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  1. Hey everyone! I just had a question about graduate assistantships or fellowships offered at NYU or Columbia. At my current university I know a few graduate students who are MSW but they are doing assistantships with Higher Education. Does anyone have any insight about the process of locating such opportunities? I tried navigating the NYU and Columbia websites, but I couldn't seem to find any information. Thank you all so much!
  2. NYU MSW Finances

    Hey everyone! I recently just received my first graduate school acceptance from NYU. I am extremely excited about the entire thing, however I wanted more insight about finances and managing life in New York. NYU gave me a tuition award of $17,000 a year, but I am also not sure if that's even a good amount to be awarded. I know that regardless I'd need to find an additional source of income. For the sake of insight, do you all think that $17,000 a year is a good amount to get from this institution? I am still waiting on other schools to hear back, but I'd just like to hear some opinions. Thank you so much!
  3. Merit Aid for MSW Programs

    Financing your MSW is a popular subject here, so hoping to crowdsource thoughts: What are the programs that offer the most merit aid that is not tied to need? FAFSA has determined that I do not qualify for any grant based need/scholarships, and while I was admitted to Smith, their merit aid is tied to need. I believe I have a strong professional and academic background to get merit-based scholarships. I am not in the hole financially, thank goodness, but I only make 55k/year and have little savings. Taking out loans upwards of 100k+ for an MSW is terrifying. State schools for in-state tuition aren't a great option as I live in DC and we don't have a public MSW program/there is no tuition reciprocity for other programs in nearby states. Other advice? Thanks in advance!
  4. I recently received my acceptance letters from the New School in New York and SAIC- Chicago. I had applied early admission for their undergrad fashion design programs, from India. Unfortunately, I was counting on a scholarship and I there has been no mention of any scholarship in either of my letters. So, there are a few questions I'd love to know the answers to- 1. Do the scholarship applicants get to know if they've received anything after the regular applications have been processed as well? 2. I understand that as an international student on a student visa I can only work upto 20 or so hours a week, and i've been reading about work study opportunities, how are the two different, if they are? 3. Are there any art/ design scholarships that I can still apply to at this point of time that applies to international students? 4. Does the Indian Government give out scholarships? 5. Are there any places in the states where a loan can be taken for these colleges without a cosigner? 6. Are there any places in India where a loan this hefty can even be taken? I carried out my entire application process entirely on my own so any information at all from someone who may or may not have gone through the same problems would be exceedingly helpful as it would be very disappointing to have to give up an opportunity like this.
  5. Hi. I currently manage an animated series production in a company in Pakistan. I want a better grounding in film and production aspects. I want to go to a grad school ASAP (deadlines are close) but I am having a hard time finding scholarships and funding for international students in art/film schools. Can anyone help? Any country is good though I prefer the US. I am interested in RIT, Pratt, SCAD, and Chicago NY. If you could mention schools with January deadlines, I would prefer that.
  6. Hey guys, so I'm applying to these two schools but was wondering if any one who has been accepted/gone here for undergrad/is going to these schools now could give me a heads up on financial aid these schools offer for graduate students. From what I've read on the website, SJSU offers a few different grants specifically for SLP grads, but I was wondering how competitive these grants are, and when you apply for them (before or after admission to the program, specifically). Fresno is super freaking vague about what grants, if any, are offered for grad students. From their financial aid website all I can really see is that they offer some specific grants for students that have to complete internships during the program and that you can apply for other scholarships/grants, but you need a FresnoStateID in order to even access the application. Their webpage for the speech pathology program doesn't even really mention anything other than, of course, to check out their financial aid page...which obviously is very helpful. If you guys could offer me any more information on these programs (especially Fresno State), I'd really appreciate it! If I can't find any I'm probably going to email admissions but I'm worried I'll get a vague response that doesn't really offer any help Thanks!!
  7. Inquiring about an assistantship

    I applied for a graduate or research assistantship for the program I'll be attending for my master's degree. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts about inquiring about the status of my application. We were told awards would generally be given out by the end of May. Is it too early to check in and ask when I might find out? I would like to ask if it seems appropriate, but I also don't want to ask and seem too eager and therefore make me a less appealing candidate. I think a I have a pretty good shot because the school is small and they have a pretty good amount of graduate/research assistantships. Thanks for any feedback.
  8. Paying for Grad School

    What is the best way to pay for grad school without going too far into debt with loans? I don't have much saved up right now and still hav a couple thousand in loans from undergrad, and now I need to pay tuition and living expenses in a new state. That means plane tickets to come home, too. I'lll definitely get a job, but any sort of help or resources would be great!
  9. Hi all, I wanted to know if there are any scholarships available for someone on the following masters program: Masters of Science, Forensic and Biological Anthropology Track. I found a few, but would like to expand my options. Thank you and good luck to you all!!!
  10. I have already accepted my offer to Stanford, but I am still waiting for the financial aid decisions. In my acceptance letter, they said decisions will be announced by the end of March. It's now the end of April and I still haven't heard from them. I do know some people who have received their decisions though, whether they got it or not. I have also called and emailed them a couple weeks ago, but they only said that decisions are still being made. What should I do? Should I wait it out or try to ask them again? I'm scared it'll look like I'm not patient, but it'd be nice to know when my decisions will be made as I have to take care of my visas too.
  11. I was accepted to NYU on March 23rd and they told me they would send me my financial aid info by the end of March. They told me I'm under review for my loans and keep pushing back the date of when they'll send me financial aid package. Is anyone in the same boat? It's not really fair to wait on letting me know this late, considering the deadline to accept or decline my other offers is in 6 days...
  12. USC MSW VAC Scholarships

    I just received my acceptance letter (email) without any information about financial aid. I wanted to ask: has anyone NOT received ANY grants or scholarships for this program? I applied the last week of February incase anyone was wondering the duration to hear back on your application.
  13. I got an email saying: "Smith College School for Social Work is pleased to assist in financing your education. Your official financial aid award is now available to view online through BannerWeb." However, the information isn't available... Does that mean I got in???? So confused! Thoughts?
  14. UIC MSW 2017- financial aid

    I was wondering if anyone has accepted an offer at UIC and heard back about financial aid? I was told that I would not be considered for aid until I accept an offer and send in my deposit. I have qualified for need-based aid in the past, so I am wondering about my chances for qualifying at UIC. However, I am hesitant about commiting without hearing back on aid. I am an out-of-state student with little to no financial support, and I am not sure I can afford it without any aid.
  15. Here's the situation: I've been admitted to two very prestigious (and one somewhat prestigious) programs in my field. Unfortunately there isn't a lot of funding to be had in this degree at the masters level from what I understand. Two schools are offering me the same amount in scholarship funding (it's around 25% of full time tuition.) One of them, however, allows students to enroll part time and maintain their scholarship funding. The third school is offering me a larger dollar amount, but they do require full time enrollment so it doesn't make a huge difference to my decision at this point. If the school that allows part time enrollment were to increase their funding to match it, though, it would definitely make a difference in my ability to attend/take more credits. I've seen people say that if one place offers you better funding, you should present that package to your other schools and ask them to match it. Is this true for masters students or just doctoral candidates? If it's something I could try, how would I start that process? It seems unwieldy to call a financial aid office and say "I would like more money please." I mean, wouldn't we all?
  16. For this question, would graduate school count as college, or is that separate? If it's separate, would I just fill out "0" if nobody else in my household is pursuing a college degree? The question is: How many people in your household will be in college in 2017-2018?
  17. What is stipend

    I am really confused. I have been admitted to MS program with financial package for the first year. My admission letter says that this package is $4000 stipend for 2017-18, and also that I am not allowed to work without dean's permission. Does not say anything about what this stipend is intended for. From the way it sounds, it's $4000 for the whole year, am I correct? I tried looking this up on my school page, but they just list stipend rates for TA/RA and scholarships that cover some % of tuition. My other school offered me a scholarship for tuition specifically, and explained how much I will get each semester. Here the information is really brief. Should I contact them for more? Or is it an obvious case? Thanks!
  18. 3 Choices 1 Offer

    I applied to three graduate schools in the US for their Art Therapy Programs. I got accepted to the best program and they want to know my decision before I even hear back from the other two schools (I have interviews coming up for the other two programs soon). The program I got accepted to is the most expensive out of the three and the only way I could realistically go there is if they give me a good financial aid package. What is the polite way to tell them I am excited about their offer but I am worried about the cost of the program and have more affordable backups in progress? But I would 100% go there if they make it more affordable?
  19. Hi all, Does anyone know of any resources to find scholarships for grad schools? I will be in serious need of financial assistance if I go back to school next year.
  20. It seems like everyone has received all of their responses, whether positive or negative, and have moved on to the final school decisions/planning for a gap year. I was feeling okay when no one had posted any results on here about the MA programs that I'm still waiting to hear from (Syracuse, Ole Miss, Purdue), but now that someone has posted about getting accepted into SU's MA program, my heart is broken. I want to contact them, just to get an answer, but I don't know if that's a good idea. Can it hurt anything this late in the game? If I contact them, what should I say? Extra info: I got into Alabama U, with a great fully funded offer, and Villanova accepted me, but still hasn't contacted me about funding (another joy to obsess over). Do I mention this in the email, if I send one? Is it abnormal to wait this long to send answers? Should I just assume I'm rejected? Not even wait-listed T_T
  21. Need help editing a merit petition for MAPSS

    I was offered admission into the University of Chicago's MAPSS program, but I was only offered one third tuition coverage. Unfortunately I can't afford to attend if I don't receive more funding, so I was told by the program to write a merit petition highlighting achievements that the committe might have missed when deciding funding. I would appreciate it if someone could help me edit and proofread my merit petition, so that it looks nice and neat for the committee. Hopefully it will help influence their decision concerning my funding. Would anyone be interested in proofreading and helping me edit my merit petition?
  22. Hi Wassup guys! Happy Friday or (or Happy Day)! I hope everyone is enjoying their day. Its acceptance letter season and I am so glad the applying stage is over. Even more happy that I got accepted into the Fordham, Columbia, and Hunter/Bank Street Program Although I am very excited about the prospects of attending any of these programs, I am leaning towards Columbia. However, I have concerns about the costs and loans. Is there a way to leverage my financial aid packages to lower the costs? Or any other approaches to help me lower the costs and loans? Please let me know very excited to start my career with the lowest amount of loans possible
  23. Williams Financial Aid

    Hi all, Does anyone have experience with the financial aid at Williams' grad art program? I was waitlisted yesterday with the following email: "You are currently wait-listed for admission to Williams, including financial aid. Your chances for admission are pretty good." It sounds like, if a spot opens up, they won't be offering me a merit fellowship, but I will be eligible for need-based financial aid. For context, I'm financially independent from my parents (meaning I won't file their tax returns on my FAFSA and won't provide them unless Williams asks), and my income last year was just under $30k. It seems like a long shot to expect a full need-based scholarship, but I don't really have any money to pay for grad school, and my parents aren't contributing anything. This is definitely not a degree I'm willing to take out loans for. So can anyone vouch for the quality of the program's financial aid? I have a full fellowship at a good but less prestigious master's program, but obviously I would like to pursue Williams if there's a possibility it will be financially feasible. Thanks for any insights y'all can offer.
  24. Funding

    In order to be considered for scholarships (graduate assistantships offered by the school and things of that sort), did you need to have submitted a FAFSA report? Or is that after you are admitted and then you submit the FAFSA to then receive funding? Is it too late to already send it in to be considered for funding? I'm just a little confused...there was no indication on my application to send in FAFSA before the grad application deadline and some applications asked about tax info but I thought that was it....?
  25. Lost Transcripts

    I am applying to the MS in Criminal Justice and Criminology at ASU for Fall 2017. I was required to send in official transcripts from my current school and 3 weeks later, I find out they were lost and I may not be able to get funding because the applications were reviewed a few days ago and my application was "incomplete." I was told they are only reviewing applications on a case by case basis now and that the main funding is gone. Is there something I can do about this because I did everything I could on my part to get the application in on time and feel I should not be considered as a "late applicant" for a lost transcript.