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FAFSA: When will we hear??

Discussion in 'Financial Aid' started by Brian20, Feb 25, 2002.

  1. Brian20

    Brian20 Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 3, 2001
    New York

    I was wondering if you could tell me when we will hear about the status of our fafsa applications. I haven't gotten anything in the snail mail or email. I was wondering at what point i should worry about my financial aide stuff.

    another thing, why do they ask you if you are going to professional school? Do we get more money?

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  3. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    did you do the web-based application? i got a reply back in 3 days.
  4. rxfudd

    rxfudd 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 13, 2001
    Chicago suburbs
    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Brian20:
    why do they ask you if you are going to professional school? Do we get more money?
    </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yes - lots more...
  5. Wahoo

    Wahoo Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    They ask if you're a professional student because if you are then you're automatically considered as an independent by the government.
  6. FoxyDoc

    FoxyDoc Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 18, 2000
    Did you guys fill out the FAFSA pre or post having your taxes done? From my understanding, as advised by a financial aid office, I must wait until mine and my parents taxes have been completed. It's really annoying because the deadline for to turn in FAFSA to receive aid from this school is March 1...I'm just going to make it.
  7. PunkRockDoc

    PunkRockDoc Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 7, 2002
    I completed my taxes before I submitted my FAFSA. But my parents hadn't. I gave them a month to get them done, but my parents are slow and the school's deadline was March 1. My Dad ended up doing a rough estimate, and that's what I submitted. There's an update form that you can fill out later to make changes to you profile, so you can update your parents' info later.

    My fiance works in a financial aid department at another school, and she says that it's perfectly acceptable to send in estimates.
  8. altaskier

    altaskier Altaholics Anonymous 92' 7+ Year Member

    Nov 12, 2001
    They say 2-3 weeks.
  9. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2001
    anchorage, ak
    I used estimates. If I'd waited on my parents, I'd have been waiting forever. They usually get multiple extentions.

    I did the on-line app and had my EFC immediately, and email notification that my FAFSA had been processed the next day.

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