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Tuesday, May 04, 2004
 
Financial Aid for Kindergarteners

It sounds silly... but it's real. Our 4 year old will be attending Kindergarten in the fall, and due to the fact that the local public grade school is on the state "Watch List" we are exploring private education.

Because the tuition is insanely high at the one decent private school within a 1/2 hour drive, we are applying for financial aid. And it is just killing me that the forms I am presently filling out are far more detailed than anything I filled out for my college years. Hell, they want to know more than the IRS does.

These folks want to know how much we spent of vactaions, music lessons, the actual cost of health insurance and co-pays, every penny we have in the world, how much we expect to pay in additional childcare next year, how much our house is insured for, etc... You would think a copy of our taxes would do.... but no..... So now I've spent the better part of 4 hours trying to fill out the forms. What an evening!

IT'S ONLY KINDERGARTEN, FOR GOD'S SAKE!!!!
 
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