Hello everyone - I am on a tricky situation, and looking for opinions.
I am not sure on what I can do, I filled out my FASFA diligently, but circumstances have changed. Due to the economy everyone at my job got laid off last week, as the company has gone bankrupt. Now, I am scrambling to get a job again asap. So these are my questions:
- My economic circumstances have changed from the start of the year, so I am wondering if there is something I can do about FASFA? Can it be modified?
- Another member of my family is about to start college, would it be possible that I change my FASFA now to reflect this?
- I applied to my dream school and recently found out got in, but I filled out my FASFA for my community college (the one I'm attending to) Can I include my dream school now?? I was planning to go on the Spring 2013.
- Also, I have always filled out my FASFA as dependent, but my family contribution is 0. Should I start filing as an independent? or a dependent?
Should I have filed as independent with the 13k I made last year? or stick as dependent with my mom and her income? (29k)
I am single and have no kids and I am 21.
Currently I do not have a job though I made 13k last year.
I am a first Generation Latina.
My family has never been on any social welfare program.
I participate on community service.
My family has 3 members.
My mother makes 29k a year, so she can't really help me with school so her contribution is $0, (even though she wishes she could help
I currently hold a 3.6 GPA.
Thank you - I am a little bit confused as I find a lot of contradicting information on whether independent or dependent would be best...