BigJimboOrleans wrote:Honestly I'm really frustrated and kindof scared right now. I have no idea what to do. My income is maybe $10k a year at best, they only offered me $7,500/yr merit, and gave me zero grants even with an EFC of 0 (and the max stafford loan - 20,500). There's no way in heck I can come up with ~$30k a year in private loans. I'm going to attempt to call the FA office tomorrow. Other than that, what am I supposed to do? Any suggestions?
You applied for need based money and got declined? Have you tried calling the financial aid department to ask why you did not receive any need based grants? Maybe it was due to your parents' income. It's so silly that parental income is a requirement.