U of San Diego Fall 2010

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby superflush » Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:07 am

RednBlack wrote:Stats are a bit fudged but around 3.85 GPA and 168 LSAT.
It does have stipulations though


Mind sharing the stipulations?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby sundaynightdelite » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:52 am

I am a 1L at USD, feel free to ask me any questions about the school or the city.

I am originally from Orange County if that gives you a frame of reference.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby OrcinusOrcas » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:48 pm

I'm waiting on my husband's W2 to submit my FAFSA (argh!! I've never been this anxious to get my taxes done!), was accepted a few weeks ago via snail mail, yet to hear anything about merit-based $$$.

Has anyone in NorCal received any mail scholly info yet??
:D

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Borhas » Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:12 pm

sundaynightdelite wrote:I am a 1L at USD, feel free to ask me any questions about the school or the city.

I am originally from Orange County if that gives you a frame of reference.


How much do the living expenses add up to?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby sundaynightdelite » Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:49 pm

Borhas wrote:
sundaynightdelite wrote:I am a 1L at USD, feel free to ask me any questions about the school or the city.

I am originally from Orange County if that gives you a frame of reference.


How much do the living expenses add up to?


I pay $600 a month for a nice place east of campus. I have 2 roommates that I barely see who go to another school. I only pay electricity ($50-60) for all three of us and cable internet ($60) for all three of us. I got in on a good deal. It is not as expensive as people have said.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby theseus636 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:53 pm

OrcinusOrcas wrote:I'm waiting on my husband's W2 to submit my FAFSA (argh!! I've never been this anxious to get my taxes done!), was accepted a few weeks ago via snail mail, yet to hear anything about merit-based $$$.

Has anyone in NorCal received any mail scholly info yet??
:D


I live in L.A. and got my scholarhip notice yesterday. But it was dated Jan. 26, so I assume yours will be arriving shortly.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Inygma » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:59 pm

superflush wrote:
RednBlack wrote:Stats are a bit fudged but around 3.85 GPA and 168 LSAT.
It does have stipulations though


Mind sharing the stipulations?


From what I've gathered on here and from a few friends that go to USD law.... all schollys come with a top 1/3 stipulation.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby theseus636 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:15 pm

Inygma wrote:
superflush wrote:
RednBlack wrote:Stats are a bit fudged but around 3.85 GPA and 168 LSAT.
It does have stipulations though


Mind sharing the stipulations?


From what I've gathered on here and from a few friends that go to USD law.... all schollys come with a top 1/3 stipulation.


+1 That's the stipulation mine came with.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby sundaynightdelite » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:47 pm

Inygma wrote:
superflush wrote:
RednBlack wrote:Stats are a bit fudged but around 3.85 GPA and 168 LSAT.
It does have stipulations though


Mind sharing the stipulations?


From what I've gathered on here and from a few friends that go to USD law.... all schollys come with a top 1/3 stipulation.


Well if "all" means 100%, then you would be wrong. I have no stips. And I know a girl w/o stips, also. I do believe we are in the "minority" however. No pun intended.

This is what I'm talking about, "The law school considers entering students for a number of need-based partial tuition scholarships. These scholarships are based on the applicant's financial need, academic promise, potential for service to the community and for contribution to the diversity of the USD community. Generally, these awards are for up to 75% tuition in the appropriate entering day or evening division. Some of these grants are renewable each academic year. To be considered, applicants must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as the School of Law Institutional Financial Aid Application. "

from http://www.sandiego.edu/law/financial_a ... ms/#grants

Take that for what it's worth.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Inygma » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:55 pm

sundaynightdelite wrote:
Inygma wrote:
superflush wrote:
RednBlack wrote:Stats are a bit fudged but around 3.85 GPA and 168 LSAT.
It does have stipulations though


Mind sharing the stipulations?


From what I've gathered on here and from a few friends that go to USD law.... all schollys come with a top 1/3 stipulation.


Well if "all" means 100%, then you would be wrong. I have no stips. And I know a girl w/o stips, also. I do believe we are in the "minority" however. No pun intended.

This is what I'm talking about, "The law school considers entering students for a number of need-based partial tuition scholarships. These scholarships are based on the applicant's financial need, academic promise, potential for service to the community and for contribution to the diversity of the USD community. Generally, these awards are for up to 75% tuition in the appropriate entering day or evening division. Some of these grants are renewable each academic year. To be considered, applicants must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as the School of Law Institutional Financial Aid Application. "

from http://www.sandiego.edu/law/financial_a ... ms/#grants

Take that for what it's worth.


Good to know not all come with 1/3 req.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby sundaynightdelite » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:57 pm

Inygma wrote:
Good to know not all come with 1/3 req.


Mine was actually a $$ no stips, bumped up to a $$$ no stips. So that was awesome. But I am a URM, and so is the girl... so that does cloud things up.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Inygma » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:06 pm

sundaynightdelite wrote:
Inygma wrote:
Good to know not all come with 1/3 req.


Mine was actually a $$ no stips, bumped up to a $$$ no stips. So that was awesome. But I am a URM, and so is the girl... so that does cloud things up.


Ya, people who I know IRL aren't URM that have the 1/3 stip. Though I'm sure most students enter law school equally poor, so I don't understand not putting the stip on all people, but that can be reserved for another thread :roll:

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby sundaynightdelite » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:08 pm

Inygma wrote:
sundaynightdelite wrote:
Inygma wrote:
Good to know not all come with 1/3 req.


Mine was actually a $$ no stips, bumped up to a $$$ no stips. So that was awesome. But I am a URM, and so is the girl... so that does cloud things up.


Ya, people who I know IRL aren't URM that have the 1/3 stip. Though I'm sure most students enter law school equally poor, so I don't understand not putting the stip on all people, but that can be reserved for another thread :roll:


You are preaching to the choir, my man. But you and everyone else know that I would be remiss to not take advantage of the opportunities presented to me, fair or not.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby bissey » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:32 pm

do they give fee waivers?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Slimpee » Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:51 pm

bissey wrote:do they give fee waivers?


yes

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby bissey » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:59 am

Slimpee wrote:
bissey wrote:do they give fee waivers?


yes


any requirements?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby superflush » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:11 am

bissey wrote:any requirements?


"you must submit a request via email explaining your need"

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby bissey » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:28 am

superflush wrote:
bissey wrote:any requirements?


"you must submit a request via email explaining your need"


as in applying costs a lot of money and I would appreciate it?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby superflush » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:35 am

bissey wrote:
superflush wrote:
bissey wrote:any requirements?


"you must submit a request via email explaining your need"


as in applying costs a lot of money and I would appreciate it?


Well, maybe a bit more than that.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby bissey » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:39 am

superflush wrote:
bissey wrote:
superflush wrote:
bissey wrote:any requirements?


"you must submit a request via email explaining your need"


as in applying costs a lot of money and I would appreciate it?


Well, maybe a bit more than that.


Lol, example please? All I can think of is "I am interested and the application process is costly, and I would appreciate it."

Lame, but that's all I got.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby superflush » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:48 am

bissey wrote:Lol, example please? All I can think of is "I am interested and the application process is costly, and I would appreciate it."

Lame, but that's all I got.


how about trying to explain your financial need. Maybe you got financial aid in college??

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Slimpee » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:50 am

bissey wrote:
Slimpee wrote:
bissey wrote:do they give fee waivers?


yes


any requirements?


I got one unsolicited so I can't help much with need-based...maybe just ask?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby bissey » Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:00 am

Yea, I just sent an email. Hopefully they'll say yes.

I don't know much about the school other than it's location being awesome. I assume I will be accepted (not meant to sound conceited/douchey) but does anyone (bored, or just really nice) wanna guess what my chances on getting a scholarship/amount? Not too much data on LSN, though it got me kind of hopeful. I think it would be an awesome place to live, but it would mean giving up higher ranked schools, so I would need a good scholarship to make choosing it a rational decision.

Thanks guys (future peers?).

:)

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Slimpee » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:24 pm

bissey wrote:New San Diego law school:

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010 ... aw-school/


Interesting, although it's not an additional school, just UCSD taking over CA Western a la Penn State and Mich State (as discussed in the article). The last thing the world needs is an additional law school!




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