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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Boston
« on: March 06, 2006, 10:42:54 AM »
You could consider Quincy to live.  A lot more places have parking and Quincy has two red line T stops in it.  Suffolk is right on the red line (probably about a 30 minute ride.)  NESL isn't that far from there either (probably a 10 minute walk from the Park street t stop.)  I wouldn't advise driving to either of these schools.  They are in really bad areas to park!  Also there are burbs south of Boston that have commuter rail stations.  Canton, for example, has a commuter rail stop.  it would probably only take you about 40 minutes total (with train and then a few stops to the T.)

Financial Aid / Re: New Stafford Limit
« on: March 05, 2006, 08:58:37 AM »
It probably WILL pass but what the feds AREN'T doing is increasing the total amount of loans that students can borrow over their lifetime.  I just wouldn't count on it. LOL

Also, there was an earlier thread indicating that grad students will be able to borrow under the PLUS program (a federal loan program for the parents of dependent students.) While this is the case, the feds never changed the rules on this loan so we would go into immediate repayment (hardly a good option for a poor law student!)

Financial Aid / Re: New Stafford Limit
« on: March 04, 2006, 04:22:34 PM »
Just an FYI, that bill won't go into affect until july 1, 2007.  So we'll miss out this year!  It's also gone back to the house for revisions so we'll see . . .

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Cornell Admit Day - Attire?
« on: March 04, 2006, 09:20:06 AM »
FWIW, at the ND admitted student day NO ONE wore jeans.  This really surprised me. 

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Michigan waitlist
« on: March 03, 2006, 07:38:08 AM »
Considering that most law students self-finance as is, I'd say the chances of merit aid off the waitlist is pretty slim. 

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Michigan waitlist
« on: March 03, 2006, 07:17:21 AM »
Of course, I actually READ the e-mail right after I posted. :P  yup, first round.  I'm going to submit the form for now and decide later if I want to stay on it.


Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Michigan waitlist
« on: March 03, 2006, 07:10:39 AM »
Did you just get it?  I just sent in another optional essay last week so that might be what kept me in consideration.  I'm leaning towards going to a smaller law school though so I"ll take it as a sign!

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Michigan waitlist
« on: March 03, 2006, 07:05:48 AM »
Just got waitlist e-mail from Michigan.  I was expecting to be rejected so this is ok!

Financial Aid / Re: really stupid question
« on: March 02, 2006, 04:41:08 PM »
The FAFSA is required for stafford loans so that's all you'll need for  that. Private loan applications will be separate but you won't have to do that until the summer! :) FWIW, it might not be a bad idea to fill everything out anyways.  law schools evaluate things differently than ugrad.  You might be surprised! ;)

Financial Aid / Re: 2 FAFSA questions
« on: March 02, 2006, 04:07:44 PM »
Yup,once it has been sent once the school always has it.  Unless a school specifically says NOT to submit finaid info until you've been admitted, always submit it ahead of time. That said, no school will look at it until you've been admitted (because it would be a waste of time to review all of that info for a student who was rejected! :))

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