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Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:17 pm
by kalvano
Yeah, mine are certified. They also have my P2P money but not my Texas Equalization Grant.

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:23 am
by chrisokc
My GRAD Plus doesn't even have the blue "loan details" next to it yet.

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:00 pm
by cafloyd12
chrisokc wrote:My GRAD Plus doesn't even have the blue "loan details" next to it yet.


Mine neither. Shoot me a PM or reply to this post when you get the loan details so I can check mine. I've had some trouble with them this semester and I'd like to be sure mine get certified with the rest of the bunch.

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:04 pm
by kalvano
My refund has already disbursed.

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:53 am
by chrisokc
cafloyd12 wrote:
chrisokc wrote:My GRAD Plus doesn't even have the blue "loan details" next to it yet.


Mine neither. Shoot me a PM or reply to this post when you get the loan details so I can check mine. I've had some trouble with them this semester and I'd like to be sure mine get certified with the rest of the bunch.

Make sure you have gone to studentloans.gov to have your credit re-checked and to sign your MPN for this year.

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:24 am
by cafloyd12
Yeah, I've taken care of all that. Apparently, they are just taking their sweet time with some students and not others. I don't know if the approval list is alphabetical or what, but it's a little unnerving to think that some students already have paid tuition and refunds and others haven't even been certified yet.

Kal, I'm jealous, but happy that you didn't have to go through 9 kinds of hell to get your finaid in order this time around.

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:29 am
by kalvano
It can't be alphabetical or I'd be close to last.

And maybe they just got tired of my incessant harping, bitching, and haranguing them to do their jobs and decided to actually do them.

Now if the refi on my house will just go through as easily...

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:47 am
by cafloyd12
Any activity Chris?

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:01 pm
by cafloyd12
Does anyone other than Kal show their gradplus loans as being certified? I still don't have the loan details link and I'm beginning to get annoyed.

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:32 pm
by kalvano
cafloyd12 wrote:Does anyone other than Kal show their gradplus loans as being certified? I still don't have the loan details link and I'm beginning to get annoyed.


Mine aren't just certified, they already processed my refund. If you haven't even gotten them certified, I would be on the phone with Financial Aid right now.

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:02 pm
by cafloyd12
I just called the assistant director of finaid, but had to leave a message. Go figure.

Chrisokc, if you could chime in it would help me to know whether I am the butt of a mistake or if there are other students in the same situation. Let me know if you're showing certified when you get a chance.

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:05 pm
by maqkitty214
Talked to FinAid today. I did my MPN for GradPlus and all the necessary docs on 8/1. He said it takes about 2 weeks to get the stuff from the government then SMU will certify it. After that, another 1-14 business days to process the refund. I am going to call back Wednesday to see if they have my MPN yet.

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:01 pm
by cafloyd12
maqkitty214 wrote:Talked to FinAid today. I did my MPN for GradPlus and all the necessary docs on 8/1. He said it takes about 2 weeks to get the stuff from the government then SMU will certify it. After that, another 1-14 business days to process the refund. I am going to call back Wednesday to see if they have my MPN yet.


It doesn't take 2 weeks. The government states that our school will be notified in 48 hours of the approval.

Did you speak to someone in enrollment services or did you talk to Stan Eddy? Enrollment services will literally make shit up just to get you off of the phone.

Is there no "loan details" link next to your gradplus/alt eligibility in access SMU?

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:09 pm
by chrisokc
cafloyd12 wrote:I just called the assistant director of finaid, but had to leave a message. Go figure.

Chrisokc, if you could chime in it would help me to know whether I am the butt of a mistake or if there are other students in the same situation. Let me know if you're showing certified when you get a chance.

My PLUS is not certified, and it doesn't have the "loan details" online. However, I made the huge mistake of merely filling out the FAFSA back in February without going to studentloans.gov run my credit. Thus I was only approved last Wednesday. I'm not expecting anything any time soon.

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:14 pm
by cafloyd12
I called today and was told that those of us without certifications are likely to receive them today.

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:52 pm
by wellington
I'm surprised all of you gunners didn't make bank this summer at your biglaw gigs to pay for your last year of school.

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:40 pm
by DavidB
kalvano wrote:Yeah, mine are certified. They also have my P2P money but not my Texas Equalization Grant.

Should I be offended that I'm entering my third year and have yet to receive a Tuition Equalization Grant?

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:29 pm
by wellington
DavidB wrote:
kalvano wrote:Yeah, mine are certified. They also have my P2P money but not my Texas Equalization Grant.

Should I be offended that I'm entering my third year and have yet to receive a Tuition Equalization Grant?


TEG showed up mid-October last Fall.

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:10 pm
by kalvano
Has anyone taken Employment Law or know someone who has?

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:26 pm
by kalvano
TEG is out, and Forrester? Eww.

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:36 am
by chrisokc
Is our graduation ceremony really from 6:30 to 10 o'clock at night? I've never heard of a graduation ceremony that didn't take place in the morning or early afternoon.

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:04 am
by kalvano
It is. It apparently takes forever.

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:43 pm
by chrisokc
One last "fuck you" from our beloved school.

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:37 pm
by holdencaulfield
My ceremony (2011) was awful. Attanasio (sic) gave two speeches, Rick Perry gave a speech, the keynote speaker (some guy from Africa) gave a speech, SBA president, Professor Kahn (after receiving an award)....it took forever. Not to mention, professor McKnight led the students in and out of the ceremony (20 min walk each time)....although that aspect was a pretty cool memory. Also- parking and traffic sucked.

We did dinner before- it was super early and rushed. I opened graduation presents after - everyone was tired from the super long ceremony.

We're I to do it again, I would rent the outfit, go take pics with my classmates and profs before the ceremony, then bail and have a nice dinner with family & friends. You should all seriously consider doing this.

Re: SMU Class of 2013/2014

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:09 pm
by kalvano
I already promised my dad he could do the family hooding thing, and he is really, really looking forward to it, otherwise I would.