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horrorbusiness
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quick fafsa question

Postby horrorbusiness » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:18 pm

i already filed taxes for 2011, but my mother (only parent I report) hasn't, and probably won't before my FAFSA deadlines coming up in a couple weeks.

will i be able to use my 2011 return and her 2010 return?

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justonemoregame
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Re: quick fafsa question

Postby justonemoregame » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:20 pm

I think you are allowed to estimate the figures now, then correct after if necessary.

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Nelson
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Re: quick fafsa question

Postby Nelson » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:21 pm

horrorbusiness wrote:i already filed taxes for 2011, but my mother (only parent I report) hasn't, and probably won't before my FAFSA deadlines coming up in a couple weeks.

will i be able to use my 2011 return and her 2010 return?

You won't need your parents' info for FAFSA since you're a grad student and NeedAccess lets you use estimated 2011 figures.

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Re: quick fafsa question

Postby horrorbusiness » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:22 pm

Nelson wrote:
horrorbusiness wrote:i already filed taxes for 2011, but my mother (only parent I report) hasn't, and probably won't before my FAFSA deadlines coming up in a couple weeks.

will i be able to use my 2011 return and her 2010 return?

You won't need your parents' info for FAFSA since you're a grad student and NeedAccess lets you use estimated 2011 figures.


excellent, thanks. i was actually about to edit my post to include the same question for NeedAccess. much appreciated.

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Re: quick fafsa question

Postby Nelson » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:25 pm

horrorbusiness wrote:
Nelson wrote:
horrorbusiness wrote:i already filed taxes for 2011, but my mother (only parent I report) hasn't, and probably won't before my FAFSA deadlines coming up in a couple weeks.

will i be able to use my 2011 return and her 2010 return?

You won't need your parents' info for FAFSA since you're a grad student and NeedAccess lets you use estimated 2011 figures.


excellent, thanks. i was actually about to edit my post to include the same question for NeedAccess. much appreciated.

Yeah, NeedAccess asks for a ton of information but my understanding from emailing them and a couple of schools is that as long as you indicate that they're estimates and make a good faith effort to be accurate, you're OK.




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