IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby bmontminy » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:18 pm

posted this in another thread, but no replies thus far and seems to be more traffic here :D

A bit more specific question regarding scholarships/the matching program...Need a bit of reading comprehension help here.

"Merit-Only Scholarships: Criteria for selection include standardized test scores, cumulative grade point average, leadership, extracurricular activities, and other performance criteria, i.e., leadership positions in student organizations, etc.

Need, Disadvantage, or Adversity Scholarships: Scholarships are awarded using a variety of factors that include financial need, demonstrated commitment to public service, history of overcoming economic or other disadvantage, overcoming disability, service in the armed forces, and other factors, including standardized test scores and cumulative grade point average.

Merit and Need Scholarships: Criteria for these scholarships include merit criteria and financial need. For academic year 2009–2010, 80 percent of scholarship aid was merit/need-based."

quoted from UT Law schools sholarship link. From what i gather, these are three distinct categories: merit, need, and merit/need. I was told that a 167 LSAT was required by a financial aid rep. for merit scholly's, when i asked if this 167 requirement counted for the 80% of scholarships that were given out that were merit AND need based, she seemed to not really know what I was talking about...

Am I reading the site wrong??

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby gitls » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:24 pm

The continuing education price is the locked in rate that 2Ls and 3Ls get to keep paying. Incoming 1Ls on the other hand pay something slightly more. Next year if they choose to increase tuition, our rates will be listed under the continuing education column and the new incoming 1Ls (those a year behind us) would have the increased rate. I think they try to hold your tuition constant.

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:27 pm

That is definitely a little ambiguous. My interpretation is that the LSAT requirement holds for this and the pure merit category. Thus, 80% + whatever is merit-only

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:30 pm

gitls wrote:The continuing education price is the locked in rate that 2Ls and 3Ls get to keep paying. Incoming 1Ls on the other hand pay something slightly more. Next year if they choose to increase tuition, our rates will be listed under the continuing education column and the new incoming 1Ls (those a year behind us) would have the increased rate. I think they try to hold your tuition constant.


They do, but there is no guarantee that it will hold for us over the 3 years. From what I hear it was a surprise for it to be held for this years 2Ls.

I also agree that probably only need-based aid is exempt from any kind of LSAT requirement. However, I doubt if you need aid and have a 166 they would pass you up completly for need/merit aid.

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby bmontminy » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:31 pm

kittenmittons wrote:That is definitely a little ambiguous. My interpretation is that the LSAT requirement holds for this and the pure merit category. Thus, 80% + whatever is merit-only


Yeah, thats what i was afraid of =-(...My 166 won't net me crap then =-/....I am going to have to attempt to do well in my financial aid appeal...I wonder if it is customary to send a letter/e-mail with your appeal as a sort of 'Why i deserve more moniez'...

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:32 pm

bmontminy wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:That is definitely a little ambiguous. My interpretation is that the LSAT requirement holds for this and the pure merit category. Thus, 80% + whatever is merit-only


Yeah, thats what i was afraid of =-(...My 166 won't net me crap then =-/....I am going to have to attempt to do well in my financial aid appeal...I wonder if it is customary to send a letter/e-mail with your appeal as a sort of 'Why i deserve more moniez'...


How do they even award need/merit or need aid? Doesn't come at admissions, so when are you notified if you are awarded anything?

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:34 pm

bmontminy wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:That is definitely a little ambiguous. My interpretation is that the LSAT requirement holds for this and the pure merit category. Thus, 80% + whatever is merit-only


Yeah, thats what i was afraid of =-(...My 166 won't net me crap then =-/....I am going to have to attempt to do well in my financial aid appeal...I wonder if it is customary to send a letter/e-mail with your appeal as a sort of 'Why i deserve more moniez'...


In all my interactions with the admissions and financial aid office, they have been open and cordial. You could probably send along an email detailing circumstances that may warrant a more in-depth look at your FA situation. Worst case they ignore you.

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:35 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
bmontminy wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:That is definitely a little ambiguous. My interpretation is that the LSAT requirement holds for this and the pure merit category. Thus, 80% + whatever is merit-only


Yeah, thats what i was afraid of =-(...My 166 won't net me crap then =-/....I am going to have to attempt to do well in my financial aid appeal...I wonder if it is customary to send a letter/e-mail with your appeal as a sort of 'Why i deserve more moniez'...


How do they even award need/merit or need aid? Doesn't come at admissions, so when are you notified if you are awarded anything?


Once the University has received a student’s FAFSA information and any required verification documents, the University will send an Electronic Financial Aid Notification (EFAN) by e-mail. The EFAN will list all eligible awards. Students can view their awards and respond. Students can accept or decline the awards offered, and/or reduce the loan amounts offered.


From UT Law FA website

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:41 pm

kittenmittons wrote:From UT Law FA website


Thanks a bunch for the info. I wonder if I can apply for continuing student scholarships at UT even though I will be moving from BBA to JD.

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby kittenmittons » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:59 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
kittenmittons wrote:From UT Law FA website


Thanks a bunch for the info. I wonder if I can apply for continuing student scholarships at UT even though I will be moving from BBA to JD.


Email the FA office

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby A Swift » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:57 pm

Dinged at UT with a 3.9/170(166).

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby lawstudent119 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:59 pm

A Swift wrote:Dinged at UT with a 3.9/170(166).



Sorry about the ding. How is that even possible?

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby A Swift » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:02 pm

lawstudent119 wrote:
A Swift wrote:Dinged at UT with a 3.9/170(166).



Sorry about the ding. How is that even possible?


I am literally shitting brick. It is my first decision after a WL at Columbia.

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby albusdumbledore » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:06 pm

A Swift wrote:
lawstudent119 wrote:
A Swift wrote:Dinged at UT with a 3.9/170(166).



Sorry about the ding. How is that even possible?


I am literally shitting brick. It is my first decision after a WL at Columbia.


Unbelievable. When did you go complete?

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:11 pm

A Swift wrote:Dinged at UT with a 3.9/170(166).


Whoaw. Most be a non-Texan. Sorry to hear that.

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Postby yournamehere » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:14 pm

rockchalk86 wrote:
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Apple Tree wrote:I have a question about the scholarship matching program. Right now I got $30k from UMich, $75K from UIUC, $81K from Alabama, and $69K ($21k scholly + in state tuition waiver) from UT. Should I send in the offer from Michigan even though the money is less than what UT gave me (if you count the instate tuition waiver)? Would it mess up my chance of getting more money?


send in everything. 30K at Michigan is a whole lot stronger than any of your other offers. You're so in demand that Michigan (a school ranked 6 spots higher) is willing to give you money to go ... I don't see why this is even a question. There are a shit-ton of people out there who would take T14 + $, and UT has to know that.

Anyways, what's the worst they can do, turn you down?


Like I said before, Michigan offered less money than Texas... you can't negotiate with that. The difference in school quality is so marginal between the two. Texas offered more than double, what else do you expect them to do? You are right in that it can't hurt his chances but it seems pretty pointless.


if this is really what you think, then there's really no point in arguing with you.

Regarding all these scholarship matching and financial aid questions -- seriously, just call the financial aid office. If you get Ms. Alba, she might be short with you, but you'll get the answers you want (and she's actually really nice, she's just frazzled around this time of year). If you get Ms. Cannon, she's just awesome. But get the answers for yourself, and from the source.

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby A Swift » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:17 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
A Swift wrote:Dinged at UT with a 3.9/170(166).


Whoaw. Most be a non-Texan. Sorry to hear that.


Complete early Jamuary. Definately a non-Texan. Do you think that's why? Just feels weird to get a ding from UT and a waitlist from Columbia. Makes me scared for my cycle.

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby castellon » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:18 pm

Big scholarship in the mail today from UT just made my decision a lot tougher. Being a Sooner I could never root for a longhorn though, so it's still tough...

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:20 pm

A Swift wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
A Swift wrote:Dinged at UT with a 3.9/170(166).


Whoaw. Most be a non-Texan. Sorry to hear that.


Complete early Jamuary. Definately a non-Texan. Do you think that's why? Just feels weird to get a ding from UT and a waitlist from Columbia. Makes me scared for my cycle.


I would think already accepting too many out-of-state applicants would be the only reason to reject you (you probably wouldn't go there either). Columbia is still hard with a 170/3.9 so you wouldn't be the only one on the waitlist with your numbers.

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:23 pm

castellon wrote:Big scholarship in the mail today from UT just made my decision a lot tougher. Being a Sooner I could never root for a longhorn though, so it's still tough...


Oklahoma has many law schools, so if that is how you feel about Texas then the border is that way ^.

:D Just kiddingNot really; I hope you make the right college choice this time :wink: :lol:

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby castellon » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:28 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
castellon wrote:Big scholarship in the mail today from UT just made my decision a lot tougher. Being a Sooner I could never root for a longhorn though, so it's still tough...


Oklahoma has many law schools, so if that is how you feel about Texas then the border is that way ^.

:D Just kiddingNot really; I hope you make the right college choice this time :wink: :lol:


Haha, being surrounded by people who act like this is what makes NYU so much more appealing...

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby catharsis » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:29 pm

Apple Tree wrote:
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Apple Tree wrote:I emailed the admissions office asking if they provide travelling expense disbursement, and the reply was no. So I guess yeah we are on our own arranging hotels. She sent me a list of hotels near UT. I can get it up here if anybody's interested.


yeah that would be great if it's not too much trouble, i'd be interested to see what hotels they recommend.

http://www.utexas.edu/law/depts/career/ ... otels.html


I had mentioned this earlier but I guess it was still early and there weren't any takers but it would be awesome for some TLS members to reserve the same hotel so we can meet eachother and go out during the evening!!

If anyone is interested let me know. I'm currently searching for the best hotel at the best price and closest to the law school. I can send everyone the information and hopefully meet some TLS members in the process :D

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby Jericwithers » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:37 pm

castellon wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
castellon wrote:Big scholarship in the mail today from UT just made my decision a lot tougher. Being a Sooner I could never root for a longhorn though, so it's still tough...


Oklahoma has many law schools, so if that is how you feel about Texas then the border is that way ^.

:D Just kiddingNot really; I hope you make the right college choice this time :wink: :lol:


Haha, being surrounded by people who act like this is what makes NYU so much more appealing...


Ohhh were not that bad. The Law School isn't like UT undergrad, as a lot of students will be either unloyal to Longhorn dominance or indifferent to sports all together. However, as a Sooner I would lay low and keep it your dirty secret. That's actually good advice for the rest of your life :wink: .

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby castellon » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:45 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
castellon wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
castellon wrote:Big scholarship in the mail today from UT just made my decision a lot tougher. Being a Sooner I could never root for a longhorn though, so it's still tough...


Oklahoma has many law schools, so if that is how you feel about Texas then the border is that way ^.

:D Just kiddingNot really; I hope you make the right college choice this time :wink: :lol:


Haha, being surrounded by people who act like this is what makes NYU so much more appealing...


Ohhh were not that bad. The Law School isn't like UT undergrad, as a lot of students will be either unloyal to Longhorn dominance or indifferent to sports all together. However, as a Sooner I would lay low and keep it your dirty secret. That's actually good advice for the rest of your life :wink: .


The best is how half of OU came from Texas, and they all have the same attitude, yet they GO to OU, it's weird. I went to ACL a few years ago and had a great time, but I haven't been to Austin since I turned 21. Texas wasn't in the running until today, so I think I'm going to go down and visit. I'm wearing an OU shirt at least once a week though if I wind up down there.

Oh, and what happened to Texas basketball this year? WE even beat you...

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Re: IN AT TEXAS!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2013!!

Postby Esc » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:48 pm

Jericwithers wrote:
castellon wrote:
Jericwithers wrote:
castellon wrote:Big scholarship in the mail today from UT just made my decision a lot tougher. Being a Sooner I could never root for a longhorn though, so it's still tough...


Oklahoma has many law schools, so if that is how you feel about Texas then the border is that way ^.

:D Just kiddingNot really; I hope you make the right college choice this time :wink: :lol:


Haha, being surrounded by people who act like this is what makes NYU so much more appealing...


The Law School isn't like UT undergrad, as a lot of students will be either unloyal to Longhorn dominance or indifferent to sports all together.


This is very true. The Law School almost seems like a separate world sometimes.




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