Kid with great scores, grades, references, etc -- but high FA need. Got on the FA waitlist for two wonderful schools (still waiting to hear at one other and wl at the fourth), and I'm wondering what I can do to try to get her in to one of these schools. I've been thinking of things like a second job, changing to a different living situation, borrowing from my retirement savings, etc. We don't have real estate or any vehicles except for an old car that I need for work. There is no way that we could do it without aid at all but I might be able to meet them part way. Is that too insane? Would it actually help to get her off the financial aid waitlist? Should I contact them and ask if that would help or is that too pathetic? I would love to hear from anyone who has insight into this FA situation. Thanks.