Tuesday, June 24, 2008

College Frustrations!

Wow! It's been a long time since I have had time to sit down and pt some thought into a post. However, I have been thoroughly frustrated with the college that I attend and the financial aid process. I currently am taking one class every six weeks, however currently I am taking two classes. I received an e-mail on Monday of last week stating that my account balance was $5000 over due. "Wait a minute" I said to myself...I am only half way through my year (I started in October)...plus I have been working on getting a private loan since January to cover the extra that financial aid will not cover. So, to make a long story short, both my private loan as well as the Stafford loans are set to be disbursed in August....guess what?! They need my $5000 in order for me to keep taking classes and are refusing to work with me even though I have these two loans coming through in August! Ugh!! I am/was so frustrated!!! I can't believe these people are allowed to do this?! I told the financial aid lady that I was not frustrated with her but that I think that all college students need to take a financial aid class before they are allowed to attend college!!! She laughed and agreed! Has anyone else had a similar experience?

~ Katie