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USC financial aid (???!!!)-- please help

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by WaitingImpatiently, Feb 24, 2002.

  1. WaitingImpatiently

    WaitingImpatiently Long Member
    7+ Year Member

    Jan 29, 2002
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    If anybody can help me out here, that would be great. During my interview date, we were running behind schedule, so we didn't get an official orientation/FA talk.

    I'm a big-time procrastinator, but I decided to start working on my FA materials today. When I opened up my USC SOM FA Handbook yesterday, I saw that the deadline for the FAFSA and the Supplemental FA form was 2/28/02.

    HOWEVER, today, when I was looking through the USC SOM FA Application (red booklet), I noticed that these items are under a bold headline: "By February 15, 2002." What confuses me, though, is that the deadlines are still 2/28. It says this regarding the FAFSA: "completed online or paper application must recevied at the processor, using USC's federal school code, 001328, by the deadline of midnight EST on 2/28/2002." So what's with the "By Feb 15, 2002" line? Is it just a recommendation? Does it take 2 weeks before FAFSA is transmitted from the central processing center to the individual schools?

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  3. Scooby Doo

    Scooby Doo IEatShavedPussyCats
    10+ Year Member

    Jul 9, 2001
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    Hellz, I didn't even get a friggin sheet telling me about financial aid...i swear, USC is VERY unorganized!
  4. I didnt like USC at all....in fact, we didnt have a financial/aid planning tour, and I had to stay on CAMPUS

    for 2 freaking hours between interviews...

    this was my plan guys

    get there at 8:00
    sit in class, wait for 2 hours
    1st interview
    wait 2 more hours
    lunch tour
    wait 4 hours <img border="0" alt="[Pissy]" title="" src="graemlins/pissy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Pissy]" title="" src="graemlins/pissy.gif" />
    then 2nd interview 10 minutes late!!!!

    at the end I was like :mad: :oops:

    I'm not coming here

    it's feb. 28th, don't worry too much...
  5. Meizy

    Meizy Member
    7+ Year Member

    Jan 26, 2002
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    I also didn't get anything about financial aid or deadlines in my red folder... hmm...
  6. Sunlyght

    Sunlyght Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Dec 13, 2000
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    ok, I go to usc as an undergrad and this is how it goes. Their financial aid deadlines are universial throughout all the campuses. File your FAFSA and PROFILE as soon as possible. THe actual deadline is March 2nd or something like that. It is the beginning of march though. They put feb 15th so that it allows time for your mail to get to wherever it needs to be by March 2nd. So don't worry, Just file this week.

    Hope that helps

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