I'm not a nursing student, yet. I'm still finishing my bachelor's degree in biology and that's what this rant is all about.
My mom had two brain aneursyms that burst back in mid-October. I was going to school at that time as a full-time student. After her aneursyms burst, I decided that I needed to be with her at the hospital more than at school so I withdrew from school.
I have been working with a college dean on getting my withdrawl taken care of. The University gave me 90% of my $14,000 tuition back for this semester. This dean has a lot of pull in getting tuition refunds when students withdraw.
I was curious why they could not give me a 95 or 100% refund. Part of the refund process requires each of my instructors to verify my last day in class. The dean was told by several of my instructors that I hadn't been in class for several weeks. This really made my blood boil because it was totally inaccurate. I missed one day of class late in September due to a cold but nothing more than that.
The dean also went on to say that the University does offer more generous refunds when there are extenuating circumstances regarding the withdrawl. My mom was in ICU for two weeks and for the first week and a half we did not think she was going to live-- if that is not an extenuating circumstance then I don't know what is? On top of all this, since my mom is a single parent and I have a younger brother, I was helping take care of him. I was also trying to coordinate all of her finances and legal documents. School and work on top of all this...I think not!
I'm really mad by the comments this dean made. This is a private, Catholic University that I go to. When I first went to this dean, he was very supportive and was willing to help me out in anyway but now it seems like he is kicking me when I'm down.
The difference between a 90 and 100% tuition refund might not sound like much, but I already have about $85,000 in student loan debt. He is either being vague in his emails or is getting inaccurate information. I'm frustrated by all this and need to vent before I reply to his email.
If you have any comments, please share them with me.