I am a high school senior who is currently enrolled in homeschool and getting tons of “apply for our college” letters in the mail, many of which peak my interest (I made a composite score of 27, so a lot of them are offering full rides). Because it is almost time for me to quote “leave the nest” and head off to college (some all the way across the country), my mother has suggested that I get a driver’s licence and a job so we could tour the campuses of the ones I’m thinking about going to for the next 4 years.
I do finally have a license, however, since I am homeschooled the labor laws in my state are not any different for me and restrict where I am able to work by a great amount. I have put in over 15 applications in the past two weeks, none of which are reaching back out to me.
Soon, our insurance on our cars (both pretty old ’06/’07 cars, but hey they work at least) is going to go up due to my car being added to the plan. My mother has already talked to me about how little money we are going to have by the end of the month going on, as we currently have a small amount over $200 in our account with more insurance bills coming out later in the month. Most of the time, my grandmother helps us out with our bills which leads both my mother and I feeling guilty.
My mother is on disability, having recently gotten a liver transplant that gave her a second chance. My father (who has been divorced from my mother for around 15 years now) has been helping us with child support every Friday ever since he left. Even with his help, we don’t even get $20K a year.
Of course, this is all putting a great amount onto our shoulders. I’m desperate and I just want to see my mom not worry about our money anymore. If you help, I will be forever grateful knowing someone out there helped us in such dark times in the world.
Thank you for your time.