Quote from: Safety Salamander on January 13, 2007, 01:34:39 PMDoes anyone know if Need Access should be filled out by the priority deadline of a particular school, or if the priority only applies to FAFSA?All financial papers should be done by the school's deadline if possible. For Mich this means sending your taxes in (if you're independent). Northwestern has some of their own paperwork, which I'd totally forgotten about until this moment. Those are the only two I can think of that have more than NeedAccess and FAFSA.
Does anyone know if Need Access should be filled out by the priority deadline of a particular school, or if the priority only applies to FAFSA?
Mich doesn't list a deadline, so I'd be safe and say 2/15, as that's the earliest I've seen any school ask for. They just say as soon as possible after 1/07. Their site is so helpful in general though, that everyone should check it out. http://www.law.umich.edu/prospectivestudents/admissions/finaid-1l.htmETA: Mich wants your actual tax returns, so that might make the deadline impossible. I plan on getting everything else in before 2/15 and my tax returns in as soon as possible after. Don't get my W2's until 1/31 so hopefully can still meet the deadline. Not sure if any other schools ask for this.Just checked Columbia site, to be safe. You just need FAFSA and Need Access for now. For your 2nd and 3rd year they ask for Tax returns. http://www.law.columbia.edu/current_student/financial_aid/how_to_applyI'm gonna check out a few other schools just to be safe. For some reason Fordham allows a TAP application but no other NY law schools do that I've seen, so that's peculiar.
So I'm a bit confused -- do I submit my financial aid stuff even if have yet to be accepted -- like at Michigan for instance? I've done FAFSA and Need Access (only for those schools I've been accepted at so far because I'm cheap)