So I just submitted the FAFSA, which got me thinking about my student contribution. I tried to find the amount I'm expected to contribute during the term, but I can't find it anywhere! I know the summer contribution figures, but the term-time employment ones are a mystery.
How much money do I have to contribute during the academic year?
Also, I have national merit-- how much does that help me (I know it'll be $2k/year for me, and it will reduce my contribution, but how much less would I have to work with it?)
And, any ideas about how to make working during school smoother?