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Hi, I'm a junior with a pesky Financial Aid question.
IK the normal rule that if I have a sibling already in college my parent's EFC get's split in half. My Mom and step-dad make 140,000-180000 (they are real estate agents so their commission fluctuates) so our EFC is around 35000 (just me plugging in numbers, my mom hasn't officially filled out the form but I don't think It would make a huge difference.). But while I'm shooting for the top LACs and West Point, my sister has recently dropped out of the local CC. She is starting to get her act back together and will hopefully return to school when I start school as a freshman (or the semester before). So here is my question, even though a CC costs a fraction of a normal college, does it still halve our EFC? On the forms does one have to fill out that the sibling is at a community college rather than a 'regular' college? Also, since my sister will graduate from CC within 2 years (hopefully), what happens to me the next two years when I am in college? Does my EFC suddenly change and does my financial aid package diminish?