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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:35 AM
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Woohoo! I just received an extra $4000 in financial aid!!
And it's a GRANT!! Free money!! :bounce:

The "National Science & Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant" (AKA SMART). :eyes: Yeah, it's another stupid acronym, but who cares? That's another four grand I don't have to pay!! Celebrate with me!! :bounce: :party:
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_testify_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:38 AM
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1. Ahem.
So now you can give me the $80 you owe me, right?
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:40 AM
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2. Since when do I owe you $80?
:P
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_testify_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:41 AM
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4. How quickly we forget.
I just think it speaks volumes about today's America when someone with $4000 would even argue about such a small sum.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:41 AM
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3. that's a lot of beer
:party: :toast:
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:44 AM
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5. Yeah, it is!!
:D
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:46 AM
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6. SMARTypants.
Herk on. :bounce:
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:17 PM
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7. Do what everyone does with their financial aid.
Buy a shitload of pot.
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:19 PM
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8. Hmmmm... if you'd told me that when I was a financial aid director,
I'd have had to turn you into the Dept. of Education Inspector General's Office. :P Good thing I switched jobs in October. :rofl:
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:22 PM
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9. Congrats! Just remember what the poor schmucks who
awarded that money had to go through, though. :P The regs and guidance (or lack thereof) for those new grants are appalling. Schools were scrambling to make awards at the last minute because the fuckers at the Dept. of Ed never issued guidance on how to award the grants properly. I'm betting you just found out about it because of that.

I spent 20 years in student financial aid (7 as a director), and I'm glad I left in October! :yoiks:
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LadyoftheRabbits Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:29 PM
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10. Celebrating!
:party: :bounce: :party:

Just think of all the wonderful books you could buy... *daydreams* *.*
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:32 PM
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11. Yeah...books...
;) :P
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LadyoftheRabbits Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:33 PM
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12. Sad thing is...
I'm dead serious :blush: But yeah, I'm sure there are better things :P
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:34 PM
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13. Naah...I'll end up buying books (cool ones, not textbooks), too...
just not exclusively. ;)
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LadyoftheRabbits Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:37 PM
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14. Agreed
:D :hug: :loveya: And LeftyMom's right... that's a lot of beer. :toast:
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miss_american_pie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:39 PM
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15. Congrats!
:bounce:
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mad-mommy Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:41 PM
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16. good for you....
finally someone gets a break from the gov't. write that down somewhere. Congrats!!!!
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