I still havent' gotten my financial aid info nor this information for CIC. They still had my Richmond address on file despite my telling them I was in Houston--I really hope its not too late. I'm going to have to call tomorrow.
Would anybody be so kind as to inform me what is in the CIC packet that I have yet to acquire?
abbiequeen said:Hi everybody!
Well the mail came through and I finally got my financial aid letter. However I have some questions I hope those of you who got this months ago can help me with.
1)When I was talking with John (med school guy in Fin Aid) when I first got off the waitlist, he said my budget would be something like $29,600--which is remarably close to the budget and aid award I had at Texas Tech. However, I just got the letter, and it shows the budget as being only $23,073. Is Budget the same for every student? Or did he mis quote the budget when he was telling me? What did you guys have for this "TOTAL BUDGET" number? (if you want to keep it private, PM me)
2)What is the difference between Perkins loans (which have a 5% interest rate) compared to the two Stafford loans?
Thank you everybody!
abbiequeen said:Thanks, shawred, but why are our needs different? Aren't we all paying the same amount in fees/tuition/housing/etc?
JGL9802 said:Well it turns out that my June weekends before whitecoat are all full!!! Busy month. But we'll definately take a short trip soon after school starts and we find all the hikers.
abbiequeen said:I'm posting my question about a cell phone again:
Anybody have an opinion on this?
I need to get a cell phone for San Antonio. For those of you with experience, do you have a preference in service quality for Cingular or Verizon? I used Verizon in Virginia and had no qualms while my family in Houston uses Cingular. How do the service qualities compare?
If you're living at Caryle Place, I would just walk. I used to live a little further on Babcock and Callahan and its a nice walk. I would just drive on really cold/hot, days that I was late.jberg4 said:Does anybody know what the bus system is like? Since I'm at the Carlyle which is only like a mile away from campus I was going to walk to class and if it was raining or I didn't feel like walking I was thinking about just taking the bus. Their website said it would only take me like 12 minutes to get there!
On another note, I'm SLOWLY packing up my stuff to move back to Texas next week. Sadly, I have to leave behind my boyfriend of 1.5 years. Does anyone else have to deal with long distance relationships starting this summer?
GutsyGal said:I'm in the process of applying to med school this year. I'm curious as to what made "y'all" pick UT San Antonio as your school of choice. Location, curriculum, etc...?
G0S2 said:I was really impressed with the resources and $ they were putting into clinical skills development. In particular, a new building where two floors are dedicated to clinical skill practice and evaluation. I think it is great that the first month of medical school is clinical. The students seem very happy and were friendly. Also, Dean Jones told my group ( an others) at the interview that we all had competitive numbers in terms of MCAT and GPA and that the ADCOM was more interested in personality at the interview stage. I like the fact that the average age of matriculation is 27. I am from Massachusetts so the idea of studying outside in November appeals to me.
GutsyGal said:I'm still waiting for my MCAT scores back ( ), but do you what those "competitive numbers" are? Just so I know what I should expect!
G0S2 said:Like Roja said, however, it is the entire package.
Megalofyia said:Are there students who live at Promontory point? It's such an expensive place, but it is REALLY nice.
lilstina said:i think i will buy a stethoscope, but maybe hold off on the diag equipment until orientation starts at least to see if i can borrow or get it cheaper from someone. my big sib told me not to buy any books until i talk to her about what's good to get and what she can give/lend to me, so i'm going to wait on books as well.
i definitely think it's better to wait a bit for most of the stuff to find out what you really need vs what will be more of a waste of money.
GutsyGal said:Thanks for all your input about why you wanted to go to UTHSCSA. Got my MCAT scores back and didn't do as well as I'd hoped (4 points lower than my last practice test!). Thinking about retaking it in August...oh well! C'est la vie, n'est pas?