Boredom and Financial Aid

Let me tell you, being at work lately equates to one of two things: boredom and frustration.

But I finally got to be in a TV audience on Monday the 30th of August. The local cable access station, Charter Main Street, does a sports trivia show called “So You Think You Know Sports”, and I sat in on two tapings (they usually do one, but taped a week ahead because of Labor Day), for air on the next two Wednesday nights. At the end of the show, they get some questions from the audience, and I threw out questions on both shows… it sucks that I can’t tape it or don’t have anyone to tape it for me, because as you know, I’m without cable… maybe I could try to get a copy of those two shows somehow…

Anyhoo…

I got online notification that my FAFSA had been processed, went and checked the website, and found that my EFC (estimated family contribution) is 3719!?!? What the !#%@????

They expect me to come up with THAT much? I… don’t… think… SO! Well, guess student loans are my only hope, and I hope those unpaid hospital bills from my kidney stone episodes don’t come back to haunt me when trying to get a student loan. I asked my supervisor about it, he dosen’t know anything in the student loan regard, the one area of credit bureau expertise he does not have. Oh well, I’ll just have to try and see what happens.

The car is doing great, and I am planning to go to Oak Ridge, TN on my football tour this Friday for a big big game, Dobyns-Bennett vs. Oak Ridge, both haven’t been tested, both have blown out all of their opponents, and I plan to get there at least 90 mintues before kickoff, if not earlier to get a decent seat for this one.

Toodles for now.

2 thoughts on “Boredom and Financial Aid

  1. FAFSA

    Old medical bills won’t haunt you. I have tons of old medical bills and I am able to get student loans. Credit has nothing to do with borrowing money for school trust me.

  2. Nick Nick Nick Nick Nick…

    It’s not as bad as you think. FAFSA assumes that you’ll be residing on-campus. That’s why the contribution is so high. I believe my first EFC was in the $6000 range, yet I still got enough money to cover books, tuition, and even a little money on the side. You should hopefully get an award letter soon, just so you know how much you’ll have to contribute out-of-pocket, if anything.

    Trust me, Nick. It’s OK. The financial aid people at your university will try their darndest to make sure you get in and at a reasonable price (i.e. more loans, grants, whatever). Since you don’t make all that much money and you’re living on your own, you should get some grants. Heck, the great State of Ohio is paying the tab for my schooling this year due to grants!

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