When reviewing my financial aid offer to enter my third year of college this year, I realized that I received significantly less due to 1) my father earning more during the 2020 tax year, and 2) all Covid extra loans no longer in-use to assist the cost. My financial aid was cut more than half. Meanwhile, months before in last spring, I signed a lease agreement for an apartment that, at the time with my past financial aid, I could afford.
I did all in my power to revise this year’s financial offer, but to no avail. It was also too late in the summer to transfer colleges, and while I considered withdrawing for a semester or two, I still could not get out of my rental agreement. I moved all of my possessions a state away (from PA to VA) with my savings drained in order to afford the first three months of rent.
This month, I hit a rough patch. While I got a job as a server last month and continued tutoring elementary students, the general expenses of college (groceries, online subscriptions for required classes) caught up, leaving me unable to make rent this month. I have two other roommates who are unaware of my situation, as the apartment offers individual leases, so they are at least not affected.
While I reached out to local groups at my college for financial support and advice, the best course of action is taking out a personal loan to cover the next month while I get caught up. However, that is a process, and it will not be received in time to pay this month’s.
I have no family to reach out to for financial support, as my parents are currently struggling themselves with paying the bills, and I have three younger siblings still living at home. I have no grandparents with spare change either.
I ask for anything that anyone is willing to give in order not to be evicted, as that would also result in me having to drop out of college since I will not have a place to live. I’m a Computer Science and History double major with no plans to attend graduate school. Finishing the last two years of my education is something that no one in my family has accomplished, so I am extra determined to have withdrawal be the last resort. Thank you!
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