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Attention Smart People!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by armyboy112, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. armyboy112

    armyboy112 Newbie

    Sep 19, 2008
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    In reference to smart people i am trying to go to college, with that said i need money. I am trying to figure out where exactly i can get a student loan but i seem to be finding a bunch of affiliation websites (go figure) SOO if there is anyone on this forum that currently resides in Orlando,FL and has had experience with this.. could you possibly help a brother out by directing me to the right location of where i can get some money for college? i think i can do it online or in person i just do not know where so i thought i would turn to you guys because i figure there are a hell of a lot of smart people on this forum and you guys might have some useful information...btw sorry if i put this in the wrong thread...

    My Options:

    Student loan
    Financial Aid - pell grant...did i spell that right?
    Government Grants - if there not the same as above...
    ...any others i missed?

    I am currently already out of high school (19 yrs old) but im stuck between Student Loans or Financial aid... lol i feel stupid because i do not really know the difference between the two besides one giving you a check and the other going to school...I have already filled out a FAFSA application and i got a response but i am not sure what it means. I went to my Counselor at the College i am trying to attend and she sent me to a Financial director who told me i had to fill another one out for (2009 - 2010) go figure... because this year will be over soon and that it will mean i might be accepted for more pell grant...

    I am leaning more towards a Student Loan because id rather have the money in my hands, not that ill be stupid with it, it would just serve as a fund for my car and other resources so i direct my full attention to school and my career...

    If i can get any responses or help regarding this that would be great, if not ill understand... :pcguru:

    Thanks in advance, sorry it was such a long post.
  2. darkmobius

    darkmobius Regular Member

    Jul 16, 2008
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    software developer
    don't you get student loan through university?
  3. omnipotentq

    omnipotentq Junior Member

    Jul 18, 2008
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    Self-employed for the most part
    Central VA
    When I went to college, I filled out a FAFSA form, which the school then looked at and helped make up part (or in the case of the first year, all plus extra) of the balance that the feds wouldn't cover. Fill out this year's FAFSA form, and if there's something you don't understand, go back and talk to the financial aid officer until you do understand. They're paid to help you with this, so use them.

    Good luck! :)