In at UC Hastings!!

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OperaSoprano
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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:42 pm

To those LEOP applicants still waiting: Hastings is still going through LEOP applications as we speak. My adcomm was apologetic about the delay, and very helpful!

Good luck to everyone still waiting!

ria29
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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby ria29 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:42 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:To those LEOP applicants still waiting: Hastings is still going through LEOP applications as we speak. My adcomm was apologetic about the delay, and very helpful!

Good luck to everyone still waiting!


Thanks for the update!

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby Paladuck » Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:54 pm

To answer questions:

Non-LEOP students still have access to a lot of helpful exam-taking, outlining and other services.

If I remember correctly, you receive your financial aid package and email stuff in a letter. Just keep in mind that all these deadlines Hastings gives you for stuff are not hard deadlines - they're not gonna retract your admission because you turn in some form late (unless its your deposit heh)

The Dean of Hastings just announced that she's leaving us for Notre Dame at the end of this school year. Unsure of what effect it will have on the school, but it is what it is.

- a 1L

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ivesetsail
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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby ivesetsail » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:30 pm

another waitlist for me...

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OperaSoprano
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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby OperaSoprano » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:43 pm

ria29 wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:To those LEOP applicants still waiting: Hastings is still going through LEOP applications as we speak. My adcomm was apologetic about the delay, and very helpful!

Good luck to everyone still waiting!


Thanks for the update!


Glad my paranoia is serving a purpose! She said we could be waiting a few more weeks. If I find out any more, I shall, of course, share it here! I've been complete since December, so it seems LEOP admits are not "rolling" so much.

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby macguy4242 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:56 pm

WL today. the email they sent made it very clear that "no action is required to remain on our waitlist" and they would "appreciate [it] if you do not call or email...regarding the waitlist"

do you guys think this applies to an LOCI? i assume that can only help but i'd hate to go against their rules...
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dlm2100
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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby dlm2100 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:05 am

Financial aid stuff is up!

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby LSATrocks » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:14 am

Financial aid stuff is up!

where?

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby dlm2100 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:22 am

LSATrocks wrote:
Financial aid stuff is up!

where?


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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby knownot » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:57 am

Waitlist.

That makes 4...ugh.

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby gooru » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:24 am

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby thissucks » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:28 am

Just got my letter too. It was sent via email with a link. Click on the link and it prompts you to register and then you can view your award letter.

I did get a grant and it showed up on the letter...so I don't know what's going on with yours. I also don't know what they base the grants on.

PHEW. I am relieved now. FINALLY- Decision time!!!

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Mr. Sparkle
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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby Mr. Sparkle » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:56 am

I just got my financial aid award too. I got a hastings grant but no merit aid...sure hope there's truth to the idea that merit aid will come separately :|

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby jobobojo » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:59 am

Just got mine, too. Hmm... $52k in delicious unsubsidized loans...

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misteranthro
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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby misteranthro » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:02 am

Did the award letter come to you via your normal email address or to a Hastings email address?

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby General Tso » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:03 am

How rich/poor are people relatively speaking? I mean if you got a grant, are you middle class? If you didn't get a grant, are you upper class?

I am solidly middle class...my parents live in Mississippi. My dad has no college degree and earns less than 20k a year. Their networth is somewhat large but only bc they bought land cheap in the 80s.

No grants here. I am furious
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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby misteranthro » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:07 am

swheat wrote:How rich/poor are people relatively speaking? I mean if you got a grant, are you middle class? If you didn't get a grant, are you upper class?

I am solidly middle class...my parents live in Missississippi. My dad has no college degree and earns less than 20k a year. Their networth is somewhat large but only bc they bought land cheap in the 80s.

No grants here. I am furious


I am pretty poor, and my family has no land. Net worth of the whole bunch is close to zero. I requested a dependency waiver too, but I haven't gotten my award yet.

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby jdub » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:08 am

Got mine too... in normal email (I think that FinAid person at admitted students day confused us all for nothing)... the letter was pretty ugly though! By far the highest 'estimated family contribution' I've gotten from any schools. I was also awarded merit scholarships at higher ranked schools, but no scholarships or grants from Hastings. Boo!

I probably would erroneously fall under 'upper class'... but I'm 29 and will be paying for law school without any help from my parents (but until you're 30 or married you have to include their info on your Need Access application - so crappy!!). They would fall under 'upper class', without them, I would definitely fall under 'barely middle class', if that. So annoyed.

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby btrflykss12 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:12 am

Middle class. Dean's Scholarship for $10,000 and Hastings' Scholarship for $8500. Think I'll have to withdraw. Even with this money, I'd be taking out at least $40,000/year in loans.

Good luck to everyone else!

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby General Tso » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:24 am

btrflykss12 wrote:Middle class. Dean's Scholarship for $10,000 and Hastings' Scholarship for $8500. Think I'll have to withdraw. Even with this money, I'd be taking out at least $40,000/year in loans.

Good luck to everyone else!


The 8500 is a scholarship, not a grant?

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby beckysoc24 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:57 am

I got a small grant, the rest loans, but I didn't have to report my parents information. If I didn't hear about merit aid by now, should I assume I'm out of luck? Or does that come separately?

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby gamecock » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:40 pm

beckysoc24 wrote:I got a small grant, the rest loans, but I didn't have to report my parents information. If I didn't hear about merit aid by now, should I assume I'm out of luck? Or does that come separately?


+1. Anyone at the ASD in March that learned this from the FinAid people? Or is anyone going on the 4th that doesn't mind asking?

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby jdub » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:44 pm

At ASD in March they said that the scholarships may or may not show up on your FinAid letter. And that if a scholarship was awarded after your finaid letter, you would recieve a second finaid letter later on.

She also mentioned that she had just the day before ASD received the first list of scholarships from Admissions, and Admissions would be sending the letters out late March/early April.

But it sounds like the scholarships did show up on some people's finaid letters already, so perhaps this is old information.

Hopefully you guys going to the next ASD (this weekend?) can fill us in with more info if there is any! :)

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby gamecock » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:51 pm

jdub wrote:At ASD in March they said that the scholarships may or may not show up on your FinAid letter. And that if a scholarship was awarded after your finaid letter, you would recieve a second finaid letter later on.

She also mentioned that she had just the day before ASD received the first list of scholarships from Admissions, and Admissions would be sending the letters out late March/early April.

But it sounds like the scholarships did show up on some people's finaid letters already, so perhaps this is old information.

Hopefully you guys going to the next ASD (this weekend?) can fill us in with more info if there is any! :)


Thanks for that, does clear up a little bit. It sounds like the first round of scholarships did in fact go out with the FinAid Award letters that went online yesterday. This makes me think the second round likely won't happen until later in April. If anyone going on the 4th can get this verified by FinAid people I'll be withdrawing to free up the spot for someone on the WL.

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Re: In at UC Hastings!!

Postby ajrm116 » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:57 pm

swheat wrote:How rich/poor are people relatively speaking? I mean if you got a grant, are you middle class? If you didn't get a grant, are you upper class?

I am solidly middle class...my parents live in Mississippi. My dad has no college degree and earns less than 20k a year. Their networth is somewhat large but only bc they bought land cheap in the 80s.

No grants here. I am furious


I am from a middle class family, but am independent. I own no property and make <20k a year. I got a 7,900 grant.

Also, is it the consensus that it's fairly easy to become a CA resident for tuition purposes in 2L and 3L? Or did I just dream that up?




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