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v1ctorya


Apr 16, 2007, 12:03 PM

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Re: [tenderloner] Looking for funding miracle [In reply to] Can't Post

I think we're in the same quandry tender. I'm also a former Columbia Undergrad (didn't like it all too much) and just got accepted into a school that seems a great fit for me, but monetarily it's tough. I've been in the working world but got sick so have this medical debt, and I just found out (I have to make a call) that I might owe a refund on a government grant which means no more loans will be available to me. I also want to move out of NY and elsewhere (I was an AZ baby, almost applied there, but the rising crime rates freaked me out) but darn if the finances don't get in the way.


tenderloner
Geary'n Hyde

Apr 16, 2007, 1:20 PM

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Hi Victoria, glad to hear I'm not the only one who wasn't impressed with Columbia. At least I hope you weren't in GS -- so you didn't spend more money, take the same classes, get better grades and still not be good enough!
I don't know what is up with me and expensive schools that start with C. In both cases, I applied to mostly state schools. I at least got lucky financially at CU, though I had no idea it would cost me my job, so financially it was a wash.

I checked the schedule at Cal Arts and I guess it would be possible to attend 1 day and a couple of evenings, so I could work a considerable number of hours. Except the one mandatory class is 10-1. Yeah, maybe I can get an on-campus job or one that will work around those hours, but that's yet another bird in the bush. I need a few more in the hand to feel comfortable sending a $500 deposit. Even that is a lot of money for me, so imagine $47k.

I do go back and forth a lot on need v. merit funding. But at the same time, I know I have merit, but I also have a lot of need! And, being an artist of any kind, we know it's only the few who make it big and earn the huge salaries. Most of us will struggle all our lives, so it doesn't make sense to take on $72k in debt for an art degree. I mean, maybe if they have enough classes in being a b.s. artist, I'll learn how to slap some crap on a canvas, call it art and laugh all the way to the bank. But serioiusly, there must be a way, this just sounds like a lot of money for me to come out struggling to get a teaching job. I wish I'd worked more at being pretty, flirty and psuedo-mysterious, like most of the women I met at Columbia -- I could just marry well.

Back to fundraising.


gasolinefight


Apr 17, 2007, 6:38 PM

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UWash-Seattle [In reply to] Can't Post

I've just been offered full funding with a TA-ship at Washington!

This is a such a huge relief, because I already accepted the offer and was worried about possible debt. I've been waiting nearly two months for the news, so !!! is all I am thinking.

Tonight = celebration with wine.


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Sara

Apr 17, 2007, 8:32 PM

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Re: [nerdytina] UWash-Seattle [In reply to] Can't Post

congratulations! definitely an occasion for wine.


tenderloner
Geary'n Hyde

Apr 18, 2007, 12:44 AM

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Congratulations NT! That's fantastic news. You took a leap of faith and it paid off. Good on ya!


piratelizzy


Apr 18, 2007, 10:52 AM

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Re: [nerdytina] UWash-Seattle [In reply to] Can't Post

Yay! Way to be, tina! Great news.


'sup?!


mlpurdy
Moriah Purdy

Apr 18, 2007, 12:11 PM

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Re: [nerdytina] UWash-Seattle [In reply to] Can't Post

Congratulations! You're much braver than me, I was just about to defer the offer from George Mason in favor of doing this whole thing over again next year, with hopes that next time someone would want to fully fund me... but then late Friday I learned someone backed out and I now have a TA, full waiver, a decent stipend, and nothing more to worry about!

Great things can happen this late in the game.


EastCoastPoet


Apr 18, 2007, 1:08 PM

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Man, Seattle is a great location! I was all set to go to Emerson without funding (simply because I hate my MA program THAT much) but I received a fully funded offer from Bowling Green and I'm going! The location isn't very good, but the money sure is! Good luck everyone! This board has been awesome; thanks for all the good, bad and ugly on here guys!


eesa


Apr 18, 2007, 1:32 PM

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Re: [nerdytina] UWash-Seattle [In reply to] Can't Post

Looking forward to meeting you in the fall, then, Tina!


renapoo


Apr 18, 2007, 2:21 PM

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NYU [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm going to NYU. If anyone wants to chat about housing or who are the good profs or fight over the one sizeable fellowship that's left, feel free to pm me.


tenderloner
Geary'n Hyde

Apr 18, 2007, 5:06 PM

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Congrats Renapoo, I had a secret hope of getting into NYU and moving back to the Village, but alas...

I'm assuming you're female, so I'll suggest some of the residences for women, which provide a fairly inexpensive housing alternative. They generally offer small rooms, but some make up for it with meals, common rooms, rooftop decks/gardens and some exercise equipment. You also meet a lot of people from all over the world. If you're relocating here, that's a major bonus, especially with NYU. While I loved going there, I hear students there often struggle to settle in because there isn't a campus feel, NYU just looks like New York. For me, that was great, I worked FT and had outside friends, but some students find that alienating.

If you're not a bonus, nevermind me, I'm rambling.

[Edited to say, "If you're not a WOMAN." Maybe that is a Freudian slip and I see women as a bonus. However, I think it's just further evidence that undergrad ate my brain.]


(This post was edited by tenderloner on Apr 19, 2007, 6:02 PM)


gasolinefight


Apr 18, 2007, 5:20 PM

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Re: [eesa] UWash-Seattle [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks everyone! I'm looking forward to seeing Seattle, I've never been there and have never lived in a city. It should be an experience.

I look forward to meeting you in the fall, too, eesa!


rrm11170


Apr 24, 2007, 12:16 PM

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Re: [mlpurdy] UWash-Seattle [In reply to] Can't Post

Congrats to everyone who's made a final decision! It's great to see people getting excited about their plans for fall, especially since everyone worked so hard throughout the oh-so-stressful application process. Like mlpurdy, I'm headed to George Mason in the fall. I'll be going for fiction and am fully funded. I know next to nothing about Fairfax and the DC area, so I don't doubt getting to know the area will be quite the learning experience. If anyone's familiar with the DC area or the GMU program, I'd love to hear from you. Congrats once again to everyone and good luck!


rpc
ryan call

Apr 24, 2007, 1:31 PM

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Re: [rrm11170] UWash-Seattle [In reply to] Can't Post

rrm11170

congrats on your acceptance/decision
pm me if you have any questions
(im 2nd yr fiction at mason)
or go to the website and look up some other students, etc
theyd be happy to help as well

see you in the fall


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thera


Apr 24, 2007, 2:06 PM

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Greensboro, Montana & Colorado [In reply to] Can't Post

Okay, after like a month of talking with Jim from UNCG, I FINALLY got admitted for reals. So I just turned down a spot at CSU (sadly, for lack of funding) and at Montana for poetry.
Is anybody on here going to Greensboro?

thera


alishein


Apr 24, 2007, 2:12 PM

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rm:

Congrats! while I don't know much about GMU's program (in fact, I'm still on their waitlist) - I have lived in DC for a long time now. if you have any questions about the area - pm me.


jacarty
Jessie Carty
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Apr 25, 2007, 10:41 AM

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Re: [thera] Greensboro, Montana & Colorado [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not going to UNCG but I went there for my undergrad about 10 years ago and I am in greensboro all the time so send me a message or post any questions you might have about the area. Would be glad to help :)

jessie

CONGRATS!!! If I had not had to go to school by low-res UNCG would have been top of my list


http://jessiecarty.com


ellen362


Apr 26, 2007, 10:15 AM

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I accepted a 1/3rd time TA-ship at Iowa. In for fiction. I greatly appreciate the Iowa acceptee who declined and gave me a spot off the waitlist! Good luck whoever you are, wherever you are going!


Aubrie


Apr 26, 2007, 10:23 AM

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Re: [ellen362] Greensboro, Montana & Colorado [In reply to] Can't Post

Ellen - a little late, but I wanted to offer my congrats! I'm so excited for you!


ellen362


Apr 26, 2007, 2:34 PM

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Re: [Aubrie] Greensboro, Montana & Colorado [In reply to] Can't Post

Aubrie,

Yes- I was on the waitlist- but I'm very grateful to get in! No complaints from me! Thanks the kudos.


Aubrie


Apr 26, 2007, 6:35 PM

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Re: [ellen362] Greensboro, Montana & Colorado [In reply to] Can't Post

( I meant my congrats was late - not the acceptance!)


ellen362


Apr 28, 2007, 3:14 AM

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Re: [Aubrie] Greensboro, Montana & Colorado [In reply to] Can't Post

:)


Glinda Bamboo


May 1, 2007, 4:41 PM

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You guys are so cute. Smiles all around. :)


cprtop77


May 1, 2007, 5:36 PM

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VCU, anyone? [In reply to] Can't Post

Anyone else off to VCU next year? I'm in for fiction with a TA gig and some pretty decent funding, and when I stop thinking about all the root-pulling and transplantation I'll be doing come August, I get pretty excited about it.

Also, I have yet to hear a word from UNCG. It's just funny at this point, I think. I couldn't have gotten in or else I probably would have heard something, so I'm just waiting it out to see how long it takes to get my last rejection letter.


alishein


May 2, 2007, 1:58 PM

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cprtop77 -

I was waiting on UNCG too. I finally called them on Friday to see what was going on. They were extremely nice and helpful and apologetic on the phone. I applied for fiction so all the info I got relates to that. As others have posted earlier - they were having trouble with money from the Grad School. So what they've done is instead of sending out 8 acceptances per genre, this year they've only sent out 4 so far. Then they sent out a round of rejection letters. The last 6 fiction applications (including mine and possibly yours) are still "alive" and are part of an unofficial waiting list. We wait until - any of the already accepted decline the offer or there's a chance that more funding will come through and they'll be able to offer more spots. Again - they were super super nice and they were interested if I had gotten in anywhere else (I haven't), how many waitlists I'm on (5 total! i can't even believe that) and how many programs I applied to. They even said something about the waiting pool being able to reapply next year without having to pay the fee again because this was a special circumstance.

Anyway, again - they're super super nice. They encouraged me to call again if I have any questions. So I would call and check.

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