07-25-2013, 02:44 PM
Pardon my language, but eff FAFSA. I'm NOT from an upper middle class family, my mom works for minimum wage, my dad is trying to support four of us plus a dog on an income that barely covers the cost of our house, and I STILL DON"T QUALIFY FOR ANY AID! Not even Work Study! All the on campus jobs go to work study people! GAHHHHH! We're in that little nook where we're too poor to truly fend for ourselves, but not quite poor enough to receive any aid. It infuriates me so much! /rant
I'm looking for more and more scholarships to apply to since I need to cough up the $25,000 for Carthage College that won't be covered by the financial assistance the college (NOT the government) is offering. Student loans are a four letter word in my vocab but everyone tells me I need to get them but even if it's just for a couple years, interest rates went up and gah school is too expensive.