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Amelie
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Amelie » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:03 pm

Kronk wrote:
Amelie wrote:
general100 wrote:Just logged into BearFacts to find $74,000 worth of loans and not a dime in institutional aid. Not good.


Same here. I'm still going to ASW, but it looks like Berkeley is out of the running :(


Sorry. What does that mean? UVa?

Also--where on BearFacts does it list? I still don't have any FinAid information assuming I'm looking in the right place.


It's right under the Financial Aid tab, under Award Summary I think.

And it looks like I'll be at Michigan next year pending an H or S miracle. I liked it a lot better than UVa, and taking into account COL and the fact that I don't need to buy a car for AA it's only a bit more expensive (plus better LRAP).

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby dudester » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:09 pm

Amelie wrote:
Kronk wrote:
Amelie wrote:
general100 wrote:Just logged into BearFacts to find $74,000 worth of loans and not a dime in institutional aid. Not good.


Same here. I'm still going to ASW, but it looks like Berkeley is out of the running :(


Sorry. What does that mean? UVa?

Also--where on BearFacts does it list? I still don't have any FinAid information assuming I'm looking in the right place.


It's right under the Financial Aid tab, under Award Summary I think.

And it looks like I'll be at Michigan next year pending an H or S miracle. I liked it a lot better than UVa, and taking into account COL and the fact that I don't need to buy a car for AA it's only a bit more expensive (plus better LRAP).


You have to click on financial aid, then on offer letter and then on the 2010-2011 link.

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CoutureChiq
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby CoutureChiq » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:21 pm

spiffypyro wrote:Just called the financial aid office and they told me that they were hoping to have all financial aid offers posted on Bearfacts tomorrow...!


Does the Bearfacts include whatever you might get through the matching program, or is it separate? Can someone who has for sure gotten $$ through matching check and let us know?

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Kronk
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Kronk » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:22 pm

CoutureChiq wrote:
spiffypyro wrote:Just called the financial aid office and they told me that they were hoping to have all financial aid offers posted on Bearfacts tomorrow...!


Does the Bearfacts include whatever you might get through the matching program, or is it separate? Can someone who has for sure gotten $$ through matching check and let us know?


+1, I am pretty surprised Amelie didn't get matched.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Legacy316 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:31 pm

Kronk wrote:
CoutureChiq wrote:
spiffypyro wrote:Just called the financial aid office and they told me that they were hoping to have all financial aid offers posted on Bearfacts tomorrow...!


Does the Bearfacts include whatever you might get through the matching program, or is it separate? Can someone who has for sure gotten $$ through matching check and let us know?


+1, I am pretty surprised Amelie didn't get matched.


Yeah, my matching sholly is showing up, along with a $289 grant.

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CoutureChiq
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby CoutureChiq » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:34 pm

Legacy316 wrote:
Kronk wrote:
CoutureChiq wrote:
spiffypyro wrote:Just called the financial aid office and they told me that they were hoping to have all financial aid offers posted on Bearfacts tomorrow...!


Does the Bearfacts include whatever you might get through the matching program, or is it separate? Can someone who has for sure gotten $$ through matching check and let us know?


+1, I am pretty surprised Amelie didn't get matched.


Yeah, my matching sholly is showing up, along with a $289 grant.


What does it say for the scholly number - does it say matching scholarship? Is it a separate line item? Can you mouse over it and click on it? Thanks!

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Legacy316
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Legacy316 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:36 pm

It has it listed as "matching scholarship" and listed the yearly amount (20K).

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Legacy316 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:39 pm

And no, I can't click on it.

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spiffypyro
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby spiffypyro » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:53 pm

Called FinAid again and they said the committee is still deliberating scholarships, so they might not necessarily show up yet. They will be ongoing for a while, apparently :/

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CoutureChiq
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby CoutureChiq » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:01 pm

Thanks for being our liaison!

spiffypyro wrote:Called FinAid again and they said the committee is still deliberating scholarships, so they might not necessarily show up yet. They will be ongoing for a while, apparently :/

jadjerd
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby jadjerd » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:04 pm

That's good news.. an extra few bucks might really help me feel like I wasn't loaning myself to death..

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Amelie » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:17 pm

jadjerd wrote:That's good news.. an extra few bucks might really help me feel like I wasn't loaning myself to death..


+1 I was really depressed when I saw my package. Hopefully a scholarship is still a possibility...

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spiffypyro
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby spiffypyro » Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:52 pm

Haha no problem! I was pretty bummed when I saw my package o' loans too... would really love some scholly money from Berkeley.

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JollyGreenGiant
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:12 pm

Big fat loans here.. I guess I made the right ASW choice this weekend. :D

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Kronk
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Kronk » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:13 pm

spiffypyro wrote:Haha no problem! I was pretty bummed when I saw my package o' loans too... would really love some scholly money from Berkeley.


What does that mean? That they will have loan packages out today, but some of them won't include scholarships?

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby joshhoward » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:43 pm

To anyone who is planning on going to the ASW this week, possible TLS meet-up to take place:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=108324

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Kronk
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Kronk » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:50 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:Big fat loans here.. I guess I made the right ASW choice this weekend. :D


So you guys see a message in the "awards summary" detailing loans? Before that, did you have the "missing document or document being processed" message in your FinAid letter section?

Site is still essentially blank for me.

daviddel03
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby daviddel03 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:51 pm

did you click on the "Go" button to go to 2010-2011? If so a seperate window should pop up

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JollyGreenGiant
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:52 pm

Kronk wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:Big fat loans here.. I guess I made the right ASW choice this weekend. :D


So you guys see a message in the "awards summary" detailing loans? Before that, did you have the "missing document or document being processed" message in your FinAid letter section?

Site is still essentially blank for me.

Go into Bears Facts and click Offer Sheet. Then click the 2010-2011 link in the upper-right hand corner. It will take you to another site where you have to click "Update" on some random questions and then it takes you straight to awards.

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Kronk
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Kronk » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:02 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:
Kronk wrote:
JollyGreenGiant wrote:Big fat loans here.. I guess I made the right ASW choice this weekend. :D


So you guys see a message in the "awards summary" detailing loans? Before that, did you have the "missing document or document being processed" message in your FinAid letter section?

Site is still essentially blank for me.

Go into Bears Facts and click Offer Sheet. Then click the 2010-2011 link in the upper-right hand corner. It will take you to another site where you have to click "Update" on some random questions and then it takes you straight to awards.


Hmm. I can't get the update option. Maybe mine just isn't ready yet.

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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby jimmyd11011 » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:13 pm

wait so if there's a "Law Grant" amount with no mention of a matching scholarship, is that for sure all I am getting? Or is there a possibility of receiving a matching scholarship on top of that? I have not received an email or anything

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Kronk
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Kronk » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:41 pm

I called and they said there was an "Error in the Code" of my FinAid letter, and I would be able to see it by Friday. They couldn't tell me over the phone.

Blah.

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heyyitskatie
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby heyyitskatie » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:44 pm

When I click on "go," I get a message that says that offers for graduate students won't be available until early May, but clearly that's not the case. Anybody else get this message?

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JollyGreenGiant
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby JollyGreenGiant » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:44 pm

Kronk wrote:I called and they said there was an "Error in the Code" of my FinAid letter, and I would be able to see it by Friday. They couldn't tell me over the phone.

Blah.

You committed to Boalt without knowing anything about schollys? This true?

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Kronk
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Re: In at Berkeley Law!

Postby Kronk » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:45 pm

JollyGreenGiant wrote:
Kronk wrote:I called and they said there was an "Error in the Code" of my FinAid letter, and I would be able to see it by Friday. They couldn't tell me over the phone.

Blah.

You committed to Boalt without knowing anything about schollys? This true?


Tentative commitment, not the firm one.




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