Financial Aid Question
September 1, 2011 10:05 AM Subscribe
I returned school for a Master's Degree. I have quit my full time job and started classes, but my school still has not processed my financial aid. They have told me that it will not be processed in time for the fee deadline and I am in danger of being dropped from all my classes. What can I do?
posted by firemonkey to education (10 answers total)
My school received my FAFSA and all requisite forms at the beginning of July. I was assured by someone in my school's financial aid department that everything would be processed by the end of August. In short, they lied and I can't take out any unsubsidized or alternative loans until my school decides to process my aid. To make things more awesome, my school's financial aid department has now bluntly told me my aid won't be processed by the fee deadline, after which I will be dropped from classes for non payment. I have spoken to the Burser's Office, and the only alternative for keeping my classes is for me to pay part of my tuition and then hope my financial aid gets processed before my unpaid fees are turned over to a third party collection agency. Even if I do somehow manage to pay my entire tuition without loans, I won't have enough money to cover living expenses while I am in school. What can I do?