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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL UCLA C/O 2009 THREAD!
« on: July 31, 2006, 11:29:49 PM »
are we required to take the Debt Management Session online?  I went to www.loans.ucla.edu and clicked to take the session.  After answering the first page of questions (Yes, No, No, Yes), it said that I don't have to complete it at this time.  Should I take it anyway?  Am i crazy?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL UCLA C/O 2009 THREAD!
« on: July 27, 2006, 06:23:48 PM »
yeah, i also used westsiderentals.com.  the 60 bucks was definitely worth it (and believe me, i'm pretty cheap).  i tried just using craigslist and the ucla cho website, but nothing helped me as much as westsiderentals.com.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL UCLA C/O 2009 THREAD!
« on: July 24, 2006, 11:11:03 PM »
yeah, i also got that email. . . unfortunately, i already got an off campus apartment =(

any idea how to reject this offer?  or should i just not make the initial payment?  the only option i saw on the myHousing website was to make the payment.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL UCLA C/O 2009 THREAD!
« on: July 23, 2006, 03:59:58 AM »
 

Financial Aid Notifications (FAN's) for 2006-2007 will be sent out through July.

If anyone gets this info, can you please post that you got it?  i don't know about y'all, but it's kind of driving me batty not to have my loans in order. 


sooo, no eFANS yet??  anyone?  def. getting a little batty myself

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL UCLA C/O 2009 THREAD!
« on: July 15, 2006, 04:06:21 PM »
so, is anyone intending to actually pay the SBA dues?  i know 45 bucks isn't that much, but still. . . how important do you think it is to have "priority" locker assignment?

That depends. Do you want your locker to actually be in the law building?

Just a thought. :-)

~S


there are really lockers that are not inside the law building?  i guess i'm screwed, b/c i already mailed in that form saying i wasn't going to pay   :-[

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL UCLA C/O 2009 THREAD!
« on: June 29, 2006, 11:44:53 AM »
just curious if anyone has heard about financial aid packets yet??  i'll feel better knowing i'm not the only one ucla isn't paying attention to  :(

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL UCLA C/O 2009 THREAD!
« on: June 21, 2006, 12:25:51 PM »
Has anyone heard back yet about housing recently?

i got the official "you're on the housing wait list, we have no idea what your chances are" e-mail from Admissions.  I'm pretty worried about finding a place to live, since I won't be in the area until mid-July -- hope that's not too late to find a decent place!

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL UCLA C/O 2009 THREAD!
« on: June 16, 2006, 05:53:46 PM »
so, is anyone intending to actually pay the SBA dues?  i know 45 bucks isn't that much, but still. . . how important do you think it is to have "priority" locker assignment?

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Financial Aid / Re: Grad PLUS
« on: May 04, 2006, 10:18:44 AM »
Some current Emory students have recommended T.H.E loans (Total Higher Education). They are a non-profit I believe.

http://www.northstar.org/


GWU also recommended this lender. On the northstar website, they say the Stafford interest rate will be the "T bill" (currently, 3%) + 1.7% while you're in school and + 2.3% after. So this would be lower than the fixed rate of 6.8% that the Access Group offers for disbursements post 7/1/06.

Or... am I missing something and all Stafford loans will have a fixed interest rate after 7/1/06?



FIXED RATES FOR NEW LOANS

Future student loan borrowers will also have something to chew over, as a new federal law aimed at simplifying the student loan system and curbing the federal deficit mandates that beginning July 1, all new loans will carry a fixed rate, instead of the current variable one. Stafford loans will be set at 6.8 percent for all new loans through 2012. There's no telling whether that rate is good or bad because nobody knows where interest rates will trend.

The rate on PLUS loans, which will also be available to graduate and professional students as of July 1, will jump from 6.1 percent to 8.5 percent.

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/personal-finance/student-loans-refinance-now-or-pay-more-406-student-loans-financial-aid.htm

i was under the impression that all stafford loans are fixed at 6.8% and all plus loans fixed at 8.5% regardless of your lender.  the lender difference comes with whether they give you discounts (e.g., 0.25% decrease after disbursement, 0.25% decrease when you enter repayment, etc.).

i've seen some lender websites, and even the Dept. of Ed. website says otherwise, but i'm thinking that it just hasn't been updated.

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also, once you actually get to the US, i'm sure that just being immersed in an English speaking environment will help you out so much in a few weeks.  The schools you got into read your personal statements so I would assume that they wouldn't accept you if they felt like your ability to write in English wasn't up to par.

good luck with whatever you decide.

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