Tuesday, July 12, 2011

So, here's what happened.

My original goal was to graduate in August, which was tossed out the window when my advisor said he wanted 3 native speakers of Punjabi represented in my data. Riiiight. But still, I was enrolled in thesis credit hours through the spring and summer terms.

In order to survive, I applied for, and was granted, a Grad PLUS loan. That was 5.5 weeks ago. I was told that it would take 2-3 weeks to package the aid. Tuition for Summer term was due 2 weeks ago. I think we can all see where this is going. My credit hour was cancelled, leading to a lovely email from the Grad studies office, informing me that I was no longer enrolled in my graduate program. Thanks for playing. And also that I have 2.5 weeks to convince the BYU bureaucracy to do what I haven't managed to get them to do in 2.5 months - their jobs. Emails, call, sheer panic - all in vain so far. Tears, prayers, begging, and nothing. And now I have a hard and fast deadline - if I can't straighten out this situation by July 31, I will not be able to finish my program. Unless I re-apply and am re-admitted, at a costly rate. Grrrr.

1 comment:

  1. Uuuuuuugggggghhhhhh! I was so pissed when they started that rule, because it's just one more asinine way to screw people - almost exclusively those receiving aid. And BYU's inability to flex around their own mistakes makes it absolutely intolerable.

    I'm praying that things will work out and sending my love. If that doesn't work, I'll send some butt-whooping vibes and sit around suppressing the urge to light something on fire in your behalf.