Stuck with a semester bill and a hold on my loan and financial aid
August 8, 2013 2:41 PM Subscribe
I have a situation where there was a class this Spring semester that I attended and participated in, in which I received a WN grade in.
Due to this WN grade, I am unable to receive financial aid, register for Fall classes, and the loans that I received from my PELL grant are in limbo.
posted by antgly to education (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This was an Introduction to Geology class at Brooklyn College.
I was absent two times due to sickness and certain medical concerns and about a month and a half into the college semester, I received an email that I had gotten a WN from the instructor due to supposedly not attending class. I did attend class and had all of the proper materials in class.
I talked to the professor and after having a lot of the class stand up for me as I made it public to him that I did attend class and the rest of the class could verify this, the professor told me that I could get a form from registrar that he would have to sign. I went to the registrar and they told me that the professor had this form. Afterwards I went to the professor again and he told me that the department has the form, the department told me that the professor had the form to remove the WN. Being thrown around, I realized that this professor simply just wanted me out of his class. It was already getting close to the time when the final was going to occur and I stopped going to class near the end. I realized that this WN would make any grade that I'd get on the final useless as a WN is a WN.
My biggest issue with all this is that this WN made me incur financial liability by making me go below the necessary amount of credits for full time study, making me have a semester bill for approximately $1,300 and blocking my financial aid loan, which is making it impossible for me to register for the fall semester.
If I end up having to get an F in this class, I would be more willing to do so as this would not block my federal loan and would make me not be financially liable to the school.
I've emailed the professor and he tells me that he doesn't want to meet and that there's nothing he can do. So far I'm dealing with academic advisement in the college and the professor just doesn't want to budge.
I'm unsure of what to do and I worry for my college education.
Is there anything I can do since the college is being uncooperative and the professor is being a liar?