UC Hastings 2010!!!

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msch0i
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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby msch0i » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:23 am

swheat wrote:
msch0i wrote:
swheat wrote:I should have included that in my list of cons -- Hastings financial aid sucks a big one. I was FURIOUS last year when I didnt get a Hastings grant. I grew up on a freaking farm in the middle of nowhere. My dad makes like 15k per year. But I had some savings since I was a kid and I had a scholarship to attend UG so apparently I am among the richest 25% of Hastings students.


so basically the money i've been saving up for law school is what's going to cancel out my grant -___-

...shopping spree?


Yeah I know, right? I think they should look more at your past income level and your parents' income level. This system could benefit a 25 year old who has rich parents but no savings of his own.

At this point there isn't much you can do though.


Yes you're right, not much we can do....and the story's the same for any UC now, basically. But I think we (esp. CA taxpayers!) have some right to bitch and moan about it :wink:

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Xizenta » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:47 am

swheat wrote:
msch0i wrote:
swheat wrote:I should have included that in my list of cons -- Hastings financial aid sucks a big one. I was FURIOUS last year when I didnt get a Hastings grant. I grew up on a freaking farm in the middle of nowhere. My dad makes like 15k per year. But I had some savings since I was a kid and I had a scholarship to attend UG so apparently I am among the richest 25% of Hastings students.


so basically the money i've been saving up for law school is what's going to cancel out my grant -___-

...shopping spree?


Yeah I know, right? I think they should look more at your past income level and your parents' income level. This system could benefit a 25 year old who has rich parents but no savings of his own.

At this point there isn't much you can do though.



How does that work exactly? How do they see your savings, etcetera... because I am in the same boat... Spent conservatively all of my life, now I have enough cash to pay for two years of law school straight up. I don't want to be punished for being responsible...

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby zeth006 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:59 am

Xizenta wrote:
swheat wrote:
msch0i wrote:
swheat wrote:I should have included that in my list of cons -- Hastings financial aid sucks a big one. I was FURIOUS last year when I didnt get a Hastings grant. I grew up on a freaking farm in the middle of nowhere. My dad makes like 15k per year. But I had some savings since I was a kid and I had a scholarship to attend UG so apparently I am among the richest 25% of Hastings students.


so basically the money i've been saving up for law school is what's going to cancel out my grant -___-

...shopping spree?


Yeah I know, right? I think they should look more at your past income level and your parents' income level. This system could benefit a 25 year old who has rich parents but no savings of his own.

At this point there isn't much you can do though.



How does that work exactly? How do they see your savings, etcetera... because I am in the same boat... Spent conservatively all of my life, now I have enough cash to pay for two years of law school straight up. I don't want to be punished for being responsible...



Yeah. But then again, name a year when the tax system was ever fair.

On top of that, let's not forget that Hastings *almost* lost all of its grants. Even though funding's restored, I won't be surprised if the grant department turns out to be really stingy this year.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby General Tso » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:22 am

Xizenta wrote:How does that work exactly? How do they see your savings, etcetera... because I am in the same boat... Spent conservatively all of my life, now I have enough cash to pay for two years of law school straight up. I don't want to be punished for being responsible...


The need access application. If I had it to do over, I probably would've transferred my savings to my parents. But I am not sure it would've helped without UG debts. Last year there was a person with no debt + like $2,000 savings, and they didnt get a grant.

Maybe I've lived a life of privilege or something, but do most UC students take on a lot of debt in undergrad? Hastings is probably made up of around 66% UC undergrads, and supposedly 75% of all students get grants. I know COL is high in CA but the UG tuition at the UC's has historically been quite low.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby weaselology » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:53 am

Does anyone know if they provide any $ for ASD? Also, is anyone going to the 3/20 ASD? I'm leaning toward that day.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby a male human » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:57 am

I'm planning on the 3/20 ASD as well. I don't think they give out $ there.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby weaselology » Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:59 am

a male human wrote:I'm planning on the 3/20 ASD as well. I don't think they give out $ there.

I meant do they provide money for ASD like a lot of other schools, not do they give out financial aid money there... (unless I am misreading your response)

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby a male human » Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:10 am

weaselology wrote:
a male human wrote:I'm planning on the 3/20 ASD as well. I don't think they give out $ there.

I meant do they provide money for ASD like a lot of other schools, not do they give out financial aid money there... (unless I am misreading your response)

Nope, I think I misunderstood you. Did you mean reimbursement for traveling to the ASD and whatnot? I didn't read about anything like that, and apparently they are currently quite poor anyway.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby lateforthesky16 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:27 pm

Just kind of a fun, random question here, but...how is Hastings' bookstore? Any cool Hastings gear? The online store shows a great selection for women but only one sweatshirt for guys, a couple hats, and a t-shirt. Any idea if the bookstore on campus has more/better Hastings merchandise? Thanks! :D

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Stephanie13 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:04 pm

I just got a phone call earlier and where they congratulated me on my acceptance and told me about ASW. Did anyone else receive that call?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby nlmne20 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:14 pm

I was admitted LEOP about a week ago and I'm really excited about the prospect of going to Hastings. But I'm wondering how the student body as a whole treats the LEOP students. I don't want to feel like some second class citizen because I got in for different reasons than a traditional applicant. Any thoughts from current Hastings students?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby General Tso » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:04 am

nlmne20 wrote:I was admitted LEOP about a week ago and I'm really excited about the prospect of going to Hastings. But I'm wondering how the student body as a whole treats the LEOP students. I don't want to feel like some second class citizen because I got in for different reasons than a traditional applicant. Any thoughts from current Hastings students?


I don't even know who the LEOP students are. If you don't announce yourself then nobody will know. Even if people did know, most of them would not treat you differently...it's not like people are opposed to LEOP in the first place.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Stephanie13 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:10 am

Stephanie13 wrote:I just got a phone call earlier and where they congratulated me on my acceptance and told me about ASW. Did anyone else receive that call?

anybody?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby nlmne20 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:11 am

Stephanie13 wrote:
Stephanie13 wrote:I just got a phone call earlier and where they congratulated me on my acceptance and told me about ASW. Did anyone else receive that call?

anybody?


I did! I was in line at Chipotle, though, so I didn't answer. Kinda glad I didn't. That would have been awkward.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Stephanie13 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:15 am

nlmne20 wrote:
Stephanie13 wrote:
Stephanie13 wrote:I just got a phone call earlier and where they congratulated me on my acceptance and told me about ASW. Did anyone else receive that call?

anybody?


I did! I was in line at Chipotle, though, so I didn't answer. Kinda glad I didn't. That would have been awkward.

Yea I didn't answer it either! It was kind of weird though.. I don't know why they called just to tell us about ASW, I mean that could've been sent in an email. However calling to tell us we got accepted would have been way more awesome..

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby leftieash » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:47 pm

Stephanie13 wrote:
nlmne20 wrote:
Stephanie13 wrote:
Stephanie13 wrote:I just got a phone call earlier and where they congratulated me on my acceptance and told me about ASW. Did anyone else receive that call?

anybody?


I did! I was in line at Chipotle, though, so I didn't answer. Kinda glad I didn't. That would have been awkward.

Yea I didn't answer it either! It was kind of weird though.. I don't know why they called just to tell us about ASW, I mean that could've been sent in an email. However calling to tell us we got accepted would have been way more awesome..


It seemed like the student who called me was more just calling to answer any questions I had and mentioned ASD at the end. But I gotta admit... it was a nice touch.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby gobears09 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:18 pm

Stephanie13 wrote:
Stephanie13 wrote:I just got a phone call earlier and where they congratulated me on my acceptance and told me about ASW. Did anyone else receive that call?

anybody?



A 1L called me yesterday, he was nice, asked me if I had any questions and said congrats.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby leftieash » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:31 pm

Has anyone gotten any sort of merit scholarship info from them yet, besides the one dude on LSN?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Shellbelle » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:45 pm

I got a call right after my admission too...and I just got an email from Professor Rappaport. Very nice touch, seems like a super nice guy.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby J Burrito » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:47 pm

WTF can I at least get a letter, please?? I don't even really care what it says at this point.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby finalaspects » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:52 pm

jbaritot wrote:WTF can I at least get a letter, please?? I don't even really care what it says at this point.


when did you go complete? hope you're not complaining about dec or jan... :evil:

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Veritas » Fri Feb 05, 2010 3:52 pm

nice email from the human rights prof - starting to warm up to Hastings, but not the price tag.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby J Burrito » Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:04 pm

finalaspects wrote:
jbaritot wrote:WTF can I at least get a letter, please?? I don't even really care what it says at this point.


when did you go complete? hope you're not complaining about dec or jan... :evil:


I was deferred from EC. So early November. How about yourself?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby finalaspects » Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:06 pm

jbaritot wrote:
finalaspects wrote:
jbaritot wrote:WTF can I at least get a letter, please?? I don't even really care what it says at this point.


when did you go complete? hope you're not complaining about dec or jan... :evil:


I was deferred from EC. So early November. How about yourself?


mid-Oct

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby sibley » Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:24 pm

finalaspects wrote:
jbaritot wrote:
finalaspects wrote:
jbaritot wrote:WTF can I at least get a letter, please?? I don't even really care what it says at this point.


when did you go complete? hope you're not complaining about dec or jan... :evil:


I was deferred from EC. So early November. How about yourself?


mid-Oct


states you two?




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