I feel like I’m on a roller coaster. I was upset yesterday because I looked at my school account under financial aid and it said no financial aid for 2012 (meaning Fall 11 – Spring 12). I thought I wouldn’t be able to go back to school. I was disappointed.
I called the financial aid office to see why and if there was anything I could do about it. I got a young woman who confused the hell out of me. I asked questions and she couldn’t answer them. I quickly realized she didn’t have any idea.
Fortunately, I am persistent. I got the name of the woman I needed to talk to and emailed her questions. This morning I got her response. She cleared up a lot of my confusion and informed me that as a Special Student (no comments here from my smart ass family and friends) I need to be going for a degree not just taking classes. All I have to do to qualify for financial aid is have my advisor email her some information.
Today, I emailed my advisor and set up an appointment. We discussed a little of what I want to do. Tonight after I had time to go through things, I emailed her a list of questions.
It seems like I’ll be able to go to school. I’m excited about it and hope that I can do what I want to do. I’ve gone from being disappointed yesterday to excited today. Tomorrow who knows what I’ll be feeling…