Semester bill part II
August 26, 2013 1:15 PM Subscribe
I went to academic advisement around the time when I made this post
posted by antgly to education (16 answers total)
I made an appeal with the Geology department and also got in contact with the Dean of Science and academic advisement (by email and in person). I came with one of my classmates from that class who saw me there and knew that the WN that I had received was unfair. Basically the statement was that I was not in class the first 5 weeks of class. This wasn't true as I was absent the first week due to a certain infection that I had and the third week due to sickness. I wasn't insured at the time as my work health insurance hadn't taken effect and the insurance I had from my parents expired. (I have issues with family and they haven't spoken to me due to their fundamentalist religious beliefs and them shunning me.) As such I was unable to see a doctor at the time. My classmate from that class was told to write a statement regarding me and he mentioned in his statement - which went into the appeal as well, including my personal statement, a statement from work, notes from class, and my syllabus.
Two weeks later and I've been calling almost every weekday since and I've gotten word from both the Dean of Science and from the administrative assistant that the department chair will look into my appeal soon. I don't know what soon means.
Until I pay off this $1,300 bill or the appeal gets approved, my next college semester is a complete impossibility. My college loans are blocked due to the WN grade which made me have financial aid liability, I owe the bill due to the liability, and I can't register for classes due to the bill.
Classes start in two days and my job does not give loans as I've inquired and I went to Citibank (my bank) and tried to get a loan. My credit is not bad according to them however I don't have a long enough credit history with them to warrant getting a loan. I don't have any physical credit cards as I was in process of paying them off and I shredded the credit cards themselves and closed one of them to keep the interest from rising when I was trying to pay them off. Even so, my credit limit was only around $800 a card and I can't get it raised.
Is there anything I can do?