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I disputed the charged with my bank, but it can take up to 90 days to be resolved.
When I first began looking at private colleges, my parents and I had an understanding: I could choose to attend any school I wanted; however, they only had so much money that they can put towards tuition. The rest is up to me to find. Fair enough.
I choose a small, all-girls, private university. My first year, academically, was extremely successful; finished with a 3.5, became close to my professors, joined a leadership group on campus (a program that the school claims to take great pride in), was accepted to a specialty house for the next year, and signed up for a heavy course load (plus the leadership group) next semester.
What I didn't have was a social life. Being a private school, there is a lot of privileged girls. Not all of them are snobs (in fact, those who are seem to be in the minority) but they just didn't understand that no, I could not go on road trips on the weekend, couldn't stay up all night partying, etc, because I was working. I worked around 25-30 hours a week, an average of 5 nights, which also restricted me from joining any sorts of clubs.
However, I was optimistic about my next year. My grades were good, and I'd shown a commitment to the university. I figured I'd receive at least a little more financial aid for the next year, right?