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Many changes in applying
for student aid

San Francisco Chronicle, by Kathleen Pender

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/17/2013 5:51:21 PM

College students will face a couple of new challenges and opportunities as they begin applying for financial aid for the 2013-14 school year. Students filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, will be encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which will automatically transfer information from tax returns into the application. This tool is supposed to save time and reduce errors (and fraud). It also reduces the chance that a student´s application will be selected for verification. But its usefulness could be limited this year because the "fiscal cliff" negotiations delayed the start

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nwpa, 1/17/2013 6:03:06 PM     (No. 9122881)

Student loan aid is a farce. Don´t do it. My future son-in-law owes two bills. One to Fannie Mae at 9% and the other to the government loan office for 9.56%. Why is college aid so expensive to pay off if money is cheap??? Obama is ripping off the youth of America. Plus the community college he attended last is trying to make him take 2 more credits to graduate. Total waste of time. The reeducation did not work on him though - he´s still conservative.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: strike3, 1/17/2013 7:41:21 PM     (No. 9123064)

Up until now, it´s been a relatively short form.

Are you African American?: NO Go to end.
YES Continue.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: otronome, 1/17/2013 7:41:54 PM     (No. 9123067)

The questionnaire for FAFSA is so incredibly invasive it´s sickening. Over the last 10 years, the bureaucrats have added more and more levels of prying. This will soon capture things like your medical insurance. Who knows what else?

The level of detail the government demands from parents extends to Stafford Student Loans loans (these loans have no credit requirements for the student and have no recourse to parents)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TheMom, 1/17/2013 7:47:34 PM     (No. 9123077)

A young friend of mine said before the ´election´ that he would be voting for the resident because of the promised student loan availability. It would be exceedingly rude of me to ask him how that was working out for him... but I sure would like to.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: jalo1951, 1/17/2013 8:52:29 PM     (No. 9123210)

My son never qualified because his parents were actually married, hadn´t been arrested, didn´t do drugs or never served time. We were too rich ($60,000 really isn´t all that much), too white bread, too middle America. It was a joke. What I found crappy was that we had to fill one out every year even though we knew we would not qualify.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Penney, 1/17/2013 8:59:51 PM     (No. 9123226)

Thankfully our children received their degrees in the wonderful Reagan years of the ´80s, before the statist beltway gang became pixilated!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/17/2013 9:06:19 PM     (No. 9123238)

#3, when I filled out the forms, I couldn´t believe the information they wanted. Then the private schools´ forms are even more invasive: some schools my kid applied to even required that you list your pension savings and the cars you own.

The whole student-aid program is a scam.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: skedaddle, 1/17/2013 9:56:18 PM     (No. 9123313)

Student aid is an absolute joke; only available if you come from a black, dysfunctional family or you´re white in a guardianship situation. Otherwise a student loan costs twice what a 1st mortgage does.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/18/2013 5:23:13 AM     (No. 9123556)

Why go into debt for a progressive college education that you´ll never be able to pay back since you won´t be able to get a job. You´re better off going to a trade school. Whoever heard of a plumber, mason, electrician, etc. not being able to get a job?

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