After evaluating my personal circumstances/life goals, the college I’m currently attending is not an ideal choice. My parents and I found an accredited, reputable, online university that will provide me the niche education I need, along with the flexibility to pursue my goals outside of class.
My fall break is this upcoming Monday and Tuesday (it’s Friday as I write this). I am highly considering not returning afterwards. I understand this is before the 60% completion date Financial Aid will reimburse, and I am 100% prepared to compensate my parents. I’m just not certain finishing this semester will have any benefit beyond a sense of accomplishment – but offset by personal costs. This includes intense mental/emotional exhaustion causing recent delays in cognition; the latter scares me most. Apathy mixed with fatigue has decreased my motivation to study, focus, and reach for (at least somewhat) adequate grades.
I’m concerned that ‘sticking through this semester’ will only result in damaged mental and emotional health. Moreover, I would rather start fresh at this new university than transfer poor grades onto my transcript.
What are the repercussions of doing this? Will the withdrawals negatively affect that transcript, even if this is my first semester? Will having to pay back the Financial Aid inflict any poor credit on my parents’ financial record?
Thank you so, so much for your help. Cannot tell you how much it’s appreciated.
Hope you have an amazing weekend!