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12 minutes ago, artperson said:

I think the specific department you apply for generally controls the more merit based funding like tuition remission and assistantships whereas the financial aid office will tell you the loans and amount of loans you qualify for annually. 

In my email, the art dept. Director told me some additional funding opportunities include several Dean's fellowships. 

So I was curious if he didn't have control over fellowships and that's decided by the University itself. 

Hmm, I guess we'll find out! Thanks @artperson

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1 hour ago, Karisjns said:

I don't remember how this worked last year.

Does financial aid come from two different areas of the University sometimes?

For example, I got a TA with a stipend and tuition remission via email from the director of the art department. I also got an email from the actual financial aid office from the University stating they received my FAFSA and to expect a financial aid package in the mail. 

Is it possible that I could get more funding outside of the art department from the University itself?

It's kind of a confusing question, I'm sorry!

I don’t think the financial aid office offers you anything other than standard, non-subsidized loans. The art department is probably where your tuition/GTA funding comes from. 

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58 minutes ago, yessi said:

ucla interdisciplinary studio MFA anyone??? haven't heard anything...

I'm waiting on it too, but assuming rejection at this point, since other departments already sent acceptances. I'm not sure how UCLA makes decisions, but other universities I've heard from involve all the faculty into the decision process (not just the concentration the candidate applied to), as they are balancing the cohort. It might be different for UCLA, though. 

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1 hour ago, yessi said:

ucla interdisciplinary studio MFA anyone??? haven't heard anything...

It's not interdisciplinary studio but I heard that results will come out within 2 weeks from UCLA Design Media Arts department.

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1 hour ago, yessi said:

ucla interdisciplinary studio MFA anyone??? haven't heard anything...

interdisciplinary studio acceptance has gone out, had a friend who got in. Hearing that it was one of the strongest application years

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2 hours ago, yessi said:

ucla interdisciplinary studio MFA anyone??? haven't heard anything...

Sorry that this is not about your question... Actually, I am writing this because I also applied to the Art Center this year, but I haven't heard anything from them. But you mentioned the Art Center that you did an interview in 3/4... If you are okay, may I ask you about the major you applied?

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44 minutes ago, katkat said:

For anyone waiting to hear back, my friend just got into UCLA for the Design Media Arts program!

Oh! I also applied for DMA, and got accepted as well!! Horaaaaay! Maybe I will study with your friend!

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1 hour ago, Nik2 said:

I just got accepted Cranbrook & UCLA!!!!!!!!!! with TA offer + little funding Holymolyohmydaysthanksgod

Congrats! Accepted by website, mail or email? 

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I got my interview for Pratt tonight (unfortunately I have to take off work for it since all of the days are during my teaching hours) but nevertheless dope as fuck; a few of the staff stopped by my dorm at UIUC during undergrad 4 years ago so I'm looking to touch base with them again.  Still waiting on the new department heads of Cranbrook's Painting program to hit me up about their interviews/information though so hopefully I have more than one choice.

 

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