baby, i'm ready to go
i was frantic. i was scared. i was pissed off. i was ready to raise hell if i have to. last wednesday, i went to the financial services to appeal the suspension of my financial grants and scholarships. i already had to deal with this last year, since i exceeded the maximum credit hours that can be taken in college. the cap is 145, i already have 196. they placed this cap mainly because to avoid "professional students", student who go to school to get money from the government. but since 127 credits in my transcript are transferred from the philippines, of which i did not get any federal or state grants, the financial services approved my appeal last year. but this time around, they freaking denied it! i was furious when i got that call friday morning! what did i do different this year as opposed to last year that made the committee decide to fucking deny my appeal?! well, the head of the committee is a new guy, i'm guessing that's one factor. so i took a real quick shower, organized my portfolio for my art class and head out to school. swung by the studio to drop off my work, then went straight to the director of the financial services ready to ask, "what the fuck?" but when i got there, she was already looking at my appeal, my transcipts and my graduation planning sheet for fall 2005. she opened up the meeting by apologizing. she said there was a gross mistake considering i will be done by the next semester after this summer, more than half of my credits earned were self-financed and i have a kick-ass GPA. shoot, i was ready to deliver my i-thought-this-was-the-best-university-i-have-been-to-thank-you-for-proving-me-wrong speech. i got that straigthened out, amen. to think i have my latest bank statement and two of my latest pay stubs with me just in case i have to take a quick loan for my washington DC trip.
so here i am, doing laundry. i haven't packed up yet for later, sunday morning. my flight is at nine in the morning from colorado springs airport, and i'm taking off here from pueblo by around five in the morning. and that's pretty much it, i'm ready to go :-) can't wait :-P