When it comes to financial aid, you must realize that you generally only get a part of what you actually need. Many people think they are entitled to money because they want to go to college. You and millions of other people want to go to college each and every day in the United States. There is no one thing that makes any person special. There are requirements that must be met in order to qualify to receive funds from the government.
Financial aid is based on need, and who is in need of it. It is estimated that over 75% of the money given away each year from the government is based off of who needs it, not who wants it. The most important word when it comes to financial aid is the word need. Obtaining money from the government is really a game in its own rights. You must learn the rules before you try to play. Just as basketball is based around points, financial aid is very similar. The points of financial aid are how much you actually need money to go to school based off of various factors.
The amount of money you receive is directly related to the amount of money that you actually need. The less money you make or the more children you have, the more money you will receive in the form of aid from the government.
Many students do not get the amount of money they need to go to school. Many people get a portion of the amount that is actually required to attend. You will be required to put in some money some of the time. Even if the government prints $50 billion, that is still not enough to give to everyone who wants to go to college. If you get part or most of your tuition covered, you should be grateful. America is a great country to live in. Not every country gives away free money to help their citizens get an education. An education that they can use to get a stable job and provide for a family.