Financial Aid

23 03 2009

I got my provisional financial aid award late last week and I am very happy with it. I got a bit of merit/need based scholarship and subsidized Stafford loans in addition to the unsubsized Stafford and GradPLUS loans I was expecting. This was just the provisional award though, it won’t be finalized until the 2009-2010 student budget is finalized in a few months. That’s when I’ll actually apply for loans and sign all the paperwork that will let me pay for all this.

Next up on the to-do list: finalizing a lease with my future landlord (when he responds to my lease application) and digging up my old medical records for immunizations.



19 03 2009

Wow it’s been a while since I updated, but to be honest things have been pretty routine. A few odds and ends:

I sent in a rental application for an apartment in Evanston. It’s for one of the buildings I visited at DAK so I have a general idea of what the apartment will look like, but it’s a little weird to sign a lease on an apartment I’ve never seen. Not weird enough though to justify another trip to Evanston. The landlord said I would get one of two apartments (the first option may not work because the current resident is trying to renegotiate his lease ending date) both of which are on one of the top floors (6 or 7) and have a nice view of Chicago, so that would be nice. As soon as they receive my application fees later this week, they’ll process the application so hopefully I’ll have a signed lease within the next few weeks and I can cross that off my to-do list. Now I can shift my focus to getting my current condo sold. (If anyone is interested in buying a very nice 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in central NJ send me an email.)

I’m still waiting on my Kellogg financial aid information. I got an email earlier this week from the financial aid office with some follow up questions on what I submitted to them, so I’m planning to follow up with them today to make sure they have everything they need. I’m not expecting much, but I’d like to know what my package will look like.

I think that’s about it for now. The NYC Kellogg admits are planning another happy hour in a few weeks. I’m excited to see the R1 admits again, and to meet the R2 admits.