USC 2010!

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tigrelis
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby tigrelis » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:50 am

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AllBusiness
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby AllBusiness » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:45 am

Just withdrew, declining a 30K scholarship. Good luck to everyone else!

musicfor18
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby musicfor18 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:50 am

I received an email with a link to my 2010-2011 Financial Aid award last night. When I visited the site, it listed only my scholarship, and no loans. I submitted a FAFSA and all other required documents and my FAFSA lists my estimates family contribution at $700. This must be a mistake, as every other school has qualified me for the max Stafford loans and tentatively for Grad PLUS loans, as well.

Did anyone else get an email like this and see no loans in their package?

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Sauer Grapes
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:54 am

musicfor18 wrote:I received an email with a link to my 2010-2011 Financial Aid award last night. When I visited the site, it listed only my scholarship, and no loans. I submitted a FAFSA and all other required documents and my FAFSA lists my estimates family contribution at $700. This must be a mistake, as every other school has qualified me for the max Stafford loans and tentatively for Grad PLUS loans, as well.

Did anyone else get an email like this and see no loans in their package?

I withdrew last week but still got the email. My had only federal loans, and not my scholarship. I guess mine was the reverse of yours.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby Applicant2010 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:57 am

musicfor18 wrote:I received an email with a link to my 2010-2011 Financial Aid award last night. When I visited the site, it listed only my scholarship, and no loans. I submitted a FAFSA and all other required documents and my FAFSA lists my estimates family contribution at $700. This must be a mistake, as every other school has qualified me for the max Stafford loans and tentatively for Grad PLUS loans, as well.

Did anyone else get an email like this and see no loans in their package?


I had the same issue. I just sent the office an email, and I'll post the results. Seems like a technical error.

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afghan007
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby afghan007 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:03 am

musicfor18 wrote:I received an email with a link to my 2010-2011 Financial Aid award last night. When I visited the site, it listed only my scholarship, and no loans. I submitted a FAFSA and all other required documents and my FAFSA lists my estimates family contribution at $700. This must be a mistake, as every other school has qualified me for the max Stafford loans and tentatively for Grad PLUS loans, as well.

Did anyone else get an email like this and see no loans in their package?


Mine lists scholarship and subsidized/unsubsidized stafford loans... but has my EFC at $31,000, which is much higher than what I've received from other schools

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foxyeconomist
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby foxyeconomist » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:32 am

My EFC was $50k! Considering I made $0 last year and my parents made almost $50k, so I'm not sure where they think the money is coming from. Oh well.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:38 am

foxyeconomist wrote:My EFC was $50k! Considering I made $0 last year and my parents made almost $50k, so I'm not sure where they think the money is coming from. Oh well.


that is very strange... some kind of huge assets? real estate, bank accounts, stocks?

ExcitedBlutterance
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby ExcitedBlutterance » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:39 am

still complete 11/25

musicfor18
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby musicfor18 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:40 am

foxyeconomist wrote:My EFC was $50k! Considering I made $0 last year and my parents made almost $50k, so I'm not sure where they think the money is coming from. Oh well.


What was your EFC as listed on your SAR?

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foxyeconomist
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby foxyeconomist » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:35 am

musicfor18 wrote:
foxyeconomist wrote:My EFC was $50k! Considering I made $0 last year and my parents made almost $50k, so I'm not sure where they think the money is coming from. Oh well.


What was your EFC as listed on your SAR?

$0. My parents do live in San Francisco, so their house is worth quite a bit. They have $1m in investments - that unfortunately is not in a retirement account, but that's what the money is for. I have not received financial assistance from my parents for 6 years - I'm 28. Asking them for $50k annually would be asking them for more than what they earn per year. Actually it would be more since tuition is not tax deductible. So they would have to take money out of their retirement savings instead of contributing to it. Grrr.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby ViP » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:39 am

ExcitedBlutterance wrote:still complete 11/25


Complete at 11/23.

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby musicfor18 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:20 pm

I just spoke to the director of financial aid (via email), who told I received the award email because they had just entered my scholarship into the system. She said I'd get another one when the full aid package was entered. I assume this is the same for the rest of you!

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby gobears09 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:23 pm

ViP wrote:
ExcitedBlutterance wrote:still complete 11/25


Complete at 11/23.


This is outrageous.

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bigchris1313
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby bigchris1313 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:33 pm

The Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) numbers may seem high because of the definition the school uses. If you check, the EFC = total cost - (listed loans + listed scholarships). So no matter how much or how little they give you, the EFC is the remainder.

Thanks for "estimating" the EFC based on factors completely exogenous to the family's financial means, financial aid guys!

Note: I also liked how although the school offered me $0 in return for my 167/3.64--not that I necessarily blame them--they listed government loans as an "award." Perhaps from the government--but certainly not from the school! You aren't doing me a favor, guys.

Who do they think they're fooling, exactly?

NerdmoD
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby NerdmoD » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:14 pm

HOLY CRAP! DF 4/14!

Guess the next round is starting...

finalaspects
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby finalaspects » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:15 pm

NerdmoD wrote:HOLY CRAP! DF 4/14!

Guess the next round is starting...


guessing with your stats, all 4/14 DFers will be acceptances...

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby NerdmoD » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:17 pm

finalaspects wrote:
NerdmoD wrote:HOLY CRAP! DF 4/14!

Guess the next round is starting...


guessing with your stats, all 4/14 DFers will be acceptances...


Let's hope that's true....

I'm secretly wishing that they held back this round of acceptances so that there was scholarship money back in the pile...I really want to go there, but man is it expensive. :|

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Re: USC 2010!

Postby NerdmoD » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:23 pm

Anyone else on a DF-4/14er?

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meddlingkid
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby meddlingkid » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:27 pm

Well, you gave me a heart attack, but I'm still in review 1/22.

NerdmoD
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby NerdmoD » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:32 pm

meddlingkid wrote:Well, you gave me a heart attack, but I'm still in review 1/22.


Haha, my bad

xokel87
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby xokel87 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:32 pm

meddlingkid wrote:Well, you gave me a heart attack, but I'm still in review 1/22.


same 1/29

imisscollege
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby imisscollege » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:41 pm

this whole lack of rolling admissions and not giving people who applied in oct decisions by the standard deposit deadline is absolutely ridiculous. eff usc.

primusux
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby primusux » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:52 pm

Do they post all the DFs at once or does it roll throughout the day?
so hopeful, yet so unrealistic.

NerdmoD
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Re: USC 2010!

Postby NerdmoD » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:55 pm

primusux wrote:Do they post all the DFs at once or does it roll throughout the day?
so hopeful, yet so unrealistic.


I think the last few have been rolling throughout the day

Good luck!




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