so i recently registered for classes at the local community college, my plan was to start in the fall. my oldest will be in 1st grade, middle starting pre-k and i'd put my youngest in preschool 2 days a week. i was only going to take 2 classes for now, 1 online and 1 on campus.
anyway ive taken classes there before, but it was on and off from 2005-2008. at that time my parents were paying for it. i did manage to earn 8 credits, A's & B's and a 3.5 GPA.
now i need to apply for financial assistance. i did all that, talked to the financial aid dept at the school and was turned down because i didnt qualify for three reasons- didn't maintain a 2.0 GPA every semester since 2008 (because i havent been a student since then), didn't complete atleast 67% of classes toward my degree (because i only have two classes under my belt so far) and some other reason i cant think of. anyway the financial aid dept at school told me to file an appeal. i wrote a very nice letter explaining why i took a 5 year break and how i have plans in place now to be a successful student.
today i finally heard back, and the appeal was denied. because of those three reasons. so now im pissed off because those three reasons were true BEFORE i did the appeal so why did i waste my time doing the appeal? im going to look into other options- student loans, grants, etc- but im feeling kind of discouraged now :(
*didnt know what category to put this in now that back to school is gone*
Answer by kmath at 7:42 PM on Jun. 24, 2013
Answer by tntmom1027 at 7:23 PM on Jun. 24, 2013
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Answer by PartyGalAnne at 7:39 PM on Jun. 24, 2013
Answer by tntmom1027 at 7:43 PM on Jun. 24, 2013
There is something wrong. That is not how financial aid works. The 67% is if you take 4 classes and drop two during the middle of the semester. That would only be a 50% rate of completion. Also, the 2.0 does not count against you if you don't take any classes. I would go to the financial aid office and ask to speak with someone. I would also check to see if you have any holds on your record that could be causing this problem. If that doesn't work, then go to your state's college board and seek assistance. What they are doing is not right.
Answer by JeremysMom at 7:44 PM on Jun. 24, 2013
Answer by Crafty26 at 8:02 PM on Jun. 24, 2013
Oh, I see. You took a few classes but only completed two. Is that correct? If so, then that makes sense. What you may have to do is see if you can get a loan, complete your two classes for the Fall semester and appeal the decision again. They basically want you to prove yourself that if they give you money, then you will complete your classes.
Answer by JeremysMom at 8:10 PM on Jun. 24, 2013
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