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Students ‘do not have the money’

Kristen Franks

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My name is Kristen Franks, and I am having a problem with financial aid. I will be a senior after this semester with a 3.44 GPA. I have registered for Anthropology 394 (Peasant Societies) during winter intercession.

Now, according to the registrar’s office, a student can no longer add an intercession class to the next semester’s financial aid award. In the past, students have been given the opportunity to take a class and that class is added to the next semester’s financial aid award. I think that Northern Kentucky University should continue that policy.

I feel that if I am experiencing this problem, many other students are probably experiencing the same problem. I have never been late in payment for classes; I just do not understand why I am prevented from using the spring financial aid award towards the winter intercession class.

I am a single mother of a small child and do not have the ability to pay cash for this class. Many other students do not have the money for the winter intercession class. I feel with these new policies that enrollment will plummet, or the students will drop immediately upon the realization of these up-front costs.

During the registration process I was completely unaware that I would have to pay up front. I cannot believe that NKU would not offer any solutions to this dilemma. I hope this e-mail will lead to some sort of solution. I would really love to be able to take this class during winter intercession.

Kristen Franks

Senior

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Students ‘do not have the money’