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    their working for the family business, or taking care of sick relatives, or taking care of relatives kids, or contributing directly to family expenses, or...  It was the first of those in my case (among other issues), and I crammed my classes each semester onto 2 day and 3 day schedules so I could work full days in construction.  Incidentally, I flew commercial the first time the year after I got my BSEE.  

    Also, my parents were self-employed and income was highly variable.  If they'd had a single really good income year at any time while I was in school (as in fact they did), any income-based financial aid would have disappeared.     About 1 in 9 workers is self-employed.  The bulk of them are of modest and variable income.

    Iron sharpens Iron. Normal is a dryer setting. STOP illegal immigration NOW! -- Make it LEGAL. If Corporations are People--Let's draft them.

    by benamery21 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 09:24:34 PM PST

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