When I filled out my FAFSA, my EFC was 0. No one in my family can work due to physical disabilities, so we make around 24,000 a year for a family of 4 (including me)
When I got my financial aid info from a school, my pell grant award was around 2,700, and the school had my EFC at around 2,500 dollars. How in the world? By the end of every month, my family and I are barely getting by.
I'm wondering if something went wrong? Why in the world wouldn't I get the full pell grant? And why would a school think my family could contribute anything? I know students who make a lot more money than me, who got the full pell grant.