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I am a potential transfer student for Spring 2012. I have already filled the FAFSA for the 2011-2012 year, but I am taking the Fall 2011 semester off due to financial difficulties.
My question is, will the schools I am applying to take into account my full EFC for the year or just half of it because it will only be for one semester? Example, say my EFC is 5,000 for the year. Would they expect me to pay that for one semester since I am taking the first semester off?
Also, are the financial aid packages less when you are applying for the Spring semester? Due they send you a package that only covers that semester? (I am assuming that is the case because I know that the new FAFSA begins on January 1st).
Sorry if this post is confusing!