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  • Here's a clearer explanation: Common Law Marriage, Travis County, Texas "Under a new provision of the Family Code, either partner in a common law marriage has two years after you split up to file an action to prove that the marriage did exist.…
  • Erin's Dad and allyphoe, no I don't think it says either of those things. What it says is that if the couple have split up and are fighting over whether or not there ever was a marriage, the one who says they were married has 2 years from the split…
  • Ok, here's the thing. You thought that with an EFC of 0, you would get a lot of aid. That's not true. The only thing the EFC gives you is a full Pell grant which you are getting. Just about everyone who fills out a FAFSA can get the federal loans so…
  • GlamorousGirl, I went back and read some of your posts. You are 42yo, low income and have 4 children. Really, you are in a very different situation from most other posters. Do not go by those calculators because they are not taking into account the …
  • May I also suggest that some of these people are envious? I really have trouble believing that a status-conscious group of people at an international school don't know Brown. I suspect they all know the names of the ivies and are a bit jealous. Your…
  • From what I can tell online, you do not have to register a common law marriage in Texas for it to be valid. either: 1- you register the marriage, or 2- you agree that you're married, live together as married and tell people you're married. VSU - …
  • I would honestly not concern myself with the situation unless there is something he doesn't know that you feel you need to tell him (for example, if you would be unable to keep him at the school if he loses the scholarship, he should be told that). …
  • There's an American saying: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. That means that it is better to have something solidly in your possession than it is to have the possibility of other things. I would not risk an admission to a top 5 liberal a…
  • I agree with moonchild but, if you're unsure, have her take a leave of absence during which she can intern and figure out the best plan with a counselor.
  • A lot of "elite" colleges don't give much AP credits so it may not cut down on time. I can think of a number of reasons that caused students I know or know of not to graduate on time: money, changing majors, double majoring or more, studying abro…
  • I have to laugh at the LAXbro comments. Lacrosse is the state team sport of Maryland and widely played. Sort of like saying there's a big hockey vibe in Canada.
  • Thank you calimom and sybbie for that info on Posse scholars. I knew they spoke about diversity but didn't realize their definition wasn't based on race/ ethnicity. It is a great merit-based opportunity (although very competitive, of course) to some…
  • bluebayou, That excerpt was from an article asking if *interviews* counted. Pomona is very upfront about that. According to the article, they tell students it's "highly recommended" which, we've always said on cc, means if you want to attend the sch…
  • Sue, yes, but the truth is there are just very few outside scholarships that are substantial, renewable and don't look at need. Posse is the best I know of-- but is only for minorities and there are ageographic restrictions. StantonMom, I agree w…
  • Sue22, yes, the Lincoln Award is an unusual case but it's a wonderful opportunity for the right kid. There is only one other way I know of to get a non need-based full tuition to Ivies or Nescac schools and it is only for minority kids and is also f…
  • Bluebayou, can you please link where you are getting your info? You wrote, "Pomona makes it clear that demonstrated interest is taken into account." Again, the Pomona common data set, linked above, specifically says interest is not considered while …
  • Bluebayou wrote, "btw: legacy only works if a student ED's. Did she submit an early app to Pomona? If not it is a clear indication to them that they are not her first choice. " Is this something you know specifically about Pomona and, if so, wher…
  • "None of the Ivies or NESCACs give merit scholarships, although some have named scholarships as part of their need-based financial aid packages or merit based funds available for things like summer research. " Almost but not quite. Trinity offer…
  • St Mary's probably picked their Nov 1 deadline because it's the same deadline UMd-College Park uses-- which is still way too early so a lot of instate kids throw in an application if there's any chance they may attend. But College Park notifies in J…
  • Momzie, JT's advice is spot on. His advice was to save. His personal example was that he saved out of home equity. If the housing market wasn't cooperative in your building years or your market-- because even in the great recession, people with home…