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  • Re: Help Please - don't have the means to pay for college

    There is a lot more than what op is saying. We cannot help if we do not know the whole story.

    If op does not want to be forthcoming, I am going to request the thread be closed

    Let's cut to the chase... are you a US citizen or an international student. If you are US citizen/perm residents you would have had to have filled out the FAFSA for need based aid.

    For a 3 party to step in and pay for school means that
    Your parents did not apply for aid.

    your parents made too much money to be eligible for need based aid

    you were full pay and your parents refused to pay

    On the other hand, if you are an international student, Brown is need aware which means your ability to pay is a factor in admissions.

    Again this means, your family is low income and to reduce the risk of being rejected because of finances your benefactorhad to show that s/he coil fund your education and show proof.

    Perhaps this is the situation. Now that you are here especially as an international student there is a strong possibility that you will not be receiving aid from Brown

    If you are talking about loans, you need a qualified co-signer who is a US citizen Was theirs the original plan? If yes, it is not a good one. As an international student if you financially misrepresented your situation you could find your self out of Brown and visa revoked.

  • Re: First Post-be gentle :)

    Welcome to CC and the parents forum

    What is your home state? I agree with @thumper1 that any public university outside of your home state will end up being out of budget.

    If you are a NYS resident and your family meets the income threshold, she could be eligible for free tuition at SUNY bringing the cost in under budget.


    You need a bottoms up approach making sure that she has at least 3 sure bet (safety schools so that she can have a choice) that meets the following:

    She will be able to get admitted
    the school is a financially feasible option for your family
    It has her intended major
    If it is the last option standing, she would be happy to attend.
  • Re: Does your HS have a senior recognition/awards night?

    @suburbmom wrote:

    They recognize a large number of students for a lot of little awards, while full ride scholarships, national awards won for something the student did on their own, outside scholarships -
    even if they come with extra money for the school - etc. are not recognized at all. To the point where several kids graduating at the top of the class will not be recognized at all (one of whom got into 2 or 3 Ivies.)

    Senior award night is not the platform for this recognition students who have gotten full ride scholarships, admitted to the Ivies, as these students have been recognized by their colleges by virtue of their admissions to those schools. Personally if I hear one more Eggbert got a full scholarship to Harvard (when we know that Harvard only gives need based aid) I will set my own hair on fire (lucky me, that I keep it cut short).

    There are limited time for awards and Senior awards are designed to recognize students for what they have done during high school (academic, service, School as a community, state and local awards). My guess is that they are school awards, awards given by the school district, city and state awards.
    So the same students who win the PTO sponsored awards will win the little scholarships, and get called up multiple times. The top student in each subject area is determined by tests in each subject, administered after school. A lot of the top students have a "screw this" attitude towards those tests, and the person who is recognized as top is quite likely not someone who performed consistently well throughout the school year.

    You can't have it both ways. It sounds like this is no big secret; the test is open, if students decide to say screw it and don't want to participate int he process of getting an award, they have no reason to complain because they did not get one. If a student chooses not to apply for a scholarship or sit for the test for an award, they have a 100% chance of not getting one. They have no reason to be upset because they were not recognized.

    I am quite sure that your school has a senior wall which indicates where every one has been accepted in addition to college signing day or on the back of the graduation program stating that the class of 2017 is headed to (list of schools where students are headed , not by name) if they want to have an assembly to recognize Eggbert's acceptance to (name your school), then have at it.
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  • Re: fafsa deadline

    @nchlaz wrote:

    I got independent status last week

    What exactly does this mean? what is the basis for you becoming an independent student?
  • Re: Worth the cost?

    Op completed on year as a communications major at Syracuse and accumulated 30k in debt after one year. any of the the CUNY/SUNY options

    OP can do the program at York apply for a paid masters from NYC DOE (she would then have a service commitment) further reducing her debt


    @privateID, if your D is interested, NYC DOE will pay for the OT/PT masters at the following schools (something to keep in mind)

    Columbia University
    Keuka College
    Long island University
    Mercy College
    New York Institute of Technology
    New York University
    SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn (SUNY Downstate)
    Touro College
    York College

    NYC DOE Salary scale


    current salary $64, 898 Salary June1, 2018 (end of current contract) $68, 155
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