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getting help with college kr:) 1 child; Texas 5320 posts
5th May '13

About a year ago I started going to a community college I went two semesters but failed to get the gpa fafsa wanted. The first semester they put me on financial probation the second they took it away from me.. I had a lot going on at the time trying to work full time. Be a single mom ( not saying its an excuse) I know I should have got my shit together and done better.. anyways has this happen to anyone? Were you able to get it back? I cant afford to pay for college myself..



TIA

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45788 posts
5th May '13

Do a couple of courses on your own, show FAFSA that you are able to do it.

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 30556 posts
5th May '13

you can get the bog waiver...it only pays for the class but thats better than nothing. also, try looking into the pell grant as well.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
5th May '13

Do you have to pay $back to fin aid? If so you'll need to get that paid off before you can go back. Then what I had to do when I was on academic probation In order to get fin aid is I had to appeal to the board for approval. They accepted my appeal luckily.

MinnesotaMommy2One 1 child; Minnesota 2438 posts
5th May '13

I think (from what i've heard from friends) that you can get your fafsa grants back after getting good grades for a semester or two. Can you file an appeal? Probably your best bet would be to talk to the academic counselor at the college and see what your options are.

kr:) 1 child; Texas 5320 posts
5th May '13

In order to do a few semesters on my own I have to be able to afford that.. like 2000 $ :/ I def. Dont have that! :( i wish i could go back and NOT mess up!

kr:) 1 child; Texas 5320 posts
5th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" Do you have to pay $back to fin aid? If so you'll need to get that paid off before you can go back. Then ... [snip!] ... on academic probation In order to get fin aid is I had to appeal to the board for approval. They accepted my appeal luckily."</blockquote>




Nope. They never asked me to pay it back.

lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
5th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kr:):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" Do you have to pay $back to fin aid? If so ... [snip!] ... to the board for approval. They accepted my appeal luckily."</blockquote> Nope. They never asked me to pay it back."</blockquote>



Make an appt with an academic advisor and fin aid advisor and see what they can suggest. Every school has their own policies and you need to see where you're at right now.

A&C +TWINS 4 kids; Nevada 7221 posts
5th May '13

I'm pretty sure you have to pay for a semester out of your own pocket and do well to get it back.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45788 posts
5th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kr:):</b>" In order to do a few semesters on my own I have to be able to afford that.. like 2000 $ :/ I def. Dont have that! :( i wish i could go back and NOT mess up!"</blockquote>




Do a course at a time, or a partial load. It is cheaper and you can work really hard to do well.

Jalen's mommy 1 child; San Antonio, Texas 6731 posts
5th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting kr:):</b>" In order to do a few semesters on my own I have to be able to afford that.. like 2000 $ :/ I def. Dont have that! :( i wish i could go back and NOT mess up!"</blockquote>




I'm not sure it it's the same statewide, but here you won't win an appeal unless your GPA is, I believe, above a 2.0 and your completion rate has to be at a certain number too. How many classes did you mess up on and what's your GPA? (You can PM me if you'd like) your best bet would be to start redoing some of the classes you messed up on to get the bad grades replaced which will help your GPA go up a lot faster than if you took new courses. Does the school you would be going to have an installment payment plan?