My boyfriend has been attending ACU for 2 years now. And all of a sudden apparently the school isn't giving him enough loan money for housing. They are giving him all the aid he needs except for that! I think his mom doesn't know what she is talking about with all this. I feel like she doesn't want him to go there bc I will be going there. Anyways..that's diff story. But has this happened to you or anyone you know where you got all the aid except for housing?? What can he do to help? I keep telling him to personally call his financial aid officer and ask for help but he's depending on his mom for answers. I told him he should be considered independent but supposedly that's not gonna work. that was the ONLY way IIII was able to go to school. I think she just wants the tax money. Anyways...thoughts??Answer Question
My son is 22, owns his own home, was immancipated in court, and has never been claimed on either him father or my taxes and he still can't be an independent student. It's very hard to be an independent student if you are under 14. However, the college shouldn't even be able to talk to the mother unless he gives permission. He should be the one talking to them.
Typical aid is grants and loans. The money can be used for anything after tuition is paid. If he isn't getting enough money for housing he can get a job and pay for his own housing. He needs to check with financial aid and make sure that won't cause any problems with his other financial aid.
Answer by Gailll at 11:12 PM on Jul. 22, 2010
Answer by navajomama7 at 11:23 PM on Jul. 22, 2010