from the OP: "I'm typically a smart person, I AM A GRAD STUDENT AFTER ALL..."
I agree with the individual who contends she's been scammed twice. grad schools in this country are scams. anyone who has graduated from any univeristy can get into some school, somewhere that will be more than happy to charge tens of thousands of dollars. the return on investment for grad school is negative in many cases and the schools know this. how is that any different than a scam weight loss program???