SCK thanks for sharing the pain! Although I am guessing a lot of the younger folks might think we shouldn't complain about having good jobs and a decent quality of life!
What I am worried about is if I go to law school starting in 2006 and sell the house to come up with the EFC I will be fine for 2006 - 2007. But then when I do a FAFSA next year, I will still have made 65% or so if this year's income, since I won't leave my job until August 2006, so presumably they will then expect me to come up with 65% of 17K for 2007-2008 and I will be truly screwed, drop out of school, live on the street and start smoking crack with these people who think people's rent/mortgage/car/utility/gas expenses are only 1/2 of their take home pay .... Anyone had experience with this situation?? Wisdom to share??