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Specific Groups => Canadian Law Students => Topic started by: Geo_Storm on January 14, 2007, 08:49:37 AM

Title: FAFSA for Canadians
Post by: Geo_Storm on January 14, 2007, 08:49:37 AM
I read somewhere that as a Canadian, I should still fill out a FAFSA. Has anyone start doing this?
Title: Re: FAFSA for Canadians
Post by: FossilJ on January 14, 2007, 12:22:54 PM
Huh?  Why?
Title: Re: FAFSA for Canadians
Post by: Geo_Storm on January 14, 2007, 01:42:01 PM
Not sure, I think for one you have to prove to them that you can pay for 3 years of law schoool.
Title: Re: FAFSA for Canadians
Post by: FossilJ on January 14, 2007, 01:44:08 PM
Why would you have to fill in a FAFSA for that?
Title: Re: FAFSA for Canadians
Post by: Geo_Storm on January 14, 2007, 01:49:01 PM
maybe I don't. I'm gonna call a school tomorrow and find out. Report back to you tomorrrow man.
Title: Re: FAFSA for Canadians
Post by: FossilJ on January 14, 2007, 02:06:20 PM
Sweet!  Thanks!   :D
Title: Re: FAFSA for Canadians
Post by: Geo_Storm on January 19, 2007, 08:24:43 AM
update: I called 2 days ago, they responded this morning.

"we will are working on getting this year’s updated forms ready to mail to our international students. "
Title: Re: FAFSA for Canadians
Post by: jddino on January 19, 2007, 08:53:41 AM
FAFSA is only for US citizens.  This is from the DOE's website-
http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/attachments/siteresources/StudentGuide_elignoncitizen.pdf
Title: Re: FAFSA for Canadians
Post by: Geo_Storm on January 19, 2007, 09:08:16 AM
FAFSA is only for US citizens.  This is from the DOE's website-
http://studentaid.ed.gov/students/attachments/siteresources/StudentGuide_elignoncitizen.pdf

i realize, but i need to submit alternate forms to the schools.
Title: Re: FAFSA for Canadians
Post by: MorningStar on February 01, 2007, 07:32:59 PM
Hey Geo.  Thanks for taking the time to look into FAFSA for Canadian students.

Can you elaborate a little bit more on what you mean when you say you have to "submit alternate forms to schools"?  FAFSA forms or individual financial aid forms (unique to each school)? 
Title: Re: FAFSA for Canadians
Post by: ButImAGilmore on February 01, 2007, 08:52:21 PM
I'm pretty sure Canadians can fill out the Need Access form, but not all schools use it. Some (like BU) have separate forms for internationals on their website. Others apparently mail you forms with your acceptance. I am actually glad we can't fill out the FAFSA. One less form!

Title: Re: FAFSA for Canadians
Post by: Geo_Storm on February 01, 2007, 08:54:30 PM
just don't expect any fin aid from the schools.
Title: Re: FAFSA for Canadians
Post by: MorningStar on February 02, 2007, 08:55:48 AM
What do you mean by the Geo?  I'm loving all these mysterious responses.

So Canadians don't have ANYTHING to do with FAFSA?
Do Canadians have any chance of need based financial assistance from U.S school?

Without either of these forms of financials aid what are our options in terms of loans?  Are private bank loans such as RBC, etc. the only way to go?

Thanks again
Title: Re: FAFSA for Canadians
Post by: Geo_Storm on February 02, 2007, 09:48:12 AM
What do you mean by the Geo?  I'm loving all these mysterious responses.

So Canadians don't have ANYTHING to do with FAFSA?
Do Canadians have any chance of need based financial assistance from U.S school?

Without either of these forms of financials aid what are our options in terms of loans?  Are private bank loans such as RBC, etc. the only way to go?

Thanks again

Unless you're eligible for FAFSA, I dont think you can get any federal (US) aid. Schools seeminly have limited aid for international students. Private loans seem almost like the only way to go. Doesn't necessarily mean that private bank is the only way to go, but yes you are going to have to borrow from somewhere outside the school.
Title: Re: FAFSA for Canadians
Post by: MorningStar on February 02, 2007, 12:35:57 PM
Great, thanks. 

Wow, looking over my last post makes me cringe.  It's riddled with typos and grammatical errors.

 
Title: Re: FAFSA for Canadians
Post by: Doraemon on February 07, 2007, 07:03:33 PM
Unless you're eligible for FAFSA, I dont think you can get any federal (US) aid. Schools seeminly have limited aid for international students. Private loans seem almost like the only way to go. Doesn't necessarily mean that private bank is the only way to go, but yes you are going to have to borrow from somewhere outside the school.

Sure. The top schools have substantial aid for international students, however; some of them do not discriminate.
Title: Re: FAFSA for Canadians
Post by: cantmakeupmymind on March 05, 2007, 07:15:07 AM
I think each school might be different. Some schools dont provide any financial aid to international students. Others will provide aid for any admitted student and if that is the case, then you do need to fill out the FAFSA (as best you can since some items don't match up) and then they will use it to assess your financial need. You will NOT get federal financial aid, BUT you may get school financial aid and the FAFSA forms are just the standard way of assessing you.