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Unsubsidized Stafford for non-tuition expenses?

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Unsubsidized Stafford for non-tuition expenses?
« on: September 08, 2005, 11:14:42 AM »
Due to overwhelming generosity from my wonderful grandmother, I will not need to pay tuition for law school. However, I wonder if this will prevent me from receiving any aid at all. I will still need substantial bucks to cover living expenses.

Does anyone know if you qualify for unsub'd Stafford loans even if your tuition is paid for?

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Re: Unsubsidized Stafford for non-tuition expenses?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2005, 11:22:37 AM »
stafford loans (or other kinds of institutionally directed aid) can be used for any directly related educational expenses, i.e. books, room and board, reasonable transportation etc -- basically anything that's included in the school's official student budget.

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Re: Unsubsidized Stafford for non-tuition expenses?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2005, 12:09:11 PM »
So would I still have to fill out a FAFSA for that?

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Re: Unsubsidized Stafford for non-tuition expenses?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2005, 12:10:46 PM »
Yes, if you want to borrow Stafford loans, you ms fill out a FAFSA, and renew it every year you intend to borrow from the program.

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Re: Unsubsidized Stafford for non-tuition expenses?
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2005, 01:48:56 PM »
Thanks J D and Vino. I feel much better now. :)