How to Convince My Parents That Some Schools Are Actually Generous With Aid?
My mom basically told me that Scripps or any other college (Middlebury, Macalester, Colby) won't give kids any financial aid unless they're a minority or highly intelligent (which she said that I'm not). She said that Scripps (my first choice) relies on the government for money. She said that I'm middle class, so I won't get anything. My parents' income was roughly $52,000 last year. Surely I'll get some help, right? She also said that I'm not good enough to get into Scripps either.
My mom wants me to go to a college where the tuition is $5000 per year. She said she'll only pay half. And if I'll get into Scripps, she'll only pay $2500 and I'll have to take out loans to cover the rest.
Please help me. Please tell me that I'm not living in a fantasy world. It's not like my dream school is NYU.
I'm very distraught, so please excuse any errors.