MIL GI Bill + Financial Aid. Is that possible?

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  1. GochuBoy

    GochuBoy OT Supporter

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    I'm still new to this whole school thing. Can I apply for Financial aid on top of my gi-bill?
     
  2. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Why not? I believe the FA app requires you state any additional source of aid. If you qualify for both, I don't see why you can't.

    I have never done this.
     
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    I'm going to have to try on monday when school starts. I'm new to this whole va benefit thing and stuff. Was curious. If I can get financial aid + gi bill + get a part time job, it would be very good for me. I just gotta maintain my grades.
     
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    yes you can. GI bill and Financial aid is completely separate from each other. While Financial aid is used to pay for school, the GI bill is there to supplement the cost of books and living in college. (parties aren't cheap) However, you must apply for financial at at least 2 weeks before classes begin. i day late and you can just forget about it. At the end of the semester, you will have to submit your grades so that they can see that you aren't failing classes.
     
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    Thanks. Although I'll be late, I'm still going to try to apply for financial aid. Its not going to hurt. :x:
     
  6. Nixstress

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    Most schools require you to fill out a fafsa and in order to see whether or not you qualify for financial aid. Have you done this yet? If not you should do it asap and get a pin.

    http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
     
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    100% Possible

    As well as with Voc Rehabilitation and Getting VA Disability

    Double-dipping = the rock!

    I made too much money to get it, but I do get dis + the GI Bill
     
  8. shiba

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    good suggestion, definately a must for college students. However i believe the OP was asking about the military Financial aid which is granted to all military personnel by default.

    i suggest you do your fafsa and tap and try to get as much grants and aid (not loans) as possible. The army Pays full for tuition regardless of whether or not you need it. The school will then issue you a refund check which is pretty much free money.
     
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    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    excellent thread. copied some of the posts to the Important Information sticky. :bigthumb:
     
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    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    FTW! Double dipping and not even touching my GI bill yet. God I love our government.
     
  11. Jyokker

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    I might have to touch my GI Bill. :wtc:

    Much worse than touching myself at night.
     
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    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    Yeah that GI bill is nothing more than temptation. Avoid it at all costs. Cut corners when necessary and explore every scholarship and grant opportunity before diving in.
     
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    Yup, I'm doing it right now
     
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    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    Why?
     
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    the later you apply, the less you'll get.
     
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    fintheman I will ebay O/T!

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    You are speaking out of your ass dude, gtfo
     
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    i'm doing it, plus i get tuition assistance.
    getting paid to go to school ftw
     
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    I was told that the total amount you recieve increases over time. Is that not true?
     
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    It will increase, but not by THAT much to where you should forgoe the extra income it brings.

    If anything, make sure that you do the 600-Buy in, that will give you more money than 5 years of GI Bill increases.

    You can't just take any classes full-time and get it, you have to be in a degree seeking program and they can be a stickler about that if you already have a degree.
     
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    Who told you that.

    The only way you would get a bigger payment with your GI bill is if you forget to make the monthly call to let them know you're still in school. They would then give you a sum for the total days of school you had in between the calls.

    If you're in school and not recieving your GI bill, you are only screwing yourself over. Once you graduate, the payment stops and you cannot get back pay for 4 years of college.
     
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    move to IL. they pay for 4 years of college at a state school. That + FA + GI bill + a part time job = one hell of a late college experience
     

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