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Duquesne U / Re: anyone attending?
« on: June 14, 2005, 02:17:54 PM »
Have you guys received your financial aid info yet?  I got my letter from Duquesne telling me I'm eligible for the full $18.5k in federal money, which means I'll need to do about $16k privately (my EFC is $1).  The total Cost of Attendance was listed @ $34,951.

Does anyone know if Duquesne takes out the usual $550 origination fee on their Stafford Loans?  I'd assume they do.

Is anyone going with a different lender than Duquesne for their loans?  I just talked to the Financial Aid Office and they're sending me info on private loans.  I'm considering going with someone else for my Staffords + Privates, but don't know how complicated that will get.  It seems much easier to just go with Duquesne for my federal money and go with someone they recommend for my private.  Ugh this is all so confusing, I haven't had to deal with it before.

Any other financial questions and/or recommendations?

Duquesne U / Re: anyone attending?
« on: June 09, 2005, 12:22:10 PM »
Just updating, Milan emailed me back and told me a decision will be made on offering the Mac version of SecurExam in August.

The more I think about it, the less freaked out I am.  I *could* borrow someone's laptop to use on tests.  It's not like I'd be able to access any of the notes on my Powerbook anyway, that's the point of the software :)

The friend I'll be living with told me last night that his final offer was accepted on a house in Shadyside, but now the sellers are having issues with the place they planned on buying.  Greeaaatttt.

Duquesne U / Re: anyone attending?
« on: June 05, 2005, 04:25:29 PM »
Milan in the computer dept. informed me that Duquesne may be offering SecurExam software for Macs this coming fall, as a version was recently released.  I'm going to shoot an email off to see if there's been any progress on that.

According to Duq's website, Macs are supported as far as network connectivity goes (, middle of the page).

I'm in the same boat, as I don't want to spend money for a laptop when I already have an Apple Powerbook G4.

I just received my financial aid info in the mail this past week.  They're giving me the full federal 18.5, and now I have to pick which private lender I want to go with and get the ball rolling I suppose.

I'll be living in Shadyside with a friend who attends Pitt, btw.

Duquesne U / Re: anyone attending?
« on: April 26, 2005, 12:21:21 PM »
i guess now i just have to keep my fingers crossed that they'll offer the mac version of securexam in the fall.  i can't come up with a good reason as to why they wouldn't, unless softwaresecure charges a largely increased fee for both licenses.

Duquesne U / Re: anyone attending?
« on: April 24, 2005, 11:31:06 PM »
do most students use laptops for note-taking and whatever in class?

when reading school reviews it seems like everyone makes note of how many power outlets are in the classes, how good the wireless internet/network range is, etc.  i don't notice much about laptops at all throughout duquesne's web site.

i didn't get the chance to sit in on any classes, though i have been to and around the law school itself for my LSAT.

Duquesne U / Re: anyone attending?
« on: April 24, 2005, 04:12:41 PM »
rapunzel- thanks for the info/advice.  when do students inquire about parking passes?  is this something that should be taken care of well before classes start?  are they gobbled up fast?

and as far as testing goes, were you one of the "roughly 30%" of students who signed up to use a laptop this year?  i received an email response from milan about duquesne offering securexam software for mac laptops this coming year.  said it was a possibility, but that not many students signed up to use laptops in the first place.  i really hope i can keep my powerbook ;)

Duquesne U / Re: anyone attending?
« on: April 23, 2005, 12:23:31 PM »
Commute down 5th Ave to Dusquense can be a little annoying from Shadyside depending on the time.  But the area is very attractive and there are some decent bars/restaurants.   

i was thinking that about 5th, i guess i'll just have to deal with it.

the owner of cappy's cafe (on walnut) is a personal friend, i'm going to see if i can get a hookup behind the bar maybe once a week to keep a couple extra bucks in my pocket.

Duquesne U / Re: anyone attending?
« on: April 22, 2005, 06:17:32 PM »
nice, thanks for the advice.

i have a friend doing pre-med something or other at pitt, and his dad is looking to buy a condo/townhouse in shadyside somewhere near walnut.  i guess that's where i'll wind up.

Duquesne U / Re: anyone attending?
« on: April 20, 2005, 01:56:11 PM »
the best of luck with that search, you shouldn't have too much trouble.  the cost of living is surprisingly low for a city like pittsburgh.

where are you moving from, and what areas are you checking out?

Duquesne U / anyone attending?
« on: April 19, 2005, 08:42:50 PM »
it's looking like about 90% positive for myself.  just wanted to see if anyone has been checking this forum to find any other fall '05 incomings.

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