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Why did you drop classes in 1998? A rant against the man.

Well, that is a question that I do not have an answer to. Why did I drop classes at the local community college 15 years ago? Really. This is a question that I have to answer in order to be given the Pell Grant that I have been approved for so I can go back to school. I think maybe I had a job or I transferred to Rutgers University. I know I did both but for the life of me I can not remember exactly when it happened. Please, I have 3 kids, I am lucky to remember what I did 15 minutes ago.

So now, I have to write a letter (which I did) and include proof to an appeal committee. So I ask the woman in the financial aid department, what proof is needed. I have my transcript from Rutgers. She tells me that this is not acceptable, but include it anyway. She then tells me to include my tax returns from 1998. REALLY. I don’t have that, and I checked in the IRS website, neither do they. Ya see, they destroy all documents after 7 years have gone by.  So what then I ask her. Get a letter from your adviser. OK, I have an appointment tomorrow. So I will ask. 

Because I can’t just have a normal freaking day. Because I can’t just register for classes like anyone else. Because I am really supposed to remember why I dropped classes when I was 18. Because this community college (that I pay taxes for) is really going to stop ME from bettering myself and my kids lives for something that was done 15 years ago. Welcome to my life. 

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10 thoughts on “Why did you drop classes in 1998? A rant against the man.

  1. Makes you wanna grab them by their shoulders and shake them till they see light, dont you? Sorry if I cant offer you a solution or even suggest a way around it cause all my energy is now focused of slapping the malice out of someone…**SIGH**

    • lmao! I wish i could slap as well-there is nothing to be done. I dropped my letter off yesterday so whatever in that case. Even my academic counselor said it was stupid. I guess everyone has ropes to jump through!

      • thanks!! I appreciate it! I will go to the local news channel if they dont let me go to school… I can be relentless when I have a little time on my hands! hee hee

  2. Pingback: It’s official, I am back in school | The left side

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