Financial Aid Dispute
For the fall semester of the 2011 - 2012 school year, I attended Miami University. I transferred that next semester because I did not like the school.
I am claimed as a dependent on my parent's tax returns and she recently filed an amended tax return for that year. I updated my FAFSA to show the corrected information and was selected by verification. After submitting the necessary paperwork, I was then eligible to receive a $1,500 Federal Pell Grant that was never applied to my account.
Apparently, I was told that I had 180 days to accept any lingering financial aid since my last date of attendance and since that time passed, I am not able to get that refunded to me. However, it was never an option on my financial aid letter until this week. The school I attend currently had a similar issue and refunded me for the grant money I should've received and I had the option of having some be applied to my account for summer.
Is there anything I can do regarding this? If I did not know that I was awarded the $1,500 until today as it was never listed on my account previously, I don't understand why I have to let it go because of this 180-day policy.