(Closed) Sooooo angry right now!

posted 8 years ago in College
Post # 3
1882 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

That sucks, but the good thing is a lot of professors give you a few days to buy the books-at least that was my experience in college. Also, if you contact your professor before the start of the semester and explain your situation they’ll probably be even more understanding. I totally feel your pain-I had loans all four years of school.

Post # 5
2867 posts
Sugar bee

Yeah, same here.  I don’t expect to get my financial aid until a month into my classes!  It’s absolutely terrible and they forced me to set up a payment plan b/c my aid hasn’t come in (they would drop me from my classes if no payment plan was set up).  So I have to also put my textbooks on my credit card and carry a balance for a month!  I totally sympathize.

Post # 6
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Wow. I remember those days. Community colleges are pretty bad at that kind of stuff. I was never able to get my books online for cheaper when I was at community college for the same reason. However, once I got to the university level it was much easier. Our checks were there about 5 days before hand. The book list was usually out way in advance. I only had on instance where a professor decided to wait until the last minute to even pick out a text for the class. But then the book was only 15 bucks! So all I can say is keep pushing and it will be over before you know it!

Post # 9
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’ve been through this many times throughout college and then grad school. I tended to write to my professors, who usually understood without too many problems. Sometimes they would scan necessary chapters in the library, sometimes let me borrow an extra book they had, etc… It’s worth a shot!

Post # 10
1390 posts
Bumble bee

have you tried chegg? SO rents all his text books from chegg and he usually save hundreds. he’s a bio major so he’s got a lot of big math/science books. You get them for the whole semester, they cost as little as 1% of the sticker price to rent, and chegg plants a tree for each book you rent. 😀 We loooooove chegg.

Post # 11
99 posts
Worker bee


I’m at one of the fastest growing community colleges in the nation (unfortunately).  I want to burn the place to the ground.  I too switched my major around way too much, and have been there to see the gross ineptness that runs amuck there as the place grows past its means.

First, even though there is NO parking (we have to park at a local amusement park and take the stupid bus over), and some of the classes are in portable buildings, what did they do with my tuition money? Build a F*****G lake in the middle of campus!!! Then they don’t take care of it. It’s a freaking cess pool! It’s a total waste of money. I wish I could drown the board of directors in it.

EVERY semester something goes wrong. Either my financial aid isn’t there on time, or halfway through the semester I get dropped from all my classes for literally no reason (Someone randomly found a “drop” slip even though it was an ADD slip from the beginning of the semester. Glad they leave this stuff just lying around!).

This semester? I’m going to university now, but I still need a couple of prereqs. So I’m not dealing with them for financial aid this semester at least. I’m still about to go down there and create a scene until drageed out by the local PD. I need to register for cal II, and it’s telling me I don’t have the prereq for it, even though I just took cal I this summer and made an A in it. Makes no freaking sense. So I’ve called, oh I don’t know, a million times? And left a million messages? No one EVER calls me back. I keep calling, keep getting rerouted to the switch board, and the stupid operator has the NERVE to tell me that maybe I should just go down there (oh yeah and stand in line at five different offices with a million other kids?).  Then the b*tch just takes it upon herself to transfer me to some random department. Then when I try to call back, all I get is a busy signal. So, I resorted to just throwing my phone across the room.

I hate community college.

Post # 12
474 posts
Helper bee

A lot of times when student are receiving government aid, the school must wait until the government sends them the money, then disburse it to students. For example, in the summer, the government does not disburse aid until July 1st, which is halfway through summer courses (It was rough to stretch springs loans that far into summer). Some schools have the resources to disburse funds to the students before the government sends it to the university, but that is not the case everywhere.

I would recommend contacting your professors to see if they can place a copy of the text on reserve at the library…that way you can do some reading/ copy the pages you need for the first few days.

Post # 13
99 posts
Worker bee

Yeah I tried that last semester with my physics book. Both the library and the tutoring lab did NOT have a copy of the book. How does that even happen?!?

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