Thursday, March 13, 2008

A Thursday update

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Lunch challenge status: safe. I brought in leftovers yesterday, and also today even though I'm scheduled to have a regularly-scheduled Lunch Ladies treated lunch. I figured given Monday's last minute change of plans, I'd bring something in today and if I don't eat it, at least I don't have to carry anything in tomorrow.

In other spending news, I had a mild panic attack last night. I started my graduate program in January 2008--I'm paying with loans that will be paid off as my job reimburses me for tuition (or, since the loans are subsidized, I'll probably stick the reimbursement money in a CD to earn interest until I graduate. The minute I have to start taking out unsubsidized loans, however, things start getting paid off asap). However, since I started in the middle of the academic year, and this is the first time I've ever taken out student loans, I don't know how to go about getting loans for the summer sessions that I just signed up for. It's going to cost a little over $5,000, and I'm not sure if I'm going to suddenly have to pay that out of pocket since I missed a deadline for loans that I never knew about. Are summer sessions considered part of the previous school year, or the upcoming one? I'm not sure, and I need to call the financial aid office asap to figure this out.


  1. yikes! some schools consider summer sessions as independent from the school year proper. based on my experience, i had to apply for financial aid just for the summer session even though i was already approved for the sept-june school year. if u dont mind me asking, where's grad school and what are u studying?


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