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I was really excited when I was accepted into Johns Hopkins and wanted to major in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at that school. I received the official letter and was very upset with the amount of financial aid I got. I received approx. $7,000 a year in which I don't have to pay back. The estimated cost for attending was is about 61,000/year and with that little help it will cost my family 54,000/year. That is about half of my family's yearly income. We are struggling financially and are barely a float with my older bro going to college (which costs about 23,000/year, he graduates this year). My dad is the soul provider for the family and my mom takes care of my little brother and I. The company in which my dad works for just went into bankruptcy so we are worried about what the future will hold. We don't live beyond our means at all, but (like I said before) still struggle. My family can pay about 15,000/year (in which I wouldn't have to get loans). I am not completely against loans but I am against coming out of school with almost $200,000 dollars in debt. I was wondering if anyone else is/was in the same circumstance and what I should do. For the people who were in the same circumstances, what did yall do.