<p>My parents(and I) are poor but willing to do anything do support my higher education.. in other words, my parents(and I) will, if need, take out a loan as much as needed, if i wont get enough scholarships. we all agree that I shouldnt compromise to go my not-good-as-my-first-choice school only because of money problem (umm)</p>
<p>anyway, i am filling out financial aid forms and got this question(or similar question).
"Amount the student's parents think they will be able to pay for 2005-2006 college expenses"</p>
<p>Now my parents and I worry if writing too little amount of money(EFC is $300 according to CC EFC calculator) would give me disadvantage. (which is true since i am applying JHU and couple others where are NOT need-blind, but rather need-sensitive when it comes down to borderline applicants)
But I and they are also worrying if we put too much(basically more than our EFC) .. i wont get much money as other-wise. (i dont know whether i am explaining sufficiently. it's late and my brain is not working well... oh by the way i gotta send PROFILE by today so... )</p>
<p>so. should i ask "how much should i write down for self-EFC?" ??
how much does most middle class parents would put???
i deadly need advices on this issue. i hate to see my chances being lowered substiantially only because of how much my parents can contribute.</p>
<p>any comments would be helpful. oh dont forget to reply ASAP. deadline is TODAY!!
thanks in advance.</p>