FAFSA?

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by Dolphins2012, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Dolphins2012

    Dolphins2012 Parent

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    Does not completing the FAFSA hurt you at all if you will be going to the Naval Academy? To be clear: I understand it must be done if one would like financial aid for their "Plan B's". I am simply curious if it comes into play at all for service academy mids and cadets.
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. usnarunner

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    No, but do it anyway.
     
  3. kinnem

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    Just to expand on usnarunner's comment... You never know what may happen between acceptance and reporting to the academy. Or a financial aid package from some other school might be more enticing. I know, both are hard to imagine but have been known to happen.
     
  4. Dolphins2012

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    Thanks, but as I stated: I already know he should do it in the event of "Plan B". That was not my question. My question is whether it has any impact on USNA. USNARunner says "No". Anyone else able to corroborate this?
    Thanks!
     
  5. AikiBudo

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    I have never heard of the FAFSA being considered or having any bearing on acceptance to USNA. Are you concerned that some information disclosed in the FAFSA might be considered in admissions?
     
  6. Candidad

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    Not completing the FAFSA will not hurt anyone's chances for an appointment, just as it would not hurt anyone's chances for admission to a civilian university. I'm not sure if that is your specific question. Perhaps your question is whether there are any education-related expenses associated with attending USNA that would be covered by the loans or grants that require FAFSA? I suspect the out-of-pocket expense of going to Annapolis is small enough to warrant skipping FAFSA for most people. Other than Plan Bs and Cs. In our case Plan C is not being able to follow through with USNA ("A") or a 4-year NROTC scholarship ("B").

    FAFSA is an interesting process. I went through it with my daughter a few years ago. Needless to say, their interpretation of my wealth is a lot different than mine.
     
  7. Whistle Pig

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    Short answer = No. Zero connection between FAFSA and USNA. Family income or lack there of has no impact upon this ... at least becoming "qualified" for consideration for appointment. Now, re: the nomination process? That may well be a different bird altogether.

    "Interesting." hmmmm, like a colonoscopy, perhaps?:eek:

    And re: "wealth," indeed! The genuinely wealthy recognize in advance of doing so, the futility of this exercise. All part of the collegiate cottage industry and the attempt to "federalize" that which is anything but.
     

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