• FASFA question?

    I have to fill out the FASFA by myself; my parents are married and filed a married filing joint for taxes, and their individual earnings don't show up on the tax return transcript from the IRS. The FASFA is asking me to enter their earnings separately (parent 1 and parent 2), but I only have one total income... show more
    I have to fill out the FASFA by myself; my parents are married and filed a married filing joint for taxes, and their individual earnings don't show up on the tax return transcript from the IRS. The FASFA is asking me to enter their earnings separately (parent 1 and parent 2), but I only have one total income number. What should I do?
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Around how much will fafsa give me?

    I am the daughter of a single parent (mother passed away) and my dad only makes around 30k a year. I plan on going to a school that's 40k a year. How much would FAFSA most likely give me?
    I am the daughter of a single parent (mother passed away) and my dad only makes around 30k a year. I plan on going to a school that's 40k a year. How much would FAFSA most likely give me?
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • FAFSA STUDENT BANK ACCOUNT SAVINGS QUESTION?

    Best answer: Relax--you haven't committed fraud. The FAFSA simply asks you to report the amount of your savings on the day you submit the FAFSA. It doesn't matter where you keep it, so whether it's in a bank, in your pocket, or under your bed, as long as you report the amount, you're fine. As for the EFC,... show more
    Best answer: Relax--you haven't committed fraud. The FAFSA simply asks you to report the amount of your savings on the day you submit the FAFSA. It doesn't matter where you keep it, so whether it's in a bank, in your pocket, or under your bed, as long as you report the amount, you're fine. As for the EFC, only 25% of student assets are included in the formula that calculates the EFC. While any amount of income could potentially affect the EFC, it's very unlikely that such a small amount would affect it enough to make any difference in your aid. Re: 529 Plans: the value of these plans also has to be reported on the FAFSA. It will count a bit more as a student asset than it would as a parental asset, but either way it's not going to matter much. And, of course, if your parent's income is too high for grant eligibility, it wouldn't matter whether you have 7 hundred or 7 million dollars in savings because you're already not grant eligible. If you're really worried about it, you can avoid having to report it on the FAFSA by simply spending it (preferably on something for college) before you complete the FAFSA. That way you can truthfully report that you have 0 in savings.
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • Will I have to take out 200k of loans for grad school if I don’t qualify for any scholarships?

    It is in my understanding that the only aid graduate programs provide are loans and scholarships.
    It is in my understanding that the only aid graduate programs provide are loans and scholarships.
    5 answers · 7 days ago
  • What can I use my Pell grant money for?

    I got the disbursement check for my Pell grant today, and I’m not sure what I can use it for? Can I use it for things other than school stuff? Do I have to give receipts to anyone?
    I got the disbursement check for my Pell grant today, and I’m not sure what I can use it for? Can I use it for things other than school stuff? Do I have to give receipts to anyone?
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • What is Tuition ?

    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Having a problem with my FAFSA because my mother filed Head of Household even though she's married?

    I got an email from the college i want to attend saying that was an issue and I would have to either provide proof of them living seperately, (which they're not) or they'd have to refile their 2015 tax return. This is annoying because she already filed it and when I told her about it, she was saying she has... show more
    I got an email from the college i want to attend saying that was an issue and I would have to either provide proof of them living seperately, (which they're not) or they'd have to refile their 2015 tax return. This is annoying because she already filed it and when I told her about it, she was saying she has no idea what they're talking about and she was told by her tax preparer that she should do it head of household. My dad was unemployed at the time and my mom was handling everything financially, so she did it head of household. Something needs to be done, and fast. I have no idea what. What do you think?
    12 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can a student receive university scholarships while still in high school like grade 12?

    I wanted to know if a student that is about to graduate high school can receive sholarships from university or if they have to graduate first
    I wanted to know if a student that is about to graduate high school can receive sholarships from university or if they have to graduate first
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • I recently got married and my husband is a DACA recipient. I am a full time student and receive financial aid. Will I still be eligible?

    Best answer: Yes. The FAFSA is based on the citizenship status of the student, not the spouse (it doesn't even ask what the spouse's status is). However, for the 2018/19 FAFSA you will need to include his income and assets, even though he is not a citizen.
    Best answer: Yes. The FAFSA is based on the citizenship status of the student, not the spouse (it doesn't even ask what the spouse's status is). However, for the 2018/19 FAFSA you will need to include his income and assets, even though he is not a citizen.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Are there other scholarship options in the US than GPA-based ones for International students?

    I have a low GPA (in Austria) but it's my absolute dream to do my master's in the US. Just affording on my own seems impossible. Are there options for me, any idea?
    I have a low GPA (in Austria) but it's my absolute dream to do my master's in the US. Just affording on my own seems impossible. Are there options for me, any idea?
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Did fasfa cut me off?

    I accepted a subsidized loan for $1,750 and an unsubsizidized loan for $1,000. I checked my balance the other day and it said -21 dollars on my college payment. I revived my fasfa check today. It was only $21.. anyone know why? Is this it or am I getting another one? I am on financial warning but what am I supposed... show more
    I accepted a subsidized loan for $1,750 and an unsubsizidized loan for $1,000. I checked my balance the other day and it said -21 dollars on my college payment. I revived my fasfa check today. It was only $21.. anyone know why? Is this it or am I getting another one? I am on financial warning but what am I supposed to do with 21 dollars?
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • FAFSA VS Pell Grant?

    So I applied for FAFSA this year as it's my first year in college but unfortunately there wasn't a lot of information given and I wasn't able to attend to almost any meetings about it. I recently got the Pell Grant and I was wondering if that's technically the FAFSA? I've been told the FAFSA is... show more
    So I applied for FAFSA this year as it's my first year in college but unfortunately there wasn't a lot of information given and I wasn't able to attend to almost any meetings about it. I recently got the Pell Grant and I was wondering if that's technically the FAFSA? I've been told the FAFSA is simply an application to get to grants but I've always been hearing others refer to the grants they get as FAFSA. I'm not sure if I should expect something else as I was hoping to receive a lot more for school supplies but I got the low end of $$$ while many others I know got $$$$. My brother got the FAFSA(?) two years ago and also got into the four digits so this is what is confusing me. Is FAFSA itself a type of grant or is it just an application as many say and Pell Grant is all I'm getting? Any help/clarification would help, thanks!
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do I have chances for a scholarship at at a University in the USA with a bad GPA as an International student?

    Best answer: The universities that offer need based financial aid to international students are high ranking schools that require a very high GPA to have a chance of being accepted.
    With a bad GPA getting into a Graduate school is going to be slim at best.
    Best answer: The universities that offer need based financial aid to international students are high ranking schools that require a very high GPA to have a chance of being accepted.
    With a bad GPA getting into a Graduate school is going to be slim at best.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can I put eye contacts down as a college expense for a scholarship?

    The scholarship hasn t come in yet and I already had to dip into my car saving to pay for books. Luckily I have found another job to pay for all this.
    The scholarship hasn t come in yet and I already had to dip into my car saving to pay for books. Luckily I have found another job to pay for all this.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can I qualify as a an independent student for Fasfa?

    My parents live over sees and never stepped foot on U.S. soil, I moved here with my aunt who passed away in 2014, since then my other aunt has taken me in but never become a legal guardian so her tax info won’t work on my Fasfa. Can I qualify as a independent student? I am currently 20 and live on my own.
    My parents live over sees and never stepped foot on U.S. soil, I moved here with my aunt who passed away in 2014, since then my other aunt has taken me in but never become a legal guardian so her tax info won’t work on my Fasfa. Can I qualify as a independent student? I am currently 20 and live on my own.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do I apply for scholarships?

    Is there a way to have multiple scholarships?
    Is there a way to have multiple scholarships?
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Fasfa, if im attending school in spring 2018 do i fill out 2018-2019 fasfa or 2017-2018 fasfa?

    Best answer: It goes by school year. Spring 18 is part of the 2017-2018 school year.
    Best answer: It goes by school year. Spring 18 is part of the 2017-2018 school year.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is an EFC of 046863 good?

    5 answers · 2 weeks ago