I totally agree man, were not getting any answers although i talked to some people that did receive there loan checks, but they are in the second semester of the bis program, and it was only a stafford check not plus. Basically i dont know what is going on so i think the best bet is to call FAFSA itself and ask them.This is not a disgruntled rant but rather an open letter to Medical University of Lublin on behalf of the current students.
There are a few things that are really frustrating the current students and because of a lack of proper channels, they have to be voiced here.
As everyone knows, this thread is followed by HMI and MUL. So, I hope it is taken as a source for change.
Lately, two main issues have become really concerning for the current students.
1) Financial Aid
2) Dean's office's new requirements for student contact
1)Financial Aid: The current students are having a really tough time since the loans have not yet been dispersed and the semester is almost half-way! Every inquiry made has been responded with the answer "The money will be available soon"
As students who are financing medical education with loans, this puts a real burden on being able to make it through the semester. To make matters worse, there is ongoing uncertainty that arises from the lack of information about what "soon" actually is supposed to mean. No dates have been provided and seems like no one has the answer.
Suggested Solution: Posting relevant and detailed information including dates on the school website so that information is not dispersed via 'osmosis' and everyone has a reliable source for such critical information.
2) Appointment system to visit the Dean's Office: Although the objective of this new email appointment system was probably to streamline the process and be more efficient, seems like the objective has not been achieved. Students are frustrated because often times emails are not answered on time as promised, or sometimes there are urgent issues for which students need to see the administration. Unfortunately, the growing opinion amongst students is that this is one more roadblock for student-administration contact.
Suggested solution: Have a number based system to reduce overcrowding. Every person coming in can be given a number and will have to wait their turn and enter the office one at a time.
Once again, this post was started after listening to several students' frustrations, opinions and suggestions. Hopefully this will be taken in a positive manner to bring about changes.
Students, Please post your own Valid concerns and suggestions (remember this is supposed to be constructive...)