For her Fall semester in college, and her last, Samatha will not have much of this:
Because her mom waited until May 18 to fill out the FAFSA. And who knows what she did, but Samantha was not offered any money, except for student loans. Sure, she can take out a loan for her last semester, and she will. (She has only taken out one small loan so far.) But I know that with her GPA, she would might have gotten something else if the FAFSA had been filled out sooner.
Well, that and if her mom had not been so selfish about wanting Samantha as a dependent. BM (biomom) had worked 2 jobs a big part of last year, so I imagine had a pretty nice income, with a pretty nice tax bite. I totally don't blame her for wanting a little tax relief, but not at the expense of her child's financial aid.
Oh, oh, oh and get this, BM's accountant did not file a tax return for Samantha as she did not make enough money to have to. Ummm...what about the refund of some of the taxes that she paid in, Mr. Accountant?
Oh, well, I just had to get it out and I am not going to worry about it anymore. When Samantha told me all of this last weekend, I told her to go talk to the FinAid office to see if she could keep her work study that she is currently in. The school can offer whatever they want and maybe she will luck out.
I also told her that if she comes up short on tuition money, that her mom will need to pony up the dough.