Thursday, January 29, 2009
I am so seriously pissed right now! Seriously pissed! So I will attempt to mind my words so as not to offend anyone. Be a great student who graduates 7th in a class of 200 in high school still managing a 3.8 cumulative GPA in sophomore year at a University and come from middle class parents, step-dad and mom with a disability who still manages to work and not sit on my ass and claim disability and apply for a student loan because parents can no longer pay for college? IMPOSSIBILITY! And if anyone, I mean anyone has the f-ing balls to tell me that there are ways, I will personally find you and kick your ass! The only way to get a Federal LOAN for a college student is to have parents not f-ing working, collect aid from the government, are dead or certainly not middle class. This is a student loan, folks, not a f-ing hand out! A LOAN! Private loans, probably not a problem, but put up an almost payed for house for collateral on a ridiculous interest rate. Something is seriously WRONG with this! Seriously! So the Feds are basically telling me that if the kid had a child out of wed-lock or was a fuck-up or came from a different demographic it wouldn't be a problem. WTF? Why is there no help for the folks caught in the middle, who actually get off there ass and work for a living, including a stellar student. Pay their mortgage, feed their family and animals, contribute to society instead of sucking off it. PAY F-ING TAXES and boy do we pay taxes! A LOAN, not free, a f-ing LOAN! We just applied for a Federal student loan and it shot back a quick, "what your parents should contribute" It was the entire annual cost! Are you kidding? How the F*ck to kids get through college? I wonder, I really do. Do their parents lie about income? Or do they all get stuck with private student loans? That must be it. To come out of University with a loan to pay back that matches a F-ing mortgage is CRIMINAL! Man, I'm pissed! I have worked full-time since I could as a teenager. Never, collected a dime from this government, payed my taxes, raised a child, all the time working full time, until now, which has given me part-time hours with full time benefits because although it's only 24 hours a week, it's every single Friday and Saturday 12 hour nights. Her step-Dad is a resident alien, according to the government and has been paying taxes in this country since the day we got married and still hasn't been issued a green card! This is f-ing disturbing to say the least. Our next step is only to negociate with the University. A lot of their funding depends on the students and their grades they turn out! We will sit with a financial aid expert at the school. Of course that will cost us the money for an 8 hour f-ing drive, a hotel room, a sitter for the animals. Yep, What a hardy kick in the ass for people who actually work! I'm Done!
Posted by Callie at 4:14 PM