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01 February 2007 @ 11:51 am
shaking my fist at financial aid... again  
so, in good news, i got another in-state tuition deferral!  yay!  This time it was through my department, and for about $400.  But every penny counts right now, you know?

I received a notification that the funds were going to be put directly into my account - YIPPEE!  That's a nice little cushion for me.  And lo, the funds were put there.  I figured that it wasn't paid out to my loans this semester because I didn't have any private loans, just ones from the fed, ya know?

And lo, last night I received notification from financial aid that my spring award had been adjusted and now I OWED them $400!  Yep, they giveth and they immediately taketh away.

Apparently since my school (Asian Studies) let me pay in-state tuition, that mean that Fin Aid had to reevaluate my awards for spring, and *reduce* my aid by that amount. 

If you're shaking your head in dismay, you are not the only one.   I fucking love financial aid.  LOVE THEM, I tell you!

Onto other things...

I have a test on Monday that I will be studying for all weekend, and meeting with my tutor on Friday about! (the tutor part is good). I called the plumber (our back toilet has not been working... hopefully it will soon).

One of my favorite college friends EVER is coming to visit next week, and taking us out to dinner on the company dime to boot!

I have nominated somewhere around 20 people who do buffy art for SFA awards!  Which means that I can feel less guilty if I self-nom.  lol.  And Dishes, I'm coming for you!  Finally, we actually have plans for a super bowl party!  I seriously do not watch the superbowl, but ... the commercials.  Who doesn't love the commercials?  And the friends are ALWAYS great to see.
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Miss Murchisonmissmurchison on February 2nd, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, they sometimes have to do those reductions because of the federal aid formula (which makes the tax code look concise) and limited funds.

Here's a bit of good news: the Democrats are going to try to shoehorn a small increase in Pell Grant funds into the new budget.
my monkied brain: giles - *indeed*katekat1010 on February 2nd, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
the Democrats are going to try to shoehorn a small increase in Pell Grant funds into the new budget.

I am SO keeping my fingers crossed about that.
Desiree: Giles Thinkerthspace_between on February 2nd, 2007 01:49 am (UTC)
Yeah FA is a HUUUUUGE pita.

I'm half Native American so technically I qualify for all kinds of crazy grants and aid and stuff because I'm considered a 'minority' but yet I cannot put my greedy little fingers on any of it because my family was one of the few that managed to escape the forced living in concentration camps *ahem* I mean reservations which therefore means I am 'less' of an Indian because I wasn't forced to live like one. And that is what came about by some retarded sublaws passed back in the Reagan era. Fsking Repubs.

/eyeroll
my monkied brain: giles - *indeed*katekat1010 on February 6th, 2007 09:29 pm (UTC)
Fsking Repubs.

WORD!
BJ: Evil!Laughdara_starscream on February 2nd, 2007 04:02 am (UTC)
Okay. Fucking around over. Commence beating. (beats the shit out of Financial Aid)
-BJ
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on February 6th, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
seriously! i need a baseball bat or something!
crayonbreakygalcrayonbreakygal on February 2nd, 2007 04:52 am (UTC)
What? Now that sucks. I remember when I was in college (it's been so long!), when things went sour with financial aid, they found other sources for me so I didn't have to pay out of pocket. That may be the difference between a state school and a private school. That's why I went to a private college. They gave me more aid than the state school. Go figure.
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on February 6th, 2007 09:31 pm (UTC)
lol - private colleges sound like so much more fun sometimes. sadly because of my whole second bachelor's degree status the private places really just hate me (as far as aid goes). but it's hopefully all worked out now, so thanks for the good wishes!
Desiree: Sillythspace_between on February 4th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC)
Completely unrelated...
...so maybe it will make you smile...

Kat, check out this journal wonderland__

You like making icons and wallpapers and manips etc., this girl's journal will help you make everything THAT much prettier (not that there is anythig wrong with everything you make now).

Just figured you'd appreciate her journal because she has got some really GREAT stuff - brushes, textures, gradients, masks etc., etc., etc., and since everyone uses different programs, she includes the image packs on everything so everyone cause use her stuff.
my monkied brain: You Rockkatekat1010 on February 11th, 2007 06:34 am (UTC)
Re: Completely unrelated...
ok, i'm super slow with the comments these days for some reason...

thanks for the rec darling! she does have some wonderful stuff! and in return, have you seen dearest's journal? i'm a total gender addict - you'll see when you go over there she's got tons of great stuff.