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Thanks to anyone that is willing to read my situation!
My son is high school senior '09 here in Charlotte, NC. He has decent SAT scores, He will graduate in the Top 5(currently tied for 3), and has an okay extracurricular record such as NHS, Habitat for Humanity Volunteer(8 hours everyweek), volunteer helper and umpire at a local recreational sports association, 4 years of jv and varsity baseball and wrestling.
His absolute dream school is to go to is WVU. My husband and I are from West VA and lived there for close to 25 years. All of my husbands and my family still reside in WV. I have numerous nieces and nephews that are either alumni or currently attending WVU. We have taken my son to Morgantown numerous time and he has completely fell in love with the school.
The problem is I don't believe that he will qualify for much financial aid. My husband and I combine to make 90,000 a year but due to having 3 children dependent on us, and paying off loans due to financial struggles in the past, we don't have much money. Also out-of-state tuition is 3x the price of in-state.
My son has looked at many scholarships but most are for NC schools.
Does anyone have any advice on how we could pay for education. It will kill me to see my son heartbroken
ALSO: he will be a first generation college student