H. E. Pennypacker wrote: Gotti wrote: H. E. Pennypacker wrote:
Gotti wrote:But I guess, when it comes down to it, I have a good enough relationship with my dad that if I was so poor on my own that I couldn't pay rent (let alone my bills/debt) he would help me out.
And there you have it.
But it still sucks ass because this would never happen!!!
I agree, but it COULD, and that's the point. For some, it cannot happen.
I feel for Gotti, because I understand that she is not getting money from her parents no matter how much they make, but Pennypacker is right. When a school wants to determine need, it is based on the situation of not only the student, but their family. If it was based just on the student alone, nearly everyone would qualify for need because the vast majority of entering law students are not independently wealthy. For some students, their parents are capable of contributing and simply refuse. For others, their parents are completely incapable of contributing. There is absolutely no possible way for them to do so, so those students get the need based aid.
Gotti, I REALLY hope things work out for you. You seem to have your heart set on Fordham, so I hope they help you out and make a way for them to go.