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Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #1680 on: March 30, 2008, 01:35:45 AM »
Is Michigan going to continue to take less and less in-state residents? Class of 2008: 24% in-state, 2009: 22%, 2010: 20%.  Any idea if this trend will continue?  It would definitely help Michigan in terms of its statistics.

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #1681 on: April 01, 2008, 12:53:19 AM »
I'm curious what everyone thinks about asking Michigan for more grant/scholarship. While I wouldn't expect them to match offers from slightly lower rated schools like Cornell or Georgetown, how much do you think they would increase their offer? For example if Michigan offered $8-10,000 a year and Cornell or Georgetown offered $18-20,000?

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #1682 on: April 01, 2008, 08:45:12 AM »
Is Michigan going to continue to take less fewer and less fewer in-state residents? Class of 2008: 24% in-state, 2009: 22%, 2010: 20%.  Any idea if this trend will continue?  It would definitely help Michigan in terms of its statistics.

Fixed! It baffles me how people have no trouble with much/many, but screw up less/fewer.  I admit it, I'm a grammarian.  I have a problem.

Woo, just killing time before ASW on Thursday!


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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #1683 on: April 01, 2008, 09:59:58 AM »
Is Michigan going to continue to take less fewer and less fewer in-state residents? Class of 2008: 24% in-state, 2009: 22%, 2010: 20%.  Any idea if this trend will continue?  It would definitely help Michigan in terms of its statistics.

Fixed! It baffles me how people have no trouble with much/many, but screw up less/fewer.  I admit it, I'm a grammarian.  I have a problem.

Woo, just killing time before ASW on Thursday!


You're a jerk.

But have fun at the ASW! I know I did.

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #1684 on: April 01, 2008, 11:38:16 AM »
Hey Michigan People:

I'm trying to find off-campus housing for next fall, and seems like all the leases begin on August 29. From your experience, is this pretty much the standard date for Ann Arbor? 

I ask because my current lease ends on August 1 (in big cities, we use nice, predictable lease dates) and I am trying to figure out what I am going to do about 4 weeks of homelessness.

Thanks for your input.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #1685 on: April 01, 2008, 03:54:52 PM »
I'm curious what everyone thinks about asking Michigan for more grant/scholarship. While I wouldn't expect them to match offers from slightly lower rated schools like Cornell or Georgetown, how much do you think they would increase their offer? For example if Michigan offered $8-10,000 a year and Cornell or Georgetown offered $18-20,000?

I don't think that the money from those schools in those amounts is enough to merit more money.

But I will tell people how my request went, for their information.  I received no merit aid from Michigan and 24k/year at Virginia.  I called the office and asked how I should go about doing this.  They told me to email them the offer information for them to consider.  I emailed them yesterday.  I received a response this morning telling me that Dean Z would consider it.  I got a call this afternoon and was told that I was awarded a dean's scholarship for $9,000/year and that I'd need to call financial aid to see if it would affect that award.

I felt incredibly awkward asking, but I'm glad I did.  They were nothing but nice.  I would consider anyone who think they might have chance at this to do this.  There was no real risk and if I go to Michigan 2 phone calls and one email will have saved me $27,000 in debt when all is said and done.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #1686 on: April 01, 2008, 04:21:34 PM »
Hey Michigan People:

I'm trying to find off-campus housing for next fall, and seems like all the leases begin on August 29. From your experience, is this pretty much the standard date for Ann Arbor? 

I ask because my current lease ends on August 1 (in big cities, we use nice, predictable lease dates) and I am trying to figure out what I am going to do about 4 weeks of homelessness.

Thanks for your input.

That's the standard date, but it's very often negotiable.  Plenty of places we looked at on Craigslist last year also indicated they were flexible or had move-in dates in early/mid-August.

Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #1687 on: April 01, 2008, 06:43:32 PM »
Anyone know what's going on Friday night for the ASW?  I noticed the schedule's still got it listed as "Student-Sponsored Event: TBA."

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #1688 on: April 01, 2008, 06:58:38 PM »
in march there was a student sponsored bar/club thing.  It was a good time.  I wouldn't be surprised if it's something similar.

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Re: Michigan Class of 2011: where you should be
« Reply #1689 on: April 01, 2008, 07:01:54 PM »
Anyone know what's going on Friday night for the ASW?  I noticed the schedule's still got it listed as "Student-Sponsored Event: TBA."

Yeah, this'll be a trip to the bar. If last month's is any indication, this will be scheduled to happen way too early.