when shall i apply for financial aid?

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hangqianli
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when shall i apply for financial aid?

Postby hangqianli » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:36 am

Should I start my financial application before, or after knowing whether I'm admitted?
Thanks in advance

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SA1928
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Re: when shall i apply for financial aid?

Postby SA1928 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:49 am

The FAFSA is not available until January 1st for the 2012-2013 academic year...so as soon as your taxes are filed and your parents' taxes are filed (if you need to put them on your FAFSA) then you can fill out the FAFSA.

hangqianli
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Re: when shall i apply for financial aid?

Postby hangqianli » Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:53 pm

SA1928 wrote:The FAFSA is not available until January 1st for the 2012-2013 academic year...so as soon as your taxes are filed and your parents' taxes are filed (if you need to put them on your FAFSA) then you can fill out the FAFSA.


that being said it has nothing to do with whether im admitted or not ? i should do that as long as my taxes and FAFSA are available?

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Re: when shall i apply for financial aid?

Postby shoeshine » Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:58 pm

hangqianli wrote:
SA1928 wrote:The FAFSA is not available until January 1st for the 2012-2013 academic year...so as soon as your taxes are filed and your parents' taxes are filed (if you need to put them on your FAFSA) then you can fill out the FAFSA.


that being said it has nothing to do with whether im admitted or not ? i should do that as long as my taxes and FAFSA are available?

Yeah do it whether or not you have been admitted. Trust me when I say the early bird gets the worm (or in this case money) when it comes to need based financial aid.




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