Well it's been bad news for me lately when it comes to financial aid... I got my bu financial aid package today in the mail and... well i was really shocked and dissapointed..... I only got 7,675 in aid. And it only includes aid from the govt. BU did not give me anything..... Here's a breakdown..... Federal SEOG 500.00 Federal Perkins Loan 500.00 Federal Pell grant 4050.00 Federal Sub Loan 2,625.00 comes out to be 7,675.00 Man it's a real let down. I didn't even get any merit or need based aid from the university... Here's my economic info again: efc=0 will be a First generation college student... I live in new orleans..... My mother made only 15 grand in 2003, and both my other brother and sister are in college. my mother also had to take out a 80 grand loan in order to pay my dad off the house. My dad has a new family and never contributed to the family domestically and financially. I had to help my mother out with her tailor business since i was in the 8th grade..... God.... not even a single dollar in need based aid from the university..... They fricken suck!!!!!! man life sucks right now...... i forgot to mention the fact that i called and the person told me that it would be useless appealing because i would probably only receive aa additonal thousand dollar in "federal loan" edited: I was accepted for undergrad studies.