grae313 wrote:Huh. I applied to 8 schools in '08, UCSC included, and I was offered a standard TA and then contacted by a professor and offered an RA and spoken to about fellowships, all without filling out FAFSA. FAFSA never even came up. For the record, I also applied to Stanford, Harvard, Cornell, Berkeley, UW Seattle, UCLA, UCSB, and Yale and FAFSA was never in the picture.
chewy wrote:FASFA and RA/TA are two separate things. they have nothing to do with it. FAFSA is a NEED-BASED decision. So if you have a FELLOWSHIP, RA, TA appointment that is NEED-BASED then FAFSA is used to determine the final amount awarded. IF its not NEED-BASED then you do not need to fill it out. Also as i stated on the other thread, that if you intend to get Federal Loans, that is based on FAFSA as that is NEED-BASED.
These questions should have been answered in Undergrad as that is when you first did FAFSA.
For all the Knowledge some physics majors on this board have, they should have taken an economics course or two. It could come in handy, especially in a couple of years.
Edit: I assume many people like myself are going into graduate school due to *education inflation* and very high unemployment/lack of jobs. Also, FAFSA may have a deadline of June (Federal Deadline) but schools can and will have a much earlier deadline.
chewy wrote:dont worry, i am chill. I jsut wanted to emphazies the difference between
I clearly stated that if its not need-based you don't need to do it. but if its need-based then you do need to do it. and watch out for deadlines. but people on here ask questions that never even heard of this thing called "FAFSA".
Its like where have you been living during the past 4 years of undergrad.
chewy wrote:I don't want to sound mean, as i am from a middle middle class, but this is an example as to why college tuition does open the laws of economics and is going through the roof. I suggest everyone take 10 minutes of their time and watch this video form Peter Schiff on why college tuition. Were physics majors here, surely you too can correlate the information.
essentially it goes like this. ITs due to all the Grants and Student Loans and Government guarantee/money that causes tuition to go up. but PLEASE watch the video. Physics and Austrian economics are quite interconnected.
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