berndie90 wrote:HorseThief wrote:lawschool22 wrote:paglababa wrote:When are you guys filling out fafsa and stuff? Hoping to do my tax return and get that in by end of this month.
I won't do FAFSA until my and my parents are done with the return, which probably will be mid February.
Keep in mind that you can't apply for finaid until both you and your parents have paid your taxes. At the schools I've looked at (HLS included), the first day you can apply for aid is Feb. 15th, so you may find it helpful to have your taxes done before then if you want an early aid decision.
I didn't think this was true? I was under the impression that you could fill out an estimated FAFSA and Need Access application based on your estimated income and taxes and then adjust if necessary when you filed your taxes. In addition, I've looked at several schools, and some start making financial aid DECISIONS before February. Duke's application, for example, says they will start sending out financial aid notices in late January on a rolling basis.
Not all schools require FAFSA for financial aid and scholarships, just for loans.