Does my daughter qualify for financial aid
OK - my daughter will begin college this fall and we have filled out all the necessary paperwork. She is extremely bright, top 3% of her class and all around a model student. I have been raising her and her older brother since 2008, on my own, with no financial help from my ex (location unknown). On paper I guess I look good. My AGI was just over 78K last year. Unfortunately, I'm just barely getting by. I'm the sole income in a 2 income household and carry all of the financial responsibility. Both my elderly parents have been living with me as well, and while they try to help out, they only receive nominal social security and a small pension monthly. Just the costs of their medication is astronomical. My daughter is receiving acceptance letters from colleges ranging anywhere from $58K-$72K per year. She is receiving the Dean's scholarship at many of these schools so that will be a big help. I'm still hoping that she will get some financial aid but from what I am seeing on the net price calculators, my income seems to be holding me back. I really want my daughter to realize her dream but without a little more help, I don't know how I am going to do this. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.