legalized wrote:musicfor18 wrote:legalized wrote:
I mean, I personally decided to try and get a full scholarship or close to it (unless I'm going to a T10) and fit the rest of it inside student loans. However, it sounds to me like the OP is not getting a full scholarship or even 3/4, else he would already know where his money is coming from and this thread wouldn't exist. So that is why I gave the options.
I did get a few full scholarship offers, but decided to go to a better school on a half-tuition scholarship. In any case, it really isn't relevant to this thread. Loans can only cover up to the official Cost of Attendance minus any scholarship given. This Cost of Attendance cannot include living expenses for family members (student only). So, even with a full ride, I would still only be eligible for loans to cover my own living expenses and would still be searching for a way to support my family during school.
Already spoke with director of financial aid. Cannot get an increase for living expenses for family members. Only for childcare if my wife chooses to go back to work.
It can include expenses for a dependent child, since students cannot take children to class.
It is budgeted to cover housing, transportation, and food and related expenses like a computer that are all part of attending the school.
Talk to the Dean of Student Affairs or the Director of Financial Aid. I found out too late in UG that they could adjust budgets upward (didn't know that before) so I always had to live with just the maximum federal aid I qualified for (which wasn't always the max possible depending on what semester it was and what else was going on with me). But I had a full scholarship so that helped out a lot.
I spoke to the director of fin. aid. No increase will be given for living expenses for family members. Only possibility is for childcare expenses.