Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Want a good laugh?

Submitted a FAFSA for DS. The government says my family can contribute $16,182 toward his college expenses this year.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Good thing he has a full scholarship. Seriously good thing.

Day 4 with NO diet soda and no replacement caffeine. And I haven't killed anyone. I never would have believed it.

Temperature is 64 today. I feel like I should be in shorts ... except that I would scare small children and grown men :)

Sarah

14 comments:

  1. We haven't submitted ours yet. I am afraid of how much they think we can contribute. Glad to hear yours has a full scholarship.

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    1. It's crazy. Apparently, feeding your family does not figure into their calculations.

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  2. Wow on the full scholarship and no soda! Can you just write a check for your portion :)

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  3. We are "expected" to contribute $42,803 per year.
    Ok......son's school only costs $21K a year.
    Maybe I need to find him a more expensive school since the Government things we are rich. lol

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    1. Yes! Spend that money! The government is so good at money management, it must know what it's talking about!

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    2. Sluggy! We just updated our FAFSA and they said we should be paying $47,650!!! UGH! CRAZY!!!

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  4. Thank god for that scholarship!! Are you saving your "soda" money that you're not spending now? I think you deserve something nice for kicking that habit!

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    1. Amen!! And that's not a bad idea - hadn't thought about that. It adds up to more than I'd like to admit!

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  5. Yep, I did my preliminary FAFSA and messed up on some numbers and they said we would be eligible for a Pell Grant. I was psyched! Until I put in the numbers (of our tax return) accurately. They said we should be able to pay 47,500. Ahem. No Pell Grant. i knew it was too good to be true. Congrats on the full scholarship!

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  6. I have so enjoyed your blog. I've scrolled back and read from the beginning. Way to go on paying down so much debt. We have been debt free for a few years now (thanks to Dave Ramsey). He's right -- it feels way better than buying anything ever did! You'll make it - just keep doing those baby steps!

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