1) This is not a place to delve into your truly personal questions. There are a lot of issues that should remain private between you and the college staff person who has a need to know. You can have general questions about you, but questions that require confidential information in order to figure out the answer should not be asked here.
As an example. You can — and are encouraged to — ask questions like “I’m interested in working on campus and I think I’m eligible for Work Study. Where do I start?” That’s a good question where a lot of others will be interested in the answer also. Questions like, “I made $xxxxx last year and I need help with tuition and I could use a job on campus, what am I eligible for?” are too specific and too personal. Yes, you need to ask that second question, but not here… ask that question directly to the folk in the Financial Aid office.
2) This is not a substitute for reaching out and asking questions. While I’m going to cover a lot of topics over the course of the next few months, I’m not necessarily going to answer your question or answer it on a timely basis. I may be planning to answer your question about “how much pocket money should I have when I come to campus?” in August, when you’d like to know that now so you can think about planning a budget and knowing how much you need to start saving.
If you have a question that I may be answering here, do leave me a comment or send me an email. While I have a ‘plan’ for content, doesn’t mean that it’s in concrete… if there are questions that need answering, I’ll be glad to help get those answers for you! If you have a question that you’re not too sure if it’s too personal or not, drop me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) — we can sort that out between us.