Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2020)

How decided are you on NU?

Tuition deposit is in and I'm ready to go!
23
39%
Tuition deposit not in, but it's an emphatic yes
4
7%
Planning on committing if they give me the right coins (i.e. scholly reconsideration)
7
12%
Still conflicted
6
10%
That's gonna be a no for me
19
32%
 
Total votes: 59

llm614
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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby llm614 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:22 pm

Being really cheap and staying at Freehand ($55/night) in a shared room. Hoping to get reimbursement to cover most of the trip :D

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brinicolec
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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby brinicolec » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:30 am

llm614 wrote:Being really cheap and staying at Freehand ($55/night) in a shared room. Hoping to get reimbursement to cover most of the trip :D


I have no idea how much their reimbursement even covers lol

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby USMC2Law » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:42 am

dclaw93 wrote:
brinicolec wrote:
dclaw93 wrote:
brinicolec wrote:Just booked my flight + hotel for ASW 8) Coming a couple days early and staying a day late to check out Chicago since I've never been before.

You staying near NU or somewhere further out? I'm trying to figure out what I wanna do.


Staying near NU at the Warwick. Doesn't have terrible or great reviews (just okay) and is an older spot but the Northwestern discount for a queen bed is $100/night + tax. 10 minute walk to the law school. Residence Inn has a room for $169/night too at their Magnificent Mile location but since I'll be there 6 nights, that adds up lol.

If you're looking for something more affordable, I'd definitely say look somewhere else because other than those two discounts, everything was in the 200s (or higher)

Good to know, thanks!! That sounds like a good option, I may end up doing that too


I think I may end up there too. Rooms get steep pretty quick in Chicago!

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guynourmin
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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby guynourmin » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:35 am

Did I fuck up the CSS profile or did they really not ask for any 2016 W-2/tax info?

2000andBeyond
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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby 2000andBeyond » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:41 pm

guybourdin wrote:Did I fuck up the CSS profile or did they really not ask for any 2016 W-2/tax info?


I think they asked me for mine :/

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby dclaw93 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:43 pm

guybourdin wrote:Did I fuck up the CSS profile or did they really not ask for any 2016 W-2/tax info?

Nope, it didn't ask for any of mine either!

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby guynourmin » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:18 pm

dclaw93 wrote:
guybourdin wrote:Did I fuck up the CSS profile or did they really not ask for any 2016 W-2/tax info?

Nope, it didn't ask for any of mine either!

I am really not feeling confident about this! lol. I just logged back in and looked at it and it only asks for 2015 income and expected resources available during the 2017-2018 school year. So weird. Although, maybe good for me!

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby brinicolec » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:05 pm

guybourdin wrote:
dclaw93 wrote:
guybourdin wrote:Did I fuck up the CSS profile or did they really not ask for any 2016 W-2/tax info?

Nope, it didn't ask for any of mine either!

I am really not feeling confident about this! lol. I just logged back in and looked at it and it only asks for 2015 income and expected resources available during the 2017-2018 school year. So weird. Although, maybe good for me!


I believe it asked for parents' 2016 income but skipped it for the student section.

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby jjcorvino » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:32 pm

Just submitted the financial aid info (essays and CSS). Excited to see what happens!

2000andBeyond
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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby 2000andBeyond » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:14 pm

guybourdin wrote:
dclaw93 wrote:
guybourdin wrote:Did I fuck up the CSS profile or did they really not ask for any 2016 W-2/tax info?

Nope, it didn't ask for any of mine either!

I am really not feeling confident about this! lol. I just logged back in and looked at it and it only asks for 2015 income and expected resources available during the 2017-2018 school year. So weird. Although, maybe good for me!


LOL wait yeah...it asked for 2015!

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby Keilz » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:46 pm

Anyone else working on the scholarship application essays right now because it's due tomorrow? lol

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby dclaw93 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:00 pm

Keilz wrote:Anyone else working on the scholarship application essays right now because it's due tomorrow? lol

Yup :|
Really struggled with what to write in this first one but I think I'm almost done finally.

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby Keilz » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:11 pm

dclaw93 wrote:
Keilz wrote:Anyone else working on the scholarship application essays right now because it's due tomorrow? lol

Yup :|
Really struggled with what to write in this first one but I think I'm almost done finally.


I've been getting home from work at like 8 (TLS isn't helping either) so it's gonna be a late night.

Does anyone know how much of an impact these essays have?

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby Keilz » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:08 am

update: submitted at 3:05AM.

Haven't procrastinated in awhile. Does not feel good. :?

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby 2000andBeyond » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:14 pm

Keilz wrote:
dclaw93 wrote:
Keilz wrote:Anyone else working on the scholarship application essays right now because it's due tomorrow? lol

Yup :|
Really struggled with what to write in this first one but I think I'm almost done finally.


I've been getting home from work at like 8 (TLS isn't helping either) so it's gonna be a late night.

Does anyone know how much of an impact these essays have?


I just think they want to know how likely you are to attend and how much to incentivize you. I sure hope we hear back soon.

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby lula43 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:25 pm

We can submit the scholly apps up to 11:59 p.m. Central Time, correct?

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby Keilz » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:33 pm

lula43 wrote:We can submit the scholly apps up to 11:59 p.m. Central Time, correct?


No, 5PM cst

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby lula43 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:41 pm

Keilz wrote:
lula43 wrote:We can submit the scholly apps up to 11:59 p.m. Central Time, correct?


No, 5PM cst


Thanks! Where did you find that info, though?

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby Keilz » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:42 pm

lula43 wrote:
Keilz wrote:
lula43 wrote:We can submit the scholly apps up to 11:59 p.m. Central Time, correct?


No, 5PM cst


Thanks! Where did you find that info, though?


The PDF of the financial aid email

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby guynourmin » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:12 pm

2000andBeyond wrote:
Keilz wrote:
dclaw93 wrote:
Keilz wrote:Anyone else working on the scholarship application essays right now because it's due tomorrow? lol

Yup :|
Really struggled with what to write in this first one but I think I'm almost done finally.


I've been getting home from work at like 8 (TLS isn't helping either) so it's gonna be a late night.

Does anyone know how much of an impact these essays have?


I just think they want to know how likely you are to attend and how much to incentivize you. I sure hope we hear back soon.


I don't think we'll hear back for at least 3 weeks. As close to the end of the month as they can manage, likely.

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby 2000andBeyond » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:28 pm

Do we know how generous NU is historically? I want to temper any expectations if they're known to be a little stingy lol

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby guynourmin » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:34 pm

2000andBeyond wrote:Do we know how generous NU is historically? I want to temper any expectations if they're known to be a little stingy lol


I'm hopeful, fwiw. They also came into a ton of money recently.

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby 2000andBeyond » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:37 pm

guybourdin wrote:
2000andBeyond wrote:Do we know how generous NU is historically? I want to temper any expectations if they're known to be a little stingy lol


I'm hopeful, fwiw. They also came into a ton of money recently.


Ayeee, I like the sound of thatttt

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby brinicolec » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:15 pm

guybourdin wrote:
2000andBeyond wrote:
Keilz wrote:
dclaw93 wrote:
Keilz wrote:Anyone else working on the scholarship application essays right now because it's due tomorrow? lol

Yup :|
Really struggled with what to write in this first one but I think I'm almost done finally.


I've been getting home from work at like 8 (TLS isn't helping either) so it's gonna be a late night.

Does anyone know how much of an impact these essays have?


I just think they want to know how likely you are to attend and how much to incentivize you. I sure hope we hear back soon.


I don't think we'll hear back for at least 3 weeks. As close to the end of the month as they can manage, likely.



Idk. The FAQ says early-March, not late-March.

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Re: Northwestern Pritzker - Class of 2020

Postby brinicolec » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:18 pm

guybourdin wrote:
2000andBeyond wrote:Do we know how generous NU is historically? I want to temper any expectations if they're known to be a little stingy lol


I'm hopeful, fwiw. They also came into a ton of money recently.


Yeah. Like $100 million or something like that, right? It was a hugeeee donation. It's the reason the law school is now "Pritzker" lol

And idk if anyone has checked out the "Motion to Lead" campaign they're working on, but one of the goals is "Address the high costs of legal education"

Given the seismic, structural shifts in the employment market for law graduates, along with the high levels of student debt, there is an urgent need to address the gap between earnings and debt for an increasing number of our graduates. Despite the additional investments in financial aid and restrained tuition increases in recent years, students with incomes at the lower end of the graduating student income scale are finding it difficult to service their debt upon graduation.

Over the next several years, we will invest substantially in financial aid for our entering and continuing law students. Some of these investments will continue to help us recruit the most highly qualified students. Such recruitment has become an increasingly competitive process, as our peer law schools have also invested in financial aid and have, in the cases of the wealthiest law schools, leveraged their resources to recruit applicants through substantial financial aid. Our continuing excellence and reputation depends upon our ability to recruit these extraordinary students. Relatedly, our objectives of recruiting a diverse student body — diverse upon several dimensions — requires augmented financial investment.

In addition, we will invest in the well-being of our students by providing increased financial support for those in financial need. While we provide scholarship support for needy students, our ability to provide support adequate to ameliorate student need and thereby keep debt manageable has been limited — not as a result of a wavering commitment, but because of a lack of suitable funds. We need to do better. A key element of this strategic plan is to raise external funds to make a significant dent in aggregate student debt. After all, Northwestern Law must be a place which welcomes and educates top quality students regardless of financial condition and circumstance. Student debt impacts student learning, career choice, and post-graduate well-being. We are committed to assuaging these serious impacts with constructive financial aid efforts.

If we are successful, the aggregate debt of our graduates will diminish substantially over time and our position on this particular statistic will move to the bottom quartile of the cohort of top law schools. Moreover, we are committed to taking measures that will influence other top law schools, as well as law schools generally, to take similar steps to reduce the cost of legal education writ-large.




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