A Question.

<p>Hey everyone. Got a quick question about FA. I know FA reduces your chances of getting accepted to schools. So, if I applied to some schools and marked that I dont need FA (would get the money through student loans and such) but lets say i get accepted to a school and go to it for a year. In my second year there would I be able to ask for FA? If so would they give it?</p>

<p>You would have to prove that your FA situation has changed from the point of admission to the time you requested FA. It is definately unethical. Most schools ask you to check the FA box if you ever intend to need FA at any point.</p>

<p>Unless your situation changes drastically, you should expect to recieve the same amount of FA every year.</p>

<p>it depends on the school. they usually specify such things in the FA or FAQ sections of their site and/or v.book</p>

<p>Hmmm...yeah it was just a thought. Thanks for the replies everyone</p>

<p>Every FA page that I have read (and it's a lot!) states that if you do not apply for FA the first year, you should not expect to in future years. And while schools do take care of the families that are already committed, it's usually when the family has a drastic change in income, like when a parent loses a job or dies - not when they scrimped the first year just to improve their chances of admission. </p>

<p>They are looking at an applicant over four years. When they decide to committ say 30K to a student, they are looking ahead for four years so it's really 120K that they are thinking about.</p>

<p>But it this way.....a school would not ethically offer to meet a student's need their first year and then pull the rug out from under them in subsequent years. Why would you consider doing the same thing to the school?</p>

<p>Well on Andover's website or the SSS website (I forgot which), it said that you had to fill in the SSS form every year you need it.</p>