Pell Grants are on parents income. Good god you are so clueless. It is entirely possible for a family to make too much for pell grants and not enough for college, especially with multiple children. If you live in a high cost of living area it's even more likely.
So you back to the point of advantages you are saddling the kid with 24k in extra debt because their parents are right on the line and not perfect with money. So even counting summer work and selling plasma you are back at 48k. That's assuming the kid doesn't spend a penny besides tuition books and room and board (where do the stay during the summer, how does he get back and forth between school and home etc.) If he spends 600 bucks a year on those other expenses (does he go to class naked?) he just cracked your 50k line.
You expect a level of perfect money management from the poor that is simply not expected from any other group. The poor have no wiggle room, a budget that doesn't include emergency money is not a budget but a pile of numbers. You and most every other middle class and above person seems to think that just cause they can pull a pile of numbers out of their backsides that the poor can live on the pile of numbers.
We won't even get into the level of offensiveness that you are suggesting that you know better how they should live their life, how much free time they should have, how long they are going to need to spend on schoolwork, and how they should spend their money.
More like $2 in gas, $5 in scratch offs and $7 for a pack of smokes.
Amazing you turned 5 bucks to live-off to 14. I wish I had known you when I was poor.