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Incoming 1Ls / Re: CLS class of 2009
« on: July 31, 2006, 11:56:14 AM »
I'll keep my fingers crossed for nice and balmy next week  ;)

Law School Admissions / Re: Call from Harvard
« on: July 31, 2006, 11:54:58 AM »
Yep, I live in cali, and no, I haven't heard anything yet. Just saw the WL, Rejected movement at LSN, so maybe that will change this week. You?

Law School Admissions / Re: Call from Harvard
« on: July 18, 2006, 09:34:48 AM »
You and me till the end AD!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: CLS class of 2009
« on: July 11, 2006, 12:18:56 PM »
log in as orientation

Incoming 1Ls / Re: CLS class of 2009
« on: July 05, 2006, 04:37:19 PM »
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.

That said it seems that CLS functions more like UVA in that need-based aid is virtually non-existent, although it seems most schools act this way.  Interestingly enough, the ONLY school where I got need-based aid was HLS, and the aid was substantial (hurray for large endowments ;))

Out of curiousity did you get ANYTHING at all?  Their lowest award (as far as I know) is 25k over 3 years...

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.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: CLS class of 2009
« on: July 05, 2006, 03:04:46 PM »
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.


Law School Admissions / Re: Call from Harvard
« on: July 05, 2006, 02:36:17 PM »
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.
Likewise, just this past week, a friend heading to NYU Law got called off the Harvard waitlist and will be attending.

im DYING to know why theyre having such a bad year, taking so many off the waitlist and all. But in any event, HLS hopefuls, its not over yet

Is your friend CosmoRondo from LSN? ?

I'm still hoping  :)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: CLS class of 2009
« on: July 01, 2006, 08:27:09 PM »
Hurrah I got mine! I'm on Claremont. woot woot!

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.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: CLS class of 2009
« on: June 29, 2006, 03:10:03 PM »
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!

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