right arrow
Examples: Monday, today, last week, Mar 26, 3/26/04
Join us for a LIVE webinar Friday, April 3 at 3pm ET to hear from admission officers on how COVID-19 is impacting admissions at schools. REGISTER NOW and let us know what questions you have and want answered.
As schools continue to announce their decisions, we put together the Class of 2024 RD Discussions Directory. Connect with fellow applicants NOW!

Financial Aid Appeal

hannahsnolanhannahsnolan 7 replies1 threads New Member
Hello, I just wanted other people's comments on how much more aid or would I even get aid from Pitt.

So recently my cousin passed and the money I personally saved up for my first year of college, was spent helping with the finances for the funeral because she didn't have insurance.

My mother, a teacher in Alabama, has reviewed her finances and she can't pay for my and my brother's college expenses.

I am an out of state student.

Have been offered $16,054.

How much more do you think I may get?
10 replies
· Reply · Share

Replies to: Financial Aid Appeal

  • thumper1thumper1 77051 replies3424 threads Senior Member
    Not much..if any. You are an OOS student.

    Did you apply to any instate colleges in Alabama?
    · Reply · Share
  • BholderBholder 5 replies1 threads New Member
    Thumper1 are you able to DM me? I have a question about "selling a home vs FAFSA assets' reply you gave a few years ago. I'm new to this chat and tried to reply but its not letting me. Maybe because it was from 2017
    Thank you
    · Reply · Share
  • NJdad07090NJdad07090 211 replies5 threads Junior Member
    What is your family EFC? I doubt Pitt would increase your aid at all maybe 5%, for Pitt 16k is pretty good are you looking for more merit aid or FA?
    · Reply · Share
  • hannahsnolanhannahsnolan 7 replies1 threads New Member
    Yes I did apply to Auburn Uni, but I just don't like the school culturally.
    · Reply · Share
  • hannahsnolanhannahsnolan 7 replies1 threads New Member
    I am looking for more FA
    · Reply · Share
  • austinmshauriaustinmshauri 9455 replies359 threads Senior Member
    Have you been accepted to any affordable schools?
    · Reply · Share
  • thumper1thumper1 77051 replies3424 threads Senior Member
    Post your question here. I would prefer that over a message. Plus you will get others answers.

    · Reply · Share
  • sybbie719sybbie719 20855 replies2039 threads Super Moderator
    I am sorry but Pitt does not give good aid to PA residents. It is highly unlikely that you are going to get an appreciable increase

    How much additional aid are you looking fir?
    · Reply · Share
  • NJdad07090NJdad07090 211 replies5 threads Junior Member
    @sybbie719 - Op is OOS and IIRC says they got 16K in aid, not sure how much more they are looking for.
    · Reply · Share
  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone 24028 replies18 threads Senior Member
    Your FAFSA was correct on the day you filed as you did have the money you saved up in your bank account.

    You can ask for professional judgment because you no longer have the money you had save. They might consider spending it on a relative's funeral as a justified financial emergency, but they most likely will not.

    Even if they do, the adjustment would be that the amount you put in as student savings would be adjusted out of your EFC, and then you might, MIGHT, qualify for some additional federal aid like a Pell grant or SEOG or maybe some work study. They really won't care that your mother has decided she can't pay for college.

    So, what was your EFC? How much did you report as student savings and student earnings?
    · Reply · Share
Sign In or Register to comment.

Recent Activity