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Life is mostly okay. School started up last week, however, due to two inconvenient snow days, one of them being on the first day of classes, all the stuff is not yet sorted out. Alas. Sadly, it’s mostly the school taking forever to take care of things. Even if it takes them past add/drop period to fix everything, I’ll still be able to attend, I think, I’ll just need to pay $10 to register…but I’m getting ahead of myself. I’ll write more about that tomorrow, during my break in classes, after I get an update from financial aid and find out if I get to add my senior seminar…

To hold you over until then, however, I’ve got some silliness for you.

Tonight, boyfriend and I started playing Ultima IX. It’s a game from…1999? According to wikipedia, at least. I was like…10 0r 11 at the time it came out, which amuses me greatly to think about.

Anyways, at the beginning, there are these crazy hard wolves. I don’t know why, but they just kept wrecking us. We’re talking multiple times killing us (mostly due to boyfriend not wanting to heal, but I digress. Even without that, each hit took away a lot more health than we expected.) One attacked us unexpectedly, while we had low health, so we ran into a nearby pool to try to get away from us. I guess the game glitched, or wolves are magic in Brittania, because it WALKED OUT ONTO THE WATER AFTER US.

We got to the other side of the pool, then circled around. The wolf was still on the water. I think it must have gotten stuck there, because it was staring right at us but not attacking. We thought this was strange, so we took a screen shot…

You can clearly see the wolf is on the water. WWWOOOLLLVVVEEESSS on the WAAAATTTEEERRRR ran through my head when I first thought of it (click here if you miss the reference)

There’s a king in the game called Lord British. (Hahaha, Lord British, King of Brittania….sorry, easily amused) Apparently, you can kill him in each game, as a bit of an easter egg. At least, that’s what boyfriend told me. This game? Poison bread. Don’t believe me? Here, have a video…(not taken by me, found on youtube, because I’m too lazy to set up capability to do it myself…)…enjoy!

Well, I’m off to play more games, and relax before school tomorrow. Off to campus to -hopefully- add a psych senior seminar at 10, then two other classes tomorrow. Wish me luck, will update again tomorrow! Wish me luck!

So, I live in an apartment. Pay rent and everything. So you can imagine that I don’t live at my mom’s place during the summer, and only come down to visit…

Because of this, I asked the school to mail any and all documents to my apartment, ’cause I don’t go to my mom’s often enough for mail going there to be effective. At the beginning of the summer, I did this, partially because I moved and partially because I know they change over to the parent’s address during the summer unless you tell them otherwise.

I send in the normal forms to my school, ’cause I know they always need those… Apparently, the government randomly decides to verify certain people’s incomes, and signed tax forms aren’t enough. They wanted the W2. But the letter telling me this? It went…….to my moms! >_<

So, I get an e-mail saying that I needed to pay my bill….WTF I thought, why is no aid deducted? Contacted the school. Found out they needed the W-2’s for my mom and I…

We found my mom’s W2, seriously, 3 or so days before class started…

…the school said they won’t be able to process it by this Friday, when I need to be financially cleared by…:-/

I could pay $3080.84 (a third of what they want from me) and get cleared…except oh wait, I’m poor, that’s why I need financial aid in the first place. We’re lucky that I sometimes make rent. Which brings me to my next point..

Due to the fact that they fucked up and mailed shit to the wrong house (which they refuse to apologize or accept any fault for, even though I went OUT OF MY WAY to make sure they had the right address!), I can’t work at the job I was planning on working, since I’m not a student. It was all lined up and everything, and beautiful, and paying! But since it’s only for the people taking classes…guess who’s job searching? And panicking and worrying about making rent come rent time? I have a month, but EVERYONE is looking for jobs, and I’m terrified of not finding one. I’m tied to this lease until the end of May. That means I’m responsible for half of it until the end of May.

So..yeah. I’m in a tough spot. **sigh** And I don’t know what to do, except to keep on trying. Wish me luck! And if anyone happens to know of any employment opportunities that I can either do remotely, or of any job opportunities in southern New Hampshire (can’t specify the town, sorry, there ARE loonies on the interwebz…) please let me know. Please. I will be forever grateful.

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