reply to post by unityemissions
Okay, let me help explain something to you, since you seem lacking in recent, direct experience...... evidenced by calling me a liar for
presenting the truth as I've experienced it.
First. There are two ways to attend College and above in the United States today. Only two. There is no third. period. End of story. Full Stop. You
can 100% ..to the last penny....EVERYTHING...Self pay. In that case, you don't have to apply for FAFSA. My first Semester in college was handled that
way, so I know that side from first hand experience of living it and within the last 2 years.
The other way...if you need even one thin DIME over your entire time in school..absolutely requires the full submission of background records to the
FAFSA application process. Some schools outright demand that whether one claims self pay or not. Not necessarily taking the aid, but absolutely
applying for it. My school was a fight that first semester, but by the second one, I saw their point.
Now, I'm in what is in the top 5 for cheapest schools in the state of Missouri. Literally. That's the factual ranking. I didn't choose it that
way...but I happen to live miles from it so it worked out wonderfully. At that, I'm running $2,000 to $2,500 on per semester costs for JUST tuition,
books and incidentals to show up on day 1 of class. Not a meal, drop of gas or classroom supply has been bought yet and that's where I'm at with the
So, if you're independently wealthy, have plenty of luck on grants above Pell or scholarships....well, you're still applying to FAFSA on that
basis.....because your not 100% TOTALLY and without question self cash paid, in full, every semester.
That is the TRUTH of how the system is working, as I've living IN it right now and seeing fellow students both thrive and be dropped FROM it for a
variety of reasons. Others who are attending college right now certainly see variations of the same thing.
If after this, you figure I'm still lying? Links to back your opinions would be appreciated...or factual basis I can go back check and fact check. As
it stands, what your presenting is in direct contradiction to my living reality week in and week out. I'll stand with what I've said on it. Thanks.
By the way.............. You're still justifying your giving advice to outright violate the federal laws as they stand today. You're telling people to
destroy parts of their future in a direct cause/effect to how our system works....because you don't THINK it's worth doing. Well..... criminal acts
are not open to opinions and it's as clear as glass on ignoring this being an outright actionable crime.
I can live with myself on the advice I offer folks.....this would be a tough one, given what following it would do to people.
edit on 5-12-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: Mr Typo strikes again