river85 wrote:So we can ask for more loans than they've offered so far right? Because as things stand, I'd have to pay close to $12,000 out of pocket per semester and I can barely swing half that with my savings...
I don't think grad plus is included right now..... It's just stafford. So yeah.
Amy, did any of your offers include GradPlus? All of mine show Stafford subsidized/un-subsidized, and indicate the amount needed from "other" lenders (basically the difference between COA and scholarship/grant + EFC + Stafford). I'm under the impression that GradPlus is something we have to apply for that depends on credit rating, etc. just like a regular loan, except it comes through the federal government. It's not guaranteed like Stafford is. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
As for Berkeley, my loan status says "not applicable." The difference between my grant + my EFC, and the COA is like $40k. Where do they expect me to find that kinda scratch without loans? It's nonsense.
I vote that we all take a deep breath, sit back, and wait until they finish up. I mean, the letter said April 1 was when things should be up anyway, so there's probably more action to come (and probably not all tomorrow). We'll get lots of answers this weekend, too.
Wait, April 1? First the IDs don't work, and now we all have strange things seemingly going on with our offers. Tomorrow, our financial aid pages will all read, "April Fools!!!"