19 Jun, 2021 01:05 PM

Can academic councilors help you work out a "delinquent charge"?

sorry, this got kinda long...I'm kinda venting as well as asking a question :/ I'm really frustrated though, and need help so, I wanna go back to school, but I have an outstanding fine of about $200 from some class I apparently dropped 5 yrs ago but dont even remember taking,....I applied for financial aid and then found about about the fine, which I thought I could just pay with the FAFSA...but I was mistaken and unable to do that. SOO now I have to come up with a spare 200 bucks and I dont think I can do it by the deadline to apply for classes! my boyfriend said he'd loan it to me, but I just have too much pride and cant take it (I told him I wouldnt need it), also because idk if I'd be able to pay him back with the financial aid when it DOES finally come...ive been told you dont get a check by some people and that you DO by other people....I'm so stressed out and confused, and really upset that a measley $200 is stopping me from going back to school when I finally got the balls to go back and try again sooo, my question isss: could an academic councilor give you advice on something like this, or help you come up with a way to wave the fee temporarily and make payments so it doesnt hinder your admissions?

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19 Jun, 2021 01:06 PM

you said: could an academic councilor give you advice on something like this, or help you come up with a way to wave the fee temporarily and make payments so it doesn't hinder your admissions?


-- No, you have to pay it off in order for your school to process your FAFSA application

you can talk with Fin Aid advisor to see what they can tell you about the fin aid you will likely get & with that if you would have enough left over to repay your boyfriend... then, if there is aid left over, borrow from bf & pay him as soon as you get your disbursement

your other option is to go ahead & get a job... or work more hours, etc... whatever you have to do to get that money paid off between now & @ October... then get yourself set up to start school in Spring semester