I am sooooo upset right now that I am literally seeing red!!
I went back to school in the spring for an RN program. This was after I got accepted to the school and spoke to financial aid, who told me that everything would be fine as soon as I consolidated my defaulted student loans. All of my loans were consolidated on May 1st and I thought that everything was ok.
This "financial aid" officer that I have has made me jump through soooo many hoops that I'm beginning to feel like the poodle in Barnum and Bailey's circus. Not only did she require a letter from the Department of Education that I was out of default (she could have called, according to them, to verify this), but I had to get financial aid transcripts from a school that I had to attend 24 years ago. She didn't tell me this until about 3 weeks ago, after I had accumulated a bill of over $800.00. Ok...not a big deal, got all of that taken care of. NOW she's telling me that I am not going to get financial aid because I was accepted on "probation status" because of the credits I transferred in from the school I attended 24 years ago. She didn't bother looking at the fact that I attended LPN school 15 years ago and had a B+ average.
I have jumped through sooo many hoops. I have called the Department of Education, who in turn called her and "rattled her cage". This still did no good. She is still doing everything that she can think of to keep me from going to school.
I have talked to the admissions director, written a letter to the college president etc etc etc. The admissions director is looking into it but doesn't hold much hope.
I am supposed to start summer classes on Tuesday, but as it stands now, I can't do that. I am so upset and I don't know what to do. Can someone please help and give me some ideas? I can't go without financial aid.