So school started this week, and guess what guys! I STILL DON'T HAVE MY FINANCIAL AID! I've went to the office to ask about it before but they only told me that it's still pending, but due to further complications that has since arisen, I went back to the office today to pester them some more about it.

Well, back in June they had asked me to provide proof of citizenship, so I showed them my US passport which they had scanned. I go in today telling them about my situation and the counselor is like, "Well, let's see if we can get this fixed for you." She takes a look at my file, and one of the things she looked at were the documents containing the scan of my passport. She looks at it for a second and turns to me saying something along the lines of, "Well, you came in as a college student, but are you on a permanent visa now?"

And I was like, what? I am a US citizen...?

And then I took a look at what she was looking at, and oh man you guys you're gonna LOVE this: the page they scanned from my passport was NOT the first page that contains my vital US citizenship stats, oh no; the page they scanned was MY JAPANESE VISA TO STUDY ABROAD. IN JAPAN.


I'm supposed to bring them my passport again tomorrow and hopefully everything will be resolved, except they keep telling everyone that it'll take four to six weeks for financial aid to arrive from the time that our final documents are submitted. I don't think I can AFFORD to wait another month for my financial aid?? But ugh, whatever, I guess I'll see what they tell me tomorrow. =__=


Yeah, all financial aid offices are made of less than intelligent people. I'm dealing with problems of my own because the office couldn't do their job correctly. They didn't start talking with my loan people until just recently and said I didn't pay when I finished sending them everything they needed 2 months ago so they could begin their paperwork. Now I have holds on registration and other things and a few of my classes were just canceled due to low attendance. I don't think they'll finish working on my stuff until after the school year starts. :( We have to suffer because they're complete failures.

Behold the incompetence of bureaucracy. It seems to be particularly terrible for college students, as friends and I have had our fare share in very short amount of time.

Good luck. Get them suxors.