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Financial Aid / Question about Expected Contribution from FAFSA
« on: June 15, 2007, 02:11:53 PM »
The "Expected Family Contribution" that's on my SAR is insane - I'm on my own, not working anymore, trying to pay off some debt - there is no way I can contribute 10k/year to my tuition myself.  I'm 98% sure I'm going to Toledo and they should be getting my SAR within the next couple of weeks - is it a good idea to tell them now that there's no way I can could contribute the 10k/year (or really anything at all!), or is it better to wait until they send me the financial aid package that they've prepared?

Is anyone else having this problem - what are you doing? 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Any advice?
« on: June 14, 2007, 04:04:21 PM »
Maybe you can take a couple of summer classes at MSU so you can finish a little earlier then 4 years?  I don't think Cooley is a good idea unless you already have connections who don't care where you go, or if you'll be staying with your current company. 

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Any advice?
« on: June 14, 2007, 03:52:33 PM »
Why can't you leave Michigan?

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But if this is an exception to the rule that you have to live in Ohio for 12 months before you can get residency, how would they expect you to already have paid taxes?  Or do they look at what you might potentially pay?  Hopefully they'll get back to me soon, it sounds so clear in the catalog but I guess they could make it very confusing!

I'm hoping to get a PT job in my field (HR), a legal secretary job, or if nothing else, a regular office job, so I dont expect to be making anything too low.  Although, I doubt salaries in Toledo are very high, especially if I have to go the regular office job route!

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Thank you, good luck to you too!  I wouldnt have problems if the budget wasnt $13k!  I dont want to eat ramen noodles everyday...  >:(

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In case any other Toledo people are interested in the residency requirements, it's on page 17
http://catalog.utoledo.edu/06-08Catalog/General.indd.pdf

I already e-mailed Toledo to ask, but what do you guys think...there's the part that has the 3 types of people that have residency status in Ohio right away.  Then under it there's a heading that says "Exceptions" and there's about 5 of them like for military people who dont live there all the time, and this is one of them - "A person who is living and gainfully employed on a full or part time and self sustaining basis in Ohio and is pursuing a part-time program of instruction at an institution of higher education."   Wouldnt that be like me?  I will be getting a PT job, going to school PT, I'm non-trad so I've been working for years, dont get money from my parents...

Is it just wishful thinking that I could get in-state right off the bat?

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Unfortunately, I don't have anyone who could co-sign for me.  Luckily I'm going PT so I can work, I just didn't want the pressure of needing to rely on a job (like if I cant find one when I move there I'll be freaking out instead of concentrating on my first couple of months of school). 

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I heard someone say that before and I read up on it and I think the rules were only strict when you were using your parents money/coming from your parents' house.  I'm 26, I've been on my own for a while - I'll have a part time job there, lease, car registered, etc - no money will be coming to me from any other state so I think I'll be okay...I'll read all that stuff again in more detail though, thanks!

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Yay!  If you're going during the day I don't know if I'll see you though...

I sent an e-mail to Chicago-Kent yesterday asking them to please hurry up - I just want everything settled.  I've found some apartments in Toledo online but I dont want to commit to anything until I have that (most likely) rejection in my hand!

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Just one complaint about these loans...I'm moving very soon so I'm already left my job here.  For these loans you must have have proof of current income, and now I dont have any.  Doesnt really make sense to me...if the applicant has good credit (and I still meet their 2-year employment history rule) why does it matter if I have income right now - this loan wont be paid back until after I graduate anyway!  So annoying.

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