Originally posted by burs0028
Don't focus on the 52,000 because that is AZCOM's calculated cost of attendance and will vary from school to school.
it sounds like it's really AZCOM that's screwing you over. using Cyndi's post above, it sounds like they expect you to live on approx 20k a year (tuition being 32k or so.) do they have different budgets for married/single? one person could live on 20k with some work, but there's no way a family could, especially if you have some large pre-existing debts.
it would probably be easier to get your school to change its "living expenses" calculation than to change government regulations. if your FAO is sympathetic to your situation, she should be able to work *something* out i would think.