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Snafu's Mainly Resolved

Well my meeting yesterday with the department dean went well (see Sunday's post, if you have no idea what I'm talking about). At first there didn't seem to be any wiggle room. The dean was sympathetic to my plight, but the financial aid people weren't budging. Then the dean's secretary remembered a department grant that they still had to give out! The grant basically covers tuition and nothing else, but that's more than I had before!

From there it pretty much steamrolled. They just needed the department head's approval to give me the grant, and since he's also my advisor and the one who was so adamant that I talk to the dean to find a way to stay... well obviously he was more than willing to okay it. I'm just waiting on the paperwork to go through now, but it looks like all will be well. Now I just need to cover fees and supplies on my own, which is still going to cost me a bit, but it'll be less painful than trying to come up tuition by Friday! Yikes!

So... now I'm just in a headspin. There's a bit of mental whiplash going on from thinking I was good, to thinking that I was totally out, to now, thankfully, being in again (although only partially funded). Anyway, at least it ended on a high note though, right? I wish I'd had proper time to mentally prepare myself for starting classes again, but I'll take what I can get!

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  1. I'm glad to hear that things have worked out!

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  2. Oh I am glad everything went well...

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