I'm super excited about going to school. I've planned this for years, and now I'll be going with my last child also going into Kindergarten. I waited a whole 17 yrs 4 mos 2 wks and 4 days, but really who is counting?
I've been anxious about the whole Financial Aid, forms, registration, classes, etc.. I figured most new students feel this way, too. Mr Coffee, Doozie, Dapoppins, and numerous friends told me to just calm down, it'd all work out. CALM THE HECK DOWN!
Today, I signed up for my classes as instructed by the registration offices. It turns out I should have turned in my FAFSA (Federal Aid) forms prior to when Moses walked the earth instead of the obviously reckless 5 months before the start of the fall semester.
Financial Aid said if I could fork over the nominal $916.95, when FA comes through, they would reimburse me. Otherwise, in 10 days, registration will drop the classes I registered for today.
Wait, I think I have a spare $1000 around here somewhere....oh. snap. It must be in my other pants.
I told the woman we have a one income household, four children that eat small farm animals for fun, bald tires on my clunker van, and luxuries to buy, like food and electricity. I did not have that kind of money anywhere. No aid = No school. Is it any wonder this was messed up with the government involved?
I cried like a blubbering baby. She felt badly and was as helpful as she could be. She set me up for Winter Semester aid, so my 17 year 4 months 2 weeks and 4 day dream will have to wait a few more months.
Sometimes it feels like I'm never going to school but I know full well, it's not the death of a dream, just a kick in the gut...
....by Jackie Chan.
....with steel-toed boots.
I'll simply have to wait for January.