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OT: The Night I Became A Republican
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Submitted by scaredyclassic on January 17, 2013 - 10:09pm
good lord. I just went to a financial aid seminar at local hs. Sounds like the bottom line is, if you're poor ($80,000 ceiling for family of 4) you get a free ride, if you have a 3.0 GPA.
If your parent makes good money, you get nothing.
So, ok. basically, the parents with some decent income have to subsidize the poor kid. The poor kid doesn't have to take out loans, they get a full ride at UC school, if he has over 3.0 GPA. But the parents who make some money (and almost certainly have proprortionately higher expenses) have to pay the full ticket? Over 100k?
What is this, a communist nation?
So, anyway, it appears that the way around this is...your kid gets married. then your kid is independent. and then parents' income doesn't count.
I'm doing some research on the internet and there's an article on this arrangement in the NY Times.
and a matchmaking website for tuition benefit...
I don't see why parents who do well should have to fully subsidize some other kid just because his parents are broke. I'm already subsidizing my own damn kid!
Objectively, I suppose, it seems fair that i should have to pay somewhat more, but the poor kid should have to take on some debt ...and no parent should get off scot-free...should be a strict, proportionate sliding scale.
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