Question about deadlines

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etymology
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Question about deadlines

Postby etymology » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:08 am

I see a lot of schools have certain financial aid deadlines about early March. What are you supposed to do if you've not received your decision by then?

backwards54
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Re: Question about deadlines

Postby backwards54 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:16 am

Excellent question. I;m glad you asked because I was wondering the same thing!

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cinephile
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Re: Question about deadlines

Postby cinephile » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:29 am

Apply for their scholarships now. I had this problem last year, didn't want to waste time applying for financial aid if I wasn't going to be accepted -- and then I was accepted in March and it was too late to apply for schollys. I really regret it.

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Re: Question about deadlines

Postby anjmissy » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:31 am

if you're talking about fafsa then you can add a school to your fafsa list even before you get your decision, shoot you don't even have to apply to the school to add it to your fafsa list, the fafsa report goes to the school no matter what..also many schools have a feb 1 deadline so make sure you're not late with submitting your fafsa, if so, that can delay you getting your financial aid package from your school of choice.

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Re: Question about deadlines

Postby catmo » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:37 pm

Do you have to be finished with your taxes before you can fill out your FAFSA?

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Re: Question about deadlines

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:38 pm

catmo wrote:Do you have to be finished with your taxes before you can fill out your FAFSA?
You pick the "intend to file taxes" option, estimate from last year's taxes, and submit it. Then when you get your W2, you can correct your numbers, change your status to "have filed" and resubmit.

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Re: Question about deadlines

Postby catmo » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:48 pm

Thanks!

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Re: Question about deadlines

Postby backwards54 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:40 pm

But what about financial aid other than FAFSA? In my case I was thinking about Harvard and Stanford loan and grants service. Should we apply with them before March 1st as well even if we do not know yet if we are in?




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