We are going through the college process with SD18, who will graduate in June. SD18 is a pretty good student, mostly As and Bs. She is in some honors and AP classes and generally does well and does her homework without a battle. Compared to many skids on here, she is a dream.
So...this weekend we got a money panic email from BM, asking us what we though we/DH's parents can 'do' toward YSD's college plans.
Apparently YSD doesn't qualify for the Pell Grant, which we thought she would based on her EFC.
I am highly suspicious of this. BM technically has 2 other kids 'in college' who have both gotten financial aid. With 3 kids in college, she'd have to be making over 75K a year to NOT qualify for ANY aid at all (adjusted gross, not gross...and those three kids also bring that number down significantly, I thought).
So a couple weeks ago I was so upset the day DH and I had to leave on a big business trip because YSD had chased a feral cat into our crawlspace and then into the walls. I won't rehash the whole story but here's the link: