Really? that's not what the folks at Columbia told me. They said you can declare residency. It doesn't matter I wasn't going to ask for a loan anyways.Originally posted by avingupta
woodsy, Im pretty sure Ive already told you this but you can never declare residency without citizenship or a greencard. Every year you will be a visa student, which means that every year, you must renew your visa and start from scratch. You will never be eligible for FAFSA.
And getting a greencard is no easy task...especially in this day and age...10 years ago, the only reason my father had a chance because he was a skilled worker and his company in Boston spent lots of their own money in sponsoring him. Even then, It took him 8 years to get the greencard. As a dental student, Im sure you will not be considered a skilled worker, or would your university sponsor you, so dont bank on it.
Well then, the people at Columbia either didnt know you were Canadian or are on crack.Really? that's not what the folks at Columbia told me. They said you can declare residency. It doesn't matter I wasn't going to ask for a loan anyways.
Getting a green card? Impregnate an American girl and marrry her...haha.I'll let the family take care of the American citizenship stuff, I'm just here to learn and then make some cash.