• Will my parents know if I write a check under their name? It is for my school.?

    Best answer: Yes, they will see that the money was withdrawn from their bank account and will certainly have questions about it. This will catch up to you so it's better to come clean now rather than after the fact.
    Best answer: Yes, they will see that the money was withdrawn from their bank account and will certainly have questions about it. This will catch up to you so it's better to come clean now rather than after the fact.
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is taking out student loans worth it?

    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • So I failed a class and owe a lot of money and have 0 answers. What the ****?

    Alright, so my GPA just went from a 4.0 to a 2.8 because I failed 1 class. By the time I tried to withdraw, it was too late. Needless to say, I'm pretty upset, but I was even more upset when I saw that all of a sudden I had to pay my ENTIRE tuition (nearly $2000). I got an A in every single class except this... show more
    Alright, so my GPA just went from a 4.0 to a 2.8 because I failed 1 class. By the time I tried to withdraw, it was too late. Needless to say, I'm pretty upset, but I was even more upset when I saw that all of a sudden I had to pay my ENTIRE tuition (nearly $2000). I got an A in every single class except this one (Public Speaking - Not needed for my major). I just want to know: did they take away ALL of my financial aid because I failed ONE class? (Please don't give me sarcastic answers like "you should've left the class earlier", or "just don't fail". They are of no assistance.)
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • I want to move out but I don't think I'm ready as of yet.?

    Best answer: Agree with them a set amount for rent a month. Pay this, and make it clear you can't and won't be paying anything further.

    You don't need to rent a place of your own yet - look at shared accommodation / student halls / a room in a shared house (cheaper, generally include bills)
    Best answer: Agree with them a set amount for rent a month. Pay this, and make it clear you can't and won't be paying anything further.

    You don't need to rent a place of your own yet - look at shared accommodation / student halls / a room in a shared house (cheaper, generally include bills)
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • Is it safe to say i didn't win this scholarship?

    so i applied for a scholarship on Nov 30th and they said that the finalists will be announced today (dec 13th) either by phone or email. (keep in mind about 80 kids applied for this scholarship) i'm not sure how many finalists they're going to chose but let's say it's 10 people. do you think they... show more
    so i applied for a scholarship on Nov 30th and they said that the finalists will be announced today (dec 13th) either by phone or email. (keep in mind about 80 kids applied for this scholarship) i'm not sure how many finalists they're going to chose but let's say it's 10 people. do you think they could get to everybody in 1 night or should i continue to wait until tomorrow or is it safe to say that since i haven't heard back i'm not one of the finalists? thank you ..
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • Why does my parents income dictate how much i receive in financial aid?

    Best answer: Federal grant-based financial aid is a finite resource. There's only so much grant money, and only those families who are truly impoverished get it. Families which can or should have saved for college don't get that grant money, because it's for families who literally could not save for college, because... show more
    Best answer: Federal grant-based financial aid is a finite resource. There's only so much grant money, and only those families who are truly impoverished get it. Families which can or should have saved for college don't get that grant money, because it's for families who literally could not save for college, because they are truly impoverished. In fact, some states run out of their bucket of federal aid before they run out of impoverished students - so it really is that there's only so much money for these grants out there.

    Note as well that these federal grants are limited - what you can get each year has a dollar limit, and it's not high. If you're super poor, you may get enough in grants to pay for tuition at your local community college. It won't be enough to pay tuition at a public uni in your home state. And most private unis can't give enough aid to cover all costs (there are some exceptions at the elite level.) So it's not like poor students get to go to uni for free in most cases. Most would need to take out loans in addition to getting the Pell Grant, for example.

    That doesn't mean that you, yourself won't qualify for grants and scholarships. You may qualify for merit aid - scholarships and grants given usually by the unis themselves, and which aren't based on income. It also doesn't mean that you won't qualify for student loans - you will. You may also qualify for certain types of aid given by your state. And you qualify for the lower, in-state rate on tuition at any public college in your home state, which can help. And of course, there are the private scholarships you mentioned.

    There are also some schools which are free to attend, if you can get in. Otis College of Engineering. Deep Springs. The military academies. College of the Ozarks. Etc. There's also the ROTC option.

    Talk to guidance at your school to find good resources for those private scholarships, and apply to some of them. In addition, talk to guidance or use resources like US News to find schools that tend to give merit scholarships, look into them to find some unis that offer merit aid that suits you (Not all are only for A students, either. For example, Ball State U offers a scholarship for students with a C average who want to major in comm, U Maine offers scholarships to out of state students, etc.) and include some of those on your lists. And consider applying to some good public unis in your home state, where you get the lower, in-state rate on tuition.
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why is military school so expensive?

    My mom wants to enroll me, but most are $30,000+ and that's really expensive. Are there other ways to pay for it? Why is it so expensive?
    My mom wants to enroll me, but most are $30,000+ and that's really expensive. Are there other ways to pay for it? Why is it so expensive?
    4 answers · 6 days ago
  • Would student loans prevent me from getting an loan for a home?

    My credit score is 700 but my student loans is $18k, plus a car. Which totals $445 for both monthly. I currently make 50-60k year. Should I defer my loans or what?
    My credit score is 700 but my student loans is $18k, plus a car. Which totals $445 for both monthly. I currently make 50-60k year. Should I defer my loans or what?
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can i get free healthcare through obamacare?

    Best answer: It really depends on your situation. The general rule is you have to be working at least 20 hours a week or have a dependent to have access to assistance programs. I tried applying for Obama Care when I was 19, but got turned down because I wasn't working. When I did start working (I wasn't a student) my... show more
    Best answer: It really depends on your situation. The general rule is you have to be working at least 20 hours a week or have a dependent to have access to assistance programs. I tried applying for Obama Care when I was 19, but got turned down because I wasn't working. When I did start working (I wasn't a student) my income was low enough to get free medical assistance. But the medical card doesn't work if you already have partial insurance elsewhere. It's best to call your local assistance office to find out for sure.
    It's very disappointing those programs don't consider school a job. :(
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Student Loan help! PLEASE HELP?

    Hi! I need help please. I am a college student who was given a scholarship to play a sport for a private school. I went to this school SPECIFICALLY for this sport. I started the school in September and my season doesnt start until Feb. I took out a $12,000 loan to cover this school year and pay the remaining... show more
    Hi! I need help please. I am a college student who was given a scholarship to play a sport for a private school. I went to this school SPECIFICALLY for this sport. I started the school in September and my season doesnt start until Feb. I took out a $12,000 loan to cover this school year and pay the remaining left from my scholarship. However, my coach was fired and now I am left without a team. I have only taken one semester at this school and I will be leaving the school in Jan. since I will not be an athlete there anymore. My question is - is there any way to cancel this loan and just pay for this semester? Or will I be stuck with a $12,000 loan and have to pay it? Im so confused on this process. :( Thankyou for any help!!
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • State grant decreased, but I already finalized my private loans?

    At the beginning of this college school year (2017-2018), months ago, I took out private loans to cover the remaining portion of my tuition that wasn't covered under grants and federal loans. Just recently, I received an email stating that my state grant amount for the Spring 2018 semester will be decreased... show more
    At the beginning of this college school year (2017-2018), months ago, I took out private loans to cover the remaining portion of my tuition that wasn't covered under grants and federal loans. Just recently, I received an email stating that my state grant amount for the Spring 2018 semester will be decreased because they had an increase in the number of applicants that they didn't anticipate and have to decrease everyone else's. I have never had this happen before. Are they legally allowed to do this, after I already had my private loans all set and ready to do? What am I supposed to do now? Can I go to the private lender and try to change my loan amounts?
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Do college not provide the full amount of aid you qualify for?

    I heard somewhere, that if you qualify for a particular amount of financial aid, you most likely wont get the full amount you qualify for. Is this true? I currently qualify for $15,400 in Stafford loans and grants, but will my community college provide this much in a full year?
    I heard somewhere, that if you qualify for a particular amount of financial aid, you most likely wont get the full amount you qualify for. Is this true? I currently qualify for $15,400 in Stafford loans and grants, but will my community college provide this much in a full year?
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do people with no degree survive?

    I have a bs degree in computer science and do not know enough to qualify for any dev jobs. Looking around, I can't find a job that I qualify to do that is enough to cover rent and student loans. How can someone pay $1000 mo rent on less than $20/hr?
    I have a bs degree in computer science and do not know enough to qualify for any dev jobs. Looking around, I can't find a job that I qualify to do that is enough to cover rent and student loans. How can someone pay $1000 mo rent on less than $20/hr?
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can I apply for FAFSA by myself as a high school senior?

    My mother doesn't believe that I need FAFSA and I can get everything I need through private scholarships, but this is highly unlikely. Is there a way for me to be able to do it by myself?
    My mother doesn't believe that I need FAFSA and I can get everything I need through private scholarships, but this is highly unlikely. Is there a way for me to be able to do it by myself?
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do law schools give application scholarships to poor students?

    If you're too poor to pay for law school, I assume they give you a scholarship. Similarly, if you're really poor do they ever reduce the application fee?
    If you're too poor to pay for law school, I assume they give you a scholarship. Similarly, if you're really poor do they ever reduce the application fee?
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I can't get any financial aid because my rich parents don't help me pay?

    Not sure what to do! everyone around me get all these grants and I try so hard to get scholarships and I don't get any and I have to take out so many loans. I don't know if I should file s an independent because then I won't have any insurance under my parents anymore and I can't afford that either :( show more
    Not sure what to do! everyone around me get all these grants and I try so hard to get scholarships and I don't get any and I have to take out so many loans. I don't know if I should file s an independent because then I won't have any insurance under my parents anymore and I can't afford that either :(
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago