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Re: Michigan Fin Aid awards
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2005, 05:28:57 PM »
My parents just finished their section on need access last week, so I didn't get to submit it
until late last week (Right with you about family not being so great at getting things done).
Maybe I'll check with the financial aid office to see if my file is complete, although it should
be now.
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Re: Michigan Fin Aid awards
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2005, 05:36:45 PM »
My parents just finished their section on need access last week, so I didn't get to submit it
until late last week (Right with you about family not being so great at getting things done).
Maybe I'll check with the financial aid office to see if my file is complete, although it should
be now.

Just so you know, it supposedly can take between 2-3 weeks for the Need Access reports to arrive at their destinations... You may want to wait until at least 10 days have passed before you call...  Everybody over there was really nice, though, so I don't think they'd get too annoyed; it just seems to me unlikely that they'll have received it in under a week if it normally takes between 2 and 3...

Once they have your Need Access, Michigan's turn around time is supposedly about 2 weeks, but don't let that much time pass without first verifying that everything is ok.  (The first time I verified, they told me my dad's taxes hadn't been signed--and I knew they were! So I called, had someone physically check while on the phone (describing the messy nature of my dad's signature), and was vindicated...I then let 2 weeks pass, wrote an email, and found out about the letter...)

It was very glad I had been on top of the whole thing, otherwise I'd probably still be waiting...

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Re: Michigan Fin Aid awards
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2005, 05:40:29 PM »


Just so you know, it supposedly can take between 2-3 weeks for the Need Access reports to arrive at their destinations... You may want to wait until at least 10 days have passed before you call...  Everybody over there was really nice, though, so I don't think they'd get too annoyed; it just seems to me unlikely that they'll have received it in under a week if it normally takes between 2 and 3...

Once they have your Need Access, Michigan's turn around time is supposedly about 2 weeks, but don't let that much time pass without first verifying that everything is ok.  (The first time I verified, they told me my dad's taxes hadn't been signed--and I knew they were! So I called, had someone physically check while on the phone (describing the messy nature of my dad's signature), and was vindicated...I then let 2 weeks pass, wrote an email, and found out about the letter...)

It was very glad I had been on top of the whole thing, otherwise I'd probably still be waiting...

Too late, I already emailed them.  The need access form said they process in 48 hours.  I wonder
why it takes them a couple weeks to get the reports to their destination.

I didn't sign my tax forms, I just sent the PDF's TurboTax gave me.  They said that they were ok
after I sent them in.  I hope that doesn't come back to bite me.
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Re: Michigan Fin Aid awards
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2005, 12:28:04 PM »
They got back to me and said my file went complete today.

That's a relief.
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Re: Michigan Fin Aid awards
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2005, 06:20:45 PM »
They got back to me and said my file went complete today.

That's a relief.

Oh good!  Good luck!

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Re: Michigan Fin Aid awards
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2005, 03:20:11 PM »
They got me my award letter the day they say my file went complete.

Would have been a relief, but they gave me no aid.  That was a really
big suprise, because my wife and I (and my parents) don't have/make
very much money.  My fafsa contribution number was well below tuition.
Now I'm more than a little nervous about how I'm going to pay for law
school without having to slave at Big law for several years (if I can
even get into big law)
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Re: Michigan Fin Aid awards
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2005, 04:25:48 PM »
They got me my award letter the day they say my file went complete.

Would have been a relief, but they gave me no aid.  That was a really
big suprise, because my wife and I (and my parents) don't have/make
very much money.  My fafsa contribution number was well below tuition.
Now I'm more than a little nervous about how I'm going to pay for law
school without having to slave at Big law for several years (if I can
even get into big law)


If you graduate from UM you should be able to get a lucrative job. 

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Re: Michigan Fin Aid awards
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2005, 04:50:29 PM »
They got me my award letter the day they say my file went complete.

Would have been a relief, but they gave me no aid.  That was a really
big suprise, because my wife and I (and my parents) don't have/make
very much money.  My fafsa contribution number was well below tuition.
Now I'm more than a little nervous about how I'm going to pay for law
school without having to slave at Big law for several years (if I can
even get into big law)


If you graduate from UM you should be able to get a lucrative job. 


this is correct.

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Re: Michigan Fin Aid awards
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2005, 05:30:21 PM »
Michigan has one of the best loan forgiveness programs, from what I hear, so you also have the option of public interest rather than BigLaw.  I think the reason they require Need Access is because of all the questions it asks about assets, etc., which FAFSA doesn't go as much into.

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Re: Michigan Fin Aid awards
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2005, 05:36:40 PM »
Michigan has one of the best loan forgiveness programs, from what I hear, so you also have the option of public interest rather than BigLaw.  I think the reason they require Need Access is because of all the questions it asks about assets, etc., which FAFSA doesn't go as much into.

yes, it is definitely one of the best in the country and Michigan has 6% go into public interest, which is actually high compared to other schools.