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Financial Aid / Can I still get a student loan?
« on: August 11, 2007, 04:08:15 PM »
I have never needed a loan (very lucky I know) so I really have no idea how this works. 1 - I doubt I have much credit, last I checked I was prime - high in the prime range but still prime, and I recently opened a new credit card and recently got a balance increase on another card. 2 - I don't really have anything in the way of collateral and having just got out of college only summer work 2 - can I even tell the bank it's a student loan since my schooling is all paid for? 3 - Since I don't need a whole lot - 10k would do me well, heck 4k would do me, can I just get that much, or does it have to be a minimum portion of my tuition or something along those lines?
Thanks

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What every happened to people like Marshall Field? I have a Visa through Suntrust bank. On my last statement I wrote a change of address with my payment. Well, when the second week of July rolled around and I had no bill, I called. They hadn't changed the address, so I told them to. Of course, they didn't send another bill. On July 27 I told them I don't have a bill. They said oh we'll send one, but it won't arrive in time to avoid a late fee. They offered to do a phone payment, but I didn't want to. Even though they admitted they never sent a statement to the correct address, they refused to waive the fee. What happened to the customer is always right? My favorite is now they lie saying they offered to fax me a bill (they didn't). They also don't have supervisors. They have a manager call back set up, but of course they never called back (their excuse? "I don't know why a manager hasn't called you yet"). This is really depressing how bad their "world-topping customer service" (they say something like that every time they answer the phone and before they say goodbye) is.  If I want a paper statement, why not extend the due date by a few days to get me one and keep me as a customer? Why lose a customer over a $35 fee?

The funny thing is, I never have problems with AmEx, who uses an Indian call center, doing me favors (in fact they go above and beyond), but the one time I call the American based customer support for my Suntrust Visa, they take me to the railroad?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Best Williamsburg apartments?
« on: April 06, 2007, 04:54:17 PM »
I know there are some Williamsburg natives on this board. What are the nicest apartments in the area? As someone who's originally from DC, I'm guessing I can take any rent price Williamsburg could possibly have. I thought I had found one that was good, but then I found quite a few bad online reviews. I found one that has good online reviews but it doesn't have what for me is the most important amenity (available covered parking). I'm not concerned with knowing what has what amenities, I can figure that out, I just need someone to point me in the direction of the best places.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / W&M vs Emory?
« on: March 30, 2007, 12:00:44 AM »
Thoughts on William and Mary vs Emory?
In addition to seeking general thoughts, I wonder if anybody knows how they compare in the Charlotte, Richmond, and DC markets.

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Law School Applications / How to withdraw from Wake?
« on: March 13, 2007, 12:04:59 PM »
I'm trying to be good about withdrawing from schools I won't go do. I've withdrawm from most of these, but I can't find any paperwork for withdrawing from Wake Forest. Anybody know?

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Law School Applications / How long did you spend on your PS?
« on: February 26, 2007, 07:08:19 PM »
I'm just curious about how long people spent writing their personal statements. I know I only spent one day, and I did about 75% of it during that night (I'm making an allowance of not including time spent on brush ups made for individual schools). I wonder how much of an anomaly I am.

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If I wanted to do a JD/MBA program, is it too late to apply (i.e. did I have to apply when I applied to law school), or can I apply after I'm there?

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Where should I go next fall? / GW or WM?
« on: February 12, 2007, 01:56:16 PM »
There are so many subjective fields, and really only I can judge those for myself, so let's ignore those for the moment. Strictly from a hiring/making money standpoint, how do GW and WM stack up against each other? There are so many subjective factors in this decision for me personally, but I'm hoping you guys and girls can help me settle the only objective factor.

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While it would be nice to get into Duke, UVA, or Michigan, with my GPA, I'm not exactly holding my breath. Does anybody have suggestions for a place where I could get a nice one bedroom that also have covered garages (individual garages are a big plus) and a car washing area?
Thanks

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While it would be nice to get into Duke, UVA, or Michigan, with my GPA, I'm not exactly holding my breath. Does anybody have suggestions for a place where I could get a nice one bedroom that also have covered garages (individual garages are a big plus) and a car washing area?

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