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Hey friends - 

I'm wondering how much you're anticipating on taking out in loans, after considering the amount in scholarships you've received/fed unsub loan? 

For me - after the scholarships, the fed loan, adjusting the room & board and transportation amounts given by CU, subtracting the health insurance, and not relying on any personal savings, my figure for the Grad Plus loan is estimated somewhere around ~$40k.

Does anyone have any other input or insight into Fin Aid, or what you're doing to consider how much to borrow? 

 

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7 minutes ago, enjoi6510 said:

Hey friends - 

I'm wondering how much you're anticipating on taking out in loans, after considering the amount in scholarships you've received/fed unsub loan? 

For me - after the scholarships, the fed loan, adjusting the room & board and transportation amounts given by CU, subtracting the health insurance, and not relying on any personal savings, my figure for the Grad Plus loan is estimated somewhere around ~$40k.

Does anyone have any other input or insight into Fin Aid, or what you're doing to consider how much to borrow? 

 

There’s a rule of thumb I read from an expert: don’t borrow more than half of your first year’s salary. 

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What's the deadline to submit the deposit?

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18 minutes ago, projext58 said:

What's the deadline to submit the deposit?

March 8

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Congrats to those who got admitted to CU SON program! I am currently a junior in UW-Madison majoring in Biology and Psychology, and I just decided to apply for the CU MSN/DNP program this year! Because I am still a full-time student, I did not have extensive working experiences in the health field, which somehow causes me to worry about this aspect. However, I have been working in a clinical psych research lab and neuroscience research lab since freshman year and am currently volunteering in an adapted fitness program, hospitals, and taking a part-time job as a behavioral treatment technician at a program that treats children with autism. My academic background should be fine with a 3.9 GPA and an average GRE score (324+4). Since I saw lots of you have excellent backgrounds and grades, I am wondering should I get more internships or healthcare working experiences to be better prepared? Or should I retake my GRE because it might not be high enough? Any thoughts are highly appreciated. Thanks!

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13 minutes ago, ACoolGoose said:

Congrats to those who got admitted to CU SON program! I am currently a junior in UW-Madison majoring in Biology and Psychology, and I just decided to apply for the CU MSN/DNP program this year! Because I am still a full-time student, I did not have extensive working experiences in the health field, which somehow causes me to worry about this aspect. However, I have been working in a clinical psych research lab and neuroscience research lab since freshman year and am currently volunteering in an adapted fitness program, hospitals, and taking a part-time job as a behavioral treatment technician at a program that treats children with autism. My academic background should be fine with a 3.9 GPA and an average GRE score (324+4). Since I saw lots of you have excellent backgrounds and grades, I am wondering should I get more internships or healthcare working experiences to be better prepared? Or should I retake my GRE because it might not be high enough? Any thoughts are highly appreciated. Thanks!

It’s not that competitive actually. They accepted 200 applicants this year. My bachelor’s is not health-science related and have no health care experience at all. 

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17 hours ago, abcdenrse said:

It’s not that competitive actually. They accepted 200 applicants this year. My bachelor’s is not health-science related and have no health care experience at all. 

Current student here. It is really not competitive to get into Columbia because they over accept applicants. I would say, you're over qualified and will do well 🙂

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1 hour ago, The_Salty_Cat said:

Current student here. It is really not competitive to get into Columbia because they over accept applicants. I would say, you're over qualified and will do well 🙂

Thanks for your response! It’s good to know that and now I feel less stressful upon the upcoming application. Thanks again!

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18 hours ago, abcdenrse said:

It’s not that competitive actually. They accepted 200 applicants this year. My bachelor’s is not health-science related and have no health care experience at all. 

Thanks so much for the information. 🙂

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Hey, is anyone considering NOT going to Visiting day? 

I was planning on going, but got surprised with a last minute vacay that weekend for my birthday. I would hate to miss out on vital information and a chance to meet my peers, and faculty. 

 

Do any current students have any input about visiting day?? 

Thanks. 

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5 hours ago, Glal2 said:

Hey, is anyone considering NOT going to Visiting day? 

I was planning on going, but got surprised with a last minute vacay that weekend for my birthday. I would hate to miss out on vital information and a chance to meet my peers, and faculty. 

 

Do any current students have any input about visiting day?? 

Thanks. 

I cannot tell you how much I HIGHLY recommend visiting the school. You will want to know about any upcoming changes to the programs, meet your peers, and get a sense if you want to come here. 

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On 3/1/2019 at 2:03 PM, Glal2 said:

Hey, is anyone considering NOT going to Visiting day? 

I was planning on going, but got surprised with a last minute vacay that weekend for my birthday. I would hate to miss out on vital information and a chance to meet my peers, and faculty. 

 

Do any current students have any input about visiting day?? 

Thanks. 

I'm also not going, I'm out of the country until April 9 :( Really wish I could make it.

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