Yep, I haven't seen a letter yet either and I'm about 10 minutes away from the hill!!! Hope it comes soon, so I can breath a sigh of relief about my loans too <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> .
I'm from Cali so I'm gonna have to pay the out of state tuition. I'm looking at taking out about $30,000 - $40,000 per year in loans. Does anybody know if OHSU's out-of-state tuition rule is set in stone (ie is there any wiggle room?)?
I spoke to an out of state 4th yr student during my interview and he said if you are from out of state it is nearly impossible to get in state tuition, even after living there for a year. If you go to ohsu's website you can see their residency requirements. You have to live there atleast 1 yr prior to med school and be living there for a reason other than education. Like I said, it is nearly impossible for us to get in state tuition.
i got my letter today. what exactly is the tuition for in-state students? from my estimation, they are allowing for approximately $1,333/month for living expenses, food, etc. is this right? just want to double check.
Okay so now I'm really pissed! I phoned the FAO today to check the status of my letter and after looking in four different places (read: put on hold four times for a total of 10 minutes) the lady got back on the phone and told me I should call the school of nursing, WTF? After informing her that I will be attending medical school this fall (which I did at the beginning of the conversation) I was again put on hold so she could check. Breathing a sigh of relief thinking she was just looking on the wrong lists I then find out that I'm not listed on any acceptance lists for med school either. So, before calling Jennifer I checked my letter again and thank God it still said I was accepted. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> After listening to that long-winded, out-of-date pre-recording I finally got a hold of Jennifer who quickly assured me that I was indeed accepted and that she would notify the FAO 'again.' She of course has no idea how this will affect my awards, but since I'm only expecting loans I'm not too worried, just highly annoyed.
If you are accepted and haven't received your award letter yet, CALL!!!
thanks. i got about 39,500 total in loans so minus the 23,500 it's exactly 16,000. that spread out over twelve months is 1,333 per month. wow, i'm gonna be living large <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
Thanks. I called today and they said my fin. aid packet was mailed out yesterday. It's kind of scary thinking about the fact that I'm going to owe $120,000 to $160,000. Any of you feeling the same way?
For any of you who live in portland: I will be living North of raleigh hills, where the 8 breaks off from the 26 highway. Do any of you know if that is too far away from the school. I have a car, but I heard parking is bad so I'll have to take the bus. Do any of you know if its possible to park at the bottom of the hill and take a bus up to campus or ride a bike up? Thanks for the help.
parking is nearly impossible for us students. i think you could do day-to-day parking passes for a lot of money. basically, everyone either live on the hill, ride a bike, or bus it up there. i'm planning on parking my car downtown and riding the bus up the hill. although parking downtown is quite a bit of money too but at least it's possible.
A friend of mine is going to be a second year dental student this fall and we are going to carpool together. If I understood her correctly she can get a parking pass for us if we carpool. I'll check w/ her about it. We both live near the south end of Murry (where it meets Scholls Ferry.) Is this close to where you are at? If so maybe you can join our carpool. Just a thought. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by sacrament:
<strong>I call the finaid office today to see where my letter was, and turns out they sent it to the wrong address. AARGH! For anybody who hasn't heard anything from OHSU, I highly recommend staying on top of them.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I too had a couple issues with my financial aid stuff. One of the biggest ones was that they had put down $30,000 in private loans instead of $30,000 in usubsidized Stafford loans...I almost sh!t my pants when I saw that! <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" /> Just in case you don't know, the medical school scholarships are not awarded/handed out until around March...so they will not be included in the financial aid package letter that most of us just received...so there's still hope for some "free" money!
On an unrelated note, do any of you know what cell phone companies have the best service up on the hill? I live in California so I have no experience with service in Portland. Thanks in advance!
Do any of you know how and when the tuition is payed? I'm from out of state, so do I pay the 30,000 upfront or by quarter? If so, It would be a good idea to put the loan $ in a savings acct to get a few bucks in interest.