I went to college right out of high school and transitioned horribly. I had no support net and family emergencies on top of personal problems lead me to flunk out my first quarter (the college ran on trimesters). I had a pretty good scholarship going for me, so I don't owe them a huge amount, relatively. However, this amount is something that I would not be able to pay back in the two years it will take me to graduate from junior college. I want to finish my degree soon instead of putting it off until I am able to pay off this debt so I can transfer to another university because that would take too long. I'm 20 and tuition's only getting higher and honestly I would feel pretty useless if I wasn't in school.
I'm not sure if it's relevant but right now I have 18 credits under my belt plus 6 more from AP exams. I am in honors courses at my junior college, currently at a 3.7 gpa, PTK, 30 on my ACT, all that fun nerd stuff. I recently found out that colleges do the same thing banks do when you're trying to open a bank account but owe another bank money. I can be rejected from another college because I owe another money. I'm sort of frozen in place now. When I graduate, no school will accept me? What are my options? Can I go to another country? Is my only option withdrawing from college again and work until I can pay off my old college? I'm confused and sort of feeling defeated. I could use some help.
Thank you for reading,