Hello folks. I'll try to keep this short: I'm 19, going on 20, and haven't lived at home since the day I turned 18. My parents are crazy in the sense that they actually have psychological issues, and recent events in the family have caused even more problems. Basically, I'm trying to stay in school while working and everything, but it's very expensive. With my mom going into bankruptcy, I actually would get a lot in grants from the government (I have already filed a FAFSA using her 1040 information), but they require something called "verification" at my school, which basically means I need to send in a second copy to confirm the information. In short, my mom refuses to do this because of all of the recent drama (which I know nothing about), so basically I can get literally no financial aid this semester. (And of course no help from anyone else.) I'm not posting this to be some beggar or anything, but I need advice. I'm not sure how to handle myself, or what to do with my life. I'd like to go to college, and it's within my means to some extent, but I can't afford it without loans. The jobs around here pay about $6 an hour after taxes are taken out, so the numbers just don't add up... and I can't get loans (or my damn grants!) without my mother sending in her information. I know a lot of people here at BHW would tell me to put black hat stuff to use, but I really haven't made much headway with making a ton of money. I've made some, but the $6-per-hour is more effective for me, even though it's still not enough to support myself and go to school. I know a lot of people don't even get the chance to go to college in their lives, and a lot of people have to deal with much worse situations, but I'd still like to try to remedy it. What do you guys think I should do? I wish I didn't have to use their financial information for this.