Federal financial aid: anytime or only in August?

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iShotFirst
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Federal financial aid: anytime or only in August?

Postby iShotFirst » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:29 pm

I've tried calling my financial aid office a few times, but they are too busy and, being abroad, its pretty expensive to keep trying.

Simple question: Can I forgo federal loans at the beginning of the year, and get some during the year if I need it? Or do I need to guess how much I need at the beginning of the year and accept that amount?

Im pretty sure I can avoid taking any loans this year, but I would like to have a safeguard if necessary.

Any answers appreciated

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Re: Federal financial aid: anytime or only in August?

Postby jessuf » Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:55 pm

Yes, you can. Your school will probably have you fill out a form in the middle of the semester.


I have done this multiple times.

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Re: Federal financial aid: anytime or only in August?

Postby iShotFirst » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:56 pm

Great thanks




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