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Financial Aid in Second Year of Undergrad?

happygirl123happygirl123 Posts: 43Registered User Junior Member
edited November 2012 in Cornell University
Is it possible to ask for a financial aid package in the second year of undergraduate? Or is it only available when you apply in high school? Thanks guys :)
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Replies to: Financial Aid in Second Year of Undergrad?

  • mariambaby3mariambaby3 Posts: 564Registered User Member
    You must apply for it at the same time as your application out of high school. if you did not apply for it in yoru frehsman year, you will not get it for sophomoreare year.
  • wishfuldaywishfulday Posts: 9Registered User New Member
    I'm pretty sure you can....since you have to re-apply every year...
    So basically...if you're a freshman now then you will still have to apply for financial aid again late spring semester, though I'm not sure it matters whether or not you applied for it in high school....
  • mariambaby3mariambaby3 Posts: 564Registered User Member
    Hm ok actually, it might be different if you are american. You may be able to apply for it if you didnt apply in HS.

    But if you are need-aware international, you must apply for it during same time as HS app.
  • wishfuldaywishfulday Posts: 9Registered User New Member
    yea I agree....i guess the answer would vary depending on your status (as in year and citizenship)....i say the best way to get a clear cut answer would be to email the financial aid people...they respond relatively quickly
  • limz10limz10 Posts: 22Registered User New Member
    ^mariambaby

    Is international app need-aware? Or is need-blind but just won't guarantee enough aid?
  • mariambaby3mariambaby3 Posts: 564Registered User Member
    If you do not apply for financial aid, then you are not disadvantaged compared to us citizens/residents.

    If you do apply for financial aid as an itnernational, then you are need-aware, you are in a more competitive pool.

    They will not admit you unless they are sure you can afford it. Which is to say, if you did apply for finaid, there will not be a situation where they accept you, but won't give you aid.
  • cormom15cormom15 Posts: 354Registered User Member
    This varies by school depending on their policy. You can check with the FA office to see where Cornell stands on this. You will need to fill out the FAFSA and the CSS profile.
  • cortana431cortana431 Posts: 5,015- Senior Member
    If you do apply for financial aid as an itnernational, then you are need-aware, you are in a more competitive pool.

    They will not admit you unless they are sure you can afford it. Which is to say, if you did apply for finaid, there will not be a situation where they accept you, but won't give you aid.

    This is all false.

    Cornell is need-blind for international students. International students applying for aid are not at a disadvantage to international students not applying for financial aid. Cornell will admit international students regardless of their financial situation. However, Cornell does not meet the need of every international student, so the applicant's application, essays, ECs, etc are taken into account when awarding financial aid to accepted international students. Less than ~50 international students actually receive financial aid from Cornell. http://www.finaid.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/International%20Financial%20Aid%20FAQs%208-6-12.pdf
  • oldfortoldfort Posts: 17,206Registered User Senior Member
    cortana is correct.

    If you didn't apply for FA freshman year, you can apply later on ONLY if your family's financial situation has changed.
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