Taylor Carman posted 7 months ago
trying to persuade the family to let me go to this college that's 8 hours away. i'm not sure how they are taking it.

9 Comments

  • Ruth Spragins

    Ruth Spragins 7 months ago

    Don't worry, I know exactly how that feels, my parents weren't too happy at first either. 
  • Mandy Runnalls

    Mandy Runnalls 7 months ago

    Hey Taylor,

    Let us know if there is anything we can do to help!  Have you had a chance to come visit yet?  Perhaps that would help them!
  • Taylor Carman

    Taylor Carman 7 months ago

    Not yet being as its 7 hours away, but i would love too. Any suggestions?
  • Ruth Spragins

    Ruth Spragins 7 months ago

    I actually visited twice. Once with my mom and aunt (because my aunt lives outside of Chicago and I was doing college visits in the area) and once with both my parents. The second time, we came down for Women's Weekend. We stayed for a whole weekend and got to know the area a little bit, which was nice. So my recommendation is to come down for an event on a Friday or Saturday, then spend the next day exploring Milwaukee. 
  • Mandy Runnalls

    Mandy Runnalls 7 months ago

    Exactly what Ruth said!  We can definitely make it more of a 'worth your while' visit--get you in on a class on Friday, talk to a professor, stay overnight with a student.  Whatever you would like to do we can try to make happen :)
  • Taylor Carman

    Taylor Carman 7 months ago

    Thanks so much for the advice and i will of course talk with the persons, its a dream of mine to go to MSOE and i hope for it to happen although the changes are growing slimmer as time gets closer. There aren't very many relatives that agree and money is a big issue. i guess not everyone gets to live the dream
  • Mandy Runnalls

    Mandy Runnalls 7 months ago

    As for the money, that is something that we definitely work with you on.  It is always worth filling out the FAFSA and submitting it.  Already, you have a pretty good academic scholarship plus you will receive the Opportunity grant for being out of state (an additional $3,000/year).  Hope this little bit of info helps!
  • Taylor Carman

    Taylor Carman 7 months ago

    no, i will not be commuting often, 2 to 4 times a year. FASFA is complete although i am a little confused about it. Along side of me, were my sister and cousin applying for FASFA as well. they received an estamiate where as i did not. Not sure if this is normal but i'd like to know why this is. Any ideas?
  • Lena Scheibengraber

    Lena Scheibengraber 7 months ago

    Taylor- your estimated Pell Grant and/or Subsidized & Unsubsidized student loan amounts should have generated and shown on your confirmation page. I would log back into the FAFSA website and go to "view processed information" to check out your Student Aid Report. If anything, we will start processing FAFSAs for 2014-2015 fairly soon (next month), which means you will be able to get a look at what you're eligible for! Let me know if you have any additional questions about the FAFSA or financial aid in general. Crossing my fingers that you can attend MSOE! :)