How poor am I?

I live in a three person household. My single parent has an income of about $11,500. Is my family below the poverty line? Do I identify as a low-income student?

Yes, that would be well below the poverty line.

Good to know. Thanks.

For kids in that income range, questbridge can really help find a matching school that will also give you sufficient financial aid. (Assuming you are willing to entertain schools other than Jilliard).

Why do they say less than $80,0000 is low income? I have a 3 person household with an income less than $12,000 and I’ve never felt that it was poverty.

The government calculates the number. Description of how they do it here: