My girlfriend has a serious problem. She was accepted to NYU’s film school, her first choice. However, in spite of her nearly perfect grades and general brilliance, she only got a little less than half the cost in financial aid. What it comes down to is that she will not be able to afford to go there unless she gets a student loan (and even then there’s debt’s and stuff to work out, but that’s a whole 'nother ball of wax).
Now, we were talking about this, and we realized that the biggest problem is that we have no idea how likely it is that she’ll get the student loan. If she doesn’t get it, then she’s not gonna be going to college for a year. So, yeah, it’s kinda of important that she find out what her chances are.
Any of you guys know how they decide on who to give student loans? Do they usually loan as much as you need? Any people with experiance in this sort of situation? Any sort of info or advice would probably be helpful.