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#1 Posted on 7.1.04 0846.44
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I was just wondering if anyone has run into this problem...

I thought I had registered for Selective Service when I got my driver's license at 18. I guess I didn't, for there is no record on file. I had assumed that everything was fine because I had not once received a letter asking me to register (as I heard many people do). Even though Social Security hounded me for 3 years when they thought I owed them back paymnets for survivor benefits I received after my mother passed away when I was 17.

Now I'm 26 years old and cannot apply (they will not allow anyone 26 or over to EVER apply). Now I am blackballed from several State and Federal services. The main one being Student Financial Aid (the FAFSA let me know that I am not registered BTW).

Apparently, one can get the individual institution (Dept of Education, State Financial Aid, etc) to over-rule, but it has to be one institute at a time and you have to plead your case over and over again.

Has anyone else heard of anyone who had to go through this and how did they overcome it?

For chrissake, I'm just a poor hispanic male who wants to go to school. Hook a brutha up.
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#2 Posted on 7.1.04 1035.01
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I don't know how far you are along in the process of admissions, but FASFA pulled some shit with me as they told the school that I hadn't registered for selective service, when indeed I did register about a year earlier, and yet FASFA failed to notify me of this development telling me I was eligible. I didn't find out I wasn't until i went to the cashier to get my classes.

I had to go through a couple higher ups but eventually the school found out that I did register with selective service which knocked a couple grand off tuition that year.
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#3 Posted on 7.1.04 1057.19
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As of now, I'm already registered and paid for (out of my own pocket, as I didn't get to the FAFSA till way after the normal time for Spring $$$).

So I'm not so worried about the upcoming semester. I'm more worried aobut not being able to get funding for a real university (as I'm in community college now) and my graduate work (which I was hoping for something along the lines of NYU).

When you had to prove you did register, what steps did you have to go through (I swear I did register). And did selective service have you as being on file?

Just curious.

And thanks.
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#4 Posted on 7.1.04 1448.03
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Well, the whole thing went down when the cashier handed me 5,000 dollar bill, tuition at the time was 1,900 so not only did they withhold the aid and scholarships, which i earned in highschool, they penalized me 3,000 dollars.

I went through the cashier's manager who I exchanged words with, she then redirected me to one of guys who was an assistant to the head of student financial aid. After digging through one of big brothers databases he found that I did indeed register with selective service. The thing was FASFA had already cleared me for eligibility, THEN, went back to the University saying I hadn't registered all; this without sending me any notification. So yeah, it was on file somewhere, so the error was all on FASFA's shoulders as the school cleared my tuition costs in a matter of minutes.

FASFA is a pain in the ass, they were when i started i dont think a year goes by without some drama with me and them. Last summer they audited me, and I had to fill out some form on drug possession, which I have never been in trouble over. Then threatened to throw the book at me over making false claims, which I never did. So, don't take FASFA's word for it, if your sure you registered you probably did. Go through the school if you can go through the government if you must. Just don't wait until the last minute because the red tape with this gets longer by the year.
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#5 Posted on 8.1.04 0840.42
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I don't know if this helps, but stay away from NYU.

I mean, seriously. It's really not that good a school, and they try to screw you every way they can.

This is 7 years of experience talking here.
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#6 Posted on 8.1.04 1032.00
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    Originally posted by DJ Ran
    I don't know if this helps, but stay away from NYU.

    I mean, seriously. It's really not that good a school, and they try to screw you every way they can.

    This is 7 years of experience talking here.


Well the idea is to get into a good business school in the New York area.

If you know of any alternatives, please let me know.

All I know is that NYU's Stern Business School is usually ranked in the top 5 schools in the country. So, it seems like a good choice.
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#7 Posted on 8.1.04 1321.34
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I wasn't in Stern, so I couldn't tell you for sure. But my experience, and the experience of many people I knew, it wasn't a bad school, but it was frequently not worth the headache.

Let me talk to the one guy I know who went to Stern and still talks to me. Maybe he can tell you a little better if the school has what you need.
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