some college humor

<p>Wasn't sure where to put this, but I thought some of these jokes were funny. (and only a college mom/dad/student would really understand.)</p>

<p>Did you hear about the banker who was arrested for embezzling $100,000 to pay for his daughter's college education? As the policeman, who also had a daughter in college, was leading him away in handcuffs, he said to the banker, "I have just one question for you. Where were you going to get the rest of the money?" </p>

<p>A student was standing near the college mail room with a package in her hands and a depressed look on her face. Her friend came and said: "What's the matter? You look pretty sad for getting a package from home." The student replied, "My dad played a cruel trick on me. I wrote and asked for $200 for a dictionary, and he sent me a dictionary.</p>

<p>Funny But True Anecdotes </p>

<p>Related by Gerard Anderson, Director of Financial Aid, Hofstra University Law School, Hempstead, New York:</p>

<p>A few years back an angry law student comes storming into my office demanding to know why she did not receive a need based grant. I pull her file and explain to that while her parents claimed no assets they reported $20,000+ in interest income on their tax returns so we assumed an asset of $XXXXX was needed to generate that kind of interest - she promptly storms out. Jump forward one year the student is back in my office having a fit because her parents don't have that asset any longer and we still didn't give her a need based grant - she was right they only reported about $4,000 in interest that year. However, this year while the student reported having no assets guess what? Lo and behold there on her tax return was interest income of about $16,000. Smart huh?
Related by Kerrie Cooper, SUNY Canton:</p>

<p>My staff starts making phone calls in the middle of the semester to student who still owe us paperwork to complete their financial aid processing. One of our staff called and got a student's roommate who indicated that the student was not there. She asked if she could leave a message for the student. The roommate's response was "No, because we don't have an answering machine." My staff member was speechless! </p>

<p>Related by Nicole Porter:</p>

<p>A student at a college I worked at previously received a letter requesting Proof of her Visa. She promptly faxed us her Visa Credit Card!
Related by Dr. Pat Watkins of Eckerd College of Saint Petersburg, Florida:</p>

<p>Recently I received a call from a father asking why his daughter didn't qualify for a subsidized loan. I explained that the EFC was above the cost of education, so she could only receive an unsubsidized loan.
"But my EFC is $15,000. Your costs are above $30,000 per year." </p>

<p>"According to the records I have, your EFC is $60,000. Is your income $180,000?" </p>

<p>"Yes." </p>

<p>Have you made any corrections to your FAFSA?" </p>

<p>"No" he answered. "But that $60,000 EFC is for four years isn't it? So my annual contribution is $15,000." </p>

<p>There was silence when I let him know that the $60,000 EFC was for one year. </p>

<p>I think he and his wife are still in shock.</p>

<p>A couple of years ago we asked students to pick up their loan applications at the lender of their choice, and provided a list of local participating lenders. One student turned in five (5) Stafford loan applications at the loan counseling session. When I asked which lender he wanted to use, his reply was "All of them</p>

<p>Those were really good.</p>

<p>Love it. XD The worst part is, I have some friends who would do stuff like that.</p>

<p>A student lost her ATM card and was waiting for a replacement. She needed cash, so she called her mother.
Mom: "Is there a branch of your bank that you can get to?"
Student: "Yes."
Mom: "Go to the bank and cash a check."
Student: "You mean I can write a check and they'll give me money?"</p>

<p>I still have a picture of the couple realizing what their EFC really was. : P</p>

<p>Ouch. I can relate to the EFC people :)</p>