers!


Does anyone know the link to this? I was hunting for it a minute ago but couldn't find it.

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Postby nonononono » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:05 pm

Cbear2017 wrote:How open is Penn to negotiating? I have 40k more at a peer school and don't really know how to bring that up...



They surprisingly want you to tell them what peer offers you have. I told them I was worried it comes off as rude or greedy and they said it doesn't

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Postby littlekidlover » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:05 pm

Anyone else have a status change today? Not sure if I'm UR2 or UR3. Submitted 2/7 or something.

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Postby toddgack88 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:17 pm

littlekidlover wrote:Anyone else have a status change today? Not sure if I'm UR2 or UR3. Submitted 2/7 or something.


I went UR 2 today. Complete 1/23, UR1 2/7, UR2 3/27

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Postby littlekidlover » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:27 pm

toddgack88 wrote:
littlekidlover wrote:Anyone else have a status change today? Not sure if I'm UR2 or UR3. Submitted 2/7 or something.


I went UR 2 today. Complete 1/23, UR1 2/7, UR2 3/27


This unfortunately bodes poorly for you, my friend. I am an utter moron with next to no chance of admission. :lol:



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