If you read my New Year’s post, you’ll know I filled out my 2015-2016 FAFSA as soon as possible, i.e. Jan 1. I figured I would send an e-mail to the school just to get an idea of how long it would take to process the information and get back to me about how much I could ask for in loans and such. I received an e-mail back from them saying they don’t usually process those requests until April.
This makes me anxious for 2 reasons: firstly, I like to get things done ASAP. I know on their end they have a lot more to deal with than one girl’s financial aid information. In fact, they might not be able to do anything about my financial aid until April because the US student loan office might not process them until then. The timeline just worries me a little because they won’t get back to me until right before I apply for my visa – will that give me enough time to hear back from the US loans office and get my information in order for the visa application? They’ve done this before and know what they’re doing. I just need to have faith in the process and the people carrying it out.
Secondly, on a pettier level, I really just hate waiting. I keep reminding myself that 2 months have already passed and things ARE getting done. Yeah, it’s a long time to wait, but having 9 months to prepare means I will be as ready as I can be when I actually go. I’m grateful to have this time with my friends and family, so that I can appreciate their company while I still have the chance.
Hopefully as the time draws closer I will have more helpful information to share and confirm that there is nothing to worry about time-wise. For now, though, I just have the worry. Thankfully I’ve started doing yoga.