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So here's a situation, my mom is married to this man and together they make about 95,000 a year. That's almost 6 digits of income and I'm scared financial aid won't help me much. His money, which is a lot, is going nothing to me nor my college needs. So this is upsetting that I have to include the whole entire household income to get financial aid. Is there any loop holes I can do? I was told to go independent...since I'm 18. Or live with my aunt and other stuff but my guidance couselor said no, that won't work because I'll need my mom's information anyways....which will include my stepdad's. I'm planning to go to Connecticut State school, everything is about 10,000 ish a year. I'm in top 30% (very very top =[) with 3.4 GPA. My SAT and ACT scored sucked so..they won't help me..yeah. Can someone roughly tell me how much I'll get? And loopholes to get more?