1) If I get financial aid from a college, can I combine that with my yellow ribbon/GI bill benefits? Or does my financial aid amount decrease once I get yellow ribbon?
2) My parents' finances are completely different last year than they are this year. IDOC requested tax documents from last year/two years ago. How can I tell the financial aid offices of each of my schools (listed below for reference) that they are completely different? Do I contact the offices after I get accepted or before then?
3)I've got an excel spreadsheet which calculates how much I would pay for each of the schools I'm applying to. For each college, I calculate the total amount I would pay out of pocket as (cost of attendance) - (GI bill reward + financial aid + 2 * yellow ribbon aid). Does this seem right? I multiply yellow ribbon aid by 2 because the VA matches the university (?).
4) Do the UC schools do the Yellow Ribbon program for undergraduates?
Where I'm applying: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Duke, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UVA