Hi, so I was recently accepted to Brandeis as a midyear student, but my financial aid package is terrible. I received $2,960 in Federal Pell Grant, $1.5k in work-study, and $1,750 in loans. So they’re expecting us to pay at least $30k+ just for the spring semester. My parents make around $40k in total per year and there is no way they could help me pay $30k+ per semester. I checked my CSS profile and found that under “Current amount in cash, savings, checking, and deposit accounts,” it was actually the wrong amount, so it looks like they have $300k in their bank accounts/in cash.
Is that probably the reason why my financial aid package was so low? Should I contact the financial aid office to correct the mistake? Thanks