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How to go back to school

Hi Im 20 and Im trying to go to college. I need help I appliedfor FASFA but it confuses me a little bit
does anyone know what to do where do I start Im so confused and overwhelmed.

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Asked by pixiestixz2626 at 8:16 PM on Aug. 6, 2009 in

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  • Apply for the college first.
    Once you get accepted - apply for FAFSA. They do have tips and answer questions along the way - and show you some "sample" fill outs as well.
    Then, you can go to the college and take one of their placement tests - see what you level classes you need.

    You can also speak with a counselor there as well. :]

    Good luck, and g'job on going back to school...or rather, attempting it! lol

    Answer by K_Sawyer at 8:18 PM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • I think PP has it backwards. FAFSA first with schools you have applied to - you put in codes for the ones that need the info.

    Just fill in the FAFSA step-by-step. There should be help information either on the form or online.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:31 PM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • You can get help with the FAFSA by calling the phone number listed.

    Answer by GailllAZ at 10:10 PM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • Check with the financial aid office at the school you plan to attend

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:37 PM on Aug. 6, 2009

  • K Sawyer is right-- you send in your applications first, then fill in the information for FAFSA. You don't have to be accepted to do it, but the FAFSA application only has so many spaces, and you're better off sending information to schools you've already applied to.

    If you are accepted, the school will let you know, and the financial aid office will follow up with you. They will have contacted FAFSA to get your information and find out whether you qualify for both federal and private aid. Most schools will then put together a package for you to either accept, modify, or reject. It may include federal and private loans, scholarships, and work study, but it will also include what is expected, if anything, from you.

    Once you've accepted the school and the financial aid-- go get your book list!!

    Good luck!


    Answer by Busimommi at 11:01 PM on Aug. 6, 2009

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