We did contact the financial aid office. We were told at the time of faxing in the "pre" approval form the child's signature needs to be on that form. Unfortunately as I said, the child does not speak to his father, so not sure we will be able to get this form signed. We asked if it was possible for us to send it in unsigned by said child and have him sign it there and the answer was no.
So while we are to pay for 1/2 of tuition we are at a loss as to how to pay.
Am I understanding correctly that only ONE FAFSA needs to be filled out, and that needs to be filled out by the child/custodial parent. Do we need this information to file for a Plus loan? OR does the college take care of that?
We are new to this as up until now we have paid for his other 2 colleges in cash unfortunately the well has run dry and now we will need to take out loans to finish paying for his hopefully last college.
Not sure what other options are out there for us... I have two children in college but they have taken out student loans/grants and are working to get themselves through school... basically no help from their father or I and it is teaching them an awesome lesson... unfortunately on my husband's side of things there are no loans/grants that this child has been made to apply for.. by order of the court system.. yeah sucks huh?