swheat wrote:msch0i wrote:swheat wrote:I should have included that in my list of cons -- Hastings financial aid sucks a big one. I was FURIOUS last year when I didnt get a Hastings grant. I grew up on a freaking farm in the middle of nowhere. My dad makes like 15k per year. But I had some savings since I was a kid and I had a scholarship to attend UG so apparently I am among the richest 25% of Hastings students.
so basically the money i've been saving up for law school is what's going to cancel out my grant -___-
Yeah I know, right? I think they should look more at your past income level and your parents' income level. This system could benefit a 25 year old who has rich parents but no savings of his own.
At this point there isn't much you can do though.
Yes you're right, not much we can do....and the story's the same for any UC now, basically. But I think we (esp. CA taxpayers!) have some right to bitch and moan about it