UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby dyebri » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:09 pm

Rigo wrote:
dyebri wrote:What's the most you've guys seen someone get awarded for merit scholarship besides the full achievement scholars program.

$110k is the highest initial offer I've seen but I haven't been following super closely.


Thanks. Do you think it would be possible to negotiate that higher

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:10 pm

dyebri wrote:
Rigo wrote:
dyebri wrote:What's the most you've guys seen someone get awarded for merit scholarship besides the full achievement scholars program.

$110k is the highest initial offer I've seen but I haven't been following super closely.

Thanks. Do you think it would be possible to negotiate that higher

Possible, sure. I have no idea how likely though. I'm not at that level and haven't had any luck negotiating yet unfortunately.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby AlexanderJordan » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:39 pm

Rigo wrote:
dyebri wrote:
Rigo wrote:
dyebri wrote:What's the most you've guys seen someone get awarded for merit scholarship besides the full achievement scholars program.

$110k is the highest initial offer I've seen but I haven't been following super closely.

Thanks. Do you think it would be possible to negotiate that higher

Possible, sure. I have no idea how likely though. I'm not at that level and haven't had any luck negotiating yet unfortunately.

You have to keep in mind that UCLA has a much lower tuition rate at about 52k as opposed to the other schools. So I would say 110k at UCLA is equivalent to a 125k offer.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby njdevils327 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:42 pm

Visiting on Wednesday next week. Very excited about it. If it wasn't so expensive compared to a few other options I'd probably already have my deposit in.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby goldenbear2020 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:42 pm

AlexanderJordan wrote:
Rigo wrote:
dyebri wrote:
Rigo wrote:
dyebri wrote:What's the most you've guys seen someone get awarded for merit scholarship besides the full achievement scholars program.

$110k is the highest initial offer I've seen but I haven't been following super closely.

Thanks. Do you think it would be possible to negotiate that higher

Possible, sure. I have no idea how likely though. I'm not at that level and haven't had any luck negotiating yet unfortunately.

You have to keep in mind that UCLA has a much lower tuition rate at about 52k as opposed to the other schools. So I would say 110k at UCLA is equivalent to a 125k offer.

+1. For example, USC's tuition is 55k more over 3 years.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:07 pm

I've done the math and USC needs a $40k higher scholarship than UCLA to be equal cost if you assume in-state at UCLA 2L ad 3L. The difference is much lower if you aren't assuming that.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby thoughtsinvacuum » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:19 pm

I applied for a Need-Based grant by filling out a grant application a couple weeks ago. I just received my Provisional Award Letter and under "Total GIft Aid" it only lists my Merit Scholarship and no other grant. Does this mean my request for a Need-Based grant has been denied?

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:36 pm

thoughtsinvacuum wrote:I applied for a Need-Based grant by filling out a grant application a couple weeks ago. I just received my Provisional Award Letter and under "Total GIft Aid" it only lists my Merit Scholarship and no other grant. Does this mean my request for a Need-Based grant has been denied?

Probably not, but email financial aid to check.

My provisional aid award reminded me just how much more expensive than their peers UCLA is for me.
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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Sadnessandmisfortune » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:59 am

thoughtsinvacuum wrote:I applied for a Need-Based grant by filling out a grant application a couple weeks ago. I just received my Provisional Award Letter and under "Total GIft Aid" it only lists my Merit Scholarship and no other grant. Does this mean my request for a Need-Based grant has been denied?


I don't think so. I received 7.5k in need according to the award email a few weeks ago, but my provisional letter only says I have 5. I think it's because it says it's the estimated amount we'll receive

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Litt1tUp » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:40 am

Rigo wrote:I've done the math and USC needs a $40k higher scholarship than UCLA to be equal cost if you assume in-state at UCLA 2L ad 3L. The difference is much lower if you aren't assuming that.


Are you also factoring that ucla law has agreed to freeze tuition for the next three years where other schools are likely going to increase? Might actually be a little bit more if you wanted to negotiate with USC!

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Rigo » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:53 am

Litt1tUp wrote:
Rigo wrote:I've done the math and USC needs a $40k higher scholarship than UCLA to be equal cost if you assume in-state at UCLA 2L ad 3L. The difference is much lower if you aren't assuming that.

Are you also factoring that ucla law has agreed to freeze tuition for the next three years where other schools are likely going to increase? Might actually be a little bit more if you wanted to negotiate with USC!

Something to consider but you can't really say "Hey USC, I'm going to view your likelihood of raising tuition in the least charitable way possible." Even if they raise tuition by 4% each year it's still only about $5k in extra expense total over three years. And the UCLA "guarantee" is deceiving because it still allows them to raise tuition $4k over three years so it's kind of a wash in my book and merely a marketing ploy by UCLA.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby the_specialist » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:09 pm

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the_specialist wrote:I went complete around 3/2 -- has anyone who is on a similar timeline heard anything? I'm just anxious, especially as the cycle winds down. I took the Feb LSAT which explains why I'm so behind. 50th Percentile LSAT, 75th Percentile GPA.


Yes, me :) I also took the Feb LSAT. I went complete 3/2, got the phone call 3/13 and scholarship info 3/14. I was a splitter <25th GPA, >75th LSAT, and not a CA resident.

It sounds like your numbers are good and hopefully good news will follow soon! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!


Thanks for keeping your fingers crossed. In via phone call on Friday. Still waiting to hear on merit-aid, the Dean said sometime this week.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby charles117 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:29 pm

Movement this week?

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Mr_Chukes » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:40 pm

^ Hopefully, this is the last one I'm waiting on.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Bunbury » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:39 am

the_specialist wrote:
Bunbury wrote:
the_specialist wrote:I went complete around 3/2 -- has anyone who is on a similar timeline heard anything? I'm just anxious, especially as the cycle winds down. I took the Feb LSAT which explains why I'm so behind. 50th Percentile LSAT, 75th Percentile GPA.


Yes, me :) I also took the Feb LSAT. I went complete 3/2, got the phone call 3/13 and scholarship info 3/14. I was a splitter <25th GPA, >75th LSAT, and not a CA resident.

It sounds like your numbers are good and hopefully good news will follow soon! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!


Thanks for keeping your fingers crossed. In via phone call on Friday. Still waiting to hear on merit-aid, the Dean said sometime this week.


WOOHOOO! Congratulations :)! Now for that scholly :wink:

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby DumbHollywoodActor » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:56 am

the_specialist wrote:
Bunbury wrote:
the_specialist wrote:I went complete around 3/2 -- has anyone who is on a similar timeline heard anything? I'm just anxious, especially as the cycle winds down. I took the Feb LSAT which explains why I'm so behind. 50th Percentile LSAT, 75th Percentile GPA.


Yes, me :) I also took the Feb LSAT. I went complete 3/2, got the phone call 3/13 and scholarship info 3/14. I was a splitter <25th GPA, >75th LSAT, and not a CA resident.

It sounds like your numbers are good and hopefully good news will follow soon! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!


Thanks for keeping your fingers crossed. In via phone call on Friday. Still waiting to hear on merit-aid, the Dean said sometime this week.


I went to complete at that time too. Did you go under review? Or did you go from complete to decision?

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Bunbury » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:15 pm

DumbHollywoodActor wrote:
the_specialist wrote:
Bunbury wrote:
the_specialist wrote:I went complete around 3/2 -- has anyone who is on a similar timeline heard anything? I'm just anxious, especially as the cycle winds down. I took the Feb LSAT which explains why I'm so behind. 50th Percentile LSAT, 75th Percentile GPA.


Yes, me :) I also took the Feb LSAT. I went complete 3/2, got the phone call 3/13 and scholarship info 3/14. I was a splitter <25th GPA, >75th LSAT, and not a CA resident.

It sounds like your numbers are good and hopefully good news will follow soon! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!


Thanks for keeping your fingers crossed. In via phone call on Friday. Still waiting to hear on merit-aid, the Dean said sometime this week.


I went to complete at that time too. Did you go under review? Or did you go from complete to decision?


Nope, I didn't hear anything from them until the phone call and there were no changes to my status before they called.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby the_specialist » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:42 pm

DumbHollywoodActor wrote:
the_specialist wrote:
Bunbury wrote:
the_specialist wrote:I went complete around 3/2 -- has anyone who is on a similar timeline heard anything? I'm just anxious, especially as the cycle winds down. I took the Feb LSAT which explains why I'm so behind. 50th Percentile LSAT, 75th Percentile GPA.


Yes, me :) I also took the Feb LSAT. I went complete 3/2, got the phone call 3/13 and scholarship info 3/14. I was a splitter <25th GPA, >75th LSAT, and not a CA resident.

It sounds like your numbers are good and hopefully good news will follow soon! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!


Thanks for keeping your fingers crossed. In via phone call on Friday. Still waiting to hear on merit-aid, the Dean said sometime this week.


I went to complete at that time too. Did you go under review? Or did you go from complete to decision?


I don't know if it went under review, I wasn't paying attention...

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby HonestlyThough » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:15 pm

dyebri wrote:
Rigo wrote:
dyebri wrote:What's the most you've guys seen someone get awarded for merit scholarship besides the full achievement scholars program.

$110k is the highest initial offer I've seen but I haven't been following super closely.


Thanks. Do you think it would be possible to negotiate that higher


$110k is the max offer if you aren't an applicant for one of those full-ride, separate app schollies.
However, I've been talking to the dean (of admissions) about it and there's definitely a possibility of going higher.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby calpolisci2016 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:52 pm

For those who interviewed for the achievement fellowship, how long was your interview?

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby charles117 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:51 pm

aaaaah still waiting .....

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby futureellewoods123 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:08 am

charles117 wrote:aaaaah still waiting .....


Same :(

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Mr_Chukes » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:39 am

futureellewoods123 wrote:
charles117 wrote:aaaaah still waiting .....


Same :(

We are in a waiting club.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby Mr_Chukes » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:56 pm

Waitlisted lol.

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Re: UCLA Law School c/o 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)

Postby wawa19924 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:32 am

Hey did you apply for the David j Epstein program?




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