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Anger of Aid and Greed for @WSUPullman && @WSUVancouver Part2

This is one their logos, world class my ass!

This is one their logos, world class my ass!

So I have talked to more financial aid people in the past week than I have ever in my collective time in college. The most fucked up part of it all, is the fact that each person in the office has been blaming the new system, a system which they decided to switch to a few weeks before the new semester started. Tell me, how is this a smart decision and what kind of BABOON! would agree to such a decision!? If this is how the college is being ran, perhaps they need a new president! and some new faces in the boardroom. A bunch of tired old men controlling the functional behavior of a school in the 21st Century that uses computer systems, servers, exchange accounts, and more. It totally reminds me of the United States Government, a bunch of tired old rich bitches that do not understand the technologies of today making decisions that control, regulate, or something, even a child can see that is a problem. A person who doesn’t understand what a “bug report” is should never attempt to ever dictate how technology is used let alone decide to get different systems 3 weeks before classes start. Seriously it is common sense! This is just an unacceptable way to run a school.

In my previous post, I posted about how financial aid is late and telling everyone that it is just a little late, but will be out soon, and now they are calling it a mistake within the system and funds were never going to be distributed till 17th – 20th. Now that they have decided to change their story, guess what? that’s right they still have not done almost anything. Students all over, between Pullman and Vancouver are still waiting for their funds. Students are getting told different things by different people. Some students have been told checks will mail out on Wed, others are being told their DIRECT deposit won’t be in till Friday at the earliest and myself, I was told that I would get my money today, but guess what? it is not here…maybe they meant tomorrow…or the next day.

As it stands Pullman and their financial aid office control everything for all the students at both campuses, and do not really seem to care about the students lives or well beings. Today a student was told by their financial aid counselor that she needs to just use her credit cards instead or borrow from her family, if that were possible do they not realize that we already have thought of that, perhaps we are old enough to know how things work and no longer rely on our parents or family to pay for everything? Right…so let me just fill you in, her as well as many others (myself included) have an estimated family contribution (EFC) score of 0, meaning no one is available to help them out with finances, they are not getting any help. They like myself live off financial aid and some even pick up some part-time work to help pay the rest of their bills. It is hard enough to live off just Aid and a part-time job can help a bit, but it’s still tough going full-time and penny-pinching.

It is their job as our school, they get paid from our private and federal loans (which we have to pay back), yet they can not seem to manage their own systems properly and instead screw every student that is dependant on the aid. Their solution is to borrow from family until your aid come in to survive and get a week behind in class because no one strictly on aid can afford to buy books since there is no aid yet. The money is locked in their systems just sitting there and they are slowly processing each student one by one.

The biggest thing that baffles my mind is other students in my same predicament, we have been processed and they have paid off our tuition, but the rest of the money that we are going into debt over has not been giving to us, instead it is in the system sitting there. How the hell does this happen, they process our funds and pay the school, but they just skip the step of giving us the amount left from our private loans? How does this even happen? Did they decide it was more important to pay themselves before giving their students the money they desperately need!. Seriously, this a big problem!

Companies in support of SOPA

    1-800 Contacts, Inc.


    2b1 Inc

    3M Company

    ABRO Industries, Inc.

    Acushnet Company

    adidas America

    Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)

    Allen Russell Photography

    Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

    Alliance of Visual Artists (AVA)

    Altria Client Services

    American Apparel and Footwear Association

    American Association of Independent Music (A2IM)

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    American Federation of Musicians

    American Gramaphone LLC

    American Made Alliance

    American Mental Health Counselors Association

    American Photographic Artists

    American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)

    American Society of Media Photographers

    American Society of Picture Professionals

    American Watch Association

    Anatoly Pronin Photography

    Andrea Rugg Photography

    Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Initiative (ACAPI)

    Applied DNA Sciences

    Art Holeman Photography

    Association of American Publishers (AAP)

    Association of Equipment Manufacturers

    Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP)

    Association of Test Publishers

    AstraZeneca plc

    Australian Medical Council

    Autodesk, Inc.

    Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association

    Baker & Taylor Ent.

    Bay State Psychological Associates

    Beachbody, LLC

    Beam Global Spirits & Wine

    Blue Sky Studios, Inc.

    Bose Corporation

    Braasch Biotech LLC

    Brian Stevenson Photography

    Brigid Collins Family Support Center

    Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)


    C. F. Martin & Co., Inc.

    Callaway Golf Company

    Cascade Designs Incorporated

    Caterpillar Inc.

    Caveon, LLC

    CBS Corporation

    Cengage Learning

    Center for Credentialing & Education

    Center Stage Photography

    CFA Institute

    Chanel USA

    Christopher Semmes Photography

    Church Music Publishers Association

    CMH Images


    Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy (CACP)

    Columbia Sportswear Company

    Comcast Corporation

    Commercial Photo Design

    Commercial Photographers International

    Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System

    Consumer Healthcare Products Association

    Copyright Alliance

    Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)

    Coty Inc.

    Council of Fashion Designers of America

    Country Music Association

    CropLife America

    Cross-Entertainment LLC

    CSA Group

    CVS Caremark

    D’Addario & Company, Inc.

    Dan Sherwood Photography

    Danita Delimont Stock Photography

    Dayco Products, LLC

    Deluxe Entertainment Services Group


    Derek DiLuzio Photography

    DeVaul Photography

    Direct Selling Association (DSA)

    Directional Insight

    Distefano Enterprises Inc.

    Doriguzzi Photographic Artistry

    Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

    Dolce & Gabbana USA, INC.

    Dollar General Corporation

    Don Grall Photography

    Dunford Architectural Photography

    Eagle Rock Entertainment

    Ed McDonald Photography

    Educational & Industrial Testing Service

    Electronic Arts, Inc.

    Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)

    Eli Lilly and Company

    Englebert Photography

    Entertainment Software Association (ESA)

    ERAI, Inc.

    Eric Meola Studio Inc

    Evidence Photographers International Council

    Ex Officio

    Exxel Outdoors

    FAME Publishing Co., LLC.

    FAME Recording Studios

    Far Bank Enterprises

    Fashion Business Incorporated

    Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy

    Fender Musical Instrument Company

    Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA)

    Ford Motor Company

    Fortune Brands, Inc.

    Fred J. Lord Photography

    GAR Associates

    Gelderland Productions, L.L.C.

    Gemvision Corporation

    Gibson Guitar Corp.


    Gospel Music Association

    Governors America Corp.

    Graduate Management Admission Council

    Graphic Artists Guild

    Greeting Card Association (GCA)

    Greg Nikas Photography

    Guru Denim

    H.S. Marketing & Design, Inc.

    Harley-Davidson Motor Company

    HarperCollins Publishers

    Harry Fox Agency

    Hastings Entertainment, Inc.

    ICM Distributing Company, Inc.

    IDS Publishing

    IEC Electronics corp.

    Images Plus

    Imaging Supplies Coalition (ISC)

    Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA)



    International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition (IACC)

    International Trademark Association (INTA)

    IPC-Association Connecting Electronics Industries

    Ira Montgomery Photography

    J.S. Grove Photography

    James Drug Inc.

    Jaynes Gallery

    JCPage Photography

    Jean Poland Photography

    Jeff Stevensen Photography

    John Fulton Photography

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

    Johnson & Johnson

    Juicy Couture, Inc

    Julien McRoberts Photography

    K&R Photographics

    kate spade

    Kekepana International Services

    Kenneth Garrett, photographer for National Geographic

    Killing Jar Productions LLC

    Lacoste USA

    Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.

    Lexmark International, Inc.

    Light Perspectives

    Linda Olsen Photography

    Little Dog Records

    Liz Claiborne, Inc

    L’Oréal USA

    Lucky Brand Jeans

    LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton


    Major League Baseball

    Marcia Andberg Associates LLC

    Mark Niederman Photography


    Marona Photography

    McLain Photography Inc

    Merck & Co., Inc.

    Messy Face Designs, Inc.

    Michael Stern Photography

    MicroRam Electronics, Inc.

    Minter Works of Art

    Mira Images

    Monster Cable Products, Inc.

    Moose’s Photos

    Morningstar Films LLC

    Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA)


    Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association

    MPA – The Association of Magazine Media

    Mr. Theodor Feibel (sole proprietor)

    Music Managers Forum-U.S.

    Nashville Songwriters Association International

    Natalie Neckyfarow Actor/Dancer/Singer

    National Association of Broadcasters

    National Association of Manufacturers

    National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM)

    National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO)

    National Basketball Association (NBA)

    National Board for Certified Counselors

    National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation

    National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

    National Football League (NFL)

    National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA)

    National Retail Federation (NRF)


    Nervous Tattoo Inc., dba Ed Hardy

    New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.

    New Era Cap Co Inc

    New Levels Ent. Co. LLC

    News Corporation

    Next Decade Entertainment, Inc.

    NHL Enterprises, L.P.

    Nicholas Petrucci, Artist, LLC

    Nike, Inc.

    Nintendo of America Inc.

    Nissle Fine Art Photography

    North Dakota Pharmacists Association

    North Dakota Pharmacy Service Corporation

    Oakley, Inc.

    One Voice Recordings

    OpSec Security, Inc.

    Outdoor Industry Association

    Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI)

    Outdoor Research, Inc

    Pacific Component Xchange, Inc.

    Party Killer Films LLC

    Pearson Clinical Assessment

    Peavey Electronics Corporation

    Perry Ellis International

    Personal Care Products Council

    Peter C. Brandt, Architectural and Fine Art Photography

    Peter Hawkins Photography, Inc.

    Petzl America

    Pfizer Inc.

    PGA of America

    Philip Morris International

    Photojournalist Dave Bartruff

    Picture Archive Council of America (PACA)

    Pigfactory Music


    PNW Images

    Premier League

    Production Music Association (PMA)

    Professional Photographers of America

    Quality Float Works, Inc.

    Raging Waters Music

    Ralph Lauren Corporation

    Ramsay Corporation

    Rebel Photo

    Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

    Red4 Music/Doogs Rock Inc

    Red Wing Shoe Company

    Reebok International Ltd.

    Reed Elsevier Inc.

    Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)


    Richard Flutie Photography

    Rite Aid

    Robin Davis Photography, Inc.

    Rodger Scott Craig, a member of Liverpool Express, The Merseybeats, Fortune, Harlan

    Cage, 101 South, and Mtunz Media

    Roger Smith Photography Services

    Rolex Watch USA Inc.

    Romance Writers of America (RWA)

    Rosetta Stone Inc.

    Saddle Creek

    Sage Studios LLC

    Sam D’Amico Photography

    Schneider Electric

    Sean McGinty Photography

    Secret Sea Visions (Photography)

    SESAC, Inc.

    SG Industries, Inc.

    Shure Incorporated

    SIGMA Assessment Systems

    Six Degrees Records

    Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

    SMC Entertainment

    SMT Corp.

    SoBe Entertainment

    Society of Sport & Event Photographers

    Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA)

    Sony Electronics Inc.

    Sony Music Entertainment

    Sony Pictures Entertainment

    Soul Appeal Records and Music


    Southern Gothic LLC

    Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)

    SPI (The Plastics Industry Trade Association)

    Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association

    Sports Rights Owners Coalition

    Spring Fever Productions LLC

    Spyder Active Sports, Inc

    Stenbakken Photography

    Stephen Dantzig Photography

    Stock Artist Alliance

    Stuart Weitzman Holdings, LLC

    Student Photographic Society

    Studio 404

    SunRise Solar Inc.

    Taylor Glenn Photographs

    Taylor Guitars

    Taylor Made Golf Company, Inc.

    Tednologies, Inc.

    The Cambridge Don

    The Collegiate Licensing Company/IMG College

    The Donath Group, Inc.

    The Dow Chemical Company

    The Estee Lauder Companies

    The McGraw-Hill Companies

    The Music People! Inc.

    The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

    The Recording Academy (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences)

    The Timberland Company

    The Walt Disney Company

    Tiffany & Co.

    Time Warner Inc.

    Tony Bullard Photography

    Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.

    TRA Global

    Tricoast Worldwide

    Trio Productions, Inc. / Songscape Music,

    Twist & Shout, Inc.

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce

    Ultimate Fighting Championship

    Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

    Universal Music Group

    Uniweld Products Inc.

    VF Corporation


    Vibram USA, Inc

    Virtual Chip Exchange USA, Inc.

    Voltage Pictures, LLC

    W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co.

    Walcott Studio, LLC


    Warner Music Group

    Wendy Kaveney Photography

    Western Psychological Services

    Westmorland Images, LLC

    Wild & Associates, Inc.

    Wild Eye Photos LLC

    William Sutton Photography

    Willis Music

    WindLegends Ink LLC

    Winestem Company

    Winslow Research Institute

    Wolfe Video

    Wolverine World Wide, Inc.

    Woolrich, Inc.

    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

    Xerox Corporation

    Zippo Manufacturing Company

    Zumba Fitness, LLC