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Re: Would anyone be willing to describe the fi-aid process they went through?
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2007, 02:52:07 PM »
If you don't know what school you are going to, what the heck do you put on your FAFSA? I want my FAFSA complete the day after I get my tax return. There's no way I know where I will be going by then.  :-\

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Re: Would anyone be willing to describe the fi-aid process they went through?
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2007, 02:53:25 PM »
Have the FAFSA sent to all the schools you're applying to.

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Re: Would anyone be willing to describe the fi-aid process they went through?
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2007, 03:59:44 PM »
Have the FAFSA sent to all the schools you're applying to.

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I think you can only send it to 6 or so schools at a time. So you may have to submit your information more than once.
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Re: Would anyone be willing to describe the fi-aid process they went through?
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2007, 04:08:38 PM »
Fastweb.com
Your faculty adviser / scholarship coordinator for things like Rhodes / Marshall / Fulbright / etc.
Your school's financial aid office
Google  ;D
Search amongst the financial aid departments at some of the T14 on their websites - they publish lists of outside scholarships to apply for.

(Wish I could just forward you my whole folder of them...)

Yes, you'll have to submit your FAFSA requests again if you have more than 6 schools that you're applying to.

And it's not terribly hard to apply for all the independent / outside scholarships. Once you complete about 10 applications or so, you pretty much end up cutting / pasting / merging essays and such, except for the occasional one that requires an odd or very specific essay. You can do it. Just sit down and knock them out - it's well worth it if you want to avoid loans when you graduate, and it's better than relying completely on the financial aid package of a school. That being said, it's a numbers game, so apply to LOTS and cast a wide net.

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Re: Would anyone be willing to describe the fi-aid process they went through?
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2007, 01:27:06 PM »
Do you have to actually be registered at a school in order to recieve a financial aid offer? Or will you get a general idea from all of them after you submit the fafsa?

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Re: Would anyone be willing to describe the fi-aid process they went through?
« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2007, 06:03:38 PM »
I mean, after submitting the fafsa with my schools codes, will I get to see and compare the financial aid offers from each school say, before I send in any seat deposits?

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Re: Would anyone be willing to describe the fi-aid process they went through?
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