OK, yesterday I counted 50 days, today I counted 47. I have no clue which is right and don’t particularly care. It’s all good. Start date is under 2 months away and I still am not anxious in any way.
Today I signed the Master Promissory Note. Another step closer to actually getting financial aid for this summer. I signed one in 2013, but apparently they are only good for 3 years. So I signed a new one.
I figure when I am done with getting my AA in Marketing, my certificate in Digital Marketing, and my AAS in Web Development, I will owe about 28,000 give or take 1000 dollars here of there. Not too bad. If financial aid wants to loan me 4 grand a semester, who am I to argue?
Found out the other day that the Federal Government doesn’t release loan funds for new borrowers until 30 days into the semester (June 26th, classes start May 23rd). I think they will pay the tuition and for books before this, but I am unsure. Might have to kick up to cash ahead of time and be reimbursed by the student loan. Either way I think we are good.
The college has a brand new (opened a month or so ago) student center which has a gym and swimming pool that is open to the students for free. They even have personal trainers you can hire to get you going the right way (not free, but cheaper than anywhere I have looked). Just a month or so ago I was thinking of joining a gym to try to get into better physical condition. Gonna talk to my doctor about a diet plan I can work with and then along with walking an hour every day, maybe add some weight work. I’m kind of blobby right now (wow, blobby is a word), I think I could have a more solid look with some effort.
Also in the student center is a pizza place, and from what I heard, it’s a pretty good pizza place. That might be because its ridiculously convenient, or it might be that is has good pizza, or it might be both. Lets hope for both. Yeah, the pizza thought and the gym thought are counter-productive together. But hey, I got to eat. And lettuce and me don’t get along, so I can’t be a bring a salad along guy. This Fall on Monday and Wednesday I will have 40 minutes to eat if I choose to eat between classes. We shall see what I do then.
First things first, on Monday I register for Fall classes. Then I need to get summer books. Then summer semester begins. Then my yearly pilgrimage to the Region for my brother’s summer party. Summer semester end August 3rd. So no school on my birthday, not that there would be anyway as my birthday is on a Sunday. But the point is I won’t have to think about school on my birthday, which is a good thing.
I’m still bummed that I won’t be able to go to Thanksgivingfest for the next 3 years. This is assuming I can do this school thing. But I have to try to go to school. It’s really important to me. I’m sure the Gang will understand.