I looked up my student bill on the web today to see how much money I was getting back from the school to buy books and school clothes. Well, turns out, one of my loans didn't come through, leaving me with a large debt, rather than surplus.
I call up the financial office to find out the problem, my parents made to much money this year and I did not qualify. Well, my parents have no part in my education, especially financially, since they kicked me out of their house. This didn't matter. It didn't matter that I only make less than $20k a year...but no, because my parents make a nice $100K, I look like a rich brat! I didn't know what to do.
So, for the first time in a while, I left a really teary message on my parents answering machine. I was hoping to get my mom, but it was too late, she left for a weak on vacation to Prince Edward Island. My father called back...he has not spoken to me for many months now. I told him what happened. He asked me what I needed, I told him $300 for books. He says, come by the house, I will write a check. So I quickly drive the hour drive, and when I get there, there was no conversation, I tried really hard to start them. "How is gammy?" (She had a nervous breakdown...another thread though...) and he is like "good". And thats it. He wrote me a check for $200 more than I needed, but barely talked to me. I didn't even want to take the check, but I needed it for my education.
He was so cold...but helpful at the same time. And even still, it seemed like there were no strings attached.
Oh, and anyone know how the university will consider a 21 year old independant? I mean...come on...