Columbia University MFA Fall 2019

eliza88

Member
At this rate I realize I have not been accepted but I wish their website would tell me if I’m waitlisted or denied....hmmph
 

dariaeiche

New Member
Hi everyone!
I’m Daria from Kyiv, Ukraine.

I got a call from Lance last Thursday! I’m in.

Does anyone know what exactly the scholarship he mentioned means?
Is it like a tuition fee discount or a living stipend? I can’t wait to receive more information on that.

Really looking forward to see you guys in August!

Daria
 

Kinz

Member
I'm also wondering the same thing. I'm going to email Blythe, sending her a thank you note, but I'll also ask about when we can expect formal acceptance letters with financial packages. I'll keep you updated!

If I recall, there's usually a facebook group generated by the school, so perhaps that info will come in the acceptance letter. I know in the other programs I got accepted to they had a facebook group I could join.
did you ever hear back from Blythe? 😊😊😊
 

Kinz

Member
I did! She mentioned that we’d receive the formal acceptance letter either this week or the next.

Also, do you think that if they didn’t mention scholarship on the phone then we didn’t receive anything?
thanks for emailing!!!!

and i'm not sure... I didn't hear anything about a scholarship but I'm really hoping maybe they will offer us something!! it likes like almost everyone was offered one on the phone so maybe they just forgot to mention it??? keeping my fingers crossed haha
 
thanks for emailing!!!!

and i'm not sure... I didn't hear anything about a scholarship but I'm really hoping maybe they will offer us something!! it likes like almost everyone was offered one on the phone so maybe they just forgot to mention it??? keeping my fingers crossed haha
Having a slight panic attack because I’m now seeing that there was a separte application for financial aid that wasn’t FASFA that I never filled out and was due last month 😩 did anyone else forget to fill this out or I was so wrapped up in everything else that I complete by passed it?? I hope that this doesn’t effect any outcome for scholarships.
 

Yuk

Member
Supporting Member
Having a slight panic attack because I’m now seeing that there was a separte application for financial aid that wasn’t FASFA that I never filled out and was due last month 😩 did anyone else forget to fill this out or I was so wrapped up in everything else that I complete by passed it?? I hope that this doesn’t effect any outcome for scholarships.
I'm pretty sure that the financial aid application that was due I think early feb? Was the basis for scholarship decision 😭. This is what the email I received right after I submitted my application (not financial aid application but the actual school application) said:

For ALL applicants (International and Domestic): All MFA students who wish to be considered for scholarships and fellowships are required to submit a Financial application

I recommend contacting the financial aid office and explaining your situation ASAP.
 

Fernando González Ortiz

Member
Supporting Member
I know we are supposed to receive official notification over the next week. But over the phone, Lance said that shortly he was going to send an email with all the information he just told me in the call. Has anyone received an email from your caller?
 

Yuk

Member
Supporting Member
I know we are supposed to receive official notification over the next week. But over the phone, Lance said that shortly he was going to send an email with all the information he just told me in the call. Has anyone received an email from your caller?
I was told the same and I didn't get anything. My mind was racing all over the place to the extent that I thought maybe I was not on the admitted list but they called the wrong person 😂
I spoke to a few people on the forum and those people were told the same but didn't receive a followup email!
 

Dasha

Member
Hi everyone!! I've been prowling around this forum anonymously since December, but finally caved and made an account! I am a second Daria who was accepted to Columbia for creative producing this year, although I just go by Dasha and was born in the States. Pretty crazy coincidence.

I was also awarded a scholarship, for which I'm very very grateful, but might still need to defer admission if I can't figure out how to pay for the rest of it, as I'm still paying off a lot of undergraduate loans. Anxiously awaiting more financial aid details!
 

Cody Young

Tattoo/Film Enthusiast
Supporting Member
Hi everyone!! I've been prowling around this forum anonymously since December, but finally caved and made an account! I am a second Daria who was accepted to Columbia for creative producing this year, although I just go by Dasha and was born in the States. Pretty crazy coincidence.

I was also awarded a scholarship, for which I'm very very grateful, but might still need to defer admission if I can't figure out how to pay for the rest of it, as I'm still paying off a lot of undergraduate loans. Anxiously awaiting more financial aid details!
Congrats!
 
I know we are supposed to receive official notification over the next week. But over the phone, Lance said that shortly he was going to send an email with all the information he just told me in the call. Has anyone received an email from your caller?
I wouldn't worry about it. Lance said we would get all the info shortly and then specified over the phone that it would take about 1 week to 2 weeks max. I think we will get it this week!
 

Cindy

Member
Are people received the call from producing track? Or Columbia has called both producing and production tracks already? I hope they can make more call this week..
 

Patrick Clement

Active Member
do we know when we should expect our acceptance packages??

also should we create a group for all of us going next year so we can stay in touch?? (i’m technologically challenged but i’m sure there must be an easy way to do this!!)

I’M SO EXCITED
Our year has a public group created by the school and we also have a private student only group we all created ourselves.
Hi everyone!
I’m Daria from Kyiv, Ukraine.

I got a call from Lance last Thursday! I’m in.

Does anyone know what exactly the scholarship he mentioned means?
Is it like a tuition fee discount or a living stipend? I can’t wait to receive more information on that.

Really looking forward to see you guys in August!

Daria
The "scholarship" is just a tuition credit. They deduct it from your bill.
Hi everyone!! I've been prowling around this forum anonymously since December, but finally caved and made an account! I am a second Daria who was accepted to Columbia for creative producing this year, although I just go by Dasha and was born in the States. Pretty crazy coincidence.

I was also awarded a scholarship, for which I'm very very grateful, but might still need to defer admission if I can't figure out how to pay for the rest of it, as I'm still paying off a lot of undergraduate loans. Anxiously awaiting more financial aid details!
I have a prvious post discussing financial aid in a previous post. Basically with a Grad+ US Gov Loan, you can cover your entire cost of attendance including rent, food and transportation. As long as you are a US citizen and dont have a bankrupcy, you will qualify. Then bundle all of your loans into a income based repayment plan.
 

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