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I think you're missing a crucial point here: unless you qualify for work study you can't get a lot of these jobs. And why should I want to work for someone for $5.15 an hour when I can do the same job somewhere else for at least 7?

I think that people really try to oversimplify the aid process.

AND They also don't realize the huge amounts of money that they are going to have to borrow b/c of the government not taking into account ALL of the parent's AND student's financial obligations.

For instance, b/c of my parent's income, I AM NOT GETTING ANYTHING BUT AN UNSUBSIDIZED LOAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The cost of my school is $16,000. The EFC for my family is $24,900. The ONLY WAY FOR THE GOVT TO GIVE ME AID IS IF I WENT TO A HUGELY MORE EXPENSIVE SCHOOL.

Just some angry thoughts,


4) Get a job! This one may not help you get more aid, but it does bring more money. Go to any unversity campus, and who do you see manning the info desks, running special events and playing the office gofer in admin? Students! That should be you. Universities, especially big state ones, have hundreds of student employees who do everything from work in the computer labs to managing the unions at night. Not only can you pick up some dough, but you meet new people, make friends (very useful in the freshman year when you know nobody) and even pick up job skills. And the universities are very understanding about mid-terms and term papers- far more than most employers.

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