I have always paid for my school out of pocket. I need to pay for about $3,000 in school fees so I can try and finish my BA. I did the FAFSA, but my school has me on financial aid cancellation because I haven’t made ‘significant progress’ and completed my degree in the time allotted. How do I find a good, reasonable loan so I can get to the finish line and not have much debt? [more inside]
posted by Driven
on Jan 23, 2014 -
I want to list my boyfriend as a dependent on my 2013 taxes -- but he has his wages garnished. I'm also wondering about him filing taxes. Even as a dependent, I believe he's able to -- and he needs to for FAFSA purposes. More details and questions behind cut. [more inside]
posted by camylanded
on Jan 10, 2014 -
What is a college financial aid office likely to ask me to contribute, if I am living with one of the student’s parents and have income and assets greater than either parent? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 7, 2013 -
I'm about to bite the bullet and get a student loan. Help me out/talk me out of it/give me a better option. Special snowflake stuff inside. [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Sep 20, 2012 -
I'm doing my FAFSA for the 2012-13 school year. Because I'm 25, I'm considered independent. I'm working part-time as a tutor at a small private school, but some months my parents and grandparents give me more money than I end up making. How should this be reflected on the FAFSA? There seems to only be a form for my income. Any other tips are appreciated.
posted by dkleinst
on Jul 31, 2012 -
I notified that I was accepted in my graduate program rather late (As in last week). I've decided to accept, but I have no clue how to go about getting loans. Bonus Q: What're the options for scholarships when it comes to grad school? More inside. [more inside]
posted by GilloD
on Jul 7, 2012 -
Grasping a Liberal Arts Degree and Practically applying Structured Education- Where to start? •What practical resources are available that will help me build a perspective and prepare myself for the work of structured education?
•What resources are available that will help me sharpen the pathway I am attempting to find and pave?
•What sort of experiences will be very applicable to immediate, real-life circumstances and livelihood?
•How to "best apply" a Liberal Arts Degree, and other options?
•Other tricks, tips, and hints for using college as a filter to a more enriched life? [more inside]
posted by thewolfandewe
on Dec 8, 2011 -
I've been selected for federal verification by my school's financial aid office, and my Mom is refusing to provide the documents. I need to make $4300 in the next few months in order to stay in school. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by biochemist
on Jun 29, 2011 -
I left off a job on my taxes when I claimed this year, and now I'm filing a FAFSA. What do I put on my FAFSA? Only the job I claimed, or both? If it matters, the job I left off I only worked at for a few weeks, but I feel like that doesn't matter to the government.
posted by trogdole
on May 22, 2011 -
I plan on attending graduate school in the Fall 2011 semester and applying for financial aid. The FAFSA form asks numerous questions regarding income, adjusted gross income, and taxes for the 2010 year, but much of this info I will not have in time by the February 15th deadline. How do I proceed?
posted by helios410
on Jan 25, 2011 -
I'm applying to grad school. How do I deal with FAFSA when I've been paid under the table for years?
posted by anonymous
on Oct 27, 2010 -
Is it possible to get accepted at a community college or university without submitting prior college transcripts and still get financial aid? [more inside]
posted by isopropyl
on May 31, 2010 -
I want to take up a questionable (but not illegal) profession to support myself through college. My boyfriend told me that if I do this, it's over. Is there a way to have my cake and eat it too? [more inside]
posted by biochemist
on Jan 16, 2010 -
On my FAFSA, do I need to somehow include the fact that my friends let me stay with them without paying rent? [more inside]
posted by overglow
on Jun 3, 2009 -
I got a phone call telling me I got accepted to grad school. Trying to work out funding options before the package gets here and whether it's worth it (sorta complicated situation, details inside). Help? [more inside]
posted by actionpact
on Mar 10, 2009 -
Please explain to me how financial aid for graduate school works, and thus help me navigate how I am going to pay for this. [more inside]
posted by millipede
on Feb 28, 2009 -
Where can I get a list of universities in the U.S, and when their application deadlines for receipt of the FAFSA (Federal Application For Student Aid) is due? I'm making general movements towards grad school, but I have no idea where yet. Some schools have a FAFSA deadline of January 31; which ones?
posted by duende
on Jan 30, 2009 -
: Received merit-based scholarship for law school at 1X,000 dollars a year. yey!
. I filled out FAFSA, and my EFC is the same dollar amount as the scholarship. Does this mean my actual required contribution will be zero? Or are those FAFSA folks already taking my scholarship into account, so that I'll need to contribute 1Xk above and beyond the scholarship? [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky
on Jan 27, 2009 -
In the United States, if a college-bound student is under the age of 24 and s/he is a legal citizen, but his/her parents are undocumented/illegal residents, how does this student fill out the FAFSA? [more inside]
posted by chara
on Jul 17, 2008 -
How does one apply for financial aid at a public university as an independent party? This is to imply there will not be financial assistance from the parent/guardian; is there a way for their income to be excluded as criteria in evaluating aid eligibility? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 29, 2008 -
Will a single parent selling a home that has appreciated a lot and that has a very low mortgage payment, then buying a much more expensive house with all of the proceeds help make the child more (or less) eligible for financial aid (not loans) for college? [more inside]
posted by Corky
on Mar 13, 2008 -
Please tell me, using layman's terms whenever possibly, everything you know about student loans. (backstory inside) [more inside]
posted by Quidam
on Aug 12, 2007 -
I've decided that I want to start getting my life together by working on earning a degree in computer science. To do that, I'm going to start attending the local community college full time this fall, in order to cover some basic classes, and then transfer to full university later when I'm a bit more transfer-worthy. Now I need help figuring out how to best manage my money so as not to accrue too much debt in the process. Ideally I'd like to get as much financial aid as possible to cover this, but there are a few issues. [more inside]
posted by mindless progress
on Jul 16, 2007 -
StudentLoanHellFilter: No more sub or unsub fed loans. No help from FAFSA. Are we doomed to pay back student loans for the rest of our lives? [more inside]
posted by CwgrlUp
on May 9, 2007 -
My boyfriend recently received $25K as part of a settlement after his father's death, and he'll be filing the FAFSA for graduate school soon. [more inside]
posted by hamster
on Jan 10, 2007 -
My girlfriend is getting ready to start grad school this summer, and is having a hell of time figuring out what needs to be done for financial aid. Obviously, time is running out. [more inside]
posted by cosmonaught
on Apr 28, 2005 -