I thought I would venture back into CAG blogging for a quick (and probably long) post! Just as a warning, this post will be part venting and part gaming. You don't have to read the venting section as I will spoil tag it; I just need somewhere to put my thoughts down.
A couple moths before I graduated from high school my unemployed father was lucky enough to find a position in Florida. I could have stayed in Texas and attended TCU or UT, but I decided that I would rather move with my family and stomach the costs of attending an out-of-state college. Now, I did this because I had the understanding that after the first year I would be able to request to be reclassified and receive instate. The school that I had chosen had lower out-of-state prices than UT/TCU had instate (just barely)
So with that I attended the not-so-renowned school at the belief that I would be paying significantly less after a year. Fast forward a year and I requested for instate and was denied. Their reasoning was that the paperwork that I had submitted did not support the case that I lived here for the year prior. All my paperwork (such as my dad's employment history, lease agreement, little sister's school transcripts, etc) supported the fact that I have in fact lived here for the year prior.
The only piece of evidence that did not support it was my license. I was unable to afford the fees associated with receiving a Florida license and I did not feel it was as urgent as food, etc. because I do not own a car. So I received my license in December despite moving here in July. It is preventing me from instate and making me pay 3x the amount of instate students.
I understand the process and I am not saying "woe" me necessarily. I just don't understand how they can deny a person based on one piece of evidence despite having the rest support the fact that I have lived here for a year. So at this moment I am "stateless" in that I can't transfer back to a Texas university and receive instate because they will view me as a Florida resident yet I cannot receive instate here.
I took a gamble in going out-of-state for a lesser known school versus a school such as UT or TCU in order to pay less later down the road.....and it didn't pay off. . I can't help but to feel bitter over the whole situation and the university as a whole, despite knowing that it isn't the college's doing really.
tl;dr I am not getting instate despite living in Florida for a year because I didn't get my license quick enough due to financial constraints at the time. So I am now paying 3x more than an instate would.
I am able to submit more information and dispute their findings. I am going to draft a letter tonight/tomorrow. Hopefully that works...
Thank you for listening to my venting... I promise I am done...for today. If you read it, please tell me your thoughts! I'd love to hear advice or just overall thoughts on the whole situation. Positive or negative, doesn't matter.
Now it is time for video games! Guild Wars 2 will be the first game that I have purchased in a very very long time. I am SUPER excited for Guild Wars 2 and participated in the last BWE. I loved just about everything about it. The flow was very nice and it truly felt like a new experience from other MMOs that I have tried.
I really only have two complaints with the game so far... there isn't a defined release date and the infrastructure of the teaming system. I don't know what feels off about it. Just the whole layout of my teammates' health bars and such. I am sure it will grow on me when I actually team more actively.
I am excited to see what the final product will look like and I surely hope that it comes out sooner rather than later. Has anyone else played the game? We should try and get a group to play it. The PVP is fast paced and excited.
Thank you guys for listening to my vent and video game experiences!!