Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Ongoing Saga About My Financial Aid

I should have known that something else would come up that would delay getting my financial aid. At this university our summer semester is split into two parts: Summer 1 and Summer 2. So student loans are disbursed two times during the summer. We are more than halfway through Summer 1 and I still have not received my student loan. I called the Financial Aid Office to find out why. After the FA Officer looked at my record, he basically said "oops". Someone had entered my scholarship in under the wrong code, which put a hold on the disbursement of my student loan. He said they would fix it that night and I should get my loan soon. The next morning when I look at my student account, I saw that my scholarship had been deleted from my financial aid offer. It was gone, it was not there. Unfortunately, because I am juggling 3 internships, I did not have time to call that day. The next day, when I looked at my account, I saw that the scholarship had been put back in but for a decreased amount. I picked up the phone and called my FA Officer. A message came on that said "due to the high volume of calls that we are receiving, I am not taking any calls from students. Please leave your message and I will call back in a few days."

I have stretched out my spring semester student loan as far as it will go. It is gone. I have no more stipend and it will be at least 2.5 weeks before I get a paycheck. My rent is now late and I will have to pay a late fee because someone in the FA Office screwed up. I like the program that I am in, but this university sucks.

2 comments:

makita said...

At least you got your money. Now hopefully you can focus on studying for your finals. Hang in there.

Joyce said...

I got the money, but not all of it. The financial aid saga continues...