• Is it ok to disown your family?

    My mom and I don’t have a very good relationship, all we ever do is fight. We’ve tried counseling, it didn’t work. Now I’ve been accepted into college and my mom does NOT support me one bit. It’s gotten to the point where she has all of my siblings on her side. Now all of them are trying to talk me out of going to... show more
    My mom and I don’t have a very good relationship, all we ever do is fight. We’ve tried counseling, it didn’t work. Now I’ve been accepted into college and my mom does NOT support me one bit. It’s gotten to the point where she has all of my siblings on her side. Now all of them are trying to talk me out of going to college and following the career path that I want. They all want me to skip college and do something that THEY approve. (I want to be a teacher and photographer, they want me to do welding or cosmetology, stuff I DONT want to do). My mom says she refuses to help me go to college. She won’t fill out FAFSA (I’m to young to claim independence) and she won’t cosign for student loans either. My dad supports me and would do those things, but my mom wins every fight they have over it. I want to leave and live my own life, but I don’t want to hurt anyone either. What do I do?
    5 answers · 6 hours ago
  • Any other way I can get money for college other then fafsa.gov? Any other good websites I can get a grant from?

    Best answer: Other than Fastweb, you might try https://thescholarshipsystem.com/blog-for-students-families/8-best-websites-find-scholarships/ - however it can be really rough. Your guidance counselor might be able to help. Your best bet if you really don't have the money and don't qualify for merit aid from the college... show more
    Best answer: Other than Fastweb, you might try https://thescholarshipsystem.com/blog-fo... - however it can be really rough. Your guidance counselor might be able to help. Your best bet if you really don't have the money and don't qualify for merit aid from the college you're applying to is to maybe consider going part time and getting a job or go to community college for 2 years, live at home, get excellent grades and then you might qualify for merit aid with a really good GPA. You could also join the military so that when you get out, you can get help with college or work until you are 24, then you will get help based on your income. You can claim independent status at 24 without FAFSA taking into account your parent's income. If you are going for nursing, then taking out loans will work since you'll make enough to pay them back. But don't take out large loans if you're going to be an English or Psych major.
    5 answers · 7 days ago
  • How am I going to pay for college?!?

    Ok so...I spent the past year working my butt off to be accepted into my dream college, the University of Minnesota. I got in! But now my parents refuse to help me pay for it. They flat out refused to fill out the FAFSA application and they also refused to co-sign for student loans. I’ve gotten a few scholarships,... show more
    Ok so...I spent the past year working my butt off to be accepted into my dream college, the University of Minnesota. I got in! But now my parents refuse to help me pay for it. They flat out refused to fill out the FAFSA application and they also refused to co-sign for student loans. I’ve gotten a few scholarships, but nowhere near enough to pay for a full 4 years of college!! What do I do?? (Ps, my mom is completely unsupportive of me going to college)
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Forced to go to catholic school?

    Before I went to this high school I got a scholarship which takes almost all the money off the cost of going there, but now I’ve changed my mind, in fact I hate catholic school. I believe it was a mistake and I’d rather go to public school which I asked before the next year started and my mom said no that I have to... show more
    Before I went to this high school I got a scholarship which takes almost all the money off the cost of going there, but now I’ve changed my mind, in fact I hate catholic school. I believe it was a mistake and I’d rather go to public school which I asked before the next year started and my mom said no that I have to go there’s no choice and that I’d keep my scholarship. She never listed the consequences of me losing my scholarship on purpose or not. I hate it, I hate the people, the education, everything about it and I practically have no friends there cause I hate being associated with snotty rich pricks. Idk what to do.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can you get scholarships as a junior in high school?

    Best answer: Every scholarship is different, and the terms are set by the donor. There are some that are open to juniors, but the majority are for high school seniors who will be attending college the fall following graduation. However, you are smart to start looking now because it takes time to research, gather materials... show more
    Best answer: Every scholarship is different, and the terms are set by the donor. There are some that are open to juniors, but the majority are for high school seniors who will be attending college the fall following graduation. However, you are smart to start looking now because it takes time to research, gather materials and apply. Students who wait until they are seniors often don't have enough time to prepare truly competitive applications. There are a number of techniques that can help to make your search and your applications more effective, so it pays to invest in a scholarship hunting guide or two. Even though you won't be applying for most scholarships until next year, if you spend time preparing now, you'll have much better results.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • College grants?

    I m sorry if I sound uneducated throughout this, I have no interest in college at all but I m open to going to it. To my understanding, you can get into college cheaper for being Latino, having divorced parents, being poor, which I am all of these three. I currently live in Pennsylvania but plan on moving to... show more
    I m sorry if I sound uneducated throughout this, I have no interest in college at all but I m open to going to it. To my understanding, you can get into college cheaper for being Latino, having divorced parents, being poor, which I am all of these three. I currently live in Pennsylvania but plan on moving to California for personal reasons. Is there anyway I could apply for these grants in California? Going to college in Pennsylvania sounds like a nightmare to me as I really don t want to live here another year, let alone 2-4 years.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Do us born children of undocumented parents get federal state and college finiancial aid?

    Best answer: Yes, if you are a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. In most cases, a child born in the U.S. would be a U.S. citizen and would be eligible unless there was some other issue beside citizenship. The citizenship status of the parents does not matter. However, even though the parents are not citizens, their... show more
    Best answer: Yes, if you are a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. In most cases, a child born in the U.S. would be a U.S. citizen and would be eligible unless there was some other issue beside citizenship. The citizenship status of the parents does not matter. However, even though the parents are not citizens, their income does have to be reported on the FAFSA, even if it was earned through self employment or "under the table". If the parent earned enough to be required to file a return, then he must obtain a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and file the return before the student can be eligible for aid. If the parent has income outside the U.S., and was required to file a tax return in his home country, then he needs to file that return and complete the FAFSA based on the info from that return. Since these situations tend to be complicated, it's best to make an appointment with your school's financial aid department and ask for guidance. When you go, be truthful about your situation from the beginning. Schools don't report anything to ICE, but they are required to resolve any conflicting information in order the determine your eligibility for aid. If they're not sure what your income was or whether you were required to file, then they can't award aid. I've worked with a number of students in this situation that gave so many conflicting accounts of their parents' income that I couldn't determine what the truth was and had to deny them aid they might have qualified for. In the current political climate we can certainly understand why parents are wary about revealing any information or filing a tax return but if you're not straight with us, there isn't much we can do.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • First time getting a 1098-T form. Help! :)?

    I enrolled in an university for 1 semester and my tuition came out to $3,800; however, I won a scholarship that covered the amount exactly. (I didnt get a refund nor did I have to pay out of pocket.) I got the form for the first time and all the boxes are blank except the scholarship/grant box that says $3,800. ... show more
    I enrolled in an university for 1 semester and my tuition came out to $3,800; however, I won a scholarship that covered the amount exactly. (I didnt get a refund nor did I have to pay out of pocket.) I got the form for the first time and all the boxes are blank except the scholarship/grant box that says $3,800. My parents are still claiming me as a dependent. So do I need to give this to them or is it useless to them since I didnt pay anything? Thanks
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • FAFSA: want to apply for a Pell Grant, EFC is 053953, help!?

    I recently was accepted into the university UNCW that has a normal tuition rate of $7,000 per semester or around $14-15k per year. I will be going in as a sophomore after getting my A.A. degree from a community college a couple miles away. I filed my FAFSA and was recently sent an email that reads: "2019-2020... show more
    I recently was accepted into the university UNCW that has a normal tuition rate of $7,000 per semester or around $14-15k per year. I will be going in as a sophomore after getting my A.A. degree from a community college a couple miles away. I filed my FAFSA and was recently sent an email that reads: "2019-2020 Eligibility Information: Estimated Expected Family Contribution (EFC)= 053953. Based on the eligibility criteria you may be eligible for the following: Direct Stafford Loan - $7,500." I am claimed as dependent on my fathers taxes. However, I work and am enrolled as a full time student paying for utilities, food, gas, clothes, etc. My father helps me with rent. Can anyone explain to me what this EFC number means? Thank you!
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do i submit my tax return transcript to fafsa if i never had a job?

    i was asked to send my tax return transcripts but i never worked or filed for tax. what should i do???
    i was asked to send my tax return transcripts but i never worked or filed for tax. what should i do???
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago