U of San Diego Fall 2010

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OrcinusOrcas
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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby OrcinusOrcas » Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:42 pm

msbeautifulbasham wrote:
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?


Not yet.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby zeth006 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:17 am

I submitted my FAFSA a couple of days before I got my grant. Is there any chance the grant was given in response to the FAFSA report in such a short time frame seeing how the deadline's further into the future? Also, does the scholly info arrive separately? Got a grant for $23k with no strings attached. It's only for 1 year though. :(

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby superflush » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:23 am

zeth006 wrote:I submitted my FAFSA a couple of days before I got my grant. Is there any chance the grant was given in response to the FAFSA report in such a short time frame seeing how the deadline's further into the future? Also, does the scholly info arrive separately? Got a grant for $23k with no strings attached. It's only for 1 year though. :(


look. fafsa shouldn't matter for merit aid.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby zeth006 » Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:48 pm

But is there any reason to believe I will or won't receive merit aid for 2nd and 3rd years? Should I assume I might not receive any aid for 2nd and 3rd year like the others who got the top 50% stipulation???

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Veritas » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:08 pm

got my scholly letter, 25k/yr with top 1/3 requirement....mmm I'm trying really hard to be happy with it.

I want to stay in CA and so far I have this, LLS with 22k/yr top third requirement, and Hastings at sticker....I'm not really sure I'm going to be staying here.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby twert » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:22 pm

Veritas wrote:got my scholly letter, 25k/yr with top 1/3 requirement....mmm I'm trying really hard to be happy with it.

I want to stay in CA and so far I have this, LLS with 22k/yr top third requirement, and Hastings at sticker....I'm not really sure I'm going to be staying here.

thats the tough thing about CA. the midwest schools would give you more prestige for cheaper. did you apply to ucla or uci, i can't remember your numbers but i would think UCI would be a good affordable place for you.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Veritas » Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:32 pm

twert wrote:
Veritas wrote:got my scholly letter, 25k/yr with top 1/3 requirement....mmm I'm trying really hard to be happy with it.

I want to stay in CA and so far I have this, LLS with 22k/yr top third requirement, and Hastings at sticker....I'm not really sure I'm going to be staying here.

thats the tough thing about CA. the midwest schools would give you more prestige for cheaper. did you apply to ucla or uci, i can't remember your numbers but i would think UCI would be a good affordable place for you.

Ya, I applied to both. UCI is a crap shoot these days! If I got in it would be a serious contender.

my numbers are 165/3.8ish

I did get good offers from midwest school and east coast schools, but I would like to stay out West.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby superflush » Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:41 pm

Veritas wrote:got my scholly letter, 25k/yr with top 1/3 requirement....mmm I'm trying really hard to be happy with it.

I want to stay in CA and so far I have this, LLS with 22k/yr top third requirement, and Hastings at sticker....I'm not really sure I'm going to be staying here.


Sticker at Hastings is rough, especially when you factor the cost of living.
25k at USD cuts down the cost of tuition a lot, but its not nearly as good as some of the other offers you have. Plus a top 1/3 requirement isn't that great.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Inygma » Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:25 pm

Veritas wrote:got my scholly letter, 25k/yr with top 1/3 requirement....mmm I'm trying really hard to be happy with it.

I want to stay in CA and so far I have this, LLS with 22k/yr top third requirement, and Hastings at sticker....I'm not really sure I'm going to be staying here.



Who am I supposed to complain about not receiving scholly info yet now?

Congrats (even though you are not ecstatic).....

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby forty-two » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:02 pm

Inygma wrote:
Veritas wrote:got my scholly letter, 25k/yr with top 1/3 requirement....mmm I'm trying really hard to be happy with it.

I want to stay in CA and so far I have this, LLS with 22k/yr top third requirement, and Hastings at sticker....I'm not really sure I'm going to be staying here.



Who am I supposed to complain about not receiving scholly info yet now?

Congrats (even though you are not ecstatic).....


I still don't have anything from USD and I was admitted forever ago. Sigh...why the heck are they taking so long?

Edit: I would love the west coast option. At the moment, it looks like I'll be leaving for the snowy east coast.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby PhantaManta » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:29 pm

I also just got the scholarship info, 15k a year with top 50%. I am probably going to withdraw shortly, USD is expensive.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby S de Garmeaux » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:33 pm

DR 2/4, mailed 2/4

suppose it should come in the mail today

although the consensus on here RE merit aid isn't very encouraging

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Veritas » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:35 pm

sdegarmo wrote:DR 2/4, mailed 2/4

suppose it should come in the mail today

although the consensus on here RE merit aid isn't very encouraging

omg finally!

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Faesha » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:37 pm

forty-two wrote:
Inygma wrote:
Veritas wrote:got my scholly letter, 25k/yr with top 1/3 requirement....mmm I'm trying really hard to be happy with it.

I want to stay in CA and so far I have this, LLS with 22k/yr top third requirement, and Hastings at sticker....I'm not really sure I'm going to be staying here.



Who am I supposed to complain about not receiving scholly info yet now?

Congrats (even though you are not ecstatic).....


I still don't have anything from USD and I was admitted forever ago. Sigh...why the heck are they taking so long?

Edit: I would love the west coast option. At the moment, it looks like I'll be leaving for the snowy east coast.


I still haven't gotten mine either! Though I'm hoping since Veritas and others have gotten their's down in southern CA mine will make its way up to me in norcal soon... :?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Veritas » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:39 pm

I don't want to be a little snot, but how long should I wait to ask for more? :lol:

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Zoomba200 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:16 pm

Finally got my scholarship info!

$15k/yr with top 50% requirement. That is about what I expected, but I had my fingers crossed for something a little larger to tip the scale in San Diego's favor...

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby CmonSD » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:23 pm

The view of USD from my desk is awful. It just taunts me all day. :?

Good luck on your decision, sdegarmo, it is about time!

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby algren » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:23 pm

Veritas wrote:
sdegarmo wrote:DR 2/4, mailed 2/4

suppose it should come in the mail today

although the consensus on here RE merit aid isn't very encouraging

omg finally!


I had this same thought when I was reading down this thread, "omg, sdegarmo finally heard!"

Hope I soon follow!

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S de Garmeaux
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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby S de Garmeaux » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:48 pm

algren wrote:
Veritas wrote:
sdegarmo wrote:DR 2/4, mailed 2/4

suppose it should come in the mail today

although the consensus on here RE merit aid isn't very encouraging

omg finally!


I had this same thought when I was reading down this thread, "omg, sdegarmo finally heard!"

Hope I soon follow!


lol, at least im not the only one that thought it had been a while

hope my complaining didn't get me dinged by adcomms cruising TLS

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby algren » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:07 pm

sdegarmo wrote:
algren wrote:
Veritas wrote:
sdegarmo wrote:DR 2/4, mailed 2/4

suppose it should come in the mail today

although the consensus on here RE merit aid isn't very encouraging

omg finally!


I had this same thought when I was reading down this thread, "omg, sdegarmo finally heard!"

Hope I soon follow!


lol, at least im not the only one that thought it had been a while

hope my complaining didn't get me dinged by adcomms cruising TLS


Hahah, with your numbers I doubt that. You just seemed to me to be the one still hanging out [strike]weeks[/strike] months longer than anyone else who applied when you did.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby RednBlack » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:39 pm

Has anyone successfully negotiated their scholarship to either a higher amount or to one with no stipulations? I am especially interested in the latter and would appreciate if anyone could share his/her experiences. PM me if you don't want to post it here in the thread, thanks a lot!

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Inygma » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:51 pm

RednBlack wrote:Has anyone successfully negotiated their scholarship to either a higher amount or to one with no stipulations? I am especially interested in the latter and would appreciate if anyone could share his/her experiences. PM me if you don't want to post it here in the thread, thanks a lot!



I remember someone saying they were able to negotiate more $$$ but stipulations stayed.

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby vkw104 » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:09 pm

Hi guys,
I applied 1/3, completed within a week, accepted on 1/22.
I got my grant letter on 1/27. 30k a year, dependent on financial need.

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Faesha
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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Faesha » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:57 pm

Guess I'll stop whining--Got my letter today with the 25K/yr renewable if stay in top third.

How seriously are you all considering USD? Is it one of your top 3 contenders at this point?

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Re: U of San Diego Fall 2010

Postby Veritas » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:02 pm

Faesha wrote:Guess I'll stop whining--Got my letter today with the 25K/yr renewable if stay in top third.

How seriously are you all considering USD? Is it one of your top 3 contenders at this point?

I think I'm just about done with USD.




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