That sucks, Mommy2be. My start date has been severely delayed (at least July 1st). Here's why.
Keep in mind, I had already registered at the local community college for some prereq classes, my federal Pell grant had already been approved and applied to my account and I was set to go. The week before last I finally made up my mind to go with WGU, so I dropped all the classes I had registered for at the CC and I had to call them and tell them to release my financial aid funds so they would be available to WGU.
I got separated from my husband in 2010 and divorced a few months ago. WGU financial aid department emailed me and said that since I was not separated for at least 6 months in 2010, I was going to have to file an amended federal tax return with the IRS changing it from "head of household" to "married". First of all, doing so would involve some cooperation from my ex-husband, and we are not in touch anymore. Second of all, I WAS the head of household, even before we separated my husband was unemployed for two years. Third of all, my other college didn't have any problem with my FAFSA, in fact, I've never heard of such stupid crap, since it is a moot point now anyway, it is 2012 and I am DIVORCED. I refuse to amend my tax return, so I am going to wait until the new FAFSA from 2011 takes effect, which will be July 1st. I am going to be on vacation for two weeks in July, so I will probably wait until August.
So I had to go BACK to the community college website and re-register for my classes. They are all on vacation until Monday, so I don't know if I'm going to have to start all over with my financial aid approval or what, I suspect I'm going to have to pay out of pocket for my tuition and HOPE to be reimbursed. The good thing is, the three classes I am going to take will take care of everything but Biochem and my nursing classes if and when I decide to go back to WGU this summer.