UCLA Screenwriting 2019

Shade

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Okay so it's GOOD THAT I NEVER TRIED TO DO ANYTHING WITH MATH because I straight up thought LMU was 15k a year.

And trying to communicate with JV has been a little difficult too. I know she must be crazy busy right now but the struggle is still real.

I'm really just super scared UCLA will be like: nvm we got you confused with someone else you can't sit with us after all. But I don't want to pay the LMU deposit. And it's due tomorrow. Ayayayay
I could be wrong!! Not sure. It says 15k "per semester Fall/Spring". I literally don't know what that means.:eek:
I got in but I have to defer until next year so I honestly haven't taken a super thorough look at the rates. Alas
 

Cdemon

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I could be wrong!! Not sure. It says 15k "per semester Fall/Spring". I literally don't know what that means.:eek:
I got in but I have to defer until next year so I honestly haven't taken a super thorough look at the rates. Alas
Make sure you touch base with the school about deferring. A lot of grad schools don't allow for that (there's probably some case by case and IDK for UCLA specifically).
 

Cd23

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So for anyone else still waiting on a decision, I tried emailing them asking to see if they could release my decision bc of another impending deadline (shot in the dark ik), or if admissions are still going to be sent out and I got 2 of the SAME response email that basically said nothing and that "decisions go out late March/early April" so i have no idea
 
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Naya86

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She did
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Yeah same. She outlined the funding options so clearly.
She did! It doesn't seem so bad (for CA residents, at least).
So for anyone else still waiting on a decision, I tried emailing them asking to see if they could release my decision bc of another impending deadline (shot in the dark ik), or if admissions are still going to be sent out and I got 2 of the SAME response email that basically said nothing and that "decisions go out late March/early April" so i have no idea
I would email Phyllis or Neil directly. Neil said he was getting tons of emails about the decisions, but he has been replying to them. Very accessible guy.
 

Cd23

Active Member
She did
She did! It doesn't seem so bad (for CA residents, at least).
I would email Phyllis or Neil directly. Neil said he was getting tons of emails about the decisions, but he has been replying to them. Very accessible guy.
Emailing one of them feels like infinitely worse to me and sounds like a huge annoyance to them. I only interviewed with Phyllis but I don't have her email anyway
 

amlena

Storyteller
I still don't have anything from them. 😭
 

amlena

Storyteller

amlena

Storyteller
Question for admitted students: what was your financial aid offering like at UCLA?

Chapman only gave me loans (no fellowship or grants, and I found out they don't really have TA opportunities), so now I'm stressed over whether it's worth it to accrue over 100k in debt. Obviously, UCLA is much more affordable since I'd be in state. Ugh, the waiting game sucks.
 

BuddernScotch

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Question for admitted students: what was your financial aid offering like at UCLA?

Chapman only gave me loans (no fellowship or grants, and I found out they don't really have TA opportunities), so now I'm stressed over whether it's worth it to accrue over 100k in debt. Obviously, UCLA is much more affordable since I'd be in state. Ugh, the waiting game sucks.
Phyllis said it better: "Departmental funding for each of our Fall 2019 admits will be determined after we have precise enrollment numbers. As an estimated guide to what you might expect, in recent years, each of our incoming MFA students has received between about $7000 and $10,000 in departmental funding during the 1st year, depending on certain variables (in-state/out-state/international students).

This means that when we know precisely who will be attending, we can then let you have a precise funding amount for your 1st year.

There are additional sources of funding available to our 1st and 2nd year students, including our annual scholarship awards (awarded at the end of the academic year), TA assignments (normally for our 2nd year students, but 1st year students may seek TA assignments in other departments and schools at UCLA), and partial funding from the professional fees students pay (normally distributed among our 2nd year students). There are also university scholarships for which students may apply online"
 

divmoh247

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I'm trying to make my decision but honestly it's very hard. It's the only school I got into (I was waitlisted elsewhere) but as a TV track idk if it's of benefit to me. Can any current grads give us the DL on what's it like for people looking to be showrunners/write for TV?
 

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