Saturday, June 13, 2009

Unexpected Suprise - Follow up

Early in May I had an unexpected surprise when I went to start my classes for the semester. My payment had nearly doubled unbeknownst to me due to my scholarship being canceled for the semester before. My scholarship had been canceled because I dropped a class that I ended up not needing to take. It turns out my adviser should have told me about this when I went to drop the class but failed to do so. I was wondering at the time what God was up to, allowing this to happen, but I've learned that even though I don't understand what's going on and why, He does have a plan.

It turns out that because of this mishap I was able to get in touch with the head of the financial aid department. She has been wonderful to work with and was very apologetic about my having to cancel my classes last semester. She noticed that my current scholarship was only good for two years and this semester would have been my last semester of eligibility. Because of the issues I had just experienced she pulled some strings and got me a renewal for another year of eligibility. So that means my scholarship will now be good until I graduate this April.

In addition to all of this she also gave me her direct number. She was impressed with my good grades (I've pretty much always been a straight A student) and told me that she has a few other scholarships that I will be eligible for when I start up this next semester. I need to have completed 30 credits at the university to be eligible for them and currently have 27 credits. That means that, after my next class I will be eligible for these new scholarships. She pretty much told me that she would hook me up with one of those as soon as I finished my next class. So I'm pretty happy about that. It means that my payments for the last few classes should be much lower than I was expecting, or perhaps non existent.

The morale of the story is that, once again, God is true to His word. See Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.".


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