I am starting class at UCLA this Fall as a transfer student. I’ve only been offered about 7.5k in loans by FAFSA, and I received the CAL grant. Still, I’m struggling to come up with other several thousands of dollars required to pay housing and my meal plan.
Is it possible to negotiate financial aid with the school? My parents can’t help me out but as a 22 year old I’m not considered financially independent by UCLA. Is there anyway to negotiate a grant from the school, or at least an increased loan?
I’d appreciate any advice.