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Need Access???

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:16 am
by Neelio
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.

Re: Need Access???

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:22 am
by Flanker1067
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.

Re: Need Access???

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:23 am
by Flanker1067
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.

Re: Need Access???

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:25 am
by englawyer
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.

Re: Need Access???

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:00 am
by Neelio
Thanks... I need to fill it out before March 1, correct?

Re: Need Access???

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:26 am
by englawyer
Neelio wrote:Thanks... I need to fill it out before March 1, correct?


school by school basis i believe.

Re: Need Access???

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:34 pm
by existenz
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.

Re: Need Access???

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:36 pm
by Neelio
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?

Re: Need Access???

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:40 pm
by Georgiana
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

Re: Need Access???

Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 4:03 pm
by legalease9
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?

Re: Need Access???

Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 4:16 pm
by Georgiana
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