So here is my situation. I am a fourth year music education student, but am pretty content with my decision of not wanting to be a music teacher. I want to study an entirely different area (like engineering, finance, or computers). I have started filling out the FASFA form, and it is pretty clear that I am going to be a dependent student. I would go to an in-state school for the new degree. My first degree (that not finished, it is still currently in progress) was not/ is not paid with any federal loans. My big question is, should I even finish this degree I'm working on right now? Because I know if I were to be requesting financial aid for a SECOND Bachelor's degree, then I'm automatically eliminated from the possibility of several of the types of grants. OR, should I just not finish this degree, so it's just technically a MAJOR-SWITCH? And, again, I haven't gotten any financial aid to this day, for whatever that's worth. I know it seems kind of weird to just almost finish a degree and bail, but I just don't care about this degree anymore, and I suppose I could always just finish it later on if I wanted. I'm just trying to figure out my options here. And, there is also a possibility that I might wait a couple years to even pursue the second bachelor's degree, like when I'm 24 or something, when perhaps I could also be considered "independent." Thanks to anyone helps me out. Let me know if something I said doesn't make sense to you. Thanks again!