being in University isn't exactly a high paying position. Sooooo taking it into a pro to get it fix really isn't a good option for me right now
We understand that however it appears this may be the only option. I believe to recover data from a formatted HD is nearly impossible unless you really know what your doing. Maybe find a forum excuslively invovling harddrives.
However here is a few links
This does however mention the data may be premantely gone (as in not even pros can fix it) if the portion of the drive has been used again.
Hence the reson for senstive HDs that hold senstive information to be reformated, and refilled severla times over making it impossible to recover. You may of overwritten that part of the hD and they are gone for good.
I suggest a profissional above all else. I don't consider recovering data from a formated HD a DIY job.