Post # 1
I have just over 2 years left of graduate school and am trying to figure out what I should expect for financial aid status once I am married. I have been searching online to see if there is some kind of income chart for federal fin aid but haven’t found anything helpful yet. Weighing the pros and cons of getting married earlier or actually being patient and waiting almost 2 yrs like we were originally going to.
Post # 3
I’m no expert, but I’ve never seen anything about marital status affecting loan eligibility. However, the dual income will effect what direct aid (scholarships, grants, work study) you qualify for because that stuff is based directly off of FAFSA, which is straight from your income taxes.
Post # 4
Are you currently being counted under your parents? If so, getting married would probably up your financial aid eligibility because you will probably be making a lot less with the two of you than as a dependant under your parents. If you aren’t filing under your parents, it probably doesn’t change much.
Post # 5
I am 26 and its graduate school so not using parents income. And I dont think graduate schol loans are based on financials as heavily as undgrad. And together our income isnt that high so I think I will be ok.