U of San Diego Fall 2010

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Veritas
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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Veritas » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:24 am

dltripledouble wrote:
zeth006 wrote:
dltripledouble wrote:Received scholly info in the mail today!

The amount was lower than expected but I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that it didn't seem to come with any renewal conditions besides filing "appropriate paperwork in a timely manner".

$22K/year
~3.4 GPA and LSAT in the high 160s

I have a special place in my heart for San Diego (the city) so this is making things interesting.

Do you guys think conditional scholarships that require you to stay in top 30% or 25% are worth the risk? If you don't make top 30% then you are screwed.. You lose all scholarship money AND your job prospects go down the drain at the same time. I guess it will motivate you to study harder knowing that tens and thousands of dollars are on the line.. but it just seems like it will add more stress to the law school experience.


Did the scholly letter say it was renewable, or simply that you'd be considered for future scholarships on the basis of your merits and achievements?


It explicitly says that it is renewable for the remaining two years provided that I "continue to establish financial need" and that I "file the appropriate paperwork in a timely manner". Nothing about merits or achievements.

this sounds like need based aid...

"maintain financial need"

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby dltripledouble » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:58 am

Veritas wrote:
dltripledouble wrote:
zeth006 wrote:
dltripledouble wrote:Received scholly info in the mail today!

The amount was lower than expected but I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that it didn't seem to come with any renewal conditions besides filing "appropriate paperwork in a timely manner".

$22K/year
~3.4 GPA and LSAT in the high 160s

I have a special place in my heart for San Diego (the city) so this is making things interesting.

Do you guys think conditional scholarships that require you to stay in top 30% or 25% are worth the risk? If you don't make top 30% then you are screwed.. You lose all scholarship money AND your job prospects go down the drain at the same time. I guess it will motivate you to study harder knowing that tens and thousands of dollars are on the line.. but it just seems like it will add more stress to the law school experience.


Did the scholly letter say it was renewable, or simply that you'd be considered for future scholarships on the basis of your merits and achievements?


It explicitly says that it is renewable for the remaining two years provided that I "continue to establish financial need" and that I "file the appropriate paperwork in a timely manner". Nothing about merits or achievements.

this sounds like need based aid...

"maintain financial need"


To clarify, it's actually a grant and not a scholarship. It does sound like it is need-based but I don't know how they would know my "need" since I haven't completed FAFSA yet.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby msbeautifulbasham » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:05 am

So if I didn't hear about scholarships in my admission envelope does that mean I'm SOL?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Borhas » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:09 am

msbeautifulbasham wrote:So if I didn't hear about scholarships in my admission envelope does that mean I'm SOL?


no you get scholly info later

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Veritas » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:48 am

Borhas wrote:
msbeautifulbasham wrote:So if I didn't hear about scholarships in my admission envelope does that mean I'm SOL?


no you get scholly info later

the question is....how much later? :?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby hopefulincal » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:06 pm

dltripledouble wrote:
To clarify, it's actually a grant and not a scholarship. It does sound like it is need-based but I don't know how they would know my "need" since I haven't completed FAFSA yet.


I can confirm this. I got the same thing and was puzzled as well since I haven't filed FAFSA. I don't quite understand how it's need based.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Mosca » Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:21 pm

hopefulincal wrote:
dltripledouble wrote:
To clarify, it's actually a grant and not a scholarship. It does sound like it is need-based but I don't know how they would know my "need" since I haven't completed FAFSA yet.


I can confirm this. I got the same thing and was puzzled as well since I haven't filed FAFSA. I don't quite understand how it's need based.

I received this grant too. I sent in my FAFSA but have not yet sent in the USD specific financial aid form. I believe simply qualifying for Stafford loans is sufficient "need" to receive this grant for all three years. Does anyone know if receiving the grant precludes one from receiving a merit based scholarship as well?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Xizenta » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:28 pm

In via envelope today.
Funny thing is that my letter of admission had written on it that they needed to receive an official transcript verifying my Bachelor's degree. :lol: is this on all of the letters? I'm pretty sure that was already forwarded to them by LSAC.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Borhas » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:35 pm

Xizenta wrote:In via envelope today.
Funny thing is that my letter of admission had written on it that they needed to receive an official transcript verifying my Bachelor's degree. :lol: is this on all of the letters? I'm pretty sure that was already forwarded to them by LSAC.


have you graduated yet? That's what they are talking about

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby JOThompson » Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:55 pm

I've been out of undergrad for over a year now but some schools still asked me for a transcript.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Xizenta » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:12 pm

Borhas wrote:
Xizenta wrote:In via envelope today.
Funny thing is that my letter of admission had written on it that they needed to receive an official transcript verifying my Bachelor's degree. :lol: is this on all of the letters? I'm pretty sure that was already forwarded to them by LSAC.


have you graduated yet? That's what they are talking about


I graduated in Spring 2009... :?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby cjgabbard » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:43 am

Xizenta wrote:In via envelope today.
Funny thing is that my letter of admission had written on it that they needed to receive an official transcript verifying my Bachelor's degree. :lol: is this on all of the letters? I'm pretty sure that was already forwarded to them by LSAC.



This is what USD says about transcripts, directly from their website.

Nothing against you personally.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby OrcinusOrcas » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:04 pm

Got my scholly info last night in the mail:

$15k/year, renewable if I stay in the Top 50% of my F/T class.

(162/3.5 btw)

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby msbeautifulbasham » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:06 pm

OrcinusOrcas wrote:Got my scholly info last night in the mail:

$15k/year, renewable if I stay in the Top 50% of my F/T class.

(162/3.5 btw)


Did you already do you FAFSA?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby fcowrx » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:38 pm

OrcinusOrcas wrote:Got my scholly info last night in the mail:

$15k/year, renewable if I stay in the Top 50% of my F/T class.

(162/3.5 btw)


Congrats. Hoping USD gives me some money as well (same stats).

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Veritas » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:39 pm

Are people still waiting to hear about money who were accepted relatively early?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Nat1018 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:43 pm

Veritas wrote:Are people still waiting to hear about money who were accepted relatively early?


I was accepted on 1/14 and still haven't heard anything about money...but I suppose it's still rather early to hear anything

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Veritas » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:44 pm

Nat1018 wrote:
Veritas wrote:Are people still waiting to hear about money who were accepted relatively early?


I was accepted on 1/14 and still haven't heard anything about money...but I suppose it's still rather early to hear anything

mmm, ya I was thinking more like early November acceptances. I just hope I didn't forget to send something in or something...

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby lawgirl99 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:51 pm

Nat1018 wrote:
Veritas wrote:Are people still waiting to hear about money who were accepted relatively early?


I was accepted on 1/14 and still haven't heard anything about money...but I suppose it's still rather early to hear anything


I was also accepted on 1/14 and still haven't heard word about any money. I agree that it is still probably early. I called Financial Aid a few weeks ago and they said they would start sending out aid packages in 2-3 weeks. Which puts us at the right around now..

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby superflush » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:08 pm

Veritas wrote:
Nat1018 wrote:
Veritas wrote:Are people still waiting to hear about money who were accepted relatively early?


I was accepted on 1/14 and still haven't heard anything about money...but I suppose it's still rather early to hear anything

mmm, ya I was thinking more like early November acceptances. I just hope I didn't forget to send something in or something...


man, I would ask them.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Inygma » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:01 pm

Veritas wrote:
Nat1018 wrote:
Veritas wrote:Are people still waiting to hear about money who were accepted relatively early?


I was accepted on 1/14 and still haven't heard anything about money...but I suppose it's still rather early to hear anything

mmm, ya I was thinking more like early November acceptances. I just hope I didn't forget to send something in or something...


Nothing for me yet, accepted mid Nov I believe.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Veritas » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:10 pm

I'll give it a couple weeks more.

Inygma, maybe they save best for last?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Faesha » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:14 pm

Veritas wrote:I'll give it a couple weeks more.

Inygma, maybe they save best for last?


Accepted early Nov and still waiting for scholly money here too. Been trying to be patient... Would really like to hear soon though.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby BlairLeigh » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:24 pm

My status changed to Decision Rendered a week ago and still no word from them on what that decision is.

Anyone else in this situation?




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