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.