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Hi all, this is my last year as an undergrad and my first year as an independent (24+ student). Last year there was a gap that a parent PLUS loan could fulfill but this year since I am not an independent student I am not eligible for this loan. Last year the school was able to put it into my name versus my mothers so I thought I could do that this year but as it turns out since I am older than 24 then I will be unable to. Are there any additional loans/sub/unsub or so forth that an independent student can take out? I'm looking to see if I can get the same amount as last year ($5,000). How should I approach this with my financial aid office/what do I ask? What should I know beforehand.11 replies