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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby gochrisgo » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:25 pm

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby gahthelaw » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:26 pm

gochrisgo wrote:I'm sure the answer is in this thread somewhere... Sorry to be lazy, but I can't find the right search parameters that get me the post with the answer to this question:

Does Michigan include the merit scholarship info in the first mailing they send out? Or does it follow sometime afterward?

I know they mention a mailing series to follow the acceptance letter, but I haven't had time to really study the letter yet (just got accepted). Clearly, if it's supposed to be in the first mailing then I'm looking at sticker, but I thought I'd ask.

Any hints or links to the right info?
Thanks in advance.

PS: didn't know Salazar was a Mich grad! cool to see him in the vid.


no, money comes later.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby rogerlodge » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:27 pm

45K as well. If attending will need to get out of summer start as well. Interestingly got $0 from Boston U today.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Helmholtz » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:31 pm

thalassocrat wrote:Got the letter for the $45,000 Dean's Scholarship today, along with my train ticket to A2 for the Preview Weekend. Very, very excited.


Nice. Congrats!

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby starstruck393 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:40 pm

rogerlodge wrote:45K as well. If attending will need to get out of summer start as well. Interestingly got $0 from Boston U today.


Just out of curiosity, how did you get Summer Start if you didn't want it/couldn't do it?

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Lincoln » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:45 pm

akapur wrote:Anyone else go to decision on 1/11 and not receive mail yet?


+1

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby mayosmith » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:20 pm

loveistheway wrote:Michigan is amazing, by far (like 10,000 leagues under the sea far) the friendliest law school I've had contact with; their staff is just incredibly accessible and generous.

+1 to this, BTW. Love them.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby JetstoRJC » Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:55 pm

Question again regarding the Mail and Money tab on the Admitted Students site. I noticed that the mailings I have received to this point show up under the admissions communications again (nothing has shown up there for the past few weeks). For those that received scholarship offers, is that noted as well under the admissions communications? The financial aid communications page says it will be down until the end of february.

Thanks for the help!

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby jackassjim » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:03 pm

JetstoRJC wrote:Question again regarding the Mail and Money tab on the Admitted Students site. I noticed that the mailings I have received to this point show up under the admissions communications again (nothing has shown up there for the past few weeks). For those that received scholarship offers, is that noted as well under the admissions communications? The financial aid communications page says it will be down until the end of february.

Thanks for the help!


Some in this thread have said "no, it doesn't show up there"

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby thalassocrat » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:05 pm

Thanks y'all, and grats rogerlodge. :D

jackassjim wrote:
JetstoRJC wrote:Question again regarding the Mail and Money tab on the Admitted Students site. I noticed that the mailings I have received to this point show up under the admissions communications again (nothing has shown up there for the past few weeks). For those that received scholarship offers, is that noted as well under the admissions communications? The financial aid communications page says it will be down until the end of february.

Thanks for the help!


Some in this thread have said "no, it doesn't show up there"


Yea, nothing there about the scholarship. There had been nothing at all there before, for the past few weeks, but now it's showing the admissions packet/follow up/housing info/Preview Weekend invite.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby toolshed » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:50 pm

Dean's Scholarship for $45k today. I was surprised, was not expecting much money from them.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby starstruck393 » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:50 am

JetstoRJC wrote:Question again regarding the Mail and Money tab on the Admitted Students site. I noticed that the mailings I have received to this point show up under the admissions communications again (nothing has shown up there for the past few weeks). For those that received scholarship offers, is that noted as well under the admissions communications? The financial aid communications page says it will be down until the end of february.

Thanks for the help!


I was thinking that it should, when the list finally returned (mine showed nothing for about a month), but now I'm thinking that it will show up under the financial aid communications tab when it becomes available in Feb...

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby leangreenbeans » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:55 am

Jericwithers wrote:
Oli wrote:
Shaggier1 wrote:Were any of today's admits among those who got that "sorry we are taking so long!" email from Michigan earlier this week?

Same question


Me too.


I was admitted to Michigan within days of getting that e-mail. At first I thought I was being YPed.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby dakatz » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:56 am

leangreenbeans wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
Oli wrote:
Shaggier1 wrote:Were any of today's admits among those who got that "sorry we are taking so long!" email from Michigan earlier this week?

Same question


Me too.


I was admitted to Michigan within days of getting that e-mail. At first I thought I was being YPed.


Thats good to know. I was afraid that it meant we would have to wait until March to get a decision.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby VindaSo » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:11 pm

Hmmm, I've been able to log on the Admitted Students site since yesterday, but my status is still "Complete." Anyone else have this happen?

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:16 pm

VindaSo wrote:Hmmm, I've been able to log on the Admitted Students site since yesterday, but my status is still "Complete." Anyone else have this happen?


yesss....its happens everytime someone gets accepted.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby VindaSo » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:23 pm

sharthree wrote:
VindaSo wrote:Hmmm, I've been able to log on the Admitted Students site since yesterday, but my status is still "Complete." Anyone else have this happen?


yesss....its happens everytime someone gets accepted.



Thanks! Sorry if that was an obvious question, but on a quick read-through it looked like most people went "Decision" on the same day or before they logged on to AS site.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby Helmholtz » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:26 pm

VindaSo wrote:
sharthree wrote:
VindaSo wrote:Hmmm, I've been able to log on the Admitted Students site since yesterday, but my status is still "Complete." Anyone else have this happen?


yesss....its happens everytime someone gets accepted.



Thanks! Sorry if that was an obvious question, but on a quick read-through it looked like most people went "Decision" on the same day or before they logged on to AS site.


Most people went to decision a couple days after being able to log onto the AS site.

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby K's Logic » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:16 pm

Official rejection letter received today. DR 1/09

Was over 75% GPA and slightly below median LSAT. Thank god for TLS..knowing that not being able to get into the admitted students site = probable rejection really softened the blow.

Best of luck to everyone else!

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby im_blue » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:17 pm

K's Logic wrote:Official rejection letter received today. DR 1/09

Was over 75% GPA and slightly below median LSAT. Thank god for TLS..knowing that not being able to get into the admitted students site = probable rejection really softened the blow.

Best of luck to everyone else!


Hmm...3.85+/168 applicants fared quite well on LSN last year... :shock:

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby ShibaDan » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:29 am

Congrats to everyone who got money already! Did anyone who lives abroad get any scholarship information?

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby ShibaDan » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:31 am

Also, quick question about the being excluded from need based aid...what if you are a very high need candidate and you get a scholarship from michigan? Is it possible you would get more need based aid if you declined the merit one?

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby jackassjim » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:06 am

def2104 wrote:Also, quick question about the being excluded from need based aid...what if you are a very high need candidate and you get a scholarship from michigan? Is it possible you would get more need based aid if you declined the merit one?


That would extremely surprising. You could write the financial aid office to know what is their limit on need-based aid, but I'm pretty sure it'll be lower than whatever they gave you when they prevent you from getting other stuff...

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby starstruck393 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:26 am

def2104 wrote:Also, quick question about the being excluded from need based aid...what if you are a very high need candidate and you get a scholarship from michigan? Is it possible you would get more need based aid if you declined the merit one?


Maybe if it's only a small scholarship (< $45k?). Is there anyone with, say, a $30k scholarship that could share their scholarship's stipulations to see? But even then, the grant probably wouldn't be very much more.

I guess I'm confused as to what a very high need candidate is. I can understand with college, where it's so much more common for parents to pay, that taking out large loans could be a problem (it's a big burden on low income parents). But with law school, it seems like for the vast majority of those who take out loans, it's the students who take them out. You'd be able to take out the entire tuition + COL for three years through the financial aid loan options, so I guess I'm not sure how some people can be very high need, while the majority isn't. If such a large percentage of students take out massive loans, it seems like they're all very high need, or none of them are...

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Re: michigan 2010 applicants

Postby ShibaDan » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:36 am

starstruck393 wrote:
def2104 wrote:Also, quick question about the being excluded from need based aid...what if you are a very high need candidate and you get a scholarship from michigan? Is it possible you would get more need based aid if you declined the merit one?


Maybe if it's only a small scholarship (< $45k?). Is there anyone with, say, a $30k scholarship that could share their scholarship's stipulations to see? But even then, the grant probably wouldn't be very much more.

I guess I'm confused as to what a very high need candidate is. I can understand with college, where it's so much more common for parents to pay, that taking out large loans could be a problem (it's a big burden on low income parents). But with law school, it seems like for the vast majority of those who take out loans, it's the students who take them out. You'd be able to take out the entire tuition + COL for three years through the financial aid loan options, so I guess I'm not sure how some people can be very high need, while the majority isn't. If such a large percentage of students take out massive loans, it seems like they're all very high need, or none of them are...


Yeah I understand what you mean...for me I have family obligations in that I have been helping to support my family since highschool. This will be the first time I can't really work or help them out and if I can it won't be enough to send money to them. In UG I worked full-time, or just under for most of my time there.




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