Gotta love that "You qualify for $24,000 in financial aid and only will be responsible for $51,000 per year!" Thanks generic top school for your generosity!
I didn't know that college cost so much. I just assumed it was as affordable as when I went.
That being said, I forwarded my findings to my daughter the other day and told her that this is her situation. It's up to her to make Columbia, Penn, Brown, Cornell, etc affordable for her family. The implication being that she can study hard, get that law degree, make more money than me and raise the status of the family so they don't have those limitations.