College payments all taken care of in Off Topic
I wish I could receive federal grants, I've got a $7,500 scholarship, a work-study job, and I max out my federal loans every year. I've been severely disappointed in the way the US government calculates need with the FAFSA as it seems that all they ask in that form is "So how much do you make?" without regard for mortgages, cost of living, etc. My parents are actually in a far worse financial situation than what they were in last year (they actually bought a new house and 2 new cars instead of saving up for my college expenses =/) and according to the FAFSA my EFC is $3000 more than last year simply because my parents' salaries went up. I also found out about halfway through june that my university decided to raise my tuition yet again this year, yay for yearly tuition increases!