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- Nov 2, 2007
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So... how do we go about this? What forms do we need to fill out?
I'm pretty certain that if you do not include your parental information on the FAFSA or individual school applications you are only eligible for unsubsidized federal stafford loans
I'm pretty confused about this financial aid stuff. I am going to declare myself independent for Tufts since I will be paying for school completely on my own (I'm past the official 5 year mark so I qualify for their affidavit of independence and have a house and family of my own) but can I still fill out my parents info on FAFSA so as to get the Health Professions loan? I will not be receiving any money from my parents for school. But is Tufts going to wonder what's going on if I say I'm independent but give their info for FAFSA which I believe they see in the end too?
Yes, as I said earlier, it isn't the staffords rather the Health Professions Loan that requires parental information.
So, the fafsa we fill out needs to have 2007 tax information correct? So we have to wait for our W2's from this year, do our taxes and then fill it out?
thanks for any info.
I'm sorry, I should qualify my earlier statement. Unless you go through the process of declaring yourself financially independent (at least for the last five years) you are only eligible for unsubsidized staffords and graduate PLUS, I believe. I think the schools differ in their leniency for accepting financial independence.