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How would you tell a college you need more financial aid due to getting kicked out?

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I was recently kicked out and i dont have any type of proof of being kicked out of my house, but i need the extra help with the money. How could i show documentations of me getting kicked out and go through the whole process. This had happened after I got into my school of choice but something had happened and my parents kicked me out. I am 18 years old if that helps as well

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The best way is to contact a social worker. As a minor, it is illegal for your parents to just kick you out (especially if you are homeless). Then the social worker can help you find a new home or get emancipated. From there, you'll have your documents. Then you should sign up for college vine advocate and complete the steps. Renegotiate about how now you don't have an income. Please do get a part-time job or a work-study

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I agree it might make sense to a social worker, they might be able to point you in the right direction for places that can help offer assistance. I'd also look into sending an email or calling the financial aid department or student services of the school you're going to. They might also be able to point you in the right direction or at least let you know what type of documentation you might need to get help.

Is there any chance of being able to reconcile with your parents? If you're going to need to take out a significant amount of money in order to afford college this year it might also make sense to look into options regarding deferring college for a year and starting next year. This article explains it a bit more: https://www.gooverseas.com/blog/why-and-how-to-defer-college-acceptance-for-a-gap-year

Either way, I'm sorry you're in this situation and I wish you the best of luck with figuring things out!

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I apologize, I'm not as well informed as others, but I think a good idea is to include it in your college essay. This way, it'll be sure to catch their attention, and they'll know, but also use it as a way to impress. Colleges look for applicants that stand out, and not to make light of your situation, but getting kicked out can show colleges how much of a strong person you are, making yourself unique and more likely to be accepted. Also, when applying for financial aid, I believe they ask if you're living with your parents and if you're making any income, so if you're not, they'll hopefully consider that and give you more financial aid. Also, try researching different ways to document and prove this; I researched on Reddit, and one thing they said is to try to get documents like a birth certificate, or applying to live on your own, without a parent/guardian. Hope this helps!

okay thank you! This had happened after i got admitted into the school of choice
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Hey there! CollegeVine recently posted a Webinar that may be helpful to you right now. Itโ€™s all about negotiating financial aid when your family (or you) experiences a financial change after your admission. The link is below. It never specifically mentions your situation, but I still think it could be helpful to you. Good luck, I really hope everything gets figured out.

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