All righty then …
I have now taken out a Short Term Loan through the University’s Financial Aid office (should get the monies from it in about three days) which should be enough to get me through this quarter (barely) … but most importantly, it’ll buy me some time to file the appeal and/or make other arrangements for the rest of the school year.
Phew! I feel like a huge burden just lifted. At least this buys me one more quarter of attendance! Not out of the woods yet by any stretch of the imagination and there are still lots of questions unanswered (how will I repay the loan in time not being the least of them).
But at least the immediate panic has subsided and I now have some time to investigate other options more calmly.
Thanks for the good thoughts, prayers, etc. Please feel free to continue. :-)