I'll keep my fingers crossed for nice and balmy next week
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The sense that I got from CLS fin aid was that it is 90% merit and maybe 10% need. Even though they are called scholarship-grants, I felt like it was virtually all scholarship. If you have a substantial scholarship elsewhere (for the most part) they seem pretty eager to match. I had 75k over 3 years at NYU (merit), e-mailed that to them, and they threw 60k over 3 years back at me. I thought the fin aid office at CLS was actually pretty good. I wasn't admitted until April, and they processed all my paperwork in 3 business days, and let me scan all of my and my parents' tax forms to them to expedite it.
steve your my hero for the day (other comments still welcome )
i got absolutely nothing... unless you count qualifying for federal loans. i guess the best solution is to get accepted off the waitlist at hls! hahasigh.
I'm looking for some help/perspective... Any insight would be welcome, either in comments or PMs.
I just got my fin aid package (admitted late... off of waitlist), or complete lack there of. I thought that my well-below (seriously) US-average earnings and my parents (divorced) well-below and just above earnings (one parent has retirement savings; one parent has no retirement/savings whatsoever) would put me in the range of qualifying for SOMETHING. When I called the fin aid office to ask about the specifics of my financial info and package, it sounded like they were just reading off a script... "we use a complicated formula that takes everything into account..." I would really appreciate any insight into columbia's fin aid process--what type of $$ people got/didn't get, what their own approx $$ figures were. I realize that I'm asking for super personal info, and that this is old news for many (most?) people here, but if anyone has any insight/advice at all to offer I would VERY MUCH appreciate it.
In case anyone cares, a friend of mine who was set to begin Columbia in August was called off the HLS waitlist- and will be attending.
Is your friend CosmoRondo from LSN? http://lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?user=CosmoRondo&x=4407f9bee2ad598ea74cd1d5eea2d2d8 ?
I'm still hoping
General Off-Topic Board / Re: <<<[[ THOUNGE ]]>>> (Newbies Welcome) Poll: Facebook, MySpace or Friedster?« on: June 30, 2006, 03:56:49 PM »
myspace. i have friendster, never use it. just started facebook though... once i'm putting off papers in the fall i plan to figure that one out.
re: the email:
when I called the housing check phone number, the message said I received an offer 6/28 (haven't/compulsive email checking) and that I have until 7/5 to respond. I suspect it's a similar story for others!