I'm tired of paying too much for books and not being able to return them. Last session, I paid about one hundred and ten dollars in books. At the end of the session, I only got back thirty-three dollars. They had switched editions mid-session. I'm being driven crazy. And now they're saying I only get the TOPS Opportunity Award, which means no book stipend. Bullshit! Before coming here I went over my transcript and found that I qualified for the highest level of award. I know its my incompetent high school counselor that fucked it up too. Now I need to file a correction plea with my state government.
On top of that, I don't have the money to cover for my special engineering class. I need a laptop and robot parts. The parts are about 400 and I guess a used laptop could be had for maybe 500. So, about 1000 in total. Might as well be a million from my success so far. No loan, no grant, nothing. At the financial aid office they say, "Why don't you borrow the money from a family member?" I almost collapsed from cynical laughter.
Damn, I gotta get to class.
Wish me luck.