So, I’ve been going through a very long process of working out various bits of meaningless red tape, trying to get my financial aid this year. Up to this week, I was still waiting for it.
Apparently, all that struggle was in vain, because the Financial Aid office is (only now) telling me that they cannot give me ANY money. They say there’s a policy where they can’t give a loan unless it’s for credit hours that count towards my degree. While the courses I’m in are in my degree…I already have met my required hours, I was just taking the classes as fillers, until I finished the thesis and graduated.
That’s all well and good….but I didn’t find out about this policy until TODAY. I’m going to go over options with various offices (though…based on helpful they’ve been so far, things seem pretty bleak)…I don’t know if I can maybe cancel the classes I’m in and not owe that money, they might do that…though I doubt I can pack up my things, move out and not owe for housing…I don’t know…
Saturday night’s main event hurt my financial situation…but now it’s just destroyed.
I’m not sure how I’m going to pay for the credit bills I’ve been making (for books and food), when I understood that my loan money was coming in.
I’m not sure I can afford to graduate…
If you need me, I’ll be under my desk, hiding from financial realities…and trying to manifest money with the power of my mind.
Move with me to LA.
I could assume a new name in LA……
You have so many people who will help you out… take a deep breath, talk to your family, wait until you can think clearly and then run through some options… panic never works in matters of financial emergency.
Oh…now you tell me…after I just fed Lenore five pounds of fool’s gold, hoping she’d shit out doubloons…
…ok…no more rash actions.
I have more emails to send to various offices……but now I have to go to rehearsals and be a motherfucker.
It’s OK, JOsh Doetsch, you can move to LA, kill Rich and steal his identity. You’ll have to act like you have chlymidia(I may have actually spelled that right)and are a registered sex offender, but hey, no more debt!!!!!
don’t ask me why I know this…
Didn’t you play a spelling bee champ in Tara’s play? So… you probably just became a spelling expert because of that 🙂 And that is why. That’s what I think.
Even those of us who are also in financial trouble will attempt to help you out as much as possible. *hugs*
Thank you 🙂
The creditors don’t accept hugs…but I certainly do
You would think that would be an easy policy for them to keep track of and tell you about up front- isn’t that the point of having policies about such things rather than just making up random rules?! I’m sorry you have to deal with this.
I’m finally to the point in my life where I’m paying off debt rather than creating it (I still owe several thousand dollars for my one semester at the University of Chicago that I’ve been working to pay off for at least 5 years now), but unfortunately I still don’t have money just lying around. If I did, I would totally be your sugar mama… erm, I mean use it to support the arts. 😉
Maybe temporary body modification in the form of neck decorations will catch on and you will make your fortune in that. Mine are still pretty impressive if you want to use them for advertising. 😉
Seriously, though, I hope you can figure something out and let me know if there is anything I can do to help. I could at least pay for your gas expenses from last weekend or something if that would make any difference. If nothing else, I’m sending virtual scritches behind the ears which probably don’t work as well as giving them in person, but you get the idea.
Also, what happened Saturday night?
Yeah, it should be a pretty up front policy…or maybe I’m just totally oblivious and there are big, yellow signs saying such.
Either way…I’ll find a way out of this.
Totally feel your pain with the whole student loan process, because they screwed Dave over time and again. Hurt both our credit ratings. The whole system is fucked up and geared towards rich people who can afford to wait two months into the school year to get their money. Surely, though, everything will work out just fine, and it’ll make for good laughs later down the road.
It’ll work out, one way or another.
Okay, if you can’t get the money otherwise, I say we take up a collection.
SUPPORT THE STRUGGLING WRITER FUND
Accepting monetary donations to the continued education of one of the most talented writers you’ll ever know. C’mon people, empty those pockets.
Hehe…there ya go.
I just need to find some eccentric rich folk who want to revive the patron system. Write epics in their name, write satires against their enemies, requiems for the deceased realtives and so forth.