Still no FAFSA Award

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corporatelaw87
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Still no FAFSA Award

Postby corporatelaw87 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:34 pm

I completed my form in late March, still haven't gotten an award. Is this strange or a common occurrence?

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Re: Still no FAFSA Award

Postby byunbee » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:37 pm

When were you admitted to your school? Also, it would be easier to just ask your fin aid office, just in case there's a problem.

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kalvano
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Re: Still no FAFSA Award

Postby kalvano » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:40 pm

Some schools haven't given them out yet.

corporatelaw87
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Re: Still no FAFSA Award

Postby corporatelaw87 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:42 pm

byunbee wrote:When were you admitted to your school? Also, it would be easier to just ask your fin aid office, just in case there's a problem.



I was in Dec. Not really sure why there would be a problem, plus my tax return had less than $2000 of income on it. I should get an award no? Plus I know of a friend who got theirs in March when they submitted in Feb.

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Re: Still no FAFSA Award

Postby byunbee » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:47 pm

corporatelaw87 wrote:
byunbee wrote:When were you admitted to your school? Also, it would be easier to just ask your fin aid office, just in case there's a problem.



I was in Dec. Not really sure why there would be a problem, plus my tax return had less than $2000 of income on it. I should get an award no? Plus I know of a friend who got theirs in March when they submitted in Feb.


Well, I wouldn't call 100k+ in loans an award, but semantics aside, there are obviously two possibilities:

1) Your school hasn't released any money yet.

2) There is some kind of problem.

In either case, I think it's worth it to give them a call or an email to figure out why it's taking so long. That's what I would do, at least.

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Re: Still no FAFSA Award

Postby corporatelaw87 » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:02 pm

byunbee wrote:
corporatelaw87 wrote:
byunbee wrote:When were you admitted to your school? Also, it would be easier to just ask your fin aid office, just in case there's a problem.



I was in Dec. Not really sure why there would be a problem, plus my tax return had less than $2000 of income on it. I should get an award no? Plus I know of a friend who got theirs in March when they submitted in Feb.


Well, I wouldn't call 100k+ in loans an award, but semantics aside, there are obviously two possibilities:

1) Your school hasn't released any money yet.

2) There is some kind of problem.

In either case, I think it's worth it to give them a call or an email to figure out why it's taking so long. That's what I would do, at least.


What kind of problems usually occur?

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Re: Still no FAFSA Award

Postby byunbee » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:07 pm

Not sure, never had a problem.

The only thing I can think of is an issue with verification of the numbers you put down. But I don't know how closely they look at that stuff and considering that your income is less than 2k...leads me to believe that there's just a big delay. Definitely not worth leaving alone though, I would call as soon as possible, just for the reassurance. If you're posting this on TLS, you're probably very worried about it.

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Re: Still no FAFSA Award

Postby kalvano » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:10 pm

What school?

Have you checked the school's thread in the section? Are other people saying they have theirs?

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Re: Still no FAFSA Award

Postby Angelica Pickles » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:48 am

It's still early so I wouldn't start panicking yet. Call them and find out what's going on.

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Re: Still no FAFSA Award

Postby jrodz80 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:57 am

corporatelaw87 wrote:
byunbee wrote:When were you admitted to your school? Also, it would be easier to just ask your fin aid office, just in case there's a problem.



I was in Dec. Not really sure why there would be a problem, plus my tax return had less than $2000 of income on it. I should get an award no? Plus I know of a friend who got theirs in March when they submitted in Feb.





How much does your previous year's income affect your Stafford/Graduate PLUS Loan amount?




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