phoenix323 wrote:Admitted student from back in February.
I just received my financial aid letter. Nothing.
The letter said "Funding criteria was not met. Your available resources exceed the level for grant support."
I made $5,500 last year.
Needs Access form is completely unfair. I should not have to put my parent's income when they have not financially supported me in any way since 2004.
American also said at the end of the letter "don't bother trying to negotiate" (In so many words)
I definitely will not pay sticker for American. Withdrawing.
Good luck to those still waiting.
I am in the exact same position. I called the Financial Aid office to ask what the threshold is for deciding merit based grant money. I was told that there is no minimum or maximum. I said that I did not make that much and was told then it was probably your parents income that was too high. So I said, I've been financially independent for four years. The girl then told me that it doesn't really matter. No matter what you put for how long you've been independent, they are still going to assume you are getting help from your parents.
Either the girl I spoke to has no clue what she's saying, or there really is no way to get around your parent's financial situation-real fair! I'm with you Phoenix, I'm not paying sticker. And American was looking really attractive-study abroad, great clinical programs. Too bad.