I don't know whether to post this in Money, Teenagers or what. My 19 year old son who graduated in 2008 now is ready to talk about college. So it is my first experience looking at the required FAFSA forms. I already feel like it's going to take a year or more to get through it.
One question I have is: we do not know where his birth father is. I did receive child support from my state who supposedly went after him to be repaid. But I have no knowledge of where he is. How do I "prove" that to the financial aid people?
The FASFA is not as bad as it seems. First thing is to just fill out the necessary information. If your son knows which college he wants to go to, then I would suggest calling or going by the financial aid office there and explain the situation. More than likely, they will just have him or you fill out some information or a statement. As a former Orientation Leader for my college, my I suggest one thing, when you go with your son to his college, whether it be for registering, orientation, seeing the financial aid, have HIM be the one, to speak with the people. You can be there for support or to clarify anything related to his "father", but let him to the talking. There were so many times that young men and their moms came up to register for orientation and the young men could not even give me their name, the mom automatically did it.
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