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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby snowpeach06 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:04 pm

rockababy123 wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:I probably will wind up sticking with my decision to go to Case, since it would be too difficult to switch things up now. But there is something very tempting about the idea of getting out of Cleveland. I've already been here for 4 years.


I completely understand the need to "mix it up" and leave an area that you've been at for a while. I'm also interested to hear what Villanova will say to your email...you have an extremely strong case to argue for more money. Keep us posted!

I think my case would only be strong if this was before the first deposit deadline and I had a higher LSAT. But, I will let you guys know what they say nonetheless.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby beach_terror » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:22 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:You guys think it's worth sending the "I got a better scholarship at a better school e-mail" or is that just obnoxious? Does nova offer need based grants?


Tried a few times, failed miserably. They're stingy. Maybe you'll have better luck than I did. I'm still going though, at sticker, OH MY GOD WHAT?

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby snowpeach06 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:29 pm

beach_terror wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:You guys think it's worth sending the "I got a better scholarship at a better school e-mail" or is that just obnoxious? Does nova offer need based grants?


Tried a few times, failed miserably. They're stingy. Maybe you'll have better luck than I did. I'm still going though, at sticker, OH MY GOD WHAT?

If you like the school, I see no problem with sticker. I'm not one of those T14 w/scholly or bust people. Just, for me, it wouldn't make sense to go without money. The long story is that my grandma passed, and apparently one her last statements was that my dad should use her money to pay for my law school. But, I don't know how much there was, and I know i'll never make a lot of money, so it isn't worth it for me.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby beach_terror » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:08 pm

I hear you, and sorry about the grandmom passing.

I want to live and work in Philly, and Temple was a no go, so Villanova was the most sensible option. Also have the option to live at home during/after law school to help knock off some debt. Different strokes for different folks.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby snowpeach06 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:30 pm

beach_terror wrote:I hear you, and sorry about the grandmom passing.

I want to live and work in Philly, and Temple was a no go, so Villanova was the most sensible option. Also have the option to live at home during/after law school to help knock off some debt. Different strokes for different folks.

Thank you.

And living at home is kind of sweet. Living is 1/4 the price of law school.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby jlnoa0915 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:36 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:
beach_terror wrote:I hear you, and sorry about the grandmom passing.

I want to live and work in Philly, and Temple was a no go, so Villanova was the most sensible option. Also have the option to live at home during/after law school to help knock off some debt. Different strokes for different folks.

Thank you.

And living at home is kind of sweet. Living is 1/4 the price of law school.


Good luck with getting the $, I do think sending the email was a good idea so they know your situation, I believe it helped me. From what I understand, they did reserve some money for possible late acceptances, hopefully there is still some to go your way.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby mikeyp » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:00 am

dvd wrote:I still don't think it makes sense, at least in my case.

it makes perfect sense, actually. but still unfortunate. this late in the game there isn't much, if any, money left.

beach_terror wrote:Different strokes for different folks.


that's what she said :)

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby snowpeach06 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:38 am

For anyone wondering, this is the e-mail I just got back re: money:

"Congratulations on your acceptance to Villanova University School of Law. Typically, students who are admitted from the wait list are not awarded scholarships, but every application is evaluated for scholarship eligibility. There may be more scholarships awarded to recently admitted students in the coming weeks, but it will depend on the availability of funding. In the meantime, your name has been added to the list of students who have requested merit aid."

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Re: Villanova 2010

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby rockababy123 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:29 pm

snowpeach06 wrote:For anyone wondering, this is the e-mail I just got back re: money:

"Congratulations on your acceptance to Villanova University School of Law. Typically, students who are admitted from the wait list are not awarded scholarships, but every application is evaluated for scholarship eligibility. There may be more scholarships awarded to recently admitted students in the coming weeks, but it will depend on the availability of funding. In the meantime, your name has been added to the list of students who have requested merit aid."


At least they were nice about basically saying no dice. Does this affect your decision at all?

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby snowpeach06 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:31 pm

rockababy123 wrote:
snowpeach06 wrote:For anyone wondering, this is the e-mail I just got back re: money:

"Congratulations on your acceptance to Villanova University School of Law. Typically, students who are admitted from the wait list are not awarded scholarships, but every application is evaluated for scholarship eligibility. There may be more scholarships awarded to recently admitted students in the coming weeks, but it will depend on the availability of funding. In the meantime, your name has been added to the list of students who have requested merit aid."


At least they were nice about basically saying no dice. Does this affect your decision at all?

I'll wait that few more weeks on the off chance that 30 people with a full ride get into Harvard, and instead of passing their money onto people with higher numbers they give it to me. But most likely after that I'll withdraw.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby soos88 » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:48 pm

any news for waitlisted students?

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby KDW » Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:11 pm

Received a letter saying that I'm still on the waitlist... anyone have a seat deposit at a "backup" and worried about loans and fees coming up? I received a bill from my "backup" saying that I needed to fill out my master promissory note in order to defer my fees before June 10.... does this mean I can now only receive loans through my back up school? What happens if I get accepted to Nova and my loans are already through my other school? Anyone else having this problem?

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby jlnoa0915 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:38 pm

KDW wrote:Received a letter saying that I'm still on the waitlist... anyone have a seat deposit at a "backup" and worried about loans and fees coming up? I received a bill from my "backup" saying that I needed to fill out my master promissory note in order to defer my fees before June 10.... does this mean I can now only receive loans through my back up school? What happens if I get accepted to Nova and my loans are already through my other school? Anyone else having this problem?


That's really the kind of question you would need to ask to both of the schools' financial aid offices.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby akeller2891 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:30 pm

Received a letter saying that I'm still on the waitlist... anyone have a seat deposit at a "backup" and worried about loans and fees coming up? I received a bill from my "backup" saying that I needed to fill out my master promissory note in order to defer my fees before June 10.... does this mean I can now only receive loans through my back up school? What happens if I get accepted to Nova and my loans are already through my other school? Anyone else having this problem?


I'm in the same situation. I spoke with several people about this, including Villanova's financial aid office and my back up schools financial aid office. They said that it should not be an issue, so long as the school has not already dispersed the loan money. My back up school said they do not disperse the loan money until the first day of classes. So, my suggestion (and this is what I have done) go ahead with the financial aid procedures for your back up school. Granted, Villanova did tell me that the worse case scenario is that they receive my funds later because of the transfer and that I will have to pay out of pocket until the money is received and then I will be reimbursed....which would be difficult- hence the need for a loan in the first place.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby KDW » Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:50 pm

Thanks akeller! That was very helpful and supports what I have heard from the financial aid people at StudentLoans.gov you just explained it better. Good luck getting off the waitlist hopefully I'll see you at Nova in the fall!

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby talkingcreds » Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:37 pm

In this afternoon via email. Really dont know what i should do.

villanova or kansas. no schollys from either. different parts of the country different legal markets, different schools, etc...

anyone have any advice?

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby Onion » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:15 am

talkingcreds wrote:In this afternoon via email. Really dont know what i should do.

villanova or kansas. no schollys from either. different parts of the country different legal markets, different schools, etc...

anyone have any advice?


I think the only advice one could offer would be to go to a school in the legal market you hope to start your career in, as well as the school you think puts you in the best position for receiving a job offer afterwards. Beyond that, I am not sure you could base it on much else as ranks are similar, and no $$ from either.

Good luck in your decision!

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby beach_terror » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:01 pm

Onion, glad to see you are an Ari Gold fan as well. He's my hero (and yes, I know that's awful).

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby registeredpatriot » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:03 pm

I think Ari Gold is a great human.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby Onion » Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:03 am

I am going to law school to learn to be more like Ari.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby JMD » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:11 am

Just accepted from the waitlist with a 158 and 3.55. Also don't know if I'll be able to accept without a little help from the financial aid office...

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby scruffs mcguff » Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:36 pm

Got in off waitlist last week with a 3.5 158, 168. Withdrew today, will reapply next cycle.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby akeller2891 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:28 pm

I must admit that I am going slightly crazy waiting to get off of the wait list. I want Villanova so badly, even if they don't give me any money. I love their programs. I wish they would just give me the green light and I'm there.

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Re: Villanova 2010

Postby registeredpatriot » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:27 pm

what are your stats?




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