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#1414 - 02/24/2002 10:43 AM Will I Be Refused Financial Aid?
Anonymous
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I want to go back to school, but I have no money. I'm afraid that if I apply for financial aid, I'll be refused because my husband made a good salary last year. But, he was laid off in October and we've spent all our savings to live and he hasn't found another job! Is there a way to let the financial aid deciders know this?

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#1415 - 02/24/2002 12:30 PM Re: Will I Be Refused Financial Aid?
Anonymous
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I don't know too much about this but I do know that you can let them know. It's considered special circumstances. Why don't you go to www.fafsa.ed.gov. There you can speak to a representative and they can answer your questions.

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#1416 - 02/25/2002 11:43 AM Re: Will I Be Refused Financial Aid?
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Registered: 12/10/2008
Loc: California
Hi,

According to the Department of Education , the financial aid administrator can adjust your EFC or cost of attendance if your financial circumstances changed. You will need to provide documentation.
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#1417 - 02/28/2002 09:31 AM Re: Will I Be Refused Financial Aid?
Anonymous
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I know that dealing financial aid is very complicating. I go to a community college and I have a financial aid scholarship. Most financial aid offices are willing to help out. There should be no problem with applying for it. Just tell them you situation and that should help out greatly. eek

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#1418 - 03/01/2002 15:10 PM Re: Will I Be Refused Financial Aid?
toes Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/27/2002
Loc: Portland, OR
I did quite a bit of research into the schools that I would be applying to including housing and financial aid. When I called and asked, the ALL said they are always willing to take individual circumstances into consideration when it comes to financial aid. My husband and I both work full time now and have a fairly comfortable lifestyle (middle class), when I let the financial aid office know that we would be going from a dual income household to both attending school full time they were very sympathetic to that and asked me to submit an essay explaining my individual circumstances. My advice, call the financial aid offices of the schools you are considering applying to...they are a lot more understanding then you would think.

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