I’m thinking the answer is yes, but I was hoping for some real-life examples.
The FA offer we got for this year is doable, but if it gets completely recalculated from scratch for each subsequent year, our ‘parent contribution’ will go up significantly due to stock market gains & increased salary in 2020 and 2021. I guess this is inevitable?
I know, for example, that Northeastern & Drexel promise the same amount of financial aid from year to year, regardless of financial changes. I am holding out hope that Cornell does the same.
Also - if DS works a co-op, does that income increase his ‘student contribution’, and therefore decrease financial aid? If so, it feels like we’ll never be able to catch up.