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  1. #1
    Aug 2011
    Mystic, CT

    FAFSA question

    Hi all,

    According to the Harvard website, "Grant funds are awarded on a two-tier system based on need. The Tier 1 grant is based solely on the student's financial information. In order to be considered for more substantial Tier 2 grant, students must provide parental information."

    I don't have access to my father's information and am a little worried about the possibility of not receiving as much aid from schools. I was wondering if anyone knows what the difference between a Tier 1 and a Tier 2 grant is.


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    Cyburbian Dharmster's avatar
    Oct 2001
    Arlington, Virginia
    I think you have two options. First wait until you reach the age at which they no longer consider your parents information (it was 28 when I applied). Second, you can appeal to them saying you don't hav a relationship from your father. You will probably need letters from friends, relatives, clergy that can attest to the fact that you have no relationship with your father and thus are unable to have him provide the information Harvard requires.

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