Any body know how to qualify for a grant for college? My daughter will be living on her own and paying for?
According to federal guidelines she is considered a dependent student unless she is married has a child or you die until she is 25. until then she will have to include your income. There are alternative loans you can ask your daughters school about.
yes fafsa depends on parents' tax income but when applying for loans and it's in her name.. grants will be based on her status and her grades in school.
did you clain her on taxes? I have heard of it a few times though. Apply at fafsa site and fill out appication online. You should look for scholarships too. your income must be within limits and your payouts close to what you make probably. Go to site and prequalify.
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ ---->Apply w/FAFSA first<----
http://iefa.org -------> International Students on the web <-------
http://www.about.com --->Great search engine and information site for everything <---
http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml --> Dept. of Education for any questions<--
the department of education says that a student is considered "dependent" unless she is married, has a child, is an orphan or a ward of the court, is a veteran, is 24, or is a graduate student. "unwillingness" by a family to contribute towards the student's education is not enough to constitute a student being independent.
even if you don't believe your daughter will qualify for federal or state grant funds, it is still worth the time to file the FAFSA. this is the only way to qualify for low-interest federal loans. additionally, it's at least worth filing during her first year just to determine if she may be eligible for any additional funds.
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