Father recently died and we have life insurance but we need financial aid...??
So basically im trying to apply to UCs as well as other private colleges with financial aid. Im a first gen student so my mom and I are just starting to map out how to fill out the FAFSA and stuff. My mother only makes about 3,000 a month which surely will qualify us for financial aid but my father just recently passed away a few months ago and we haven't cashed the life insurance check in yet. Does anyone have any advice where we should put the money so it doesn't affect our chances of receiving good financial aid? Or is there some way we can explain that we dont have a steady income and this sudden surge of money is only from a life insurance?