University of Texas Class of 2014

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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by lisjjen » Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:31 pm

CMDantes wrote:
lisjjen wrote:Ummmm.... I'm looking at Financial Aid and all I'm seeing are loans - loans that add up to the full cost of attendance. Where do you check on scholarships and was there something I had to do to keep them/any possible way I could have lost them?
I'd call financial aid and they'll sort it out.
I did. And they did. The people in the financial aid office are very nice.

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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by CMDantes » Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:48 pm

lisjjen wrote:
CMDantes wrote:
lisjjen wrote:Ummmm.... I'm looking at Financial Aid and all I'm seeing are loans - loans that add up to the full cost of attendance. Where do you check on scholarships and was there something I had to do to keep them/any possible way I could have lost them?
I'd call financial aid and they'll sort it out.
I did. And they did. The people in the financial aid office are very nice.
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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by turbotong » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:57 pm

I just got the notification that they received my FAFSA on Thursday. I submitted it on March 30th or earlier...
Did anyone else have this kind of delay?
On Thursday (Apr 28) I was notified that they received my FAFSA (after I called on Wednesday to ask why they haven't sent me my financial aid package yet). Several hours later on Thursday they said I was missing a proof of citizenship. I sent that via fax first thing this (Friday) morning, and got a notification that they received that the same day.
How long do they take to process it? Why the delay?!?!

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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by kjo731 » Sun May 01, 2011 6:47 pm

CMDantes wrote:I just put down my deposit and application fee at some apartments directly north of the law school, 1 bed 1 bath. Very reasonably priced given the location and how big it is. PM for details.

It's about 15 minutes walking from the law school/25 minutes from the main gym so I figured I'd get a bike. Went to the bike shop on 24th and San Gabriel and I have my eye on this nice blue 7-speed for about 320.00.

All of this is making me really, really excited.

While we're on the subject of bikes, I would like to note that you can find a very nice bike for cheaper on Craigslist. As soon as I decided on staying in Austin and realized I'd have to bike up the Duval hill everyday I started shopping around. I ended up getting a nice vintage Trek road bike for $240 cash. I've taken it on a few test-ride loops from my current apartment to the law school and up Duval to where I'm living next year. It's definitely worth more than I paid for it. If I were you, I'd check craigslist and fb marketplace before buying from a west campus shop.

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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by CMDantes » Sun May 01, 2011 11:28 pm

kjo731 wrote:
CMDantes wrote:I just put down my deposit and application fee at some apartments directly north of the law school, 1 bed 1 bath. Very reasonably priced given the location and how big it is. PM for details.

It's about 15 minutes walking from the law school/25 minutes from the main gym so I figured I'd get a bike. Went to the bike shop on 24th and San Gabriel and I have my eye on this nice blue 7-speed for about 320.00.

All of this is making me really, really excited.

While we're on the subject of bikes, I would like to note that you can find a very nice bike for cheaper on Craigslist. As soon as I decided on staying in Austin and realized I'd have to bike up the Duval hill everyday I started shopping around. I ended up getting a nice vintage Trek road bike for $240 cash. I've taken it on a few test-ride loops from my current apartment to the law school and up Duval to where I'm living next year. It's definitely worth more than I paid for it. If I were you, I'd check craigslist and fb marketplace before buying from a west campus shop.
Noted, appreciate the tip!

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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by japes » Mon May 02, 2011 11:19 am

Anyone else buying ACL tickets tomorrow?

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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by nonprofit-prophet » Mon May 02, 2011 11:59 am

japes wrote:Anyone else buying ACL tickets tomorrow?
A few friends of mine said that there are always a ton of tickets to buy from resellers at about the same price a week or two before. That way you can buy for individual days once you know the lineups

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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by 12thman2011 » Mon May 02, 2011 12:52 pm

"There are always a lot of fake tickets to buy the day before" would be a more accurate statement.

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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by japes » Mon May 02, 2011 12:53 pm

nonprofit-prophet wrote:
japes wrote:Anyone else buying ACL tickets tomorrow?
A few friends of mine said that there are always a ton of tickets to buy from resellers at about the same price a week or two before. That way you can buy for individual days once you know the lineups
This is true, though if you're getting 3-day passes (as I have for the past few years) it's probably easier to get them now. I just prefer not to deal with aftermarket tickets - especially when most people do digital print passes.

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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by Leira7905 » Mon May 02, 2011 4:48 pm

japes wrote:Anyone else buying ACL tickets tomorrow?
I'm getting a three day pass...

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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by onmytoes812 » Tue May 03, 2011 11:03 pm

tag.

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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by crit_racer » Tue May 03, 2011 11:16 pm

onmytoes812 wrote:tag.
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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by euphanator » Wed May 04, 2011 12:01 am

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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by lisjjen » Wed May 04, 2011 3:48 am

euphanator wrote:Longtime lurker breaking my silence.

Hi future classmates.
Halloo.

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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by Leira7905 » Wed May 04, 2011 6:03 pm

euphanator wrote:Longtime lurker breaking my silence.

Hi future classmates.
Welcome! :mrgreen:

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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by onmytoes812 » Thu May 05, 2011 2:16 am

crit_racer wrote:
onmytoes812 wrote:tag.
welcome!

Thanks!!!


anyone still figuring out their living situation?

i'd rather have a roommate or two than live alone, since i know like 3 people in the Austin area.

i'm a girl, nonsmoker, no pets (but not opposed to one), pretty clean :)

not sure how many people are on this thread or if there's a better way to go about this, but i'm open to suggestions...

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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by niederbomb » Thu May 05, 2011 10:01 am

I am thinking of taking graduate apartments because I live overseas and won't be able to visit/look for housing. Has anyone lived in these? Are they passable?

I honestly have no idea how to find a roommate long-distance. And even if I could, do normal people take a roommate and apartment sight unseen?

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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by niederbomb » Thu May 05, 2011 10:02 am

onmytoes812 wrote:
crit_racer wrote:
onmytoes812 wrote:tag.
welcome!

Thanks!!!


anyone still figuring out their living situation?

i'd rather have a roommate or two than live alone, since i know like 3 people in the Austin area.

i'm a girl, nonsmoker, no pets (but not opposed to one), pretty clean :)

not sure how many people are on this thread or if there's a better way to go about this, but i'm open to suggestions...
+1 open to the same suggestions

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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by turbotong » Fri May 06, 2011 1:33 am

For you people coming from overseas, here's an idea:
1. pick a hotel room. Move in there for 1-2 nights
2. In those two days, find an apartment guide agency or realtor, have them show u around, and pick a place to live.

Or, you can sometimes have them take photos of places and sign up for one. However, I would not trust places until you've seen them.

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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by bleedblue » Sun May 08, 2011 2:57 pm

Anyone moving to Austin from Minneapolis? If you are and want to talk about saving some money PM me.

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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by TheOcho » Wed May 18, 2011 9:44 pm

I'm still looking for apartments. Which neighborhoods are too far to consider? I've found some nice places that are reasonably priced in Northwest, but wouldn't consider it if it's a real trek. Any ideas? Gables and The Triangle seem close and really nice but I don't really wanna pay 1k+. Help appreciated.

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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by granger » Fri May 20, 2011 11:28 pm

Guys. Can somebody quell my fears? I just got a D in a general ed. (non-major requirement) class and I'm worried Texas might revoke my scholarship. Please tell me this doesn't happen.

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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by kjo731 » Sun May 22, 2011 9:33 pm

TheOcho wrote:I'm still looking for apartments. Which neighborhoods are too far to consider? I've found some nice places that are reasonably priced in Northwest, but wouldn't consider it if it's a real trek. Any ideas? Gables and The Triangle seem close and really nice but I don't really wanna pay 1k+. Help appreciated.
Gables and the Triangle are the only big complexes in North Campus/Hyde Park. The rest of the neighborhood is full of old houses, renovated houses, and small apartment complexes. I live in a small complex right now and the rent is quite reasonable (my share is $675). The best thing to do is to visit austin and set up an appointment with an apartment locator. You won't have a parking garage or fancy security, but the rent is cheap. As far as the "how far" question goes, it depends on if you have a car, what kind of gas milage it gets and whether or not you want to pay a couple hundred dollars for a parking pass.

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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by lisjjen » Sun May 22, 2011 10:35 pm

What kind of photos are you guys submitting?

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Re: University of Texas Class of 2014

Post by IgnatiusJ » Sun May 22, 2011 10:48 pm

lisjjen wrote:What kind of photos are you guys submitting?
Brett Favre style. Or my senior class photo. Can't decide.

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