Our youngest boy just made it into St. Louis! It’s a really good school and we are so proud of him, but the tuition is $14,000! With a family of 6 and living in Hawaii, we definitely cannot afford this. I’ve been trying to find any type of scholarships and applying for financial aid, anything to help us. Let me tell you…. This shit is stress on a whole other level. They make it so hard. I have a check list of documents that need to be submitted.
Last year’s final report card
Most recent report card
Last 2 paychecks
Reference letters from 2 teachers, a counselor and principal
And then after submitting this they want a $250 deposit. Then because he’s entering as a new student, he needs to attend summer school…. More $$$. It’s a crazy roller coaster right now.
This is an opportunity of a lifetime for my son and I will do all that I can to ensure that he can go. He was so excited when he got in, it’s the same school that Marcus Mariota graduated from so of course he’s been dreaming BIG about his future just knowing the types of opportunities that he’ll be able to take full advantage of from this school.
Have any of you been in this situation? Did you come up with a financial plan that worked for you? I’d love to hear from you.