Parental information on FAFSA

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Parental information on FAFSA

Postby username101 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:27 pm

I know as a law student I'll be considered independent, and some schools say they don't require parent's information on the FAFSA. But, will it hurt if I do provide the information? Or will they just completely ignore it?

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Re: Parental information on FAFSA

Postby Cellar-door » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:34 am

If it isn't required why would you bother putting it on there?
Do you just really enjoy filling out tax information?
If so perhaps you should forget about law school and become an accountant.

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Re: Parental information on FAFSA

Postby dingbat » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:57 am

'm fairly sure that under 30(?) you are required to put your parental information on FAFSA. For the most part, no one gives a shit - most schools don't give need-based aid (those that do tend to use need-access) and you'll still be eligible for federal loans

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Re: Parental information on FAFSA

Postby username101 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:06 am

Cellar-door wrote:If it isn't required why would you bother putting it on there?
Do you just really enjoy filling out tax information?
If so perhaps you should forget about law school and become an accountant.


it's just that some schools require it, and others don't. just wanted to fill it out all at once

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Re: Parental information on FAFSA

Postby B90 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:25 pm

username101 wrote:
Cellar-door wrote:If it isn't required why would you bother putting it on there?
Do you just really enjoy filling out tax information?
If so perhaps you should forget about law school and become an accountant.


it's just that some schools require it, and others don't. just wanted to fill it out all at once

I don't think you understand how the FAFSA form works. You fill out the form COMPLETELY, according to the rules on the form. Schools will get your info., and each financial aid department will do with it what they want. There are very specific rules, clearly stated on the form, which state the info. required. You do not want to leave anything incomplete. Failure to complete such a simple form makes you look incompetant to law schools. As an attorney, you will fill out much more complicated forms.
I understand that this process makes us all a little neurotic. :wink:

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Re: Parental information on FAFSA

Postby 09042014 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:45 pm

dingbat wrote:'m fairly sure that under 30(?) you are required to put your parental information on FAFSA. For the most part, no one gives a shit - most schools don't give need-based aid (those that do tend to use need-access) and you'll still be eligible for federal loans


Nope, for FAFSA, all graduate students are independent.

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Re: Parental information on FAFSA

Postby dingbat » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:44 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
dingbat wrote:'m fairly sure that under 30(?) you are required to put your parental information on FAFSA. For the most part, no one gives a shit - most schools don't give need-based aid (those that do tend to use need-access) and you'll still be eligible for federal loans


Nope, for FAFSA, all graduate students are independent.

shit, I think you're right. I paid 0 attention to FAFSA, but I filled that and need access out at the same time and remember needing to explain that I was not in position to obtain parental information

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Re: Parental information on FAFSA

Postby WhiteyCakes » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:48 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
dingbat wrote:'m fairly sure that under 30(?) you are required to put your parental information on FAFSA. For the most part, no one gives a shit - most schools don't give need-based aid (those that do tend to use need-access) and you'll still be eligible for federal loans


Nope, for FAFSA, all graduate students are independent.


This is correct according to Cornell fin aid site

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Re: Parental information on FAFSA

Postby B90 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:03 pm

dingbat wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
dingbat wrote:'m fairly sure that under 30(?) you are required to put your parental information on FAFSA. For the most part, no one gives a shit - most schools don't give need-based aid (those that do tend to use need-access) and you'll still be eligible for federal loans


Nope, for FAFSA, all graduate students are independent.

shit, I think you're right. I paid 0 attention to FAFSA, but I filled that and need access out at the same time and remember needing to explain that I was not in position to obtain parental information


It is easy to confuse the two. Need access has stricter exemption requirements and asks for more info. which is why a) it isn't used by all schools b) has a fee and c) is a much bigger pain in the ass.

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Re: Parental information on FAFSA

Postby WhiteyCakes » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:38 pm

B90 wrote:
dingbat wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
dingbat wrote:'m fairly sure that under 30(?) you are required to put your parental information on FAFSA. For the most part, no one gives a shit - most schools don't give need-based aid (those that do tend to use need-access) and you'll still be eligible for federal loans


Nope, for FAFSA, all graduate students are independent.

shit, I think you're right. I paid 0 attention to FAFSA, but I filled that and need access out at the same time and remember needing to explain that I was not in position to obtain parental information


It is easy to confuse the two. Need access has stricter exemption requirements and asks for more info. which is why a) it isn't used by all schools b) has a fee and c) is a much bigger pain in the ass.


d) has a terrible interface




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