Accidentally checked that I wouldn't be applying for FAFSA

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rustyburger2
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Accidentally checked that I wouldn't be applying for FAFSA

Postby rustyburger2 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:29 am

But I will be. Is that going to be a problem?

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twenty
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Re: Accidentally checked that I wouldn't be applying for FAFSA

Postby twenty » Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:01 am

Depends on where you checked it.

Easy solution is to call whatever organization for which application you checked said box and ask them to uncheck it.

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Re: Accidentally checked that I wouldn't be applying for FAFSA

Postby rustyburger2 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:03 am

twenty wrote:Depends on where you checked it.

Easy solution is to call whatever organization for which application you checked said box and ask them to uncheck it.


I checked it under the following question on the application:

"Do you intend to apply for a need-based financial aid grant?"

Is it possible that it's not a huge deal because of the word INTEND? Like, I could have not been INTENDING to apply for financial aid when doing the application, but then things changed.

I would rather not call the school and have them change it. I'm worried that the fact that I made that mistake might reflect poorly on me. Don't want to risk it.

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twenty
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Re: Accidentally checked that I wouldn't be applying for FAFSA

Postby twenty » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:39 am

Dear Jesus. It happens all the time. Call the school. Likely as not, the person who picks up the phone won't be the person reviewing your application regardless.

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Re: Accidentally checked that I wouldn't be applying for FAFSA

Postby hillz » Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:52 am

Yeah, this isn't a big deal AT ALL. Very common and more than likely, the person who answers the phone will be administrative and won't make a decision on your app anyway. But even if they do, it's not like you lied about something big on there and then were calling to change it!




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