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#1 of 2 Old 03-26-2013, 09:12 AM - Thread Starter
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I am 42 years old and two years ago decided to go back to school.  I have a previous degree (AAS) in Criminal Justice.  I used this degree to work at a Jail for 10 years but realized that I was getting older and I need a better paying job.  I am a divorced mom of three and need some kind of retirement plan.  I transferred all classes to a 4 year college (JSU) in Alabama and was accepted into the teaching program last semester.  I have three more semester's to go before I finish my BS in Secondary Education.  I have just gotten an email from financial aid saying I am on Financial Aid Suspension due to maxed out hours.  I am not sure what this means.  Why was I accepted into this program and close to finishing before anyone noticed I was going to run out of hours?  Why does this affect me getting a student loan (I have only used student loans for the last two semester's)? They said I can appeal- But if it is based on hours than how do I appeal this?  If I transfer to a bigger college like UAB- will I get my financial aid back?  What if I attend in a different state like Georgia?  Please help me if you have any advice? 

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Is there an advisor at your school that you can call who would be able to explain things? I would give them a call first thing tomorrow if I were you and see what's going on.

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