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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby nitr0x99 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:53 am

snowpeach06 wrote: Note that they wont give grants to scholarship recipients.



I received a scholarship and a grant.

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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby drezilla » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:12 am

uwb09 wrote:yup, just got it today, live in Seattle


Just for the sake of public knowledge and my curiosity, what do you think of the Northwest schools (SU in particular) compared to Chicago? I am from Los Angeles and really trying to get a perspective of where I want to turn out. I was admitted to Seattle University and Gonzaga but leaning much more towards the city vibe for law school (hence, LUC & SU). Did you apply to schools in your area and would you ever choose staying home versus moving to chi city?

Just to clarify I received a 10,000 grant from Loyola Chicago (which arrived today by snail mail 3/11 - no scholarship though), 5,000 grant @ Seattle University. I love the programs that each school specializes in as well.

I wanted to ask this in a PM but I figured it might be useful for someone in the future that might be scouring the boards like I am. If anyone else has an opinion they would like to share, please do.

I am greatly appreciative!!!! Many Thanks.
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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby CAHopeful » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:17 am

Just got my finaid package. It was stuck between a bunch of ads/coupons in my mailbox, and I didn't even notice it. It fell on the floor of my apt. and I saw it as I was ending a phone conversation. Good thing I caught that! They gave me a 6K need-based grant, which is better than nothing, but I'm not exactly throwing a party. LUC is still in the running for me, but I have to say that staring at a letter saying my living expenses would be about $58K and I'd only get $6K paid for made me cringe and gave me a reality check about how debt is going to be my new BFF. :wink: This is the first finaid package I've received, so maybe that's a normal reaction.

Does anyone know the difference between the subsidized v. non-subsidized Stafford loans? Also, has anyone heard back about the additional scholarships you could apply for? I'm waiting to hear about ChildLaw, which would potentially be another $5K.

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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby Jerome » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:04 am

drezilla wrote:
uwb09 wrote:yup, just got it today, live in Seattle


Just for the sake of public knowledge and my curiosity, what do you think of the Northwest schools (SU in particular) compared to Chicago? I am from Los Angeles and really trying to get a perspective of where I want to turn out. I was admitted to Seattle University and Gonzaga but leaning much more towards the city vibe for law school (hence, LUC & SU). Did you apply to schools in your area and would you ever choose staying home versus moving to chi city?

Just to clarify I received a 10,000 grant from Loyola Chicago (which arrived today by snail mail 3/11 - no scholarship though), 5,000 grant @ Seattle University. I love the programs that each school specializes in as well.

I wanted to ask this in a PM but I figured it might be useful for someone in the future that might be scouring the boards like I am. If anyone else has an opinion they would like to share, please do.

I am greatly appreciative!!!! Many Thanks.


I really like Seattle, and I considered returning to the PNW for law school (either LC or UW), but decided a I needed a change of scenery. It all depends on where you want to end up, especially for the 5 years immediately following law school. If you want to live in the mid-west go to Loyola. If you want to live in Washington, Oregon, or maybe Idaho, stay in Seattle.

Stay away from Gonzaga - that part of the world is terrible.

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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby Jerome » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:05 am

nitr0x99 wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote: Note that they wont give grants to scholarship recipients.



I received a scholarship and a grant.

My mistake. I I am pretty sure I saw that on their website, but I am glad to see that I am mistaken. Out of curiosity, how much was the whole package?

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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby uwb09 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:48 am

drezilla wrote:
uwb09 wrote:yup, just got it today, live in Seattle


Just for the sake of public knowledge and my curiosity, what do you think of the Northwest schools (SU in particular) compared to Chicago? I am from Los Angeles and really trying to get a perspective of where I want to turn out. I was admitted to Seattle University and Gonzaga but leaning much more towards the city vibe for law school (hence, LUC & SU). Did you apply to schools in your area and would you ever choose staying home versus moving to chi city?

Just to clarify I received a 10,000 grant from Loyola Chicago (which arrived today by snail mail 3/11 - no scholarship though), 5,000 grant @ Seattle University. I love the programs that each school specializes in as well.

I wanted to ask this in a PM but I figured it might be useful for someone in the future that might be scouring the boards like I am. If anyone else has an opinion they would like to share, please do.

I am greatly appreciative!!!! Many Thanks.

I think Seattle U and UW Law Schools are awesome, both are brand new buildings with great resources, both are part of their undergraduate campuses, and both are essentially right next to/in downtown seattle (seattle U more so)

for the love of god do not go to gonzaga if you have seattle as an option, there is NOTHING out there, it's not even a college town, it's like a seattle suburb 300 miles away from seattle, i'd honestly rather go to University of Idaho than gonzaga

anywho, back to the topic, like I said i personally love the law schools here, but i'm 26 and have lived in the same city my whole life. I really do want to come back to Seattle to practice law when i'm all done, and I have a good amount of legal connections in the area where I feel comfortable doing this, so I want to use law school as an experience to expand my own personal view of the world, and who knows, maybe i'll fall in love with chicago or san diego or the bay area, whereever I go, and just stay there.

I don't have a wife or kids, i don't own a house, i don't have any major obligations here, I have federal/school funding to support me for 3 years, what better time to kind of go out and do something new?

i'll be honest though, i applied to both seattle schools, and am still waiting on responses. If they let me in, it will be a very hard couple days of deliberation on what to do.

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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:54 am

CAHopeful wrote:Just got my finaid package. It was stuck between a bunch of ads/coupons in my mailbox, and I didn't even notice it. It fell on the floor of my apt. and I saw it as I was ending a phone conversation. Good thing I caught that! They gave me a 6K need-based grant, which is better than nothing, but I'm not exactly throwing a party. LUC is still in the running for me, but I have to say that staring at a letter saying my living expenses would be about $58K and I'd only get $6K paid for made me cringe and gave me a reality check about how debt is going to be my new BFF. :wink: This is the first finaid package I've received, so maybe that's a normal reaction.

Does anyone know the difference between the subsidized v. non-subsidized Stafford loans? Also, has anyone heard back about the additional scholarships you could apply for? I'm waiting to hear about ChildLaw, which would potentially be another $5K.


I had the same realization but my S/O and probably future spouse didn't seem to care so neither do I. Maybe that's terrible, maybe not.

The interest on subsidized loans starts after graduation. The interest on unsubsidized loans means interest starts once you take it out (And that's where they get ya!).

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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby Jerome » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:44 pm

Just curious - of those of you who got your financial aid packages, was it noted in the mailing section of your LUC status checker? I am anxiously waiting...

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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby uwb09 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:50 pm

just checked, and it wasn't noted

my acceptance packet isn't even noted, the last thing in the mailings section i have is "Your file is complete. Thank you." on 2/10

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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby nitr0x99 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:31 pm

Jerome wrote:
nitr0x99 wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote: Note that they wont give grants to scholarship recipients.



I received a scholarship and a grant.

My mistake. I I am pretty sure I saw that on their website, but I am glad to see that I am mistaken. Out of curiosity, how much was the whole package?



5K/yr scholly and 5K/yr grant for a total of 10K per year

I was actually a bit disappointed with the grant. When I completed my FAFSA my expected family contribution was 0. Other people on here have mentioned receiving 10K/yr grant. I would have thought that with an EFC of 0, I would be eligible for the maximum amount. Guess not :(

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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby uwb09 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:55 pm

nitr0x99 wrote:
Jerome wrote:
nitr0x99 wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote: Note that they wont give grants to scholarship recipients.



I received a scholarship and a grant.

My mistake. I I am pretty sure I saw that on their website, but I am glad to see that I am mistaken. Out of curiosity, how much was the whole package?



5K/yr scholly and 5K/yr grant for a total of 10K per year

I was actually a bit disappointed with the grant. When I completed my FAFSA my expected family contribution was 0. Other people on here have mentioned receiving 10K/yr grant. I would have thought that with an EFC of 0, I would be eligible for the maximum amount. Guess not :(

ditto

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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby Jerome » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:04 pm

nitr0x99 wrote:
Jerome wrote:
nitr0x99 wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote: Note that they wont give grants to scholarship recipients.



I received a scholarship and a grant.

My mistake. I I am pretty sure I saw that on their website, but I am glad to see that I am mistaken. Out of curiosity, how much was the whole package?



5K/yr scholly and 5K/yr grant for a total of 10K per year

I was actually a bit disappointed with the grant. When I completed my FAFSA my expected family contribution was 0. Other people on here have mentioned receiving 10K/yr grant. I would have thought that with an EFC of 0, I would be eligible for the maximum amount. Guess not :(

Major bummer. My guess is that they award grants commensurate to merit awards (if they do both) to some degree. I guess I'm screwed with an EFC of 48xx.

Maybe you could negotiate it up?

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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby Jerome » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:11 pm

uwb09 wrote:just checked, and it wasn't noted

my acceptance packet isn't even noted, the last thing in the mailings section i have is "Your file is complete. Thank you." on 2/10

Thanks for looking - I'm hoping I get a grant in the mail today. Even 5k would help seal the deal.

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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby alighieri » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:56 pm

Still waiting, sucks being a late applicant. Did they let you guys know by email or by mail?

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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby Jerome » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:58 pm

alighieri wrote:Still waiting, sucks being a late applicant. Did they let you guys know by email or by mail?

Snail mail. Scholly by e-mail.

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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby uwb09 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:58 pm

my status went decision rendered, then a couple hours later i got an admitted students day email and scholarship reminder email, then like 5 days later i got a snail mail packet

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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby alighieri » Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:03 pm

They sent an email telling me to check out their scholarships. The email also stated that they couldn't confirm or deny my acceptance or rejection via email or phone due to volume? What the crap? Can someone clear this up?

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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby Jerome » Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:05 pm

alighieri wrote:They sent an email telling me to check out their scholarships. The email also stated that they couldn't confirm or deny my acceptance or rejection via email or phone due to volume? What the crap?

Stats? Your guess is as good as mine. They may not have made movement yet, but I find it odd that they told you to check out their scholarships, as the deadlines for all of them have passed.

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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby alighieri » Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:12 pm

Well, it also said that my application is now complete. I didn't know the significance of applying late ( I still met the deadline )until I registered on here recently. I wonder if I have a chance anywhere now. 159/3.6

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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby nitr0x99 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:42 pm

I got clarification on the scholly/grant issue

The max grant is 10K. If you recieved a scholarship, they subtract that amount from the grant


For me:

10K max grant = 5K scholarship = 5K grant


For a total of 10K in awards. The reason I didn't get 10K in grants is because I already got 5K in scholly

I hope that helps you guys that were wondering about this as well

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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby Jerome » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:18 pm

nitr0x99 wrote:I got clarification on the scholly/grant issue

The max grant is 10K. If you recieved a scholarship, they subtract that amount from the grant


For me:

10K max grant = 5K scholarship = 5K grant


For a total of 10K in awards. The reason I didn't get 10K in grants is because I already got 5K in scholly

I hope that helps you guys that were wondering about this as well

Damn. I was hoping for a grant, but with 15k, I guess I'm out of luck.

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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby snowpeach06 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:37 pm

nitr0x99 wrote:I got clarification on the scholly/grant issue

The max grant is 10K. If you recieved a scholarship, they subtract that amount from the grant


For me:

10K max grant = 5K scholarship = 5K grant


For a total of 10K in awards. The reason I didn't get 10K in grants is because I already got 5K in scholly

I hope that helps you guys that were wondering about this as well


That sucks. At 60k including COL, there's no way I can afford Loyola. Or any law school for that matter if a similar policy is maintained everywhere.

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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:47 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:
nitr0x99 wrote:I got clarification on the scholly/grant issue

The max grant is 10K. If you recieved a scholarship, they subtract that amount from the grant


For me:

10K max grant = 5K scholarship = 5K grant


For a total of 10K in awards. The reason I didn't get 10K in grants is because I already got 5K in scholly

I hope that helps you guys that were wondering about this as well


That sucks. At 60k including COL, there's no way I can afford Loyola. Or any law school for that matter if a similar policy is maintained everywhere.



Anyway you can cut down on the CoL? I'm getting a roommate and cutting my CoL in half. That combined with the 6k they're giving me is as good as a 15k scholly.

Or maybe live in the 'burbs and commute by train? Again, with a roommate this could significantly mitigate costs.

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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby Jerome » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:08 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:
nitr0x99 wrote:I got clarification on the scholly/grant issue

The max grant is 10K. If you recieved a scholarship, they subtract that amount from the grant


For me:

10K max grant = 5K scholarship = 5K grant


For a total of 10K in awards. The reason I didn't get 10K in grants is because I already got 5K in scholly

I hope that helps you guys that were wondering about this as well


That sucks. At 60k including COL, there's no way I can afford Loyola. Or any law school for that matter if a similar policy is maintained everywhere.


I think the estimated COL for Loyola is pretty excessive, actually. Use the Excel spreadsheet that they have on their website. You can do 9 months for 10-11 grand if you're smart.

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Re: Loyola Chicago 2010

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:11 pm

I agree with the above.




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