“Look at the birds of the air, that they do not so, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? …So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Matt. 7:26 – 27, 34
Even despite Christ’s assurance, I feel played for a fool—or perhaps just inexperienced, or maybe too hasty—having turned in the $500 deposit to WPI before finding out that they don’t give any merit-based scholarships to transfer students. The financial aid site led me to believe that, because it said “All applicants for admission are automatically considered for merit scholarships,” that included transfers; but I guess there’s an invisible clause that says “except transfer students” that I somehow missed. Will I be the only student at WPI paying all $29,500/year without any help? It’s hard not to feel cheated even though I made all the decisions myself and concluded that even without any money from WPI it would be worth it. I surely hope so, because in leaving I’m throwing away the $22,000 Clark was willing to pay for the next two years of my education. I feel very down about this.