• Does my FAFSA from 10 years ago still count for today's FAFSA question: Have you ever had Financial Aid before?

    It was 10 years ago or so when I had financial aid for a school. Because I didn't pay on time, they handed it over to Navient which I'm still paying monthly today. I now am applying for another loan with FAFSA. One of the questions is did I ever have financial aid? I said no because I don't think it... show more
    It was 10 years ago or so when I had financial aid for a school. Because I didn't pay on time, they handed it over to Navient which I'm still paying monthly today. I now am applying for another loan with FAFSA. One of the questions is did I ever have financial aid? I said no because I don't think it counts anymore since it was handed over to Navient. Do you think this is a big deal or not?
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • How to pay for college?

    I'm in community college and I will be transferring to UC Davis next fall. At community college, tuition is nothing. I did the FAFSA back in high school but I didn't get anything because my parents combined make over $130,000. However, my parents don't fully agree with my career choice of becoming a... show more
    I'm in community college and I will be transferring to UC Davis next fall. At community college, tuition is nothing. I did the FAFSA back in high school but I didn't get anything because my parents combined make over $130,000. However, my parents don't fully agree with my career choice of becoming a doctor so they will not pay for it. They think it will be a waste and they wanted me to go into something easier and less schooling like nursing. Right now, I just go to community college and I live with my parents. Next year, the school I wanna go to is 50 miles away but I plan to commute. But idk how to pay for the tuition. I am applying to scholarships but most require financial need students and as you can tell, I am not one of them. So should I take out loans? Do fafsa again? How does this all work??
    5 answers · 5 days ago
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  • Do full time students who live on college campus have to work?

    Best answer: Financial aid for college can take many forms. There's scholarships and grants - these are money you don't repay. There's loans - these are things you do repay, generally after you finish school. Then there are other programs. For instance, there's Work Study. Work Study is like a grant, so you... show more
    Best answer: Financial aid for college can take many forms.

    There's scholarships and grants - these are money you don't repay.

    There's loans - these are things you do repay, generally after you finish school.

    Then there are other programs. For instance, there's Work Study. Work Study is like a grant, so you don't pay it back.

    However you don't just get the money up front - you get a job, and get paid by the government. It could be anything. Work in the library, work in the cafeteria somewhere, work as an office assistant, etc.

    When I was in school, part of my financial aid was in the form of work study, and I worked for my school's IT department. This was a win-win since the college was getting "free labor", and I was getting work experience with computers.

    Even before I had work study, however, I was still working at least 1 part time job. I didn't have a lot of money and every little bit helped. I would work in the cafeteria (you got 1 free meal per shift) and was also working as a computer consultant. The consultant job paid more money but didn't have many hours, which is why I kept the cafeteria job even though I hated it.

    A lot of students do work a part time job while in college to earn some extra money.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do people afford nyu?

    Best answer: I remember that the U.S. has a system which allows the college students to loan funds for tuition fees and return this loan with their job salaries. That's probably what most of those students do.
    Best answer: I remember that the U.S. has a system which allows the college students to loan funds for tuition fees and return this loan with their job salaries. That's probably what most of those students do.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Reasons why a scholarship could help me to pursue my dreams in college?

    Hi all! I’m applying for this scholarship and one of the questions it asks is “how this scholarship will help me develop my skills and aide my goals”. I want the scholarship because I’m not a really awesome student so i couldn’t really get an academic scholarship and let’s face it college is really expensive but i... show more
    Hi all! I’m applying for this scholarship and one of the questions it asks is “how this scholarship will help me develop my skills and aide my goals”. I want the scholarship because I’m not a really awesome student so i couldn’t really get an academic scholarship and let’s face it college is really expensive but i don’t want to say “i NEED the scholarship money for school” because i mean who doesn’t? But what are some could reasons to why a scholarship could help me to pursue my goals and how would this scholarship help me to make sure i achieve them? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Question about financial aid?

    My daughter will be applying for financial aid next year and I m wondering if it would benefit us if her dad and I hurried up our divorce. We have been separated for 8 years and filed our taxes separately. If we re divorced I believe they only count my income, but would they also count his if we ve filed taxes... show more
    My daughter will be applying for financial aid next year and I m wondering if it would benefit us if her dad and I hurried up our divorce. We have been separated for 8 years and filed our taxes separately. If we re divorced I believe they only count my income, but would they also count his if we ve filed taxes separately.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Do a full grown adult past 28 have to report that the parents get stamps on the student worksheet for college?

    I was asking this cause my girlfriend lives with her grandmother who gets stamps, but the grandmother name is on the card (not hers cause they are in her grandmother name). Plus I read that after 24 they are independent and don't go by parents/guardian info.
    I was asking this cause my girlfriend lives with her grandmother who gets stamps, but the grandmother name is on the card (not hers cause they are in her grandmother name). Plus I read that after 24 they are independent and don't go by parents/guardian info.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • If I live with an out of state relative on a full ride scholarship do I still pay out of state tuition.?

    Best answer: Residency for in-state tuition purposes isn't determined by where you live, but by where your parents live. Living with relatives usually does not qualify you for in-state tuition unless that relative has adopted you or been named your legal guardian. There are exceptions for students with unusual... show more
    Best answer: Residency for in-state tuition purposes isn't determined by where you live, but by where your parents live. Living with relatives usually does not qualify you for in-state tuition unless that relative has adopted you or been named your legal guardian. There are exceptions for students with unusual circumstances, such as a history of abuse, that makes it impossible for them to live with parents, but for the most part, if your parents live in Texas, that's the only state where you would qualify for in-state tuition, even if you are not living with your parents.
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What are your thoughts on student loans?

    advice, tips, and thoughts about student loans from students who have taking out loans. do you regret it because it put you in debt or are you happy you got the loan to advance your knowledge. did you pay it back, are you paying it back?
    advice, tips, and thoughts about student loans from students who have taking out loans. do you regret it because it put you in debt or are you happy you got the loan to advance your knowledge. did you pay it back, are you paying it back?
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What should I do? My Parents are blackmailing me with Fafsa?

    My parents won’t give me their tax information unless I go to a college they want, and do a major they want. They won’t let me go to art school, which was what I wanted to do since about the age of 5. Every single year as I got older, they became more and more annoyed that I wasn’t changing my mind and now they are... show more
    My parents won’t give me their tax information unless I go to a college they want, and do a major they want. They won’t let me go to art school, which was what I wanted to do since about the age of 5. Every single year as I got older, they became more and more annoyed that I wasn’t changing my mind and now they are doing this. We are not that rich, so I would be losing out on a good chance to get a lot of financial aid since I have nearly a 4.0 gpa, and a complete portfolio with multiple teacher rec’s almost complete. What should I do?
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Am I eligible for welfare at 18?

    I am 18 and I was kicked out of my parents house about 2 weeks ago. I have been staying with my boyfriend and his family. My job doesn't provide enough for me to make a living off of- once a week $17/hr. I was wondering if I can apply for welfare to help support myself more. I want to get back on me feet and... show more
    I am 18 and I was kicked out of my parents house about 2 weeks ago. I have been staying with my boyfriend and his family. My job doesn't provide enough for me to make a living off of- once a week $17/hr. I was wondering if I can apply for welfare to help support myself more. I want to get back on me feet and get my own apartment and be able to provide for myself. I am still in high school and I attend everyday. Please advise me as to whether or not I am eligible for welfare.
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I want to drop out of university but what will happen to my debt or GPA? I’m not lazy or anything but the school is way too expensive.?

    So i am a freshman at WSU and i’m Thinking of dropping out because it is way too much money and I don’t have money. But i’ll Let you know the situation I’m in right now... I was going to go to a University in my hometown but WSU told me i only needed to pay 5000 for the entire academic year, I thought that was a... show more
    So i am a freshman at WSU and i’m Thinking of dropping out because it is way too much money and I don’t have money. But i’ll Let you know the situation I’m in right now... I was going to go to a University in my hometown but WSU told me i only needed to pay 5000 for the entire academic year, I thought that was a good price. before I left I called 3 different people and the financial aid office and even checked my balance online,it said I owed 5000 to the school per academic year (not monthly). So i decided to go,drove 1500 miles and my parents dropped me off. Financial aid assured me that m fafsa and a pell grant would cover the price and I wouldn’t have to worry. It’s november and I have a 20,000 dollar bill and if I don’t pay it then i will be evicted, I don’t have any place to go, no family for at least 800 miles. WSU is being really difficult to work with, the lady who works in Housing is very unprofessional and rude. I tried to take a loan to try and pay the outstanding bill but i need a co-signer and don’t have one. I’ve applied to 5 different jobs just in case i do get kicked out. I don’t want to use my food card cause that’s just more money I have to owe. I don’t know what to do, I don’t know where to go, the only solution people at WSU would give me is to drop out. What would happen to my GPA? Where will my debt go if I drop out? What will happen to my credit? Who do i go to to ask these questions? To discuss me dropping out? WSU has proven to be no help.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Can I pay my loan back $5 a day?

    So with my current student loans I owe about 195 a month, I always pay 200 to keep it even and noticed my interest is roughly $2 a day. I realized if I set up autopay to take out $6.67 a day it would be about 200 a month. Is this a stupid idea?
    So with my current student loans I owe about 195 a month, I always pay 200 to keep it even and noticed my interest is roughly $2 a day. I realized if I set up autopay to take out $6.67 a day it would be about 200 a month. Is this a stupid idea?
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do colleges perform background checks for residency. Do they have access to government assistance, like medicaid?

    Best answer: We do not have access to government sites or your job history. In terms of federal student aid, regulations do permit us to request ANY document that that is needed to verify information on the FAFSA. So, we can't see the information directly, but we can request that you supply documentation and if you... show more
    Best answer: We do not have access to government sites or your job history. In terms of federal student aid, regulations do permit us to request ANY document that that is needed to verify information on the FAFSA. So, we can't see the information directly, but we can request that you supply documentation and if you don't, we can withhold aid (and may even be required to). However, in most cases, residency has more to do with questions of eligibility for in-state tuition. For that, each state and college has its own policies. In general, a school will ask that you provide proof of permanent residency in the state. This can include documents like a state driver's license, voter registration, a tax return from the state, a lease or mortgage, paystub showing you are employed in the state, etc.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago