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Columbia University - MFA - Fall 2018

Discussion in 'Graduate Film School Discussions' started by Patrick Clement, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. IndecisiveElle

    IndecisiveElle Active Member Contributor

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    @Patrick Clement and @sharkb8 - do you mind if I reference some of these financial aid posts for my article on funding? I'll put a link to this thread and Patrick's post as a citation too. I'll be a more broad coverage of the topic, but you bought brought up some great considerations I'd like to reference and incorporate.
     
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  2. Patrick Clement

    Patrick Clement Active Member

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    fine by me!
     
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  3. Zeno

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    Things get very dynamic right before deposits are due! ;) Course, Columbia's is due, postmarked check or money order per the dept, by the 17th. Be interested to hear who's waiting to hear back on info regarding scholarship funds freeing up (from accepted folks being syphoned off to other programs) before they turn in their deposit this upcoming week. Also, any waitlisters being contacted because a space opened up yet? Suffice it to say, important news is coming for those accepted looking for funds and those waitlisted looking for places.
     
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  4. gotenda

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    Hello! Columbia has been bombarding me with calls and emails from alumni/enrolled students the past week. Is that normal? Haha. They say they really want me to attend the school. They also increased my scholarships. Is that the case for you, too?

    I was also wondering how much the average scholarship provided by Columbia is?
     
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  5. Zeno

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    Congrats on the scholarship funds! You are blessed as, from what I hear, the average scholarship is closer to zero. Personally, I'm waiting to hear back (see above :)). My understanding is that international students get the bulk of these funds as they don't have access to the same level of aid -- given non citizens aren't able to do the FAFSA. Specifically, government loans. Are you planning on going to Columbia? I don't see you on the tracking sheets.
     
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  6. Chris W

    Chris W Get Busy Living Staff Member

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    I seem to remember this happening previous years too.
     
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  7. redroom29

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    For those who've accepted their admissions offer, have you received any news from the program? I assume they'll wait until after the decision deadline.
     
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  8. oscarkobe8

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    Has anyone on the waitlist heard back?
     
  9. Russell Campbell

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    I haven't.
     
  10. mje8888

    mje8888 New Member

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    Does anyone know if there's a facebook group or group on here for the accepted creative producing candidates?
     
  11. Chris W

    Chris W Get Busy Living Staff Member

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    I don't know about a Facebook group... And there isn't one for Columbia on here YET...

    But it's very easy to create one yourself on FilmSchool.org. The site now has a private social group and Forum section for accepted students to a school.

    Simply create the group and then invite other accepted and attending members to join.

    https://www.filmschool.org/groups/creategroup

    Once you create the group and select the settings for it... Also be sure to post a new thread there or discussion and get the conversation going.
     
  12. redroom29

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    You can request to be added to the general School of the Arts facebook group. That's all I've seen at the moment. Have you or anyone else heard anything about what to expect in the coming weeks?
     
  13. gotenda

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    There’s actually a Columbia group for the incoming Film Class of 2018! The School of the Arts FB account made it!

    https://facebook.com/groups/1954823261256741
     
  14. fostera__

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    No update from the admission office for 2 weeks now... Does anyone know If they will send the hard copy of the admission package or not?
     
  15. sam4mhel

    sam4mhel New Member

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    Hi guys, I converted the waitlist couple of days back. Received an update on my SoA account. No calls though.
     
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  16. redroom29

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    I received mine in the mail a few days ago. However, it's the same information from the online welcome packet.
     
  17. redroom29

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    Oh! I didn't know this group existed. Thanks, will join!
     
  18. EricY

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    Has any attending student received any school email regarding info like registration, tuition statement, etc?

    The last piece of info I got from them was the recommended film list from Eric, and that was in the beginning of May.

    Thank you!
     
  19. ppr951

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    Hey EricY, Can you please post the recommended film list from Eric? Thank you!
     
  20. Brandon

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    Hey all,

    I know I'm a little late in the game but I'm thinking of applying to Columbia for the fall '18 semester. I did have a couple of questions regarding the program. I would be joining the Screenwriting/Directing track. Generally, how many days per week are you in class? As I currently am a freelance Director/DP I do tend to work on Fri/Sat/Sun.

    Also, I know from when I last applied to Columbia and proudly made the Waitlist, financial aid is sparse for US born and raised students, but the graduate plus loan will cover the full cost of attendance?

    Lastly, do they allow us to adjust our loan to cover the cost of our class projects?

    I appreciate any insight that you have on these questions and thank you! Hopefully I'll see you all there in a few week!

    Regards,

    Brandon
     

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