Max324 wrote:I was surprised at getting $0 merit/need. I have no savings because I throw all of my income at my (formerly) gargantuan UG loans, no assets, and no financial support from family since before I graduated high school. I was sure they'd throw at least a token amount of aid my way. I suspect the "need based aid" doesn't trickle down to ED apps (doing that was such a mistake, I really didn't need the boost with my 179).
I've been back and forth a million times about whether to attend this year or try to squeeze $60k out of Duke/UVA next cycle. Battling UG debt for the last four years has been a nightmare; I still can't wrap my head around taking out four times that amount.
I'm guessing you're a pretty big splitter?