The title isn't super descriptive because I really didn't know what to title it.
I live with my mom who makes like 30k gross a year. I'm estimating that my EFC for USC will be very low because of this. However, I didn't realize for the CSS that I need both parents to fill it out (parents are divorced).
My dad makes a lot more than my mom. I'm not entirely sure how much he makes a year (he always lies about having no money, yet proceeds to go on tropical and fancy vacations with his girlfriend(s) and their kids, buy new luxury cars, etc.). When I told him he'd need to fill out the CSS profile using his tax return, he freaked out and told me that he's not showing me or my mom his tax return, even though I'm not going to be watching him filling out the application. But that's [not really] irrelevant, ANYWAYS.
Will my EFC be a higher number because my dad makes substantially more than my mom? Like I'm assuming it's going to be higher, but by how much approximately (I know it's hard to say without knowing my dad's exact numbers, but from all the stuff he does and trips he goes on, I'm assuming it's high)? My dad is most likely not going to help me with any sort of college expense, and my mom won't be able to cover a larger EFC if it includes his income as well. I don't want my inability to attend USC (if I get accepted, though, of course) to be be because of a financial barrier.