I've been accepted to the program of my dreams, but I'm not allowed to hold a job while in attendance, and my EFC is higher than my family can afford, so my school-determined need is too low for me to even support myself with loans. Are there any options I'm missing? [more inside]
posted by orchidgenes
on Aug 4, 2013 -
My wife and I are both graduate students living on about $30k a year in southeastern Pennsylvania. We're about to turn 26 and will be losing our health insurance coverage through our parents. Does the state of Pennsylvania or the government offer any sort of subsidies or vouchers to help us purchase our own insurance? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani
on Mar 30, 2013 -
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 -
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 returned school for a Master's Degree. I have quit my full time job and started classes, but my school still has not processed my financial aid. They have told me that it will not be processed in time for the fee deadline and I am in danger of being dropped from all my classes. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by firemonkey
on Sep 1, 2011 -
Is it normal for a college to not refund someone if they have paid above the cost of tuition and fees? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 28, 2010 -
I dropped (back) out of college during this past summer session. I am not registered to take any more courses, ever. Yesterday I received a Pell Grant check in the mail alongside a statement from the university bursar's office noting the credit amount. This is a total surprise as I had no previous indication I'd be receiving any financial aid. I could use the money (not for school). Should I cash the check or send it back?
posted by anonymous
on Oct 4, 2010 -
Is it worth it for a foreign parent to squeeze his budget to manage very expensive undergraduate educations for his children in elite American schools? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels
on Apr 17, 2009 -
I'm an Environmental Policy & Planning Major (3rd year). I've been applying to internships over the past weeks for Spring and Summer positions. Great news: I've already been accepted to Greenpeace's "Organizing Term" and I have two other positions I will soon hear a yes/no on for Spring.
Bad News: The Greenpeace Organizing Term program will cost me $4000. The program itself is an intensive mix of activities, virtually on a full-time basis (for 2 months of summer, out of 3), including classroom trainings, expeditions to other states (as well as another country for meeting with other international activists), media trainings, and some readings. All of it is included with the cost (including flight/transport/food for a week).
What to do? (More in the extended explanation): [more inside]
posted by Risiko
on Feb 14, 2009 -
College financial aid question - Here is a question about the best way for my wife and I to fill out the FAFSA... [more inside]
posted by mikedelic
on Feb 4, 2009 -
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 -
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 -