Well here I am venting again LOL.
Here's the story, I just returned to school today, and found out by a classmate there was a big problem with financial aid for at least 3/4 of the class for the last semester. Supposedly letters were sent over the summer to all of us, to let us know what was missing, what needed to be paid and how, and who to contact with questions. NONE of this ever happened. So out of fear and curiousity (more fear than anything else), I went down to the financial aid office to inquire about my status. Well I got down there and the financial aid officer flipped out on me
and some other students about the school not having the money. I do my FAFSA online every semester and have never had any problems on their end, but the school has given me problems every semester (that is why I filed for the last semester way before it was due), and it is getting to be annoying and frustrating. He yelled at me and told me that my file was incomplete and that he sent a letter, which he didn't because others never got anything either, and basically told me to f*ck off because he doesn't know what happened. A memo was sent to the director,and they only gave us until tomorrow afternoon to come up with $1300
. I Don't have that kind of money, and that is why I applied for financial aid. I am heart broken and angry because we only have 89 days before graduation, and I don't know if I am getting kicked out with the others or not. My blood pressure was so high after speaking with him that I couldn't even answer basic questions. I sat in the back lost in a fog, trying to figure out what to do. We had a basic A/P test for GI, which I think I failed because my head was hurting so bad that I could feel my eyes thumping with each beat of my heart. The program is stressful enough, and not having professional staffing to handle basic issues, is really starting to get to me. I don't want to go elsewhere and have to start over becauseI am tired, and just about ready to say forget it all! Not only does my son's future depend on me finishing, but I have been trying to complete this for years, and now I want to graduate. It is a state run school and I don't know if it would be fair to say "you get what you pay for", but that is what it is looking like. I have never seen such poor people skills in one group of people in my life! I am shocked and out raged that this is even being allowed to continue on for as long as it has. If anyone else has gone through this and have some outlets for whom to contact please help. Even if you haven't had the misfortune of dealing with this, but have suggestions/ideas please let me know.
Aug 31, '06
If it were me, I would start working my way up the chain. Start with the the first boss that you can, then go to the dean of the school. If you still don't get satisfaction, then go to a local TV station.
But that is just me. People don't do their job because they never get called on it, and they need their cages rattled.
Last edit by Jack Burton on Aug 31, '06