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Immense Stress Over Being Able to Pay
So I'm in a bit of a rough situation. My father had a really good job, one that made good money. However, my junior year, he walked out on me and my family. I have almost no contact with him, but he pays my mom alimony. He has said he wants to help me pay for my college, but I can't trust that. My problem is this: it will look like we make a ton of money even when we don't. My mom works as an assistant preschool teacher for 12 dollars an hour. The alimony is respectable, but I have an older sister in college and a younger brother soon to be in college after me.I want to go to a great school, but I don't know if I'll be able to afford it. I'm a pretty good student- 4.0 GPA 4.5 WGPA, 34 ACT, National Merit Commended Scholar, AP Schol with Honor, 770 780 Subject Tests, president of five clubs, intern at Democratic Party. I'm applying to American, William and Mary, Georgetown, Washington University in St. Louis, Dartmouth, Cornell, Columbia, University of Florida, and Florida State. What should I do?