Kind of like good cop / bad cop ;-)
The Financial Aid office told me there was no way my FAFSA would be fixed by the August 17th tuition payment deadline and that I couldn't pay in installments.
The Financial Aid office told me there is a chance that my FAFSA will be fixed by August 25th, and if the classes I need are still open, I can add them. (But not full-time, because I can't stomach taking out loans for $1,100 a class at a state school.)
I was told that despite the fact that I've been a resident of Florida for a year, I can't get in-state tuition until next July.
I'm starting back up at my old job. On the very same day I told my previous supervisor that I wouldn't be able to go to school full-time this semester, the girl who replaced me gave her two weeks' notice and when I said I could start today, she offered to vacate the position immediately.
And of course, last week there were no cats.
I'd say this week is off to a promising start.