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Financial aid with a sibling in private school?
Hey guys! I'm a junior in high school from a middle class family. I have been in public school for my whole life, but my brother transferred to a private school starting in 7th grade (he's in 8th grade now). The school gave him a scholarship that covers 1/3 of the tuition, but our family still ends up paying ~$20,000 a year.
I heard that FAFSA doesn't take a sibling's private k-12 tuition into account. Is this true? My family can barely afford to pay my brother's tuition right now, so if I don't get substantial aid for college I will basically be on my own and probably taking out a bunch of loans (and I may not have time for a part time job b/c I'm going into nursing). Also, I did an EFC calculator and got a really high number that is even higher than what my family is paying for my brother's tuition right now.
Have any of you been in this situation or know someone who has? What did they do? Any insight on this subject would be appreciated!!