Disadvantaged financial/social status

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Discus: What Are My Chances?: December 2002 Archive: Disadvantaged financial/social status
By poorboy on Sunday, December 29, 2002 - 03:44 pm: Edit

Hi, I'm an Asian kid applying to colleges whose family income is <20000. Should I inform colleges about this and how? Would this have any bearings on my admission?

By finaid on Sunday, December 29, 2002 - 03:46 pm: Edit

well when u apply for finaid you`ll have to fill in income info + expenditures etc.
u must inform colleges about that!i guess u are applying for finaid??

By poorboy on Sunday, December 29, 2002 - 04:13 pm: Edit

yeah, but many colleges say that the reviews of financial package and application are separate. So would the adcoms really know it?

By finaid on Sunday, December 29, 2002 - 04:23 pm: Edit

they`ll come to know at some point..it surely won`t be in ur favor if u are not a clear candidate i.e. adcoms are undecided...but if u have strong stats+ good essay, recs & college is need-blind...it won`t have any bearings..i guess!

By poorboy on Sunday, December 29, 2002 - 04:43 pm: Edit

The colleges I'm applying to are mostly need-blind. So I guess I'll be fine, thanks

By !! on Sunday, December 29, 2002 - 05:07 pm: Edit

haha. <20000 is NOT poor, spoiled brat. (thats excluding families with 5+ children)

By Sean on Sunday, December 29, 2002 - 05:16 pm: Edit

Uhmmm, <20000 is poor. The poverty level set by the government for a family of four is 17000, so OP is pretty close to poverty.

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