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Pepperdine

Pepperdine
« on: March 17, 2006, 01:10:31 PM »
Anyone heard back about Diversity Scholarships there???   ??? 

Re: Pepperdine
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2006, 12:53:04 AM »
Not yet, but hoping to get a couple thousand to pay for the high tuition.

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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2006, 02:22:02 PM »
I don't think I can go there without some sort of scholarship...  Fed loans don't cover it.  I was thinking they did - silly me!  :o  The person in charge of the Diversity Scholarships was supposed to be back in the office by last Wed - so I'm hoping we'll hear before we have to save seats on April 15th.

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Re: Pepperdine
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2006, 04:23:46 PM »
I don't think I can go there without some sort of scholarship...  Fed loans don't cover it.  I was thinking they did - silly me!  :o  The person in charge of the Diversity Scholarships was supposed to be back in the office by last Wed - so I'm hoping we'll hear before we have to save seats on April 15th.

you can get Grad PLUS loans from the government to cover your entire cost of attendance

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2006, 04:27:27 PM »
What's a "Grad"?  (sorry if it's obvious  ???)  I thought everything capped out at around 38K or so.  Their stats say it costs 51K/year for tuition and living expenses.

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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2006, 04:47:07 PM »
Grad = Graduate

The interest rate is kinda high, but you can borrow the entire cost of attendance minus other aid.  So if you get no grant aid, 51k- 18.5k (32.5k would be the amount of graduate PLUS loans you would be eligible for).

I think the interest rate is 8.25% or something around there, so you may be able to get a lower rate from a private lender.

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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2006, 04:55:36 PM »
I had no idea there were graduate plus loans.  I met with the financial aid officer, and I don't recall him mentioning them.  Thanks for the insight - I'll look into it.   :-*

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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2006, 05:00:06 PM »
I had no idea there were graduate plus loans.  I met with the financial aid officer, and I don't recall him mentioning them.  Thanks for the insight - I'll look into it.   :-*

the UCLA fin aid person told me about them.