I have been accepted into the ADN program at my local Community College. I have already tried on my uniforms and ordered my shoes. I start the program on August 25. My problem?
I am on financial Aid suspension!! NOT because my grades are bad, or because I skipped classes. NO!! The reason they gave me was "The commitee feels that it would be in your best interest to to seek an advanced degree at a four year college given the number of hours you have earned."
I attended VU from 1988-1990 and earned an AS Degree in Automotive Technology. In other words I can work on cars. BIG DEAL!!! I now have 114 attempted hours [and 112 earned hours] at VU. I only need 32 more hours and I will be a nurse.
I need to know if anyone else has had this problem. My husband only makes 30,000.00$ a yr. and we don't have the $$ for me to drive anywhere else to get my degree. I have explained to our children [ages 17, 12, 11, and 8] that we will have no money for next 2 yrs. It is hard for them to understand but they are trying. My husband has told me that I will get my degree in nursing and that we will come up with the money somehow.
Problem is, I don't even know if I am still in the program! I am just so frustrated! I made a BIG mistake in 1998 when I consolidated my loans with my husband's. I put everything in my name. So it looks like I owe 51000.00$ when I actually only owe 21,000.00$. So every yr. since 2001, I have had to fight tooth and nail to get the aid I need. Now this
Sorry this is so long I really needed to vent. I have a meeting with the FA Advisor on Tuesday. PLEASE keep me in your prayers!
In His Grace,