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Financial Aid Confusion

extremelyrealname

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    If my school is estimating an 8000 dollar family contribution and subsequently reduces my "financial aid eligibility" to $8000 lower than the total cost of attendance, does that limit how much loan money I can apply for? My family is not supporting me, but my school required their info and I had planned on applying for loans for the full cost of attendance
     

    smukke

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      Don't supply it to them? I didn't. At my school the only time family income was required was for scholarships and I knew my family's income would make me ineligible anyways since almost all of them were need based.

      Talk to your fin aid office.
       

      gonnif

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        Don't supply it to them? I didn't. At my school the only time family income was required was for scholarships and I knew my family's income would make me ineligible anyways since almost all of them were need based.

        Talk to your fin aid office.
        1) Some require family income to process any financial aid
        2) the family contribution doesnt take away from amount of loan you can request
         
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