May 27, 2014 by Zuri
I can’t believe this.
Despite getting a 3.4 gpa in the Spring semester, and 4.0/Dean’s List the Fall semester, my financial aid appeal didn’t go through. What does this mean? No more Pell Grant, no more Student Loans. I no longer have the funds to continue my college education. It looks like game over.
It’s been suggested to me that I crowd source for the funds, but I kind of doubt that anyone would be interested in helping me stay in school, especially with my poor track record from 20 years ago. This depresses me so hard. I worked my ass off to get good grades, and to succeed to the best of my ability, and in the end, it didn’t mean anything. Even at my best, I wasn’t good enough.
If I had one more semester to prove myself, I’d be able to get my completion ratio above what I need to keep my financial aid, but I can’t afford that. My disability wasn’t enough to convince them to give me a second chance. Neither was my current track record. Or the fact that my completion ratio is currently 64%, and it needs to reach 67%.
I have no idea what I’m going to do with myself now.