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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?

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:

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.

hmm, i'm not sure what you mean by "selected."  did you already get your financial aid packet?  i think that you have to have filed a fafsa (so if you haven't done that, then maybe this isn't an option for you anymore), but i'm sure that there isn't a financial need requirement or anything like that (as opposed to perkins/stafford which is based on your efc). 

as far as i know, it's similar to a private loan in the sense that there isn't a cap to the amount of money you can take out (as long as it doesn't exceed your school's law student budget) and i think they have more lenient credit requirements.  almost all the big name lenders offer them now, so maybe you can try applying for one.

good luck!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: LEEWS CDs
« on: April 24, 2006, 07:47:53 AM »
are there different editions year to year, and if so, do they differ much?  also, if i buy used, i just need to make sure it includes 8 CDs, the primer book, and the 30 diagrams, right?


Incoming 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL UCLA C/O 2009 THREAD!
« on: April 22, 2006, 10:07:21 AM »
is anyone going to try living at weyburn?  how early do i need to start looking for a place to live?  i was originally thinking around july when i actually go to la, but maybe i should start earlier than that?  i'd hate to fly out to la for a weekend just to go apt-hunting though

Financial Aid / Re: when to apply for private loans?
« on: April 20, 2006, 09:44:44 AM »
i think ppl usually wait until after the award letter (b/c it'll let you know how much stafford/perkins you get, and how much private you'll need).  i know the school i'm going to isn't mailing them until june, so i'll prob start looking right after.  also, there's usually info included on lenders that the schools have relationships with. 

in addition to private loans, there's grad plus loans which is another federal loan with no cap on the amount -- there's ton of grad plus info on this board that you can check out

you're not interested in going the Grad PLUS route?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: OFFICIAL UCLA C/O 2009 THREAD!
« on: April 20, 2006, 09:36:59 AM »
wait, me! i'm going to ucla!  i'm way psyched to be going to CA from the east

Financial Aid / Re: Do you think it matters that my mom is deaf?
« on: April 14, 2006, 04:29:47 PM »
i think you should definitely mention it to the financial aid office.  worst case scenario, they tell you that they can't give you any additional funds, and that'll happen whether you mention it or not.

i don't see the harm in letting them know -- maybe it will help, and if it doesn't, then at least you tried, right? 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Boston College or Minnesota???
« on: April 14, 2006, 07:33:55 AM »
I know that rent in BC is rather high. Are there other costs that I should be aware of? What are the apartments like? I would need a two bedroom, what am I going to pay? I will have a car so I don't mind living a little ways away from the school, but I don't want to spend over 30 minutes a day commuting.

unfortunately, most of the undergrads i know lived in the allston-brighton area right on commonwealth ave. (which i wouldn't suggest for you b/c if you're bringing a car, it's hard to find parking there as it's right on the public transportation line) but when i did a search on craigslist for newton/newton center, and watertown and waltham (which are also close but usu. a little cheaper than newton), 2-bds were like 1500-2500.  in these towns, parking spaces usually come with the apartment, too.  commuting from these towns would definitely be under 30 mins.

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