By poor_college_kid - United States - Tucson
Today, I found out that I owe my college a little over $10,000. Why? Because, due to a slight misspelling of my name, the scholarship that I have been going insane trying to meet the requirements for is not actually giving me any funding. FML
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  wakka9876  |  17

shouldnt, but they'll do anything to not have to pay. colleges and universities constantly kick people off courses mid-year if they think they'll fail just so their 'pass rates' arent affected, so they're dodgy enough to do something like refuse to pay for a scolarship

  shadypalmtree  |  20

#11, even if it was the OP's fault misspelling their name, it is not enough to just disqualify someone from receiving a scholarship. Unless there's some weird requirement of length of name or how many people they can have with that letter, then the college has no right if the person met all requirements. I still find it very hard to believe that OP misspelled their name, however, seeing as they've at least been spelling it for 18+ years. It could have just been an honest mistake when they filled out paperwork and the person who received it couldn't tell the difference between an "rn" and a "m"..... Or something

  kaitieloo  |  22

I had this happen. My name is Caitlin and someone in the system who distributes addresses to different colleges to try and get me to go to their school spelled my name as "Caltlin".

It was actually kind of nice because I knew which offers were legitimate and which were just spam.

By  gracehi  |  31

There's gotta be a way to fix that. Don't take "no" for an answer. Take it to the dean if you have to, and if that doesn't work, take it to the news stations. Make that school realize their reputation--and thus, their funding--is at stake here. You've got nothing to lose but a whole lot of debt.

By  Lillysar91  |  20

As someone applying for scholarships i feel your pain. It takes ages and meeting the strict requirements and deadlines is a pain! Losing your scholarship and suddenly finding out you owe the university a big large sum over a misspelling is outrageous especially if it was not your doing!

By  MoroseMoose  |  47

I hope you can get it fixed, OP. Try not to stress out too bad until then!

By  Colon_Man  |  17


Don't students have ID numbers attached to them so that when the inevitable 'same name students' show up they can tell them apart?
Seems like the scholarship would be attached to that.