I swear that the cards are stacked against me. I AM NEVER GOING TO GRADUATE, and it's getting a little ridiculous. I don't understand why getting an education seems to be so difficult for me. As previously mentioned, because there were three of us going to college at the same time, my parents were not able to help us financially. We were basically told that college is required, not an option, but as far as funding goes, we were on our own. I have had issues (we'll lessen the blow and call them issues) with my financial aid for the last two years! Every semester it seems, something goes wrong.
I have actually been really excited about starting school next week. It would be my final "real" semester, then I'd take one class over summer school, and I would be done, and get to walk in December. Today, I got on to the school's website to check the status of my financial aid. I was awarded enough to cover the semester, and books, and much more, if I should choose to accept it.
The money was supposed to be disbursed to the school this past Saturday, so when I saw that my account still had a full balance I wondered why. I've been checking all morning, and nothing was happening, until about half hour ago, when I got an e-mail from the school. The e-mail basically stated that I've been in school for too long, so even though the government GRANTED me nearly $7,000 in grants and student loans this semester, my school will not accept either.
After a very lengthy and emotional call to the financial aid office, it looks as though I am up a creek without a paddle. There really isn't anything I can do about it, it's the school's policy and that is that. So my options are (1) to come up with $3,000.00 by next Tuesday, or (2) drop half of my classes and pay what I can out of my own pocket... Obviously, since I didn't win enough last week, it looks as though I'm choosing door number 2. "Tell her what she's won Bill..."
So, there it is... Another "part-time" semester, and another year of pushing back graduation.
I really am starting to think that this is not the path I'm supposed to be taking.