By SapphireRaven - 07/09/2009 05:04 - United States
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I went through the same thing, so I went to the financial aid office and filled out a special circumstances form. They then send it to FAFSA, get you more aid, and let you do work study. It's a pain and it doesn't always get you exactly what you need to cover the whole thing, but it helped.
i had to do a special circumstance form as well, after i was initially denied one at my financial aid office. it takes a lot of work and a lot of phones calls, but its worth it. also you can get a lot of jobs without having work study...i barely know anyone who has work study. you'll just get a crappy job but you gotta do what you gotta do...
Exact same happened, I have my own child so in the eyes of my goverment I am a seperate family, though I love with my parents ATM. But, when I applied to college the only way I could go was with a grant. Because my dad drives a taxi, and the department if education is the only one that sees me as part of my parents family still, they refused as he can not prove his income. Though my parents pay for nothing for me. It's completely fucked up.
Sorry, but I just don't even feel bad. Welcome to the the life of many Americans for the past 3 years. My dad was out of work for 2 years during college, but because of his pension, we still make too much for work-study. Plus, the past 3 months do not factor into your FAFSA. I say FYL because you have NO IDEA how bad other people have it and you clearly have no idea how the financial aid cycles work. Go get an off-campus job like the rest of us had to, and quit bitching.
Schools take information for the year before.
Isn't there something legally you can do about that?