bitcheslovecake wrote:drevo wrote:Wouldn't that make your case weaker? I mean if you are telling them "my parents are helping pay tuition" isn't that kind of the opposite thing they'd want to hear when looking to give out Need-Based Aid? It just seems if they have no problem telling applicants who are paying for 100% of the cost on their own then they wouldn't have any problem not giving a scholarship to someone who isn't paying 100% of the cost. Just curious if I am understanding this right.
Considering that they have three children in college and are basically paying a 200k/year for three children to attend college, I think that I should have gotten some need based aid. I've had a comfortable life, but my parents are by no means wealthy enough to afford anything near that.
Basically: I'm willing to take out the 300k in loans if I have to, but I have nothing to lose by asking
Edit: Also I have no idea what your age is but I am young enough to never have had a "real" job. The thought of 300k in loans is kind of frightening, considering I made 4k last year.....
It's not like college, where the financial aid formulas take multiple tuitions into account; I would be shocked if you got any need based aid if your family has the resources to pay $200,000 a year on anything. Typically need based aid at non-HYS goes to people have actually have very few family resources; if your parents even own their own home, income notwithstanding , that asset would militate heavily against a need based grant.
Since CLS is a mutation of need and merit, it's still worth asking for $$ if you haven't already though.