swampman wrote:SplitMyPants wrote:All students who wish to be considered for law school scholarships which have a need component or who are planning to apply for federal financial aid including Stafford and GradPlus Loans must complete both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the on-line Need Access application.
In UVA's financial email they state that Need Access is required if you are looking to use Stafford and GradPlus loans. I was under the impression that this was not the case and that you only needed to submit FAFSA for these loans. Am I misreading the above sentence?
Different people at the FinAid office have told different applicants different things regarding this. The final answer that I got was that, yes, both were required, but that you can leave parental info blank (write 0 and N/A in required spots) if you do not want to be considered for need aid. I imagine you could press them and they would allow you to only submit FAFSA, and this appears to be the case for some people, but I would recommend getting that in writing from FinAid office first.
Ok. Thanks for the reply.