Basically, this college process for me has turned into a fiasco. I was accepted and was planning to attend Bowling Green, then after 3 months of thinking this, my mom decides that it's all of a sudden too expensive. BG's something like $23,700 a year (tuition + room and board), but I got a $3,600 scholarship from them that brings it down to just above $20,000. My mom is basing all of her concerns off of that number, not even taking financial aid into account, which we only submitted today. I don't want to budge, I want to go to BG, and I don't even have any other options to begin with, so I'm asking anyone that might know, how much financial aid should I expect?
For one, my mom signed up for FAFSA.com as opposed to FAFSA.ed.gov, and they required her to pay $80. So basically, she got scammed. Is it still a legit site though in that they'll send my form to BGSU?
Basically some important things that help determine financial aid:
- I come from a single parent family (mom)
- She makes less than $40,000 a year (maybe even less than $30,000)
- BGSU is an out of state school
- My grades were pretty poor in high school (2.0 GPA if I'm lucky)
- My test scores were decent-ish (26 ACT, 1030 SAT)
Also, do I 100% definitely need a co-signer for my loans?
Any help would be appreciated, I'd love to get a rough estimate. Thanks.