Columbia Financial Aid 2011

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Post by Hey-O » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:21 am

Yeah...still silence for everyone from CLS? I'm hoping to hear soon.

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Post by sagirl27 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:15 pm

I am seriously dying because I need to hear from Columbia financial aid. I have some scholarship deadlines due next week and they've already been extended. This is so frustrating. I really want to commit...Anyone know when we will hear (apart from the standard end of March, early April)

Sorry...venting

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Post by Ship87 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:17 am

How come after each stage in the law school admissions game it usually comes down to sitting and waiting for an email? LSAT score release day, then status checkers, and now I'm hoping CLS emails me something today so I can compare FinAid packages. Good luck to everyone waiting with me!

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Post by bosox777 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:51 am

I haven't done this yet (stupidly), but is it possible to ask NYU for an extension on their scholarship offer if the Columbia package doesn't come by today?

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Post by Ship87 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:56 am

bosox777 wrote:I haven't done this yet (stupidly), but is it possible to ask NYU for an extension on their scholarship offer if the Columbia package doesn't come by today?
Yes but you should have asked earlier. If Columbia package doesn't come today and you take the NYU award, then I think all that happens is you lose your deposit at NYU if you get the CLS package later and prefer that. Someone correct me if I'm wrong though, thats just the word on the street (facebook)

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Post by mcweanis » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:06 am

in order to accept your NYU award, you have to withdraw from all the schools where youve been accepted. it would be risky character & fitness/pissing off the schools wise to give nyu your deposit and tell them youre withdrawing, then later switch to columbia or show nyu their new scholly offer

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Post by bosox777 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:22 am

Ship87 wrote:
bosox777 wrote:I haven't done this yet (stupidly), but is it possible to ask NYU for an extension on their scholarship offer if the Columbia package doesn't come by today?
Yes but you should have asked earlier. If Columbia package doesn't come today and you take the NYU award, then I think all that happens is you lose your deposit at NYU if you get the CLS package later and prefer that. Someone correct me if I'm wrong though, thats just the word on the street (facebook)
Shoot, so should I do it now or is it too late? And would an email suffice?

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Post by Ship87 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:22 am

mcweanis wrote:in order to accept your NYU award, you have to withdraw from all the schools where youve been accepted. it would be risky character & fitness/pissing off the schools wise to give nyu your deposit and tell them youre withdrawing, then later switch to columbia or show nyu their new scholly offer
It appears I was wrong. I'm shocked that Facebook comments weren't entirely accurate. Thanks!

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Post by mcweanis » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:45 am

wait.. i thought that was true but now i can't find any evidence to back it up. i think i might have confused penn and nyu

UPDATE: no i was actually right; accepting you scholarship means you have to fill out the "intention to enroll" form, which states in bold that you must withdraw from all other schools to which you have been admitted. you can ride waitlists though.

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Post by bosox777 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:51 am

mcweanis wrote:wait.. i thought that was true but now i can't find any evidence to back it up. i think i might have confused penn and nyu

UPDATE: no i was actually right; accepting you scholarship means you have to fill out the "intention to enroll" form, which states in bold that you must withdraw from all other schools to which you have been admitted. you can ride waitlists though.
Do should I email asking for an extension, or is it laughably late? And would I email financial aid? Alternatively, should I call?

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Post by mcweanis » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:52 am

i would definitely call. i talked to someone named janet or jeanette and she was really helpful and personally asked the dean guy for an extension for me.

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Post by Ship87 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:55 am

As an update, CLS just emailed me by FinAid award. PM for details

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Post by mcweanis » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:14 pm

jealousss where's mine!

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Post by Galnnn » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:00 pm

Yeah, they really need to get back to me! I can't even seriously consider CLS until I hear, even though I enjoyed the ASW

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Post by bhan87 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:00 pm

I called and they scanned / emailed me my financial aid letter. It's HIGHER than NYU's offer!

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Post by mcweanis » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:02 pm

wait does that mean everyone can call and ask?

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Post by bhan87 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:03 pm

mcweanis wrote:wait does that mean everyone can call and ask?
If your NYU offer expires today you should

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Post by mcweanis » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:06 pm

columbia is dumb just send out the offers by email! rawrr

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Post by jpk5372 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:55 pm

ahhh!! can't believe this, nyu didn't offer me a penny! just got my letter via snail mail!

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Post by Hey-O » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:27 am

Got mine. They matched UChi, but didn't beat it. Erg.

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Post by dot » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:59 am

Anyone know if a "law school grant" is merit or need-based?

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Post by bhan87 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:51 am

dot wrote:Anyone know if a "law school grant" is merit or need-based?
By definition, primarily need based, but I think in CLS's case, it's a mixture

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Post by sonervous88 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:57 am

Hey-O wrote:Got mine. They matched UChi, but didn't beat it. Erg.
if they matched my UChi offer i'd literally jump for joy

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Post by cyxdev17 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:12 am

For those of you who got yours, did you already send them your offers from peer schools beforehand? I debated doing that but decided to wait to see what I get, if anything... not sure if it's the right decision.

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Re: Columbia Financial Aid 2011

Post by bhan87 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:18 am

cyxdev17 wrote:For those of you who got yours, did you already send them your offers from peer schools beforehand? I debated doing that but decided to wait to see what I get, if anything... not sure if it's the right decision.
For me, I had an NYU to work with so I had to send it in ASAP (I withdrew from NYU later protesting their ridiculous response deadline). I think it's preferable to see first, then negotiate up, but if you have a tight deadline you should send it in ASAP

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