Normally I wouldn't be giving comments because of the no comments tag, but your clarification in the thread of wanting to delay them rather than not wanting them at all made me go ahead and do it anyway. This entry gave me an amusingly opposite impression from entries 1 and 5: the writing and basic mechanics were solid, but I wasn't fond of the plot. There's not a whole lot to say on the positives front without getting overly dramatic. You know how to write well and use the language to your advantage. A little more symbolism and metaphor use wouldn't hurt, but you're fine as you are.
For negative bits, well, the plot felt a little boring. Your entry's plot was kind of unfairly overshadowed by the others for me; I read about madness, death, and horrible atrocities for sacrifices and then I got to this one. Sacrificing money for one's child doesn't seem a huge sacrifice at all because that's kind of what parents do anyway. There wasn't enough weight placed upon the sacrifice to make it feel significant, no mention of why exactly it was risky or a major sacrifice at all, so it didn't feel like it mattered. I also felt like the plot got kind of rough after about the first half, especially the father randomly going ballistic and abandoning his family. Some hint of discontent before that point would have made it much better, but I know you had only so much space to work with. Oh, and also the whole idea of using college funds to pay bail is a little silly considering that there are organizations that make a business out of covering bail for people and charging a percentage fee to make profit.. but it occurs to me that this is mainly a thing in the United States, not elsewhere. So I guess if you either haven't had any personal experience with someone needing to pay bail or you're from elsewhere in the world then you're excused for this thing that seems an oddity to me.
Anyway, it was a good entry overall. Just a few plot points that I had issue with and then the unfortunate fact that your competition had more interesting plots. I give a lot of credit for things being well written though, such that I tend to give more weight to writing skill than plot, so your entry didn't come off as being less than the others with more extreme sacrifices. If I'd gotten around to reading and reviewing these entries before the poll closed I quite possibly would have voted for your entry due to the clear difference in writing skill and there being only a few moderate issues with the plot rather than major problems. So yeah, take that for whatever it's worth. Good work, keep writing.