I assumed I was screwed and couldn't go to school this coming semester, because you can't register for classes if you owe them five grand in tuition money. I knew there was the possibility of getting financial aid--but you can't get financial aid until you register for classes. A catch-22.

Once the holidays were over and the financial aid office was open again, I figured I might as well call and see if there's a way around that situation. Turns out there is! If I'm approved for financial aid this semester, I'll be able to use the loans that I couldn't use in fall. I can also do a "past due account" appeal, where they'll look at the money they're giving me and say "yeah, okay, go register."

So last Wednesday I met with an adviser to do the paperwork that needed their help; over the weekend I wrote what I hope was a decent letter; and on Monday I took the whole thing in. Now I just have to wait. The semester starts in 16 days; hopefully I'll know before then!

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  1. Naseem Says:

    Best of luck! I was in a bind like that when I was in Uni and of course I couldn't registar for classes until I paid the previous semesters bill which was a lot since I went to a private Uni for two years.

    I hope everything works out for you!


  2. purplegirl Says:

    Thanks! I'm obsessively checking the website, every time I open it my heart starts pounding ..... I'm scared because I think I'm hoping too much.