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No Tuition Assistance

February 26th, 2015 at 06:35 pm

Ugh ugh ugh. The financial guy up at school pulled me aside today to tell me that we received nothing, zero, zip, zilch in tuition assistance. He asked if I had a few minutes to talk, but I was picking up F and she's really nervous if I'm not waiting where I'm supposed to be.

We're going to talk tomorrow instead. He mentioned that we could appeal.

I want to talk to him about a few things:
- did my health insurance count as income? (it is included on my W2 because I'm self employed and that's the way the IRS has to have it)
- I had to enter my husband's side income twice in the online system; was it counted twice?
- the income we get from the Dublin house is completely wiped out by the mortgage on the house, but that doesn't show on our taxes; we pay tax on the entire amount
- if we don't get any tuition assistance can they at least waive the $250 convenience fee for paying monthly rather than pre-paying the entire amount

I took a look at our budget, and our school savings, and I think we can make this work if we scrimp even more. We have about $150 to make up.

3 Responses to “No Tuition Assistance”

  1. chloe Says:

    Hope you can figure out what the issue is and successfully appeal! But it's great that you're working on a plan in the event that that isn't possible.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck! I think those are all valid questions since your income looks different than the average person.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Good luck with getting it to work.

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