Your silence does not protect you
I recently learned that I haven't satisfied all of my financial aid requirements for college, and now I'm freaking out. I logged on to the school site on a whim, decided to randomly check my financial aid status, and saw that I had forms due that I never even knew existed. I did some research, and the school claims that they emailed/sent letters to all applicants about these requirements, but I don't have an email or letter that even so much as mentions them (trust me, I scoured every email and letter they have ever sent me, and nothing). I happened to discover these forms existed the day they were due as well (however I couldn't fill them out/gather all the info in time to turn them in that day). I can turn them in late and still get aid, but I'll have to pay for my schooling until they process them. I emailed the school because I was extremely unhappy about it, but they have yet to respond.
I am completely dependent on this money to pay for school. Without it, I have absolutely nothing. Tomorrow I'll have to check my email and hope I don't get screwed over. I feel very, very fucked. I'm just thankful that I discovered these requirements because otherwise I would never have known they existed, so maybe I can fix it. If not, I guess I'll have to work a bit and start school later than I would like.