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Incoming 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL UCLA C/O 2009 THREAD!
« on: July 24, 2006, 09:11:03 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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Incoming 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL UCLA C/O 2009 THREAD!
« on: July 23, 2006, 01:59:58 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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Incoming 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL UCLA C/O 2009 THREAD!
« on: July 15, 2006, 02:06:21 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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Incoming 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL UCLA C/O 2009 THREAD!
« on: June 29, 2006, 09:44:53 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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Incoming 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL UCLA C/O 2009 THREAD!
« on: June 21, 2006, 10:25:51 AM »
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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Incoming 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL UCLA C/O 2009 THREAD!
« on: June 16, 2006, 03:53:46 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, 08:18:44 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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Incoming 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL UCLA C/O 2009 THREAD!
« on: April 28, 2006, 07:27:36 AM »
You need to log into to the newly admitted students' using the login and password they send you with the acceptance email page and then click on the link for housing to get to the roommates section.

hah, that makes so much more sense, thx. 

any insight into the Community Housing Office??  I've been trying to check out the online database there and using my UID and PIN to sign into the UCLA Students section, but when I sign on, it tells me that I'm currently not a student.  I called the office and they told me that no access until I'm officially registered for classes.  As an admitted student, I have to fill out this form and pay 25 bucks to get access.  i know that's not that much, but still, wtf?  have other ppl been able to use that?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL UCLA C/O 2009 THREAD!
« on: April 27, 2006, 08:13:32 AM »
shae, have you seen this:

To assist admitted and current law students looking for a roommate within the law school community, the law school is providing a secure site where law students may exchange information.  If you are interested in participating, please click here.

from this website: http://www.law.ucla.edu/home/index.asp?page=1223

although, when i click on the "here" it tells me that i'm not authorized to view the page.  you could probably call the admissions office and see what's up.

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