||03-15-2012 07:56 AM
Decoding Financial Aid
So I finished my FAFSA the other day and it says I have an EFC of around 9000. I have been working full time for the past 18 months, saving $ for school (income around 35000 before taxes). It says I will be able to get 20,500 in Stafford Loans, but clearly that won't be enough for what I need.
Where does the gap money come from? Can any current students help me? This also concerns me since my EFC should be 0 since I won't be working full time in school. Maybe a part time for some quick cash. I'm going to Nova, if that helps, but any insight is helpful since I'm the first person in my entire extended family (a LOT of people) to be accepted to a doctoral program and I'm lost.