UC Hastings 2010!!!

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texaspecial88
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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby texaspecial88 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:06 pm

Complete since 11/11 and still haven't heard. Should I call?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby finalaspects » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:09 pm

texaspecial88 wrote:Complete since 11/11 and still haven't heard. Should I call?


i was completed in mid-Oct and haven't heard anything. i emailed but they just said i was complete and to wait longer. but im a splitter so yea... we're usually held until the end to pad the stats. said to wait until may where all the decisions should be made by then

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby a male human » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:10 pm

Do waitlisted people ever get scholarship offers?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby sibley » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:19 pm

a male human wrote:Do waitlisted people ever get scholarship offers?

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msch0i
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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby msch0i » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:32 pm

Seems like they haven't sent out acceptances in a while. Maybe they're waiting til their app deadline..?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby finalaspects » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:33 pm

msch0i wrote:Seems like they haven't sent out acceptances in a while. Maybe they're waiting til their app deadline..?


i would assume so. then another 2 weeks or so to sort through the last minute apps then they'll get a picture of the entire pool.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby foxyeconomist » Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:24 pm

a male human wrote:Do waitlisted people ever get scholarship offers?

Do admitted people get scholarship offers? I'd be surprised - but elated - if Hastings had any money to give away.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby lateforthesky16 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:24 pm

foxyeconomist wrote:
a male human wrote:Do waitlisted people ever get scholarship offers?

Do admitted people get scholarship offers? I'd be surprised - but elated - if Hastings had any money to give away.




this!

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby j.wellington » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:00 pm

Did anyone else get an e-mail asking them to fill out a "Need Access" form? It appears to be a privately-operated version of the FAFSA.

Does Hastings not accept the FAFSA? Is this worth filling out if I'm 90% sure I'm not going?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby msch0i » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:03 pm

j.wellington wrote:Did anyone else get an e-mail asking them to fill out a "Need Access" form? It appears to be a privately-operated version of the FAFSA.

Does Hastings not accept the FAFSA? Is this worth filling out if I'm 90% sure I'm not going?


I think many other schools also require the Need Access form. But if you're not in the financial situation to receive need-based grants,(e.g., have a savings of over $5k, according to a Hastings student who posted previously) I wouldn't bother.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby sibley » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:04 pm

j.wellington wrote:Did anyone else get an e-mail asking them to fill out a "Need Access" form? It appears to be a privately-operated version of the FAFSA.

Does Hastings not accept the FAFSA? Is this worth filling out if I'm 90% sure I'm not going?


a lot of schools request the need access

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby General Tso » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:08 pm

msch0i wrote:
j.wellington wrote:Did anyone else get an e-mail asking them to fill out a "Need Access" form? It appears to be a privately-operated version of the FAFSA.

Does Hastings not accept the FAFSA? Is this worth filling out if I'm 90% sure I'm not going?


I think many other schools also require the Need Access form. But if you're not in the financial situation to receive need-based grants,(e.g., have a savings of over $5k, according to a Hastings student who posted previously) I wouldn't bother.


I was just estimating on the $5k thing. The exact words from Hastings finaid: "grants are for those with 'close to nothing' in savings" (plus UG debt).

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby j.wellington » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:10 pm

Cool, thanks guys. I haven't come across another school asking for it so I was a little confused. Sounds like I don't qualify anyway.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Borhas » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:20 pm

j.wellington wrote:Did anyone else get an e-mail asking them to fill out a "Need Access" form? It appears to be a privately-operated version of the FAFSA.

Does Hastings not accept the FAFSA? Is this worth filling out if I'm 90% sure I'm not going?


it's $30 and a pain in the ass. Unless you have other schools that need it (quiet a few use it) then no.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby meddlingkid » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:23 pm

Hey, I just got an email from the Fin Aid office saying my app is incomplete because I didn't register for selective service...I went to the selective service website and it doesn't look like I need to register seeing as how I am a lady.

I tried calling the office but no one answered. Any advice?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Borhas » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:26 pm

meddlingkid wrote:Hey, I just got an email from the Fin Aid office saying my app is incomplete because I didn't register for selective service...I went to the selective service website and it doesn't look like I need to register seeing as how I am a lady.

I tried calling the office but no one answered. Any advice?


did you accidentally check Male anywhere?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby meddlingkid » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:27 pm

Borhas wrote:did you accidentally check Male anywhere?


I don't think so...I looked over both forms about a million times before I sent them in. I'm a little worried because I think the priority deadline is Monday.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby beef wellington » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:29 pm

beef wellington wrote:Can anyone tell me about the PICAP? The policy says it's not guaranteed, which worries me, especially with UC's budget problems. Have they ever come up short?

Anybody?

I went ahead and applied yesterday out of paranoia I won't make it off any of my waitlists. And if that PICAP is indeed semi-guaranteed then I'm pretty sure I'd take it over UMN.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Borhas » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:32 pm

meddlingkid wrote:
Borhas wrote:did you accidentally check Male anywhere?


I don't think so...I looked over both forms about a million times before I sent them in. I'm a little worried because I think the priority deadline is Monday.


If your FAFSA went through and you got your EFC number then it's probably Hastings bureaucrats being dumb. I think you'll still have Monday to call them and straighten it out.

sorry I can't more helpful

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Borhas » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:33 pm

beef wellington wrote:
beef wellington wrote:Can anyone tell me about the PICAP? The policy says it's not guaranteed, which worries me, especially with UC's budget problems. Have they ever come up short?

Anybody?

I went ahead and applied yesterday out of paranoia I won't make it off any of my waitlists. And if that PICAP is indeed semi-guaranteed then I'm pretty sure I'd take it over UMN.

I googled it fairly extensively when I first saw your post, but I didn't really find any alumni's thoughts on it, which is what would really help answer your question.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby beef wellington » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:35 pm

Borhas wrote:
beef wellington wrote:
beef wellington wrote:Can anyone tell me about the PICAP? The policy says it's not guaranteed, which worries me, especially with UC's budget problems. Have they ever come up short?

Anybody?

I went ahead and applied yesterday out of paranoia I won't make it off any of my waitlists. And if that PICAP is indeed semi-guaranteed then I'm pretty sure I'd take it over UMN.

I googled it fairly extensively when I first saw your post, but I didn't really find any alumni's thoughts on it, which is what would really help answer your question.

Thanks Borhas. I think I'll be visiting soon so I'll prolly just ask them myself. Anybody wanna weigh in on my chances applying right at the deadline?

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby Borhas » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:40 pm

I think Hastings has had fewer applications this year than last year, so they may still want to admit more people. I think your numbers give you an excellent chance, though you may get WLed. Make sure your PS has something about why Hastings works for you so they don't YP you.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby beef wellington » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:52 pm

Borhas wrote:I think Hastings has had fewer applications this year than last year, so they may still want to admit more people. I think your numbers give you an excellent chance, though you may get WLed. Make sure your PS has something about why Hastings works for you so they don't YP you.

Ha, too late for that. Hopefully my applying this late in the cycle is a strong indicator that I don't have any better offers so they don't need to worry too much about YP. Also doesn't look like they YP too many splitters judging by LSN. Definitely wouldn't be shocked by an old-fashioned WL though.

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby meddlingkid » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:52 pm

Borhas wrote:
If your FAFSA went through and you got your EFC number then it's probably Hastings bureaucrats being dumb. I think you'll still have Monday to call them and straighten it out.

sorry I can't more helpful


Ugh, thank you so much!

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Re: UC Hastings 2010!!!

Postby MD/JD2B » Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:59 am

Does Hastings expect you to have your 2009 taxes done before financial aid decisions are made? Ain't gonna happen with me....
And they sure are sticklers about California residency and having to explain two addresses, absences from the state..




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