I'm actually the student about which this story was written. It has absolutely nothing to do with academic suspension, but the fact that Cape Fear did not let me know that they were changing their policy a few days before my tuition was due. My financial aid money had already posted over the summer and they actively took it away a few days ago. There were a lot of "closed doors" and "off the record" comments made yesterday by this business in which I was paying money to attend, on how this was only the beginning of the government cutting financial aid and so on. For the comment on how financial aid isn't for living expenses... I wasn't getting free federal money for living, I was getting a student LOAN, that I had to pay back with interest to cover my living expenses, so that I could take as many classes as possible and finish my degree as quickly as possible. As an added slap in the face I found out today I was only a few classes shy of being about to transfer out of there with an Associates Degree.
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