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    Exclamation Fill out your Financial Aid forms NOW

    For those of you who are thinking of going to college, fill out the Federal Financial Aid forms as soon as possible. If the Feds are handing money out, reach out & grab your chunk of it!

    http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

    Here's an article that could help as well:
    http://www.detnews.com/2004/schools/...a03-300978.htm


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    But aren't we suppose to be accepted to a college first to fill out a form?

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    The deadline for 2005-2006 is like June 2006 but if you submit it then, you'll have to front all the costs for that year yourself. I'm pretty sure that they require your financial info well before you get into the school to move things along a lot easier.

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    Hrm.. I was reading in the website..you have to be an American Resident or eligible non-resident. ...Any idea what an eligible non-resident means? ^^;

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    Quote Originally Posted by jejuhorse
    But aren't we suppose to be accepted to a college first to fill out a form?
    If I remember right, I think you put down several choices as to which school you think you'll be attending.

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    ooh.. this sounds sweet!..

    I'm an american citizen.. But live outside the States.. Can I still apply for it? I'm just about to search for lot of scholarsips now..

    If any of you guys have any more tips on where scholarships to be found please inform me... I'm also looking for scholarships in the US as well as Sweden. so any info would help!..

    Any other of you that are about to try to get in art school? would be cool to get in touch with you guys!..

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    Quote Originally Posted by M!k3
    ooh.. this sounds sweet!..

    I'm an american citizen.. But live outside the States.. Can I still apply for it? I'm just about to search for lot of scholarsips now..

    If any of you guys have any more tips on where scholarships to be found please inform me... I'm also looking for scholarships in the US as well as Sweden. so any info would help!..

    Any other of you that are about to try to get in art school? would be cool to get in touch with you guys!..
    I think this is just Federal money meant for US based schools unfortunately. But from the sounds of it, being an American living abroad has to have some pretty cool educational aspects to it as well.

    The first place I'd check for scholarships would be the your counselors whether they're in the high schools or the Financial Aid people at the college you plan on attending.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storyboard Dave
    I think this is just Federal money meant for US based schools unfortunately. But from the sounds of it, being an American living abroad has to have some pretty cool educational aspects to it as well.

    The first place I'd check for scholarships would be the your counselors whether they're in the high schools or the Financial Aid people at the college you plan on attending.

    Good luck!
    well.. the thing is that i'm planing on going to college in the states..

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    Quote Originally Posted by M!k3
    well.. the thing is that i'm planing on going to college in the states..
    In that case, call them up at 1-800-4-FED-AID and I think they should be able to help you out.

    I looked at the brochure and didn't see anything that would prohibit you from getting any aid unless they require you to a resident of the particular state where the school is located prior to but I doubt it; just because so many people are out-of-state students. I'd like to think that just because you're out of the country I don't see it as a problem.

    Now they do require tax forms from you so I don't know if you've got that or not, but again...call them and see if you can get some cash for your schooling. Good luck!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storyboard Dave
    In that case, call them up at 1-800-4-FED-AID and I think they should be able to help you out.

    I looked at the brochure and didn't see anything that would prohibit you from getting any aid unless they require you to a resident of the particular state where the school is located prior to but I doubt it; just because so many people are out-of-state students. I'd like to think that just because you're out of the country I don't see it as a problem.

    Now they do require tax forms from you so I don't know if you've got that or not, but again...call them and see if you can get some cash for your schooling. Good luck!!!
    Aaahh.. thanks man!! Gonna call them first thing on monday..

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    Quote Originally Posted by M!k3
    Aaahh.. thanks man!! Gonna call them first thing on monday..
    If they're tossing cash your way...by all means, snag some of it!!

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    if im an international student, can i still get something like that?
    I eat babies!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bun
    if im an international student, can i still get something like that?
    I'm not sure but I think you have to be an American citizen or a non-resident alien of the USA. And I think this financial aid only applies to American schools so if you're applying to an American based school, I would contact their Financial Aid office and see if you can get this.

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    Be forewarned....

    There is a cap to the amount of money the Federal Government will allow you to borrow for each school year and a total maximum that can be borrowed over the life of the borrower. Typically private schools cost the most to go to, thus what you can borrow each year is less than the cost of your education, by a great amount. Read and heed... do not borrow more than your cost of education is. You will be paying double what you borrowed back and you cannot file for bankruptcy to avoid repaying it. They will follow you to your grave. It will take a MINIMUM of 10 years to repay your loans at their suggested repayment rate. Most will find that it will take them longer. The longer you take to repay your loans, the more money you fork over. If you are forced to borrow from private sources such as a bank, you will end up with an even heavier loan burden which typically goes into repayment the day you first receive any money. In other words, Federal Loans can defer interest payments on the loans but private loans typically make you pay interest on your loans while you are in school.

    Don't be lured by borrowing money... you might think that new computer is a sweet machine, but the price you will end up repaying would make a Ferrari sound cheap. Borrow as little as you can. Look to scholarships FIRST, your own employment SECOND, Federal Loans THIRD, and private loans LAST.

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    Wise words of advice there pmiles. I have no idea how students in this field manage to deal with the size of their loans once they get out of college nowadays. It's not like we're doctors or lawyers and with a few litigations or surgeries we can pay back a huge chunk of the student loans.

    Granted it is hopefully a short term pain that is dealt with. Realize that your education is an investment in yourself. The one slightly good thing about student loan interest is that it is deductible over a period of time- only if you're willing to itemize & do all the long form taxes.

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