FAFSA Taken Care Of

@IvySaysHi (4344)
United States
November 3, 2016 10:19pm CST
Well after doing some research I finally applied for FAFSA for the next school year. They have a new policy where you can now apply as early as October 1st of the previous school year for the next school year. In this case I applied for the 2017-18 School year while in my 2016-17 school year. My husband is seriously considering going back to school himself and I wasn't sure if 2 people in the same household could apply and receive grants. Turns out they can and I felt relieved applying for my FAFSA so early. It said I was still eligible for my grant that I usually get. So I am very happy for that. The only thing that bugs me is I only applied for my community college again. I have decided to try and go straight for becoming a dental hygienist instead of becoming a dental assistant and then becoming a dental hygienist. All I need is an associates degree in dental hygiene which my community college does not offer. I looked up accredited dental hygienist programs at schools near me and the closest one is an hour away from where we live. Tomorrow I will be getting a call to inform me of what all I would need to do in order to be registered for it there. I don't know if I will be able to go there either because of how far it is or what all their requirements are in order for me to be in the program so I just didn't list it on my FAFSA. Hopefully by the end of the next school year I will have my associates degree in general education and I will have all I need to get into the accredited dental hygienist program with my FAFSA grant covering the costs of classes and books. When was the last time you had to apply for FAFSA? Did you even need financial aid when you went to college? What did you major in?
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@Raine38 (9117)
• United States
4 Nov 16
I have not tried FAFSA, I need financial aid but my company is paying for my tuition for grad school. Well, actually they are reimbursing me for the tuition fee. I only need to actually pay the general enrollment fee and my books and other supplies. Still pretty expensive but at least the majority of the expenses for my school is being taken cared of.
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@IvySaysHi (4344)
• United States
4 Nov 16
Yeah sounds like you have good thing going already
@yukimori (9047)
• United States
4 Nov 16
Look into what credits will transfer from your current college. It's possible to get financial aid at two schools, but there's a bit of leg work that goes into getting the arrangements in place. If some of the classes are online, that will save you the commute. Some schools will allow students to take tests/finals off site at another school's testing center, so that might be something to look into, too.
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@IvySaysHi (4344)
• United States
4 Nov 16
Well I'll be asking about that when i get the call today. Hopefully they call soon. I don't know if they will though. I will take most of the classes suggested in the dental hygienist outlook site I was on which was math, biology, and chemistry. I have to work on more math for my general education degree anyway. I will look into biology classes and once I meet the prerequisites I'll take chemistry as well
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@RitzzView (2765)
• India
5 Nov 16
Congratulations for your further plans... I never knew about FAFSA here
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