Aggiegrad2011 wrote:For the person complaining about need access, I had to submit to 4 schools the need access thing including Northwestern.
I kind of like it because it goes so in-depth that it really helps poor bastards like me.
I don't like it because I'm not going to get a dime from my parents for school and haven't gotten any support from them in 7 years but I'm still not going to get a need-based dime because of their income. It's bullshit.
Maybe it's because of my age or the fact that I'm married, but they only asked me FOUR questions about my mom / dad:
1. Is your mother living
2. Is your mother living with you
3. Is your father living
4. Is your father living with you
I answered 'yes' to 1 & 3, and 'no' to 2 & 4... and that was that. Quite literally *no* other parental information. Not their tax returns, not their W2s, absolutely, positively nothing.
They did ask, "Have you received aid from your parents?" and of course, since my parents are utter deadbeats, I could easily say NO.