Russell (zimzat) wrote,
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...
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