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The Autobiography of Russell
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College insults me
Well, this is not looking good (again). The cost of tuition averages $5,100 a year per student at UTM. My Stafford loan is only good for $3,500 a year. Do we see a conflict here? How am I supposed to afford a year of school if I can't even afford the tuition for one semester, let alone books, supplies, and transportation? UTM estimates the cost of attendance at $16,000 a year, but that includes $6,000 for room and board. Even taking that out it's still $10,000 a year, or $6,500 more than my loan would cover.

I am not one of those gifted students who happens to be in the right place at the right time. I am not someone who manages to get all the grants needed to cover classes and then some. I am the guy who managed to be in all the wrong places and at all the wrong times. I have nothing to show for my abilities or skills. And so no funding.

I've tried getting a loan through CampusDoor.com but I've been turned down for the $16,000 and $10,000 amounts. I may try again for only the $6,500 amount, or not. Well, I may just have to drop out of classes this fall after all. We'll see.

Now where did I put that email asking if I wanted to be hired by FedEx to do application development for the next three months...

Current Mood: disappointed disappointed
Current Music: "Oyeme" by Enrique Iglesias

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mausolos From: mausolos Date: August 8th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
You've clearly got enough skills for a student IT job, they tend to pay pretty well (at least on my campus) and it's generally understood your studies come first, so there's typically a flexible schedule. You should check that out
zimzat From: zimzat Date: August 8th, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
My problem is that they expect all of the money now. Even if I were to get a student IT job I would still have to pay for tuition, books, transportation, etc first, and I just don't have it.

When I do get back to college I'll definitely look into that, though. It probably won't be until next Fall. Until then I'll be looking for contract jobs for some work experience and money.
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