swali

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So I can see grant and scholarship if I go to fin aid history, but not the financial aid link which still says inquiry access denied
Yes same for me! I wonder if it’s real or some kind of placeholder or something....
 
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I just see a grant in mine, no scholarship. Maybe this is legit. It would be nice to have an explanation of what we're seeing. I'm sure it's just a matter of being patient, but not my strength!
 
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Just had a direct message with another person on this thread and we received different scholarship amounts, so I think whatever number you all are seeing is probably correct! I received no grant and a small scholarship, probably not enough for it to make financial sense to attend here unfortunately :(
 

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do those of you with scholarships/grants see an amount for just 2019-2020, or multiple academic years?
 
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For those who got a merit scholarship, is that also listed in the financial aid history page?
 
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For those who got a merit scholarship, is that also listed in the financial aid history page?
I think merit scholarships are communicated by admissions office? Idk if the scholarship on CAESAR is a merit scholarship...
 
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Holy cow.... imma wait until I get an email to internalize this as a confirmed reality
 
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I think merit scholarships are communicated by admissions office? Idk if the scholarship on CAESAR is a merit scholarship...
I could be wrong, but I'm pretty positive what is listed under the financial aid history page is a merit based scholarship. Need-based aid is listed as grants
 
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I have a grant listed under financial aid history, no scholarship.
 
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Holy cow.... imma wait until I get an email to internalize this as a confirmed reality
So I assume you received a merit scholarship then?? (If so congrats!!!).

To those who received scholarships, what are they listed as? Mine explicitly says “medical school grant”, but I don’t have a scholarship listed. Yours is called scholarship, yeah?
 

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So I assume you received a merit scholarship then?? (If so congrats!!!).

To those who received scholarships, what are they listed as? Mine explicitly says “medical school grant”, but I don’t have a scholarship listed. Yours is called scholarship, yeah?
mine says "medical school scholarship"
 
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So I assume you received a merit scholarship then?? (If so congrats!!!).

To those who received scholarships, what are they listed as? Mine explicitly says “medical school grant”, but I don’t have a scholarship listed. Yours is called scholarship, yeah?
Indeed, thanks!

For me there is a number next to “grant” and a number next to “scholarship”
 
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If I remember correctly from browsing through last year's thread, merit scholarships are sent out by the Northwestern Office of Admissions and need-based financial need is given by Chicago Financial Aid Office.

This is supported by NW's website which says " Applicants to the MD program at the Feinberg School of Medicine may be eligible for merit scholarships through the Admissions Office and/or need-based grant funding through the Chicago Office of Financial Aid."
Also "The Office of Admissions will send out notifications of merit scholarships in mid to late March. The Chicago Financial Aid Office will send out award notices showing eligibility for need based grant funds and student loans on a rolling basis in mid-March."

So hoping this means merit scholarships are yet to come (fingers crossed)
 
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I didn't submit all the financial info they asked for by March 1st. Is it possible to still get merit-aid?
 
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If I remember correctly from browsing through last year's thread, merit scholarships are sent out by the Northwestern Office of Admissions and need-based financial need is given by Chicago Financial Aid Office.

This is supported by NW's website which says " Applicants to the MD program at the Feinberg School of Medicine may be eligible for merit scholarships through the Admissions Office and/or need-based grant funding through the Chicago Office of Financial Aid."
Also "The Office of Admissions will send out notifications of merit scholarships in mid to late March. The Chicago Financial Aid Office will send out award notices showing eligibility for need based grant funds and student loans on a rolling basis in mid-March."

So hoping this means merit scholarships are yet to come (fingers crossed)
On CAESAR it doesn’t specify that it was given to you from office of admissions or financial aid, just your total award for the upcoming year, which is divided into grants & scholarships. So, unfortunately looking like what’s listed as grants is most likely need based and what’s listed as scholarships are indeed the merit based scholarships.
 

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If I remember correctly from browsing through last year's thread, merit scholarships are sent out by the Northwestern Office of Admissions and need-based financial need is given by Chicago Financial Aid Office.

This is supported by NW's website which says " Applicants to the MD program at the Feinberg School of Medicine may be eligible for merit scholarships through the Admissions Office and/or need-based grant funding through the Chicago Office of Financial Aid."
Also "The Office of Admissions will send out notifications of merit scholarships in mid to late March. The Chicago Financial Aid Office will send out award notices showing eligibility for need based grant funds and student loans on a rolling basis in mid-March."

So hoping this means merit scholarships are yet to come (fingers crossed)
They may be decided by different offices but I think in the end we see it all in Caesar bc both merit and grants contribute to the fin aid package
 

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Has anyone explicitly received a merit-based scholarship from the admissions office? If not, I'm gonna guess that the scholarships we see on CAESAR are all need-based, which would make sense because they usually notify, congratulate, and ask you to accept merit-based scholarships rather than subtly adding it to your financial aid award.
 
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Has anyone explicitly received a merit-based scholarship from the admissions office? If not, I'm gonna guess that the scholarships we see on CAESAR are all need-based, which would make sense because they usually notify, congratulate, and ask you to accept merit-based scholarships rather than subtly adding it to your financial aid award.
Haven’t gotten an email from the admissions office, but I do have a scholarship indicated on my fin aid history.
 

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Haven’t gotten an email from the admissions office, but I do have a scholarship indicated on my fin aid history.
Under "Financial Aid Description" does it say "Medical School Scholarship" or something else?
 
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2017-2018 Feinberg School of Medicine (Northwestern)

This is the page I was talking about. Seems some applicants got email from admissions office specifically stating they received a "merit scholarship".
I think the issue is that no one has heard anything officially from the school yet. We probably weren’t even supposed to find the scholarship/grant stuff on the website yet either, considering it’s only available on one tab. Won’t know anything for sure until they reach out to us, hopefully it’s soon!
 
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Has anyone explicitly received a merit-based scholarship from the admissions office? If not, I'm gonna guess that the scholarships we see on CAESAR are all need-based, which would make sense because they usually notify, congratulate, and ask you to accept merit-based scholarships rather than subtly adding it to your financial aid award.
I don’t qualify for need based aid/did not complete all aid requirements to apply for need based aid
 
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I still haven't been able to activate my NetID using the link they gave. Anyone have any tips with that?
When I first got my NetID and set it up, it didn’t work for the first day or two. Then after it started working, probably took some time for the system to update.
 

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is anyone's not showing up yet? it says inquiry access denied and I have nothing in my financial aid history. I submitted all required materials by march 1!
They did say that they're doing financial aid on a rolling basis. I'm hoping need-based aid is still in the works bc all I see is a scholarship in there for now. :dead:
 
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And you have a scholarship on the CAESAR website?
Correct. They did say that they are releasing financial aid info on a rolling basis so it’s possible that people who have nothing under their financial aid info might get something, but my guess is if you do have anything listed under financial aid then that is your total aid package you have been awarded. Unfortunately, not everyone receives scholarships or grants either so if someone doesn’t have anything listed there is defibitely a possibility you weren’t awarded anything

Edit* I’m basing this off the fact that I’ve had direct message conversations with 5 people on here now and we all have received varying amounts of scholarship (merit based) and grant (need based) awards
 
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Correct. They did say that they are releasing financial aid info on a rolling basis so it’s possible that people who have nothing under their financial aid info might get something, but my guess is if you do have anything listed under financial aid then that is your total aid package you have been awarded. Unfortunately, not everyone receives scholarships or grants either so if someone doesn’t have anything listed there is defibitely a possibility you weren’t awarded anything

Edit* I’m basing this off the fact that I’ve had direct message conversations with 5 people on here now and we all have received varying amounts of scholarship (merit based) and grant (need based) awards
Wait so you DIDNT apply for need-based aid but you have a grant on Caesar?!
 
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No, they have a scholarship on CAESAR, which indicates that it’s the merit scholarship.
But he/she says “we have all received varying amounts of scholarship and grant awards” which I read to mean as creightonstudent101 having grant money on Caesar, would love if they could confirm or deny my interpretation though.
 
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But he/she says “we have all received varying amounts of scholarship and grant awards” which I read to mean as creightonstudent101 having grant money on Caesar, would love if they could confirm or deny my interpretation though.
I only have a scholarship, no grant. Some of the people I talked to had only a grant & no scholarship and some people had both a scholarship & a grant. Hope this helps! Again, I could be wrong and it is definitely possible people without any aid listed right now might receive some, but this is just how its looking to me. It would be nice if I was wrong though because while I am super grateful for the scholarship, it is pretty small, so I don't think I can afford to go here unfortunately :(
 
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It's real! Just got the email for the merit scholarship. Same number as I saw on CAESAR.

note: the email only mentioned merit—no grant info
 
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Got merit scholarship but didn't send in all my info for financial aid.
 
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Does anybody know what “other student resources” means on Caesar report? Is that like living expenses that we are responsible for paying outside of grants and loans? Or is it provided by FSM?
 
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Does anybody know what “other student resources” means on Caesar report? Is that like living expenses that we are responsible for paying outside of grants and loans? Or is it provided by FSM?
Yeah that’s basically the parent/student expected contribution, not provided by FSM