Financial Aid - Self Help question

<p>I was wondering whether the self help portion increases over the years. In the Stanford Finan. Aid booklet, it says the standard amount expected to be contributed by the student through a combination of term-time work study and student loans is $5500 a year. It also, however, says that this amount is less for students from low income brackets and/or with other extenuating circumstances. So the self-help amount I have to pay is around $2500. Is this amount going to increase soph, then junior and then senior year? Or is it a flat rate?</p>

<p>the student contribution does go up in later years. first year, it is $1700 minimum..and in later years it is $2100 minimum...i dont know about the rest</p>