The financial aid package just barely meets the FAFSA EFC which is way beyond affordable for us. I will call the F.A. office and plead our case and see what happens. But if the Ivies only meet EFC, how do middle class people afford to pay for an Ivy League school?
My S has been awarded merit aid at some highly-regarded non-Ivies - is this where everyone in our position ends up? He is a National Merit Finalist and Scholar, does this have any pull in getting more aid at an Ivy?
I'd like to be able to keep the Ivies he was accepted to in play, but it does not look possible. Any suggestions?