Aug 20, 2009

Getting crapped on

So yesterday pretty much sucked a big one. Because of some misinformation that a lady in the financial aid department gave me, there is now a problem with my credit hours. Because of this, they are telling me that I am no longer entitled to the financial aid that I was supposed to get for the 2009/2010 school year.

This is devastating to me. Without that money, I don't know how I will pay to attend school this year, setting my graduation date even further back. This is pretty much catastrophic in my mind. If I can't go to school this year....well, it's basically the end of the world to me.

So I spent four hours yesterday bawling my eyes out and pleading my case to anyone that would listen. They ended up letting me send a petition in. The petitions board will review my case and decide whether or not they want to allow me to keep my financial aid. I won't hear back from them for up to two weeks. Class starts on Monday. I can't focus on anything but the anxiety I feel over this.

It's all I can do to keep from bursting into tears every second. School is my number one goal and I worked so hard to get my GPA up, take my placement tests and work my way back in to the system. Even though a million things kept getting in my way, I just kept pushing because I want to finish more than anything. Now it could all potentially be taken away from me because of some stupid worker who gave me the wrong information.

They asked if I knew who I had talked to so they could verify that she gave me the wrong information. I have no idea who I talked to. It was months ago. And even if I did remember, like she's going to admit that she made such a gigantic mistake that affects my life so badly.

The worst part is that I've done all I can do and now I just have to sit and wait while someone who doesn't know me or my situation decides my fate. I feel sick.



Sorry to hear about school. They won't let you add/drop classes to meet the requirement? School doesn't start until Monday. Isn't there a period where you can switch classes for a week or so at the beginning? Should they give you a warning to fix this stuf before they just drop all aid?!


I'm so sorry! school's and their rules, procedures, and lame staff are really dumb sometimes. but things will work out the way they are supposed to! don't worry, you'll fininsh :)


Oh wow, that totally sucks. Sending positive thoughts your way! If there's a will, there's a way!

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