• Am I a failure?

    So I got a 1160 on my SAT, which isn't enough for a scholarship. This is my third time taking it but I can't f****** get the scholarship. I honestly wanna kill myself.
    So I got a 1160 on my SAT, which isn't enough for a scholarship. This is my third time taking it but I can't f****** get the scholarship. I honestly wanna kill myself.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Hypothetically, can you go to jail for not paying student loans?

    Best answer: No... but they can garnish your tax returns, your paycheck, and block you from obtaining professional and recreational licenses until the loans are paid.
    Best answer: No... but they can garnish your tax returns, your paycheck, and block you from obtaining professional and recreational licenses until the loans are paid.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • I Want To Take Out Private Loans So I Could Dorm? Thoughts?

    I am a freshman in my first semester at William Paterson University. I really wanted to dorm, but my parents refuse to support me on that since I live only 5 miles away. I’m trying to tell them that the cost of a car is much more, and if they want to get me any car worth while, that’s at least $2500 plus the... show more
    I am a freshman in my first semester at William Paterson University. I really wanted to dorm, but my parents refuse to support me on that since I live only 5 miles away. I’m trying to tell them that the cost of a car is much more, and if they want to get me any car worth while, that’s at least $2500 plus the $400/month on insurance as I am a first time driver. Plus maintenance over a 12 month period would be upwards of $1500, so the prices are comparable to dorming. I want to get an experience out of living on my own, so I want to take out extra loans for it. Being a commuter sucks so much. I don’t get the full benefits out of my tuition because my mom and dad always pick me up from school everyday, meaning no parties, activities, gatherings, games, etc. I want to take out loans, but I need a co-signer and my parents have bad credit. I’m currently looking for one that requires no credit/co-signer. What are your thoughts?
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do low income people go to medical school isn’t with grants and scholarships?

    Best answer: Grants, scholarships and loans.
    Best answer: Grants, scholarships and loans.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Anyone with extensive and accurate FAFSA knowledge?

    Why would the government not release my grants and loans that I was awarded to my school? I had already completed 2 classes and was beginning my 3rd class when my school requested my funding be released. I had already signed my award letter and returned it but when they requested my funds they told me the... show more
    Why would the government not release my grants and loans that I was awarded to my school? I had already completed 2 classes and was beginning my 3rd class when my school requested my funding be released. I had already signed my award letter and returned it but when they requested my funds they told me the government would not release my funds, with no explanation to me whatsoever and I was immediately withdrawn from school and told I needed to re-enroll. If I was awarded these funds and did everything correctly, why would they take back my funds? I can not get an explanation from anyone. I have even contacted the Government Education Dept and they won't tell me anything and my school keeps on saying we don't know why they wouldn't release them.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can you put the parent you don’t live with for FAFSA (my parents are divorced)?

    Best answer: No. That is illegal. Your mother should contribute to the cost of your college education, and you should, too. For the rest, there are many strategies to pay for college. 1. Choose a cost-effective college/university. Just because you can get into an expensive school doesn't mean you should go there, if you... show more
    Best answer: No. That is illegal. Your mother should contribute to the cost of your college education, and you should, too.
    For the rest, there are many strategies to pay for college.
    1. Choose a cost-effective college/university. Just because you can get into an expensive school doesn't mean you should go there, if you can't afford it.
    2. Study hard, do well on the ACT/SAT, and get scholarships.
    3. Get a full-time job (preferably, one with tuition reimbursement). Work full-time, and go to school part-time. It will take longer, but you will graduate debt free.
    4. Get a job and work to save money for school. THEN go to school.
    5. Join the military. You will receive a paycheck, most of which you can save. All your needs will be met: housing, food, work clothing, work transportation, medical and dental and vision care and insurance, and job training. You will attain the best physical condition of your life. When your enlistment is over, the GI Bill will PAY FOR your education. Furthermore, you will have veterans hiring preference at many employers.
    6. Take out loans, but do NOT ask either of your parents to co-sign. This should be your LAST choice.
    Good luck.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How could I overcome the fear of asking parents for help?

    I m a freshman and my college requires to pay money first even though I m still waiting for the student loan, so I have to ask my parents for the fee(I will pay them back once I get the money of student loan) And here comes the problem... I used not to ask my parents for needs(and presents, and help), asking them... show more
    I m a freshman and my college requires to pay money first even though I m still waiting for the student loan, so I have to ask my parents for the fee(I will pay them back once I get the money of student loan) And here comes the problem... I used not to ask my parents for needs(and presents, and help), asking them for anything makes me feel so uncomfortable and kind of fear of making requirements... Is it abnormal and what should I do to overcome?
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How many university students in US pay their own?

    I am Japanese and recently interested in the economic situation of university students in US. I often hear in the Japanese news says that most of the university students in US pay all of their expense.(including tuition, living expense, and etc) of course using some student loan. but it seems almost impossible to... show more
    I am Japanese and recently interested in the economic situation of university students in US. I often hear in the Japanese news says that most of the university students in US pay all of their expense.(including tuition, living expense, and etc) of course using some student loan. but it seems almost impossible to pay all of those expense without supports from family because tuition in US university is relatively high and student have to care about their own living expense. could you tell me the real situation of those?
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do I keep my mom from ruining my future?

    Best answer: After you make her breakfast and clean up the kitchen, sit down with her at your computer. Get your FSA ID and password, and have Mom do the same. Then, go to FAFSA.ed.gov and file the FAFSA. YOU DO NOT NEED PAPER DOCUMENTS - your mom can use the IRS Data Transfer and have her 2017 income tax data dropped... show more
    Best answer: After you make her breakfast and clean up the kitchen, sit down with her at your computer. Get your FSA ID and password, and have Mom do the same. Then, go to FAFSA.ed.gov and file the FAFSA. YOU DO NOT NEED PAPER DOCUMENTS - your mom can use the IRS Data Transfer and have her 2017 income tax data dropped directly into the FAFSA. No muss, no fuss, NO PAPER.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should I fill out the FAFSA application if I'm joining the Army?

    I'm already enlisted in the Army and in the DEP, I'm leaving for basics after I graduate high school and I was wondering if I should apply for FAFSA? Would it penalize me for signing up, but not taking the money?
    I'm already enlisted in the Army and in the DEP, I'm leaving for basics after I graduate high school and I was wondering if I should apply for FAFSA? Would it penalize me for signing up, but not taking the money?
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How can you live without fafsa money?

    4 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • How can I receive a scholarship for college? What are some legitimate organizations or websites that can help me get scholarship?

    I'm going to college to major in business. I'm smart, was on the A,B honor roll for most of my grade school life and graduated with honors. I received my diploma a year early and graduated as valedictorian. What kind of scholarship can I get for being smart or graduating with honors? Are there any... show more
    I'm going to college to major in business. I'm smart, was on the A,B honor roll for most of my grade school life and graduated with honors. I received my diploma a year early and graduated as valedictorian. What kind of scholarship can I get for being smart or graduating with honors? Are there any scholarships that I can get specifically for students attending school for business? Are there any specific scholarships out there for minority's?
    4 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • I'm a little confused as to how paying taxes as a college student with scholarships and grants work.?

    How am I expected to pay taxes on financial aid if all the aid given to me goes directly to my school for school-related expenses. For instance, if I am given $50,000 worth of financial aid and my total cost of attendance is also $50,000, but all of the aid goes to things like room and board, travel, tuition, meal... show more
    How am I expected to pay taxes on financial aid if all the aid given to me goes directly to my school for school-related expenses. For instance, if I am given $50,000 worth of financial aid and my total cost of attendance is also $50,000, but all of the aid goes to things like room and board, travel, tuition, meal plans, insurance etc...how can I be taxed on money (scholarships and grants) that is being completely used? I don't work and don't have a W2, so I don't have any money leftover. I am a little confused as to why my aid is taxable when all the money is used for required school expenses, because apparently some of those expenses (room and board, travel, meals) are taxable.
    6 answers · 1 month ago