- Registered for fall classes (15 credits)
Creative Writing, Developmental Psychology, Maine History, Critical Thinking, and College Algebra
- Accepted a very generous financial aid package
Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Grant, Maine State Grant, Chamber of Commerce Scholarship, Federal Work-Study, Subsidized Stafford Loan
- Scheduled for new student orientation on August 17th
Getting my student ID photo taken, meeting with department faculty and staff, getting all the inside scoop, feeling like a real student at last.
- Working a highly quittable job, just to survive until financial aid kicks in
I am capable of living on very little money, and am not too terribly concerned about quitting at this point.
Yes, indeedily do.
In September, I will be the world’s oldest living college freshman, and I cannot wait to get going.
A “lucky” combination of financial suffering in recent years, femaleness and advanced age seems to have strengthened my eligibility for grants and scholarships. I will have a loan, but my overall debt will be very low.
I hate my job and may or may not quit in the next few hours. I’ve worked almost 100 hours for them as of last night, and still have not received a penny.
Nevertheless, it may be July, but here in Maine, I can already smell autumn in the air, and life is good.