What type of private scholarships should she start looking for?
Are you talking about huge private scholarships…for college starting in 2021? It’s way too late to apply for those.
(For next year), should she become independent so she can get financial aid on her own,
She can’t just become independent so she can get financial aid on her own. There are very specific reasons that a student can be declared independent, and parents not able to pay for a college isn’t one of them
as she doesn’t work (not sure if she has to be one emancipated, lol) help!!!
** You need to look up what being an emancipated minor entails. First of all, the process is a legal and lengthy one, and again, there need to be sufficient reasons for asking for emancipation. Parents not paying for college isn’t one of them.**
What IS your annual budget for college costs for your daughter?
Did she apply to any colleges that are within your price point? If not, why not.
Did she apply to any colleges where she has guaranteed or very strong merit aid potential? The best aid comes from colleges where your kid gets accepted.
What are her GPA and SAT or ACT scores (if she was able to take the standardized tests)?
If no schools are affordable this year, would she take a gap year and re-apply to affordable options?
Have you looked at your instate public options and are they affordable?
I hate to say this, but going OOS might not be possible if she didn’t apply to affordable OOS options.