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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-04 10:49 AM
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6. I ALWAYS feel a bit of envy
toward people whose parents never told them they didn't deserve help paying for school.

Regrets? Hoo, boy- I regret ever having had those... people... as part of my life. HS Credentials:

NHS Society (both cords)
27 on ACT
3.85 GPA at time of graduation (13th in class)
more music medals and honors than I can easily list
SEVENTEEN credit hours... my first semester of college, as a music ed major

I was composing when I was *thirteen* years old.

Ah, but there was a requirement- no matter what I did, I *had* to have a job of some sort. As a music major.... that made it impossible to finish in four years, like I wanted to do. Then they found out I was gay and kicked me out of the house with about two hours warning.

It was after I got a C in Phil 101 and a D in Econ 101 (said poor grades being related to practice, rehearsals, and performances... IOW, the things I was actually there for) that they decided I didn't deserve their help any more.

Did I mention when I lost one of my apartments, they knew about it... and left me standing on the side of the road, knowing I had nowhere to go? That was in between moving back in with them because I had nowhere to go, and them removing all their support. The truly evil part? They timed it so the financial aid for the year would be awarded and unavailable by the time I tried to apply for it.

I guess what I'm trying to say here is that all the college programs in the world do not help those students who have evil parents, which mine were. Don't feel sorry for me, but DO jump down the throat of ANY parent who is running interference on their own kids' educations.

Preventing your own kid from going to college is just... evil. Telling them you can't afford their "poor" grades, and then turning right around and paying cash for TWO vehicles ( a truck and a Lincoln Town Car).... that's just mad.
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