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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceFinancial Aid · 2 months ago

Why are some people denied financial aid?

I wasn t, just curious.

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for college

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  • nancy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    There are a lot of reasons. In terms of federal student aid, the family income might be too high to qualify for grant aid (although you might still qualify for loan aid). But you could also be denied if you aren't a U.S. citizen (or eligible non-citizen), you were convicted of a drug crime, you are a male and didn't register for selective service, you didn't file a required tax return (or used the wrong filing status), you are in default on a previous loan or you have exceeded the maximum limits for aid, or your FAFSA was selected for verification and you didn't provide the requested documents. State aid and institutional aid have their own requirements, but typically, if you didn't qualify it is because you didn't meet one of their parameters.

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  • 1 month ago

    Possibilities include:

    - you & your parents have sufficient income & assets, or have alternative sources of funds available

    - not qualified to apply for financial aid (e.g. FAFSA is solely for US citizens & legal permanent residents) or to apply for a certain scholarship, etc.

    - failure to complete forms properly or provide required documentation

    - failure to meet application deadlines

    - insufficient financial aid funds available

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  • Laurie
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Some people are not eligible.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Because they don't make good victims.

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  • MS
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They use a formula to determine how much a student's family is expected to contribute to their education.  If that expected contribution is equal to or exceeds the cost of the education, then there is no federal aid awarded.  Some of these students can still earn aid in the forms of merit and private scholarships though. 

    • John1 month agoReport

      The formula you speak of (the EFC) is only used to determine eligibility for Federal Pell Grants, which is only one type of Federal Aid.  Anybody can still qualify for Federal Student Loans, regardless of what the EFC is.

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  • 2 months ago

    Usually, when people refer to financial aid, they are referring to the type based on financial need. In this case, there is a mathematical formula based on costs, income (usually parents), and other things. This is based of the FAFSA form. If your family makes too much money, you may receive no financial aid.

    Other financial aid, may be grants or scholarships given by the school. You may receive grants or scholarships based on high school academic performance or other things the school may take into consideration.

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  • 2 months ago

    Academic probation probably

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