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I'm pretty sure this was asked and answered a while back, but: if we filled out our MPN online and did that online counseling thing, do we still need to send in the paper form from AES?

I don't think so.  I did everything online and then wrote to Anthony Henry to make sure my Stafford process was complete, and he told me it was.  So I think that's it.

I'm actually heading up to the post office this afternoon to get passport pictures taken.  i'm planning on wearing a white button down, since future employers will be seeing the pics. But I probably wouldnt go so far as suit/tie combo

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: 1L Advice
« on: June 12, 2006, 04:47:39 PM »
my advice is this: seriously consider not going. It sucks. Big time. if you are going because you can't think of anything else to do at this point in your life, don't go. You shouldn't be there.

grades just come in?

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: MacBook
« on: June 08, 2006, 04:42:48 PM »
Do you guys have an antivirus on your Macbooks? I know, I know, Mac viruses are rare, but Norton has it's own virus program for Mac, so I wondered if people thought it was necessary (esp. as more people purchase and use macs).

I'm also wondering if I should get the Macbook Pro over the Macbook... I don't really see many advantages to the Pro for a law school student (though I HATE the Macbook keyboard).

don't bother with the macbook pro unless you are into hardcore graphics or movie editing. the macbook is more than adequate for any regular activity (including making movies, music, what have you).  and definitely adequate for the web surfing and word processing that will make up the majority of your law school computer use (i imagine).


so...those 4 computers are the only options?? weird.

also, I cannot imagine paying all that money for a crap PC when I'd rather spend it on a superior Mac.  (I am going to be such a bitter PC user  ;D)

So now that the laptop sale has finally begun, does anyone have any thoughts on or experience with what's for sale?  I don't know much about computers and don't plan on doing much with my laptop so I'm tempted to just go for the cheapest one in the sale... Anyone?  I've already decided to buy one of the four just because I can charge it to my student account and not have to worry about it.

Sorry if this is ridiculously obvious...but what is this "laptop sale" and where can I access it?

I haven't gotten anything yet!

Neither have I.


AND, after I got my scholarship, and kept bugging them for financial aid information (my EFC is about $16!) ... they said, as if it were obvious to any intelligent being, that my scholarship would preclude me from any financial aid award, so I'm pretty sure that's the standard procedure in order to spread the money around ...


That's truly bizarre.  I mean, what if you're REALLY poor (like full-ride poor) but you're only  a little merit-worthy (like $500 a year)?  Are you disqualified from need-based aid because of a lousy $500?

Surely I still can get the standard Federal loans despite the scholarship, right?  Or am I really suddenly shouldering a huge amount of private debt?  Yikes!!

I'd be willing to bet they give you whichever aid you're most eligible for (so, all need based if that's what you need/qualify for more of).

and i'm also pretty sure that you can take the full stafford regardless of what Penn is giving you.

Right now I'm thinking of maybe just using my iBook for any writing assignments and note taking first semester, and then renting a PC for exams.  Then by the time 2nd semester rolls around, Leopard will be out with Bootcamp as a fully supported program, and I can buy a MacBook then.

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