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FAFSA, difference between 4th and 5th year?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by TheGreatHunt, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. TheGreatHunt

    TheGreatHunt High Performance
    7+ Year Member

    Jan 5, 2007
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    So I'm filling out my FAFSA and I see that there is a section where it says "5th year undergraduate" and I suddenly realized: Am I getting less money now? I've only applied for the FAFSA for two years, and the other two years I took out of pocket in order to pay(I was living at home and working 30+ hours a week).

    Anyone know how this works?
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  3. coral

    coral Member
    5+ Year Member

    Jun 9, 2005
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    I did 2 extra quarters beyond the standard 4 years and was ineligible for grant money, but eligible for loans--stafford and plus as I remember. I think you are able to receive four years worth of federal grant money for undergrad, so since this is the third time you are applying, I would imagine you are still eligible. Nonetheless, perfect reason to pop into your undergrad's financial aid office and ask.

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