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Does anyone in here have experience with FAFSA?

Anonymous
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I need some advice.

I applied for FAFSA and was selected for extra verification. So I sent in my W-2 and 1099 from our taxes last year. But because I was self employed and I claimed business expenses the income I claimed is different than what is on my 1099 but the difference shows in my tax transcripts, which I submitted to the school as well. My financial advisor is now claiming that my application will be denied because she can't get the numbers to match up between my income and my 1099. Even after I explained where the difference is coming from and if she would just look she would see what is going on. Have any of you dealt with this before? I doubt that my FAFSA would be denied over claiming business expenses, but I am now worried that I won't be able to get financial aid.. ..
Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 11, 2016 at 6:40 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Nov. 11, 2016 at 7:02 PM
We had to send copies of our tax returns to FAFSA. Would that explain it better to them? I got so many papers from them with "you have to fix this. You have to fix that." My daughters was approved with no problem.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Nov. 11, 2016 at 7:04 PM
I have experience with FAFSA in the sense I've filled them out but I don't know anything about what you need. Try calling the help line, and here's a BUMP
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 11, 2016 at 7:17 PM
I submitted our tax return to them. I'm just hoping she is an idiot and they see everything is there.

Quoting Anonymous 2: We had to send copies of our tax returns to FAFSA. Would that explain it better to them? I got so many papers from them with "you have to fix this. You have to fix that." My daughters was approved with no problem.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Nov. 12, 2016 at 9:07 AM
You may just get a few letters stating what needs to be fixed. The FAFSA people know what they're doing...and if they don't, the people at the school do!

Quoting Anonymous 1: I submitted our tax return to them. I'm just hoping she is an idiot and they see everything is there.

Quoting Anonymous 2: We had to send copies of our tax returns to FAFSA. Would that explain it better to them? I got so many papers from them with "you have to fix this. You have to fix that." My daughters was approved with no problem.
Veggiemom79
by New Member on Nov. 12, 2016 at 9:19 AM
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I used to process FAFSA applications for university of Phoenix. Just make sure you send them as much information as you can do that they can help you. You can always call and ask to speak with a supervisor, kill everyone with kindness.
You shouldn't be the first person who has sent in these documents.
These people are not tax specialists, they are usually entry level call center reps.
jesusismyfriend
by Love All on Nov. 12, 2016 at 9:34 AM

If you do FAFSA online you can link all you tax information to it. Maybe see if filling it out online would be an option. Just call FAFSA and see.

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