i guess when u compare it to other students its not that bad... I have 2000 of medical expenses for 2008 im adding to the medical appeal form. Also filling out student contribution form as in 2008 i worked full time and have already quit my job to focus on school. My mothers hours were cut from 40 to 36 and she works hourly... what sucks is that the only aid i had was smart, pell, and UCSD grant. Now i dont have smart, pell, and UCSD grant will be lowered leaving me with only 9 thou in aid. Even 7 thou in loans cant help me out too much lol. Back to ramen noodles i guess.