SMU 2010!

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nontradintexas
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby nontradintexas » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:25 pm

tinyone wrote:Does anyone know when we can expect to receive our section assignment/schedule?? I think someone had posted the schedule for the sections previously but I can't find the info. If someone could re-post it I would greatly appreciate it!


You'll learn your sections a couple of weeks before classes start. Classes/schedules are here: http://www.law.smu.edu/apps/registrar/c ... 010&Year=1

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:03 am

SMU certified my Grad PLUS.

tinyone
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby tinyone » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:04 am

nontradintexas wrote:
tinyone wrote:Does anyone know when we can expect to receive our section assignment/schedule?? I think someone had posted the schedule for the sections previously but I can't find the info. If someone could re-post it I would greatly appreciate it!


You'll learn your sections a couple of weeks before classes start. Classes/schedules are here: http://www.law.smu.edu/apps/registrar/c ... 010&Year=1



Thanks for posting! No class after 11:50 on Friday, awesome.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby tinyone » Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:10 am

chrisokc wrote:SMU certified my Grad PLUS.



All my loans have been certified. Disbursement dates are 8/10/10 for all my loans, scholly is 8/20/10. Looks like loan fees are $188.00/semester.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:06 am

tinyone wrote:
chrisokc wrote:SMU certified my Grad PLUS.



All my loans have been certified. Disbursement dates are 8/10/10 for all my loans, scholly is 8/20/10. Looks like loan fees are $188.00/semester.

Same here.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby tinyone » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:38 am

Has anyone been able to sync their iPhone w/ their SMU e-mail? I've tried following the instructions on the website (http://www.smu.edu/OIT/Services/CellPho ... ation.aspx)but it keeps telling me my password is incorrect, I know it's not.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby raoul79 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:02 pm

tinyone wrote:Has anyone been able to sync their iPhone w/ their SMU e-mail? I've tried following the instructions on the website (http://www.smu.edu/OIT/Services/CellPho ... ation.aspx)but it keeps telling me my password is incorrect, I know it's not.


I have... But it seems like their exchange server only pushes out the most recent messages... I can't get my latest 50 messages on my iphone..

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Integrity » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:06 pm

tinyone wrote:Has anyone been able to sync their iPhone w/ their SMU e-mail? I've tried following the instructions on the website (http://www.smu.edu/OIT/Services/CellPho ... ation.aspx)but it keeps telling me my password is incorrect, I know it's not.


Call the IT department at 214-768-4357-- they are very helpful!

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maxpayne
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby maxpayne » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:52 pm

My Stafford Loans have been certified but I am still waiting on my Gradplus to be certified. What kind of time frame I am looking at?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby wellington » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:10 pm

maxpayne wrote:My Stafford Loans have been certified but I am still waiting on my Gradplus to be certified. What kind of time frame I am looking at?


I'm in the same boat.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby cafloyd12 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:15 pm

wellington wrote:
maxpayne wrote:My Stafford Loans have been certified but I am still waiting on my Gradplus to be certified. What kind of time frame I am looking at?


I'm in the same boat.


My gradplus loans just got certified today. I applied the day we got the notice.

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UTL_plz
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby UTL_plz » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:35 pm

Set to move in between July 15 and Aug 1st. Can't wait.

Found out i qualify for a 2k grant for being a texan, which is nice.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby DavidB » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:08 pm

UTL_plz wrote:...Found out i qualify for a 2k grant for being a texan, which is nice.

Interesting, I hadn't heard of this. Any details?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Integrity » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:50 pm

DavidB wrote:
UTL_plz wrote:...Found out i qualify for a 2k grant for being a texan, which is nice.

Interesting, I hadn't heard of this. Any details?


Texas Equalization Grant
http://www.collegefortexans.com/apps/fi ... cfm?ID=534

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby DavidB » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:06 pm

Integrity wrote:Texas Equalization Grant
http://www.collegefortexans.com/apps/fi ... cfm?ID=534

Thanks, that information is new to me.

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UTL_plz
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby UTL_plz » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:28 pm

It was on my to do list on access.smu

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby Saurus » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:50 pm

chrisokc wrote:
Iconoclast wrote:I'm a bit confused about the loan emails...

I have still not received an email telling me that my loan info is available (yes, I'm looking at my smu email). The info is on access.smu and I was able to accept the awards, but I haven't seen anything in the mail other than the general one they sent to everyone on the 14th saying that they had switched over to the direct loan program.

SMU Community:
Beginning today, June 14, 2010, Southern Methodist University has joined thousands of other U.S. higher education institutions....


That isn't the "notification" email is it? hardly seems like it would be, considering that it was addressed to the entire staff, faculty, and student lists.

No, that's not it. But the other e-mail doesn't contain anything important. It's just a form e-mail that is generated when something changes regarding your financial aid. If you didn't get it, but you still got everything pertaining to your loans, I wouldn't sweat it. Maybe just a glitch, or maybe they do something different for the evening folks.

Make sure that you complete the entrance counseling for whatever loans you accept. After than, make sure you sign your MPN. Those things should all be done through the .gov Web site.




which .gov website do we use to view the entrance counseling and sign the MPN?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby klt7560 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:01 pm

Saurus wrote:
chrisokc wrote:
Iconoclast wrote:I'm a bit confused about the loan emails...

I have still not received an email telling me that my loan info is available (yes, I'm looking at my smu email). The info is on access.smu and I was able to accept the awards, but I haven't seen anything in the mail other than the general one they sent to everyone on the 14th saying that they had switched over to the direct loan program.

SMU Community:
Beginning today, June 14, 2010, Southern Methodist University has joined thousands of other U.S. higher education institutions....


That isn't the "notification" email is it? hardly seems like it would be, considering that it was addressed to the entire staff, faculty, and student lists.

No, that's not it. But the other e-mail doesn't contain anything important. It's just a form e-mail that is generated when something changes regarding your financial aid. If you didn't get it, but you still got everything pertaining to your loans, I wouldn't sweat it. Maybe just a glitch, or maybe they do something different for the evening folks.

Make sure that you complete the entrance counseling for whatever loans you accept. After than, make sure you sign your MPN. Those things should all be done through the .gov Web site.




which .gov website do we use to view the entrance counseling and sign the MPN?




studentloans.gov

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby ClemTiger » Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:54 pm

maxpayne wrote:
Edit: Additionally, we have the option to give back any amount we do not use or need at the end of the semester or year to lower the principal.

If you don't mind me asking, where exactly did you find/see that? I'm trying to figure out how much of the offered loans I am going to take. Like you all, the amount they offered me was 10 grand more than the estimate they have listed on the website. I don't want to have to take more than I need, especially if interest starts accruing immediately. However, I don't know how that factors if in we can indeed give unused loans back at the end of the year/semester.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby peeves4026 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:32 am

A little off topic, but before I call the admin office does anyone know what is the breakdown of the ~$4,000 fees added on our tuition? Are books included in this?? I know parking is around $300 or so.

chrisokc
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby chrisokc » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:36 am

Pretty sure books aren't included as fees.

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kalvano
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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:57 am

Don't forget to factor in student health insurance.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby SpencerPratt » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:00 pm

kalvano wrote:Don't forget to factor in student health insurance.


I'm assuming this is refunded if you submit documentation stating you're already covered?

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby kalvano » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:27 pm

SpencerPratt wrote:
kalvano wrote:Don't forget to factor in student health insurance.


I'm assuming this is refunded if you submit documentation stating you're already covered?



You can opt out if you are already covered, but their insurance is pretty good and pretty cheap.


http://smu.edu/healthcenter/medical/med_insurance.asp

Beginning November 2, 2009, SMU’s mandatory health insurance policy requires students to provide documentation of insurance coverage (waive) or to enroll (elect) in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) each semester. In order to avoid automatic enrollment into SHIP and thereby have a semi-annual premium charge applied to your student account, you must take steps to waive SHIP coverage each semester in the Student Center component of Access.SMU.

Note: The Health Insurance button in the Student Center component of Access.SMU will appear only after a student has enrolled for classes each semester.



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According to that, annual coverage is only $561.

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Re: SMU 2010!

Postby tinyone » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:26 pm

kalvano wrote:
SpencerPratt wrote:
kalvano wrote:Don't forget to factor in student health insurance.


I'm assuming this is refunded if you submit documentation stating you're already covered?



You can opt out if you are already covered, but their insurance is pretty good and pretty cheap.


http://smu.edu/healthcenter/medical/med_insurance.asp

Beginning November 2, 2009, SMU’s mandatory health insurance policy requires students to provide documentation of insurance coverage (waive) or to enroll (elect) in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) each semester. In order to avoid automatic enrollment into SHIP and thereby have a semi-annual premium charge applied to your student account, you must take steps to waive SHIP coverage each semester in the Student Center component of Access.SMU.

Note: The Health Insurance button in the Student Center component of Access.SMU will appear only after a student has enrolled for classes each semester.



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According to that, annual coverage is only $561.


Strange...this doc ( --LinkRemoved-- ) has the annual coverage as far more pricey.




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