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Financial Aid / Question about schools on the FAFSA
« on: February 12, 2007, 09:46:28 AM »
There are a couple of schools where I am still waiting for a decision.  Should I go ahead and have the FAFSA sent to them just in case?  Or wait until acceptance/ding and then send it?

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Financial Aid / Helpful Advice For Married applicants
« on: February 12, 2007, 09:45:07 AM »
When doing my FAFSA, my EFC turned out to be 1/2 what I thought it would be.  When I went back to check it over I realized that what caused it to go down so dramatically is the fact that my spouse will also be attending school.  He'll be working full-time as well, but since he'll be taking enough hours to be considered enrolled half-time, the FAFSA figures it as two students being supported.  Just throwing this out so that if anyone's spouse is considering going back to school to finish up their degrees or get new ones, it could be very helpful to your EFC. 

PS - The school that my husband will be attending (online) only costs $2,500 per semester for part-time and his company will re-imburse him, but the FAFSA doesn't ask for that info.  The Need Access app does ask for all the details, though. 

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General Off-Topic Board / Ms USA
« on: January 30, 2007, 10:16:49 AM »
I heard Ms Oklahoma won the Ms USA pageant!  Us Okie women must be really hot  ;D 
Or at least some of them are...

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Law School Applications / Post-acceptance scholarship question
« on: January 17, 2007, 12:59:53 PM »
Hypothetically, as this doesn't actually apply to me right now but it could later in the cycle, if you have been accepted but generally wouldn't hear about the possibility of any scholarship money until later, would it be beneficial to send another LOR?  Not to gain acceptance but to possibly gain some scholarship $ consideration? 

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Law School Applications / Duke decisions since 1/1
« on: January 11, 2007, 12:51:36 PM »
I only see one new decision from Duke this year.  Does anyone know anything about this?  Maybe I missed something.

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Personal Statement / Letter of Interest
« on: January 08, 2007, 09:10:17 AM »
Hi, I am looking for someone who could review a letter of interest for me before I send it to the college.  I would be happy to reciprocate by reading a personal statement, diversity statement, or letter of interest.  Thanks!

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Where should I go next fall? / Waitlist Letter of Interest Format
« on: January 05, 2007, 09:59:08 AM »
I am writing a letter of continued interest and have a question.

Should it be written as a letter, as in having a 'Dear X' and be signed 'Sincerely, X'?  If so, should it be addressed to the Dean specifically, the Admission Office in general, or the standard 'To Whom it may Concern'?

Thanks for any input.

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Law School Applications / Hidden fee waiver for Penn
« on: November 09, 2006, 04:09:50 PM »
I am just confirming with others who have gone before me - When I am in the Checkout Cart on LSAC.org and it says 0 dollars due for the Penn application, does that mean I have a hidden fee waiver or does that mean that they are assuming I'll mail in my payment?

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Personal Statement / Trade editing/critique favors?
« on: October 31, 2006, 05:47:35 PM »
Need someone to look over my diversity/why Duke essay.  I'll be happy to offer critique on anyone's PS or essay in return.

Thanks!!

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Personal Statement / Good topics for Diversity statement?
« on: October 27, 2006, 12:42:46 PM »
I am trying to figure out what all to include in my diversity statement.  I want to focus on my strong work experience as well as my status as a mother of two children, because that should be fairly unique.  However, I also think that my experience of growing up on a farm is also diverse.  On top of this, I have a completely unranked and unknown undergraduate that just became a four year school a few years ago and I will be the first student to ever attend law school from there.  I was wondering if that is something unique that I might include as a way to twist the fact that I have 0 benefit points for undergrad into something diverse and thus maybe positive...   just not sure what schools consider "good" in a diversity statement and looking for advice.  Also not sure if I should try to throw all of this together somehow in a statement for the most possible impact.  (Specifically focusing on Penn and Duke)   Thanks!

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