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Financial Aid Applications Are certainly not as Tough as You Think

The ability to obtain the necessary fund regarding school involves filling out alot of paperwork. Many of the most important among all those forms are financial aid applications. Without these types of the necessary funds will never come flooding in for school. Some people worry they don’t qualify because their parents’ income or perhaps their income is too high. Yet, it is advised that all student should fill out the necessary forms annually. Even if a student is actually turned down its definitely worth the time to submit the paperwork, much like trying for a scholarship. There’s a tug of battle to see who can qualify for the funds, so distributing early puts pupils at the top of the lot.

Part of all of this filling out the FAFSA. Financial aid applications are only complete with this form. Almost all universities are required to have students fill out the Federal loan application by state requirement. There are strict due dates on when these have to be received. It’s best to go ahead and start the process at the beginning of the year. On the web forms have made the method alot easier. Indeed, there are quite a few money Questions, but these are as fundamental as having tax varieties available. Once you have filed this way, usually you will receive a reminder using your email when it’s time and energy to fill it out again for the year. Also, universities are good to let college students know when the due dates are. They’re usually published up all around campus.

The school’s educational funding applications will have work deadlines that need to be adhered to also. Most schools arranged these deadlines as an easy way of making things structured. It also narrows your competitors down for entrance. Sometimes admission is as simple as ensuring all the appropriate varieties are submitted in just a timely manner. Something to really consider when attempting to get your ducks in a row for the loan procedure. The forms don’t have to be intimidating. Usually the colleges are really good about supporting students sift through these to get them completed. Therefore, it doesn’t have to be because daunting of a procedure as people would certainly think it to be.

Comments: 42

  1. Luisa February 9, 2013 at 12:31 pm Reply

    Do med school in US accept GCSE o’level?
    I do have o’level certificate, indian board matriculation and high school national examination for international student. Can I go apply for med school using that certificate?
    Do I have to go to college first to get to med school?
    I’m on my third semester of med school in my country can I transfer to med school in US?
    Do they accept financial aid application from students outside US?

  2. Danilo March 12, 2013 at 10:15 pm Reply

    I’m going to a boarding school, but I need financial aid. I have to send the financial aid application with my admission application. Where do I get one?

  3. Ismael June 25, 2013 at 9:53 pm Reply

    When I filled out my FAFSA earlier this year, I checked the box saying I was planning on living on campus. However, within the past few months, the university I am going to has changed its housing prices and I am no longer sure I’m able to afford on campus living.

    I’ve never had this problem before, and I was wondering if I would get in trouble with the financial aid services if I ended up not living on campus? I think they take that into consideration when giving out grants, and I don’t want to be accused of fraud or have it negatively affect my financial aid application for next year.

  4. Dayle August 9, 2013 at 10:06 am Reply

    Hello, I just wanted to know if when I fill out my financial aid application I will need to put my parents income and my husband’s income too? Or just my husband’s income? I will depreciate if you can help me. Thank you.

  5. Gabriel August 28, 2013 at 6:56 am Reply

    My husband is attending UTI school for automotive and diesel. I’ve heard you can fill out more grants and government financial aid applications but we have no idea where to start. Help? We are from California if that helps any of you who are going to be answering 🙂

  6. Ali September 28, 2013 at 2:45 am Reply

    I’ve finished Financial Aid application and been approved. I was wondering how do I receive money/checks from FAFSA. And, I am planing to enroll summer class. Should/Can I just add class without further notification to school? How does FAFSA money go and come with the school? My FAFSA application has been approved, and I received approval massage from the school as well.

  7. Tyree October 2, 2013 at 6:37 am Reply

    I plan to go to college this fall. What is my next step after I finish my financial aid application? I already complete the application, but there’s still nothing in my email box or mail box… is there anything wrong? or I have to wait until I finish my application for this fall coming up

  8. Dong October 5, 2013 at 8:28 am Reply

    I made about $45,000 last year, my wife made about $10,000 (we do not itemize).
    We have one child (7 years old).
    My wife is trying to go college/ nursing program. We would like her to get financial aid but don’t think she will qualify with our income combined.
    If we file separately, does she only have to report HER income on financial aid applications?
    What are any other pros/ cons of filing separately or jointly?

  9. Kurt October 28, 2013 at 8:09 pm Reply

    On my international student financial aid application form, it asks me to list the names of the colleges and universities to which I am applying. I am applying to a bunch of schools but on the form there is only room for six. Is there a limit or should I write my top six choices?

  10. Newton November 1, 2013 at 3:18 pm Reply

    I want your opinion of weather or not my Mom made the right decision.

    So what happened was Mom was getting onto me about not being productive enough. She tells me I need to work harder on preparing for college, I spend too much time on the computer, etc. I was planning to finish my financial aid application that day and go to the bank for a check to make a down payment on the apartment. Mom doesn’t believe me and tells me I need to do “something” so she tells me I have ten minutes to change into work clothes to paint the house. Why she wanted me to paint the house above preparing for college is beyond me. And why out of the blue when it’s been 2 & 1/2 years since we painted anything, I’ll never know. I told her of my priorities and she got very angry.

    She went to my room and began throwing my stuff out the front door. She told me I could stay in the backyard and drink from the hose. The whole family pitched in and packed the rest of my belongings in boxes and bags. She sent my brother out to give me a flashlight and bug-spray but I decided to heck with it. I called a friend of mine and was able to set up staying at someones house for now.
    I don’t know how it’s going to work out and I don’t know how I’m going to go to Idaho, but for now, considering the situation things are ok.

    I just know that having a good relationship with my mom is impossible. She never listens to me. She’s always telling me that I have accomplished nothing in my life and she treats me like a mental lost cause. I want you to be completely honest, who is in the wrong?

    On top of that, she kicked me out a week before thanksgiving. Oh, and she never planned to help pay for college so this may help me get a grant.
    I do appreciate the advice caper. I don’t expect sympathy. I really did want advice and that is what you gave me. I went to their house last night and tried to have a talk. Dad laughed at everything I said, then he got angry and started throwing things. They were both very angry at me. See, gossip spreads and everyone found out quickly. They say that I ruined their lives.

    I wanted to talk to them about my feelings, listen to their feelings, and come up with a compromise. But they couldn’t do that. They listened to what I had to say but they didn’t really think about it. I’ve made mistakes. I’ll be the first to tell you that. I could fill a blank book with the mistakes I’ve made and think about a sequel. But they refused to believe that they did anything wrong. They said they weren’t perfect, but they couldn’t come up with a single thing that made them imperfect.

    The whole family pitched in because my younger brother was really exited to get his own ro
    *own room. I have a decent relationship with my siblings.

    In the end, last night Mom offered me the couch to sleep on. I knew that Dad would be angry at Mom for letting me indoors. I chose to sleep outside for Mom’s sake.

    What you say makes sense, but you just don’t understand my family. Despite what happened, I’m still glad I went. At least now I can say that I won’t regret leaving and never looking back.

  11. Maxie January 1, 2014 at 5:24 am Reply

    Its been almost three weeks since I submitted my Financial aid application to my college. They said it would take about 2-3 weeks to process. I am a little worried that it hasn’t come in yet. Is this normal??? Does it take a whole three weeks to process?

  12. Elbert January 14, 2014 at 6:12 am Reply

    I have really been wanting to go to college but I’m denied financial aid because my dad makes too much money. I live with my sister and we split bills and do everything on our own without any help from our parents. According to financial aid applications If you are under the age of twenty-three(or maybe it’s twenty-four) your parents still help you financially. Also, he has not offered to even help me pay for college and he knows I can’t afford it. I do have KHEAS money I got from making good grades in school. But I can only use it for a couple semesters and only for a couple classes not including book fees. I live in Kentucky. Thank you in advance for any advice you can give me!

  13. Lance January 30, 2014 at 5:55 pm Reply

    I am in the process of filling out the CSS PROFILE application for financial aid and I am up to the section: Parents’ Business (BA). My father is a Taxi Driver and he is self-employed. The Taxi Medallion is his own. My father’s job is the only source of income to support the family. Is my father’s job considered a business? If it is not, do I just leave the Parents’ Business section empty? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in Advance!!

  14. Mario February 2, 2014 at 10:45 am Reply

    i applied for financial aid a several months ago. i have recieved a summary of what fafsa has for me…i did verify everything.
    when do i know for sure i am eligible and will get financial aid. (i already logged into the web site and already spoke with my student advisor)
    i start school early…i’m starting in july.
    i haven’t heard anything yet…what do i do now?

  15. Alaine February 21, 2014 at 9:43 pm Reply

    I’ve submitted my college applications and my FAFSA form as well and I was wondering where am I supposed to find the Financial Aid Package for the schools? Thanks in advance 🙂
    Thanks, really cleared things up

  16. Keith February 21, 2014 at 9:43 pm Reply

    I’m going to apply for a college financial aid after i finished high school, but i know nothing about it, can anyone tell me that what does it depend on? On parent’s income or my income? I heard my friend said if i didn’t pay tax, i can’t get any help from the government.

  17. Galen February 22, 2014 at 12:53 am Reply

    i submitted it yday and its in the processing stage. this is the first time ive applied for financial aid and wondering how the process works. once its processed what happens next? im looking to attend school in the fall. how often do i need to fill out the application, is it by qtr or yearly?

    Any help would be great, im new to this

  18. Ara February 22, 2014 at 7:37 am Reply

    I am 27 years old living on my own and working full time. I want to go back to school full time, but this means I wont be able to keep my full time job. I will have to find a new part time job, but if I do that I am afraid I wont be able to pay for my apt. Does financial aid help with housing? Or is it only books and classes? Oh and it’s for a community college. I don’t know if that makes a difference or not. Thanks!

  19. Woodrow February 22, 2014 at 8:12 am Reply

    Or do they only check their application that the students submit

  20. Alfonso February 22, 2014 at 8:12 am Reply

    i opened a saving account for Washington Mutual. I plan to save money by depositing the financial aid money to that saving account. Is it okay if i have too much money (like 3000) in that account?? would they stop giving me the money???

  21. Leilani February 22, 2014 at 9:08 am Reply

    Im 20. Bf is in military. He wanna elope. I am in college and am Due to sign up for 2012/2013 financial aid. Mind u I still live with my mom who claims me on income tax an does parent loans through financial aid. Do you guys think my bf can hide marriage from our family for a whole year? Or will they find out? Do I have to put I am married on financial aid or can I get by without?
    Sounds stupid but I need the most logical answer so
    I can shove it in his
    Immature face and get him off my back…. Thanks!!!(:

  22. Doreatha February 22, 2014 at 9:08 am Reply

    hi i will be attended college next fall, and i want to know what financial aid is, when i fill out application, what exactly is it going to do?
    do i still have to pay for college? can you fill me in on financial aid please?

  23. Kasha February 25, 2014 at 10:38 am Reply

    i am applying for financial aid, i am a dependent student. i live with one parent and have no contact with the other parent. the parent i am living with, parent A, has two last names. on the FAFSA, i used one last name. however, when parent A files her income taxes, she uses the other last name (not the one i used in the application). the colleges i am applying to require a copy of the income taxes. what should i do? and more importantly, will this jeopardize my chances of getting financial aid since the colleges will have two different names on file?

  24. Yuko February 25, 2014 at 10:39 am Reply

    im going to school to get my AS degree for nursing and im wondering how many books do i have to buy and will financial aid cover the cost of books

  25. Lance March 4, 2014 at 4:51 am Reply

    So I’ve applied to at least 6 different schools and they all have different dealines, but I’m not talking about the FASFA…I just don’t get it how can the financial aid applications be due before the actual application for that school? What’s that about? I really can’t explain myself..So here’s this link

    right under financial aid it says :
    Financial Aid

    * Financial aid deadline: Not reported
    * Financial aid priority deadline: 15-FEB

    But i don’t get it since the FASFA isn’t due yet..

  26. Esperanza March 8, 2014 at 1:24 am Reply

    Can you get financial aid for on-line college courses? If so, any sites you can recommend?

  27. Willard March 8, 2014 at 1:25 am Reply

    What kind of financial aid is available for school or anything else if i move out of the house and live on my own? My perents are not gona pay for my college so there for i have to move out and be on my own to recive financial aid. I just want to know how does it all work, and what kind of financial aid could i recive?

  28. Obdulia March 9, 2014 at 6:48 pm Reply

    Can I still apply for financial aid assistance in September or October to help pay for 2009 spring classes?

  29. Maragret March 9, 2014 at 6:48 pm Reply


    I’m applying to Stanford this year, and I was searching for financial aid forms to fill out, but I can’t seem to find them. As far as I can tell, Stanford requires FAFSA, CSS, and tax documents. Is there no Stanford-specific form to fill out?

    I’ve also done the Cornell application, and Cornell DOES have an actual financial aid form to fill out PLUS FAFSA, CSS, and tax forms.

    Help clear this up, anyone? Thanks

  30. Lawrence March 9, 2014 at 6:48 pm Reply

    I am a little confuse about this financial Aid or in other words Federal Aid student Application (FAFSA) is this a program when the government pay for my college or part of it or it is like a loan? I am new on this and I’m not from this country so please i’d like your help. thank you for your answers.
    I am US Citizen. and I just would love back to school

  31. Viki March 10, 2014 at 4:46 pm Reply

    I’m looking at colleges since I’ll have to apply in the fall. At first I thought that financial aid was only for those who need assistance, such as those who can not afford college. Then I heard that financial aid is also scholarships, which of course, I would like to recieve information from the school on. Should I check the box for finanical aid if I want a scholarship but can afford college?

  32. Ivory March 23, 2014 at 8:57 pm Reply

    i am a 52 year old divorced aa female lpn who would like to return to school via classes on a physical campus or via internet to study computer science and/or computer science and engineering i need to find out if i qualify for financial aid

  33. Bertram March 23, 2014 at 11:32 pm Reply

    I applied to UF late January and was accepted April 2nd. I had filed FAFSA January fourth and in ISIS says that the university got it Jan. 20th. Now they are telling me that I might have missed out on additional aid because I was accepted after the March 15th priority date. On the financial aid website says that you should file your FAFSA before this date not get accepted by this date! Now because of this I might have to get private loans for about $8,000. Is this correct? Am just a little skeptical because the person I spoke to couldn’t speak Inglish correctly. Some info please.

  34. Alexa April 28, 2014 at 11:44 am Reply

    I’ve been hearing recently that if you go to a college for a year or a semester then decide to transfer somewhere else your financial aid may be taken away or it might become less. Is this true, any experience?

  35. Evan May 8, 2014 at 5:24 pm Reply

    At a UC college, the application fee is $60 per college. Would I be able to get financial aid for the application fee?

  36. Terrell May 11, 2014 at 4:31 pm Reply

    FAFSA says I qualify for $5,500 of financial aid… at least I think thats what it says (^.^’)
    So I go to the financial aid office at my school and then what???
    Just not that: thnx. that sux _-_ but would I be able to get it for next semester???

  37. Hal May 14, 2014 at 5:54 pm Reply

    i am a student on my second year at a community college, and i am transferring next year to a university and instead of living in the dorm i would like to get an apartment. i receive financial aid already except this time i would like to take out a loan that will cover my schooling for the next 2 years so like a 20000 loan. i know its possible to get one, i just dont know how to go about it and my parents dont no anything… so any help would be great thanks

  38. Tristan May 28, 2014 at 2:12 pm Reply

    Hi, I am looking to move to the Boston area to attend the Le Cordon Bleu school for pastry and baking. I was going to go a few years ago, but I had some money issues, now I am not sure what to do. I was wondering if anyone had an ideas about websites or any advice on how to get financial aid or scholarship money for this type of school? I also have another problem. They don’t have on campus housing so I would need to find an apartment. Any advice on that would also be helpful. Thanks!

  39. Glayds May 28, 2014 at 5:40 pm Reply

    What are the standards for getting financial aid? How little amount of money does one need to make to get a good sized loan?? How do you get a Perkins loan?-do they determine this or do I have to let them know that this is what i want??

  40. Weldon May 29, 2014 at 3:15 am Reply

    I’m confused by FAFSA and the whole financial aid scenario and how it works. So I am an independent and receive no money from my parents for college funds and I have no idea how to receive financial aid. My roommate is low income and receives free tuition from the university plus living expenses. However my roommate did not apply for any scholarships or any grants or anything besides FAFSA.

    So if I were to fill out FAFSA would I receive the same amount of money and aid as my roommate? I make less than him and so do my parents compared to my his parents.

    Also how would I go about acquiring financial aid on a non merit based level?

  41. Richard June 6, 2014 at 1:26 am Reply

    My school is not helping AT ALL!

    Ok, so we have a friend of mine that is living at my house because her mother is a really abusive lady. She is crazy and always verbally abuses her and so i told my parents and they let her live with us. She has been at my house almost a year and when we were applying for financial aid when it came to the parents part, we wanted to enter my parents information because she’s been living with us and my parents have been supporting her with no help from her mother.

    So we dont know what to do.

    I asked one of our financial aid representatives and they said to asnwer question #56

    but it talks about being emancipated by court.

    can someone help me? please this is urgent
    My parents dont want me to enter any false information but there isnt a way to state that she isnt living or is getting money from her mom.
    when i entered question #56 it only lets us say that they are living alone and not with us

  42. Tamie June 21, 2014 at 3:32 am Reply

    I am 17 and planning on going to a community college for a associates degree in marketing.
    I would be living with friends but my parents would still be supporting me until I get a job.
    They cannot afford all of the college so I would need some financial aid.
    Again I am 17 and have a GED. I have only had 1 job before and it was in 2008.
    Do I qualify?

    Thank you

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