Stressed out again!
Ugh. So, ASU financial aid is driving me insane. I've had to fill out form after form after form for these people. I filled out my FAFSA and was classified as an 'independent' and had to fill out a verification form for ASU. So I filled it out along with a tax form (because I didn't file taxes last year because I didn't have a job.) I got a job as of March this year and have had a job since then. Half of every pay check goes to my sons needs. I am independent. However, ASU is telling me that because I didn't claim my son LAST year, that I am still dependent!!!! So, unless they make an exception for me and accept me as an independent, then I'd have to come up with over $3,000 every semester to make up the rest of my tuition, which I don't have. So either they make an exception or I basically have to drop out because there's no way I have that kind of money. Great. I've applied for so many scholarships too and got no word back from any of them. I thought single mothers were supposed to get tons of help going back to school!?!?!?!?!?!?!?