Need Access???

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Neelio
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Need Access???

Postby Neelio » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:16 am

I have been out of college for almost 3 years now, working full time. Consequently, I am financially independent. Is this "Need Access" a requirement? Do I have to fill it out even thought I don't rely on my parents for financial assistance? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Need Access???

Postby Flanker1067 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:22 am

I think there are ways to get out of it, however you will not qualify. Being three years out isn't even close to requirements I have seen for a school to consider you independent.

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Re: Need Access???

Postby Flanker1067 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:23 am

You are probably about 25 or 26 right? I think they will just assume that your parents will contribute to you (based on their ability of course). If this isn't true, then you get screwed. Just how it works.

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englawyer
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Re: Need Access???

Postby englawyer » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:25 am

If you want any grants as part of your financial aid package, then NeedAccess is most likely required. Some schools have a "loans only" option where you forfeit the right to be considered for grants but will be able to skip NeedAccess, talking to parents, etc.

Neelio
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Re: Need Access???

Postby Neelio » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:00 am

Thanks... I need to fill it out before March 1, correct?

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englawyer
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Re: Need Access???

Postby englawyer » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:26 am

Neelio wrote:Thanks... I need to fill it out before March 1, correct?


school by school basis i believe.

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existenz
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Re: Need Access???

Postby existenz » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:34 pm

Neelio wrote:Thanks... I need to fill it out before March 1, correct?

Some schools wanted it by February 1st. Check the schools you applied to.

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Re: Need Access???

Postby Neelio » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:36 pm

existenz wrote:
Neelio wrote:Thanks... I need to fill it out before March 1, correct?

Some schools wanted it by February 1st. Check the schools you applied to.


Thanks... I also noticed that it's only some schools that require it. I was looking at the drop down menu, and it looks as if only a select bunch of schools require it. is this true also?

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Georgiana
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Re: Need Access???

Postby Georgiana » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:40 pm

Neelio wrote:
existenz wrote:
Neelio wrote:Thanks... I need to fill it out before March 1, correct?

Some schools wanted it by February 1st. Check the schools you applied to.


Thanks... I also noticed that it's only some schools that require it. I was looking at the drop down menu, and it looks as if only a select bunch of schools require it. is this true also?

Yes

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legalease9
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Re: Need Access???

Postby legalease9 » Sun May 02, 2010 4:03 pm

Question. Do you have to re-do and/or update need access each new year (for 2L and 3L) or is your first time the last?

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Georgiana
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Re: Need Access???

Postby Georgiana » Sun May 02, 2010 4:16 pm

legalease9 wrote:Question. Do you have to re-do and/or update need access each new year (for 2L and 3L) or is your first time the last?

You have to do the FAFSA every year, the NeedAccess form should be a one time thing




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