1. Daddy_Squidward


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    FAFSA is forcing me to have a "household size: 3" if I include my parents info. Are we supposed to put 3 even if that's a lie?

    I'll be 30 when I matriculate and haven't lived with my parents for quite a while. I need to include them in my FAFSA for need-based aid from my institution. If I include them there are certain boxes that get greyed out and auto-filled, meaning I can't adjust them. Is one of those boxes. It's...
  3. Lifeblood_20

    Filing/modifying FAFSA too early at this point?

    Hi, I submitted FAFSA in October with filler schools that I planned to modify as my cycle results solidify. Since then, I have resubmitted once after modifying my school list to include schools where I have gotten interviews, but it is not up to date in that regard. Currently, I am still waiting...
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    FAFSA: submit now or wait a month to have a lower, more accurate reflection of household income?

    I am far from an expert on financial-related things and could use some insight on this situation I'm in. From what I've gathered, it's best to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible to be considered for school-specific scholarships. Also, even if you're completely independent, you have to list...
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    Financial Aid ?

    I apologize in advance if I sound ignorant, but is the financial aid package we will be receiving just LOAN money? There's no "free" money, essentially. Everything we receive in our financial aid package will need to be paid back? Also, which type of loan (Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Grad PLUS...
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    Average Grants and Scholarships Offered by Texas Medical Schools - Advice for A Pre-Med

    Hello everyone. This is a Texas Pre-Med here. While researching Medicine and Medical schools, I have been focusing, nowadays, on the grants and all the different types of aid I can receive if (Hopefully) I get accepted to a Medical school/various Medical schools. So, can you guys guide me on...
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    Reporting parental income for married student

    I am in the process of applying for financial aid. The medical school I will be attending requires that parental income be included if you are under the age of 32, which I am. However, I am married and am completely financially independent. I have not received any financial assistance from my...
  8. P

    Help with financial aid please!!!!

    Hello. I am growing very confused and feeling kind of hopeless about this. I just filled out Fafsa. I am aware that the maximum loan eligibility for the direct stafford federal loan is around 42k or 21k per semester. I made $0 in income in 2017 so I did not include a tax return. I included...
  9. Master Thinker

    Can schools see other schools on FAFSA

    Hey guys, I am thinking about completing my FAFSA application and was wondering if medical schools can see other schools that I list on there? I am still waiting for schools that are potentially higher up on my list (these schools recommend submitting FAFSA as early as possible)....would them...
  10. W

    How does my spouse effect financial aid?

    So I am marrying a med student the summer before he heads to med school. He has no undergrad debt and I have a good bit of undergrad debt. He got lots of grants for undergrad based on his parent's financials. So my questions are: does he have to do this year's FAFSA in regards to us and not...
  11. Piglet2020

    Waitlist after April 30th?

    Hello everyone, I’ve been accepted into 1 school & waitlisted in the other. Do I need to withdraw from the waitlisted school by April 30th? On another note, would it be wise to add waitlisted school on fafsa or wait until there’s acceptance in hand?
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    Is it better to fill out FAFSA before or after you are accepted to optometry school?

    I have a feeling I should just submit it ASAP regardless of acceptance but not sure if that would negatively affect my aid. Anyone else put multiple schools on their FAFSA? My interviews so far don't start until March so I probably won't be accepted until mid-late March.
  13. musclesmiyagi

    Scholarship Information?

    Current medical and podiatry school applicant. So far I have 4 out of 5 interviews to the podiatry schools I applied to; BUCPM, TUCPM, SCPM, & KSCPM. None for med school at the moment. Eventually the talk about tuition will come depending on the school I choose. So, I would just like to...
  14. Piglet2020

    FAFSA help!

    Where can I find my FSA ID? I clicked to start a new account and got this: Enter your (the student's) FSA ID I was accepted a while back but I didn't receive anything about FSA ID in my acceptance letter. Thanks. Edit: Do I need to create a new account or is this ID given to you by the med...
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    Filling out FAFSA Confusion/Questions

    Hey peeps, So I'm trying to start my FAFSA for the upcoming year and have a couple questions. I'm currently a senior finishing up my bachelors degree and plan on starting dental school this upcoming summer. 1) Starting out with a general one: if I submit by the end of this week, will schools...
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    FAFSA Application: Before or After Acceptances?

    Does anyone know when we are supposed to submit FAFSA? At my interview in september they said to do it as soon as FAFSA opens, but from SDN threads etc it doesn't seem to matter as long as its before the deadline of March/April as dental school is rolling admissions. I've called about 3 dental...
  17. Piglet2020

    Med Merit Scholarships

    Do merit scholarship decisions come out around the same time as financial aid packages (~Spring)? Can it be combined with need-based grants/FAFSA? How likely do med schools give merit scholarships anyways? Is it just for top percentile students? I don't think I would get a full scholarship for...
  18. uhds

    Do FAFSA now or later?

    Hey guys, I was doing a supplemental app and it asked if I applied for the FAFSA for the application year, my question is if I should do it now or I can hold off on doing it?
  19. auferstehen92

    FAFSA: IRS DRT not working?

    Has anyone completed their FAFSA recently? Every time I try to link to the IRS DRT the site is under maintenance. I'm already late in the game for finishing my FAFSA, so just would it be better to do the IRS data entry manually?
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    FAFSA Housing Plan Question

    Hello all, While filling the FAFSA for this year, I came upon the "Housing Plan" question, which asks you to denote "on campus/"off campus"/living with a parent as your housing plan for the school year. I've searched up a couple threads here but have been unable to find a definitive answer (and...
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    Question regarding FAFSA

    Should I include a school on FAFSA if I've only been waitlisted there? Thanks.
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    Marriage going into vet school: FAFSA

    My boyfriend and I have been seriously discussing marriage for the past few months. The likelihood he will propose before the end of the spring semester is 80%. My question is how would getting married affect FAFSA/financial aid going into vet school? Beneficial? Negative? Other info: Him: 26...
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    Why on FAFSA does it recommend entering parental info if you're going to be a medical student? What's the advantage/disadvantage/difference between entering parent info and not?
  24. bushybr0ws

    FAFSA/school code question

    I want to get a jump on my financial aid stuff over Christmas break, while I still have some time. Luckily, I've already been accepted to a couple of MD schools, but I'm waiting to hear back from a few other places (including my top choice). When I am filling out the FAFSA, and there's the...
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    FAFSA - Is medical school considered college?

    As an independent, my household size is 1. I am no longer in college and am applying during my gap year. I was confused when I arrived at this question and have searched the internet for answers to no avail. "How many people in your household will be in college in 2017-2018?" Are medical...
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    Will FASFA Provide Support for MD/DO After Supporting Both Undergrad and Grad school?

    Hi all, I am in the final semester of an MSOT program, but recently have been thinking about expanding my scope of practice and taking the leap into an MD/DO program. However, as the title suggests, I am unsure if FASFA will provide any financial support. Is any one familiar with this, or...
  27. rxboy1996

    FAFSA Pharmacy School

    How should I go about this? I plan on attending a private pharmacy school so in-state/out of state status doesn't exactly matter. But how do I go about getting the most funds? I am not aware of the major differences between financial aid in professional school vs. undergrad. I will have a...
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    2016-2017 When to FAFSA when interviewing?

    Ok, so I've used the search function (UTSF), the google machine and my pre-med adviser to no avail... When are we supposed to file our FAFSA now that we can in October? I have one acceptance, a bunch of interviews scheduled and some I'm still waiting to hear back from. My pre-med adviser told me...
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    what does post-bac count as for FAFSA?

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    What is considered public assistance?

    I have been asked on secondary if my family has received public assistance. Do FAFSA grants (Pell grants, etc) count as public assistance? Does receiving Medi-Cal count as public assistance?
  31. L

    FAFSA/UC-transfer student/turning 24 y.o

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    Advice about medical student loans?

    Hello! I'm seeking some objective third-party advice about the amount of student loan I should take. I'm very happy and blessed to say that I will be attending medical school this coming Fall :). That being said, I'm unsure of what I should do financially. Here's the situation: I've been...
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    Applying for FAFSA while waitlisted

    Hey everyone! I'm currently waitlisted at some schools and I'm a little confused about how I should apply for FAFSA. Should I just enter the names of the schools that I'm waitlisted at even though I haven't received an acceptance yet? Thanks!
  34. sohel.dmc63


    I am planning to go for the Johns Hopkins MPH. It will cost me about 80,000 (62,000 tution fee + 18,000). I don't have much idea about FAFSA, since it is my first time dealing with it. My plan is to pay all of the expense with FAFSA loan. Is it possible to get this high amount of loan from FAFSA...
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    Financial Aid Before Acceptance

    Hey guys, I don't know much about financial aid and I haven't been accepted to any schools yet, but if I will need to apply for financial aid, are there any forms or paperwork that I would need to fill out before hearing back from schools (such as FAFSA)? Or will I be able to do everything...
  36. LindaAccepted

    Medical Quick FAFSA Facts

    Help them help you by applying! It’s January. The holidays are over, people are working on (or already breaking) their new year’s resolutions… and it’s time to file the FAFSA. Here are a few must-know facts and tips: • The FAFSA is the first step towards qualifying for federal and state...
  37. R

    Gap Year- Financial Aid

    I am considering taking a gap year between undergrad and med school and am currently dependent on FAFSA loans. I was wondering how the gap year effects my student loans. I understand that I need to start paying after 6 months out of school, but when I reenter medical school do my undergrad loans...