Quick background in case you don't know: I immediately went to college right after High School. University of Utah. I went a wee insane (haha) there due to the over abundance of freedom and independence. I dropped out, but not after loans, spending lots of "money", and messing up my classes. I only took 4, but I didnt do so hot. I was on scholarship for marching band so I took that, Drama (I think I got a B), basic english (I think a C) and I bombed out College math because I didnt take my final. I don't have any idea because I just left - I didnt know there was a procedure. I finally paid off my student loans and wahtnot, so I figured I would be in the clear.
Fastforward 6 years, 2 kids and a marriage, 9 moves, and a lot of drama later, I got the wonderful idea that i need to get back into school...
So I enroll at Weber State. I get all the forms in and I become a non-degree seeking student until I get my transcripts. So I send Keith out to fax them, hoping all will come through with flying colors. I don't care about my transcripts at the U, I wish they would just go away, but I am legally obligated to report that I went there. So Im working out my past mistakes with a tiny bit more wisdom.
I get an email yesterday - there is a hold on my records at the U through Housing and through the Music dept. All right, Im sure the music is them taking back my 500 buck scholarship due to me not maintaining a GPA and dropping out. Fine, fine. I deserve that. I will know when I get a phone call back. The housing? Do I remember paying for my dorm? No... all right, I guess thats it. I'll just call and try to get my hold removed and get my records anyways to the W. Im just hoping it's not more than 4-5 thousand seeing as thats what the dorms run a semester.
And man, oh man, did Keith and I get into it over all this last night. Not the money, just that the U hasn't informed me of any of this at any point in the past 6 years.
So call after call after call, I think 10 in all, I finally get to the bottom of the Housing issue. I don't know what exactly it is, but I owe 800 bucks. They do take payments, but they won't release my records until things are paid in full. yay. The good thing is, I guess it was reporting that I had 2 accounts I owed, but the school just wiped one of them clean. They just couldn't catch up with me since we move like every year or so. Anyways...
so after a phone call to Weber State, they will let me in as an official non-degree seeking student for one semester. They won't enroll me as a regular student until they get the transcripts. I also will not qualify for any scholarships, financial aid, or grants until I actually am a "real student". I just have a couple of months to get this all taken care of. I guess that's not so bad, I will maybe take 2 or 3 slack off classes so I can get readjusted and stick myself on a payment plan. I could do it, I just wish it was the real thing this first semester. I just have to talk to Keith about it.
I mean, hell, it's not like we're getting any money anyways. Our FAFSA was a joke and a half, saying keith needs to pay for all my schooling. I was just crossing my fingers and hoping that I'd get some scholarships or something.
So what did I learn other than Im a dumbass? Always pay attention to where your money is going in school and don't be retarded like I was. It's biting me in the ass big time. Just a small hurdle though, Im still moving and I will still enroll soon as I can. :)