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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby rockchalk86 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:14 am

I remember someone saying monday is a decision day for Chicago... is this true?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:38 am

Yay, Scholarship notifications starting tomorrow!

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:44 am

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Yay, Scholarship notifications starting tomorrow!


:shock:


sigh I have to finish that essay and stupid need access. does chicago also require a fafsa or just need access?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby gahthelaw » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:45 am

puppins wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Yay, Scholarship notifications starting tomorrow!


:shock:


sigh I have to finish that essay and stupid need access. does chicago also require a fafsa or just need access?


ugh need access. i haven't even begun to look at it.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:46 am

gahthelaw wrote:
puppins wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Yay, Scholarship notifications starting tomorrow!


:shock:


sigh I have to finish that essay and stupid need access. does chicago also require a fafsa or just need access?


ugh need access. i haven't even begun to look at it.


it's so terrible. no one is spared, not even the children.



also they ask you to estimate 2010 figures. ummmmmm wtf, do I LOOK clairvoyant?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby booboo » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:46 am

puppins wrote:
gahthelaw wrote:
puppins wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Yay, Scholarship notifications starting tomorrow!


:shock:


sigh I have to finish that essay and stupid need access. does chicago also require a fafsa or just need access?


ugh need access. i haven't even begun to look at it.


it's so terrible. no one is spared, not even the children.



also they ask you to estimate 2010 figures. ummmmmm wtf, do I LOOK clairvoyant?


Kind of!

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:51 am

A couple questions for you guys:

1. What is the soonest that one can reasonably expect a decision from Chicago after going under review? I'm UR 1/26--any shot at a phone call from Dean Perry at some point next week?

2. Is it actually true, like people often say on here, that Chicago is stingy with merit and need based aid relative to peer schools? According to LSN, 64k is the most they are willing to cough up in grant money. Is this actually the case?

Sweet, thanks all.
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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:51 am

puppins wrote:
it's so terrible. no one is spared, not even the children.



also they ask you to estimate 2010 figures. ummmmmm wtf, do I LOOK clairvoyant?


I know! I really wanted to just write "Your guess is as good as mine!"

I dont believe they require a FAFSA. But you will need to fill one out if you want Stafford or other federal loans

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby gahthelaw » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:52 am

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
puppins wrote:
it's so terrible. no one is spared, not even the children.



also they ask you to estimate 2010 figures. ummmmmm wtf, do I LOOK clairvoyant?


I know! I really wanted to just write "Your guess is as good as mine!"

I dont believe they require a FAFSA. But you will need to fill one out if you want Stafford or other federal loans


so am i correct in understanding that chicago won't give you any money at all until you've filled out need access?

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby parker09 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:55 am

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Yay, Scholarship notifications starting tomorrow!


Wait-- sorry if I'm being dense, or missed something, but how do you/we know this?

(Is it just cause Need Access is due today?)

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:58 am

gahthelaw wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:I know! I really wanted to just write "Your guess is as good as mine!"

I dont believe they require a FAFSA. But you will need to fill one out if you want Stafford or other federal loans


so am i correct in understanding that chicago won't give you any money at all until you've filled out need access?


I filled out a FAFSA already but didn't put chicago down as one of my schools because I started putting schools and then got distracted and just moved on to another section.


and gah, I think need access is JUST for need based, that they do merit without it? I don't know though. the scholarship email I got didn't mention the needaccess deadline being Feb. 1 (I discovered that here) and had a Feb. 15th deadline.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:05 am

parker09 wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Yay, Scholarship notifications starting tomorrow!


Wait-- sorry if I'm being dense, or missed something, but how do you/we know this?

(Is it just cause Need Access is due today?)


They put it on their Twitter. PS: I love that Chicago twitters everything, I wish every law school did this.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby rockchalk86 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:09 am

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
parker09 wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Yay, Scholarship notifications starting tomorrow!


Wait-- sorry if I'm being dense, or missed something, but how do you/we know this?

(Is it just cause Need Access is due today?)


They put it on their Twitter. PS: I love that Chicago twitters everything, I wish every law school did this.


All it says is after Feb 1. It could be tomorrow, a week, or even 2 months.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby ontologyfail » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:10 am

parker09 wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Yay, Scholarship notifications starting tomorrow!


Wait-- sorry if I'm being dense, or missed something, but how do you/we know this?

(Is it just cause Need Access is due today?)


It's more vaguely implied than actually stated. (Unless 0L knows something I don't) As with decisions, admission packets, and so on, they mention on the Twitter feed that they will take whatever action after a certain date. In this case, releasing merit aid decisions after Feb 1.

puppins wrote:
gahthelaw wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:I know! I really wanted to just write "Your guess is as good as mine!"

I dont believe they require a FAFSA. But you will need to fill one out if you want Stafford or other federal loans


so am i correct in understanding that chicago won't give you any money at all until you've filled out need access?


....
and gah, I think need access is JUST for need based, that they do merit without it? I don't know though. the scholarship email I got didn't mention the needaccess deadline being Feb. 1 (I discovered that here) and had a Feb. 15th deadline.


Yep, FAFSA is for government loans; needaccess is for need based aid from Chicago; neither form is required for merit based aid.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:11 am

rockchalk86 wrote:All it says is after Feb 1. It could be tomorrow, a week, or even 2 months.


Well the way it reads is they will start giving out decisions after the deadline, which I guess at face value could mean later than tomorrow, but when I spoke with them on the phone last week they said their committee was meeting last week and already had made some determinations and we will start getting emails this week.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:12 am

talibkweli wrote:A couple questions for you guys:

1. What is the soonest that one can reasonably expect a decision from Chicago after going under review? I'm UR 1/26--any shot at a phone call from Dean Perry at some point next week?

2. Is it actually true, like people often say on here, that Chicago is stingy with merit and need based aid relative to peer schools? According to LSN, 64k is the most they are willing to cough up in grant money. Is this actually the case?

Sweet, thanks all.


help? please? two word answers would more than suffice.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:15 am

talibkweli wrote:
talibkweli wrote:A couple questions for you guys:

1. What is the soonest that one can reasonably expect a decision from Chicago after going under review? I'm UR 1/26--any shot at a phone call from Dean Perry at some point next week?

2. Is it actually true, like people often say on here, that Chicago is stingy with merit and need based aid relative to peer schools? According to LSN, 64k is the most they are willing to cough up in grant money. Is this actually the case?

Sweet, thanks all.


help? please? two word answers would more than suffice.


1. No idea? I submitted my app months ago, have been UR forever, still no decision.

2. They don't have a full ride to my knowledge, but there were rumors that this "new" merit scholarship might be something along those lines.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby natalie123 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:16 am

1) i haven't heard anything and i've been under review since 1/13.

2) that's what i've heard too.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby ontologyfail » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:21 am

talibkweli wrote:
talibkweli wrote:A couple questions for you guys:

1. What is the soonest that one can reasonably expect a decision from Chicago after going under review? I'm UR 1/26--any shot at a phone call from Dean Perry at some point next week?

2. Is it actually true, like people often say on here, that Chicago is stingy with merit and need based aid relative to peer schools? According to LSN, 64k is the most they are willing to cough up in grant money. Is this actually the case?

Sweet, thanks all.


help? please? two word answers would more than suffice.


1. Not real sure. Those of us who did ED were at UR for a few weeks before we heard back, but that could be partially a function of waiting until the week before Xmas to start releasing decisions. IIRC, most of the people who were in the last decision batch were on their second UR date, again implying a few weeks at that status. Sorry, I know it's not what you want to hear. Still, this could change, or I could be wrong.

2. Chicago does have a bit of a reputation for being stingier with aid, but the recent email to people with more competitive numbers (like yours) implies that they'll be giving out sizable awards to people who might otherwise head to HYS. I don't know much about it; like most EDers, I had numbers good enough to get in, but not good enough to really expect any merit aid.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby gossipgirl » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:43 am

OMG Chicago! It's been 15 weeks since I went complete!

Please accept me! I've waited soooo long... :(

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby gossipgirl » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:46 am

AND 9 weeks since I went "Under Review" for the first time!

On their website, they write "Generally, you may expect a decision within eight to ten weeks after your file is completed. Once the status of your application has changed to under review, it may still take an additional 6-8 weeks to receive your decision."

I guess this means I'm an anomaly? By the way, I haven't even gotten a scholarship e-mail request and so I'm not in that batch of people either.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby nattybro » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:55 am

So we need to submit this Need Access stuff by today in order to get need-based aid, even if we haven't been accepted yet? I have to admit this has kind of taken me by surprise.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby 02082010 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:57 am

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby protokurios » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:58 am

Wait, I hope I haven't totally missed something, but I don't think I ever got notification that I had to do a scholarship essay. Is this something that only certain people have to do? I can't find anything on the admitted students website about it other than the special scholarships.

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Re: U Chicago 2010

Postby puppleberry finn » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:59 am

hopefulundergrad wrote:puppins, don't you remember talib and I discussing his swift withdrawal from Chicago over in BP? Am I making that up in my head or did we have that explicit conversation? Is managamy a talib alt, or vice versa? Are these questions running through my head, can't think.

I thought he decided that he wasn't going to withdraw? I do remember the general convo.

sorry for me not withdrawing btw dude. I sort of need $$, you know?




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