18 August 2008

Kick In The Gut

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.

21 comments:

The Doozie said...

I'm first cause that is how I roll

The Doozie said...

You WILL do this cause I say so. I don't want to hear any sassing. The Doozie did a lot of stuff against adversity and she came out of it just fine, so you can do better

Bee Repartee said...

dooz,
you talked me off the ledge today, I needed that. Thank you...

Millie said...

Poor Bee :( (((((hugs))))

Just a little bit longer to wait now. Good grief, though, five months wasn't enough time? How could you possibly have known that?

Uncle Joe said...

ten bloggers
send 100 doggars
I mean dollars

to you.

i'm in if anybody else is.

Kimberly said...

Oh hun, I am so, so sorry. ~hugs~

Ed (zoesdad) said...

Aw, man. That just sucks. You kind of took my wind with you. It'll just be that much more special in January.

loveyh said...

So sorry, babe! I would love to back with you...but you know my sentence is still lingering another 3 years.

I'll tutor you if you need it, though. I gots mad skillz, yo.

Heffalump said...

That Jackie Chan...
I'd offer to get a group together to wait in a dark alley and ambush him, but I think he would still beat all of us up.
Maybe the financial aid will magically appear in the next ten days...I'll pray for that option...

Leslee said...

Seriously? That's messed up! I'll come knock someone out for you if you want. I just had a baby no one will suspect a thing until they're flat on the ground!

Jodi said...

I'm sorry Bee. I'm with Zoesdad, January will just be that much more special!

Skerrib said...

&$(%)#%@& FAFSA. I hate that thing. (remember to put next year's FAFSA in when you start this coming Jan)

I'm sad with you today but I am also rooting you on--you'll get there!

Jaina said...

Oh Bee, how disappointing. But you still get to go! It will be okay. And we'll have to look up next year's deadlines for FAFSA online for you. We'll make sure you get it in early. :)

cathouse teri said...

Aw... that is so sad! How maddening!

The Doozie said...

Well, I lub U bee...and I know you, I believe in you. DUDE, if I can do it anyone can cause we all know what a clown I am

Danielle Sends You A Heartfelt Hug said...

Oh I so wanted to cry for you when I read this...but I am not surprised. That is the university system at work or not at work as it always seems to be the case.

My guess is this happened because an awesome new professor is going to be hired for the Winter semester and you are going to be in his/her class and it will change your life.

How is that for the power of positive thinking???

holly said...

january will come quickly, my friend.

and you will rock the house of education. you will soon be too smart for us all, and leave us to find new intellectual equals. we will be sad for our loss, so sad that we too might take some classes, get *our* acts in gear, then catch you up. and *then* you'll.... i don't know - what will you do then?

Jo Beaufoix said...

So sorry babe, but like Holl says, January will come soon enough. I'm so mad for you though. I mean, who has a spare $1000 hanging around?

Janie said...

Are there any other options for grants, etc.?

R said...

I am screaming.

I am so sorry this happened. Why is it always like this?

You know you can call me anytime sister.

JenLive! said...

This sux. I'm so sorry.

Think of the next few months as your personal vacation time. No kids all day and no school yet. Sounds like some serious nap time.

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