Hello, my name is Jared. This request stems from the events that happened during this school year. I am a transfer student from a different college where I was studying to be a Lutheran teacher. I had taken some time off school to help my mom back at home, as she was suffering from heart difficulties. Since transferring from that school I have lost my mother to cardiac arrest, and my father has suffered a stroke. I have relatively no means of financial support besides myself. I transferred to my current school in spring of 2020. As you can see in the photo, my spring semester tuition is fully paid off. The first semester there was the first semester we experienced the Covid-19 outbreak. Following that semester all of my classes were placed online. I believed that living with my friends somewhere else while doing online school and working was the best option. This made it extremely hard to communicate to the university, which is in Chicago. Approximately 200 mi from my residence. During the 2020-2021 school year, I was asked to verify the income of my father from 2018 as well as send mine in. As you can imagine, this was hard retrieving information from my father who is near delusional, and 4 states away. The school also for some reason considered me a dependent student, even thought neither of my parents were a source of income. As the semester went on I was just recently able to get the signed documents, but the financial aid office is telling me I can no longer submit my financial aid. This is a private school in Chicago, whose sticker price for tuition and fees is roughly $32,000. My remaining balance is currently upwards of $30,000, because no financial aid was applied for a s student who dearly needs it. . I am still currently pursuing a degree as a teacher. My mother passed shortly before my admission to the university, but never got to see her son enroll in another college. If you can help in anyway, please let me know.
My name is Alondra, I’m a sophomore in college. I’ve been trying to save for my college tuition, I currently still need $5000. Unfortunately I didn’t make the amount I needed to in time and I need extra help. I don’t have many options left so I decided to give this a try and hope for the best. I major in nursing, and I hope to graduate in 2 more years. I tried saving as much money I could over the summer and working as much as a could but there are still some expenses I had like paying for gas, food, and car insurance so I wasn’t able to save enough for school. I got most of the money needed but still need $5000. My tuition payment is due August 12th and I’m hoping that this website helps me reach my goal. Donations would mean a lot to me because college is something I’ve been looking forward for a long time and I’ve already completed two years stopping now because I can’t pay would be a nightmare, I can’t stop now and I really don’t want to fall behind on my stuff. Any amount would help, I don’t have an amazing inspirational story or anything like that, I’m just a girl looking for ways to pay for school. I usually make enough over the summer to pay for my tuition but this year it was harder because the place I used to work at closed down due to COVID and I had to find a new place to work at. It took a while to get me on a set days at my new job therefore I didn’t save as much as I originally planned on. I would really appreciate any amount anyone could give, thank you for taking your time to read my request and thank you for any donations https://www.paypal.me/alo21916
I’d like to introduce myself…..my name is Alexandra “Lexi” Wolf and I am 17 years old. I live in the south suburbs of Chicago.
I have always been mature for my age, possibly because I am 10 years younger than my brother and 14 years younger than my sister. I was a surprise blessing for my parents after they went through numerous miscarriages as well as the loss of one of their daughters who died from a rare genetic disorder called Trisomy 18. So, with that being said, I was always around my siblings and their friends and older adults.
I have always been a responsible kid and was very involved in gymnastics growing up so I had to be very disciplined in my schedule. My social life was limited as I had to be at practices and gymnastic meets a couple times a week. But I enjoyed having that discipline and learned to prioritize my time. My free time interests have always been spent learning makeup and hair techniques and my friends would always come to me to do their hairstyles or put makeup on them for special occasions. My mom would even ask me to do her makeup for holidays or weddings.
Family is extremely important to me and I love spending as much time as possible being around them. I have been like a second mom to my older sisters three kids and have spent countless hours helping her to raise them as her husband works long hours. They mean so much to me and they have taught me so much about what it takes to be a mom, even if I am only their Aunt and second mommy.
My school experiences were good during my elementary years until I got into Junior High. That was a changing point for me. So many kids were unruly and were getting into bad things. I was so shocked that many were already smoking and drinking and others were experimenting with drugs. I was not into that whole scene and was very disillusioned that many of my friends decided to go that route. It saddened me and turned school into a very bad experience for me as those that I had developed friendships with in my younger years now completely changed. I was so disillusioned. I realized within myself that I did not want to be around that kind of environment. By the time High School was starting and after many serious conversations with my parents, we decided that I would homeschool through my High School years. I am so happy we made that decision and I can now say because of that decision I was able to finish my High School in 3 ½ years. I am very excited about that!
With High School over I am now ready to pursue my passion. I so badly want to attend Beauty School here in Illinois but it is $25,000. There are no Scholarships for “Beauty School”, and I have tried getting Grants but I am having no luck. I have worked jobs since I was 14 and now work full-time to pay for a vehicle that I need to get to work. All of my paycheck goes for my car loan as well as car insurance and gas. My parents have always provided for our family, both of them working two jobs, but they are not wealthy people and cannot afford that kind of money.
I hate asking for help but if there is someone that can find it in their heart to help me fulfill my life’s dream I would be forever grateful and maybe one day I can pay it forward and help some other person follow their passion. Any amount would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story and being so generous to want to help others. 💖💖
Please help, in need of tuition assistance so that I am not withdrawn from my classes. I have no help from anyone, and I was denied FAFSA.
Here is a little backstory of my life, my goals, and my hardships.
My grandfather was truly an amazing man, and we did everything together. I was attached to his hip. He was not related to me by blood, but he was the only grandfather I ever knew. I never had the feeling of a loving family, I never got to experience the bustle of a large Thanksgiving dinner or even the smell of fresh cookies and eggnog on a Christmas morning. He did everything he could to show me what a family feels like, and you do not have to be related by blood to be family. When he passed away, I fell apart. I had never felt such an immense feeling of loss in my life. He passed away a few years ago to stage four brain and lung cancer, and truthfully, it never gets easier. I wish I could tell him where my life is right now. It feels like I am stuck between a rock and a hard place sometimes. I wish I never would’ve lost him, and I would die just to hug him one last time. He was charismatic, magnetic, electric and everybody knew it. When he walked into a room, every woman’s head would turn, everyone stood up to speak to him. He was my guidance, my Mr. Miyagi, and my eternities-long friend.
I am an immigrant and first-generation college student, and I grew up with a single mother. She never got to accomplish her dreams, and I’ve watched her struggle for my entire life. I used to save the money I got for my birthday so that I could give it all to her. I did this because she always made sure that I had what I needed, even if it meant that she couldn’t have things for herself. The love that I have for her is not one amassed in a single lifetime. I want to accomplish my dreams so that I can give her everything she never had. I want to buy her the home, car, and life that she never had. She has always sacrificed everything for me, and I want to do nothing more than to make her proud.
I have a lot of goals that I want to accomplish before my time is up. I want to become a physician and own a practice. I want to be able to offer pro bono treatments for the less fortunate. I want to advocate for those who don’t have a voice and give them a voice. The pain, loss, and change I’ve experienced in my life are what made me who I am today. I wouldn’t change it for the world.
When I was applying to college this year, I knew money was going to be the most challenging part of this journey because my parents never went to college and didn’t think I should go, so I was on my own. They told me that I shouldn’t go to college and that I would never make it and would end up dropping out. I refused to let this stop me so I worked hard in high school and graduated 20th in my class out of 360. I applied to my dream school and was accepted not only into the general admission, but into the honors college as well which was the most exciting day of my life, despite the $25,000 a year tuition. I was able to receive some scholarships but not nearly enough to stay afloat and while I got a job the second I graduated and have been saving up ever since, I’m nowhere near where I need to be and I’m afraid I won’t be able to attend school unless a miracle happens, which is why I came here. I have wanted to attend college and be the first in my family to be something important, which is why I want to go to medical school if I’m able to obtain my bachelors in biology. I am a very hard worker which is why asking for help was so difficult for me, but I would rather ask for help then sit and do nothing, so thank you for taking the time to read this and even if you decide to not help me thank you for your time. :)
My name is Sachal and I come from a village in the Okara city of Pakistan. My pursuits and passion for mathematics have lead me to Czech Republic to study in one of the most prestigious institutes in history, Univerzita Karlova. I have been living in Prague for nearly two years and I am a graduate student of Theoretical Computer Science here at Charles University at their Faculty of Mathematics and Physics.
There have been certain incidents during this time that my skill level in mathematics has not been up to the mark of international standards considering the background I am coming from. In the middle of my graduate studies, I had to switch to undergraduate courses so that I have a better understanding of whats going on in higher-level classes but it was not enough.
After consultation with my teachers it was in their and mine better judgement we decided that I should switch to Bachelors so I can get a better grasp of subjects which are being taught there, and are necessary when you would study graduate programme.
Now here comes the money issue, I have been getting financial support from my family, mainly my father, but he does not have a steady income and previously the money which was being used for my education is the inheritance money, which my father got from my grandfather. Now that I have to do my bachelors again, I don’t want them to invest in me the amount which won’t even lead me to completion of my education. They are old, I would rather want them to have that money so they can spend their old life easily.
The other thing which leads to the spending of more money on education is my mental health problems. I am studying as a special needs student at my faculty considering my chronic anxiety and depression. So I have leniency in completing my credit hours in more than the required time than usual which leads to more years and more tuition fees. In this regard, my teachers and faculty have been kind and understanding towards me and facilitating my needs. For the record, I have never got help from my previous school on my mental health. So having that here and progressing under the special needs I require, is crucial for me. I would not have gotten this far in my studies in the absence of this help. One of the reasons I don’t wanna halt or leave my studies, I would rather take it slow, do what I am passionate about , even if it takes a little bit more time than the usually supposed timeline.
It’s not just that I need tuition fee funds to complete my degree. I want to establish myself here or anywhere in EU where opportunity seems good as a professional mathematician. In my home people used to make fun of me for choosing this field and would even discourage me. I was planning to work with a professor in my home country. I mentioned my interests in number theory and generally about theoretical mathematics to him. I was faced with the answer that “why are you wasting your time?” One of the reasons I want to extend my stay here. I spent some time in Pakistan looking for good mentorship because I was at the point I needed it, rather found discouragement instead. So when I could not find any then I decided to leave my country. After coming here I have gotten so much academic care and respect and understanding for my pursuits that I want to continue till the end of my degree so I can establish myself and hopefully continue my academic career on my own. Apart from learning skills from my degree, I want to get into the pedagogy of mathematics. This inspiration mostly coming from neighboring country, Hungary, knowing about their legacy of mathematicians has always provoked me to learn their method of teaching and then teach myself to others. Because I know the importance of a good teacher, how I have lacked it, and now how I am cherishing it. So there are other people out there like me who are looking for a guiding hand and a stepping stone, I would like to be that person to a few of them at least.
Now I can go on and on about this craze of mathematics I have but I have to anchor myself considering the word limit in mind.
Considering my lifelong passion for mathematics, my teachers have been helping me get better and better though out this time and allowing me to move to bachelors and giving me extra time with them at my request. But in monetary problems, they can’t do much about it. I have to find a solution for myself that is why I am here requesting for help.
PayPal : @lemniscate10
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My daughter is 20 and has Autism as well as learning disabilities caused from the seizure she had at 12 months due to the chicken pox vaccine.
We moved last year from California to Oklahoma because my brother was paralyzed in a car accident and we wanted to be nearby to help him. Unfortunately, Oklahoma does not have a lot of support for those with Autism. I did a lot of research and found SoonerWorks. It is a program at a university that helps those with Autism and other disabilities succeed in life. The students take regular college courses as well as live in dorms and are taught how to be independent through classes and supervision.
My daughter is supposed to move into her dorm room next month but I’ll have to tell her she can’t go to college if I don’t receive any donations.
Please help my daughter get to be like every other young person and give her a chance of a future. She is a great person, very loving and understanding. She has gone without things her whole life because I was a single parent, her dad has not been in her life or ever paid child support.
Please give my baby a future that I can’t give her. I appreciate any help.
I would really appreciate some help with this situation. My significant other dropped out of high school when he was younger because he was severely depressed due to constant fights from his parents who eventually split up, so several years later he got an academic upgrade and now wants to do an advanced diploma.
To give some context, I met him online last year and haven’t seen him in person yet as we live in separate countries but we have plans to get married after we meet. We wanted to meet up this summer but thanks to the pandemic, that plan went out of the window because according to his government he doesn’t have a suitable place to quarantine upon return. In addition, we aren’t able to afford it anyway; he wasn’t able to get a job after a year of looking and I have been studying towards my last year of university.
The main issue however is that neither of us have the money to support his education. He wanted to do an advanced diploma but he needs CA$10,776/ £6,281 for the entire course in order to do that. He wanted to get a student loan for it but he isn’t able to get one in time for the beginning of the course because he lost his paystub and his old work place hasn’t gotten back to him with a new one in order for him to pay his taxes for last year. He needs CA$3,592/£2,092 by September in order to start the course so any donations would help a lot and would be greatly appreciated.
If he isn’t able to study this year then it delays when we can settle down by another whole year. I was feeling really down about not being able to see him this year, but now the tuition fees have become the main issue.
He is losing sleep over this and desperately looking to find a job but it doesn’t look like we are going to be able to save up that amount of money in time. He comes from a poor family so his family is unable to help towards the tuition. I am currently trying to get a job to help towards it but I haven’t had any luck so far and at this rate I might not be able to save up enough in time.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.
I am a young lady from South Africa who is studying in Taiwan and I am looking for funding to pay off my tuition debt as I am behind. My problem started out due to the incompetence of the university not telling me that the school was expensive and also that I would be forced to pay the tuition of NT$74000 in one month, but a week ago I had paid NT$39000 for quarantine while prior to that I was told wouldn’t pay. I have have been trying to find employment but due to the current covid situation it is impossible.
Please can you assist me. Any donation i shall be thankful for.
PayPal : @tiffMthembu
Please help us with 10,000 usd.
Hello, I’m Trishan. I’m 19, and from Jamaica. Growing up my family has been trying to make ends meet but to little avail. When I was 5 years old, my mother and father worked together and rented a open spaced room. In that one room we had two beds, a bathroom with toilet and a 2 burner small stove.
In 2010 my father had stage 3 diabetes, one of his leg was amputated. That’s when things started shaking for us. My father couldn’t hold his job as a taxi driver anymore, after fighting hard to be of some financial help he had to just let my mom do it even though it pained him for his family to be in that situation. But things fell apart in 2012 when my mom died. We had to leave our house because we couldn’t afford the rent.
We now live in my mother’s mom (grandma) house. It’s a very small house. Three small bedrooms a outside pit where we do our business and a small kitchen. This tiny living space is consisted of my aunt, uncle and cousins. The room we live in currently is not as big as the other one. It’s extremely small, but we manage to fit us four (father, baby brother and sister) there. It’s one king bed against two wall on each side and one wall at the head. They treat us as if we are burdens and we shouldn’t be there. They say they have all rights because they are the right children of the owner of the house. They use up the time for cooking breakfast and dinner on the one coal stove. So by the time the stove is free the kids are already off to school or it’s 10:00 at night. My siblings go to bed on hungry stomach and I have to wake them to eat. Sometimes the government help out with just school lunches for them, plus they’re schools are free because it’s government education, so that’s a good part. My aunt and uncles almost always has a problem to say about all of us.
I have an opportunity to leave and live in the town where a lot of opportunity is. I passed my CXC’s which is equivalent to SAT’s. So I have qualifications for a job. I currently am working but it isn’t enough for us to leave. We pay light bill, water bill and apparently rent to my aunt which often times leaves us without food to eat. I found someone who would take 40,000 for rent in a decent 3 bedroom house with way better quality than a board house.
I have been accepted at a university in my country for a while now but I am unable to pay the tuition fee of $8000 usd.
With the help of 10,000 I would leave with my family to the town area by December or hopefully sooner. And pay my tuition fee so I can work and do school. My mother always told me “education brings you a far way.” I want to make sure my siblings have food to eat at all times, a better living situation, better opportunities, so they can achieve their hearts desires.
Here’s my PayPal link. Any amount counts.
Please help us!
I’m a 19 year old young lady from a country named Lesotho in Africa. My dream us to become a fashion designer and fashion brand owner. Therefore I have applied and have been accepted to a fashion design school in Johannesburg, South Africa.
I would like to further my studies in South Africa this year, 2021 in July. However the school fees is proving to be extremely expensive for my family as i am not the only child and standard of living being much higher in South Africa than in my country, Lesotho. We just simply cannot afford it.
I am pleading for your financial support in paying for my fees, rent, and cost of living. All in efforts to make sure i have the chance to go to university and pursue my dreams.
Hello kind people!
My name is Photine, I am a 20-year-old Greek undergraduate student. I’m studying Psychology at City Unity College (on a franchised program by Cardiff Metropolitan University).
As a full-time introvert –and part of a 7-member family–, it has been a dream of mine to live alone (with my little boy cat, autumn, of course!). The only thing holding me back is paying for my college tuition first. You might as well know that the economy of Greece is not good compared to other European countries. The minimum wage per hour is 3.94€, and most employers will offer you only that for positions that don’t require a degree or a specialisation. Therefore, it’s crucial for me to pay off my tuition first and then try to live off of 650-700€ per month.
Unfortunately, life doesn’t serve you pies whenever you crave them. I lost my job because I wasn’t able to agree on a different schedule with my boss for the new academic semester. I had to choose between employment and education. It would be ironic of me to remain in a job I applied for in order to pay for my tuition, and not being able to attend my classes (all of them were lab and mandatory). The bright side is that I was saving up money just in case something like this happened. Thus, I was able to pay six months ahead and focus on my studies for this semester.
The second wave of downfall came when my anxiety hit its peak, because of college and not finding a new job. Just like many other students, I have been struggling with anxiety since high school, and it seems like it’s only getting worse. Seeing a therapist is needed, but not a financial priority. Living in a crowd-free home is all I can think about now. Don’t get me wrong, I love my family, but being an introvert in a house full of extroverts and a mother who –for her own reasons– is passing her stress to you, can drive you crazy.
My bachelor’s program consists of three years. The yearly tuition fee for me is 3300€ + 800€ each year for the registration. So far I have paid for the first year (minus one month) + the registration fee. The amount left is 8475€. I am begging for your help, even 1€ can be of great help.
Please donate to me for my college tuition, and make my dream life come true.
Paypal.me -> paypal.me/ohfofii
At 27 I have decided to go back to school to pursue being a paramedic – something I put off for 5 years because of financial instability. With 2020, I felt useless, I decided to take the plunge as it never seemed like I was going to get to a place where I was fully stable. I come from a long line of medical officers who were the first on scene, and this is something that has stayed with me.
I am an immigrant, and I studied here in Canada and received my bachelor’s degree. I worked 3 jobs, had a scholarship and still struggled.My father was extremely sick during this time, so I have been entirely financially independent since I was 21.
With school, some toxic relationships that spiraled bad decisions, I found myself in a lot of debt. I work full time, and all the money I make goes to reviving my credit. Over the past few years, I have rebuilt myself.Not just with my credit, but also with my mental health and I have been sober for 2 years and will be doing so for the foreseeable future.
I volunteer with victims of trauma, and do work in the community around inclusion and equity. Being a paramedic means the world to me. I know I will be good at it, this is not a decision I have made lightly.
I have gotten into my first choice program and I finally feel like I am where I am meant to be. I am so excited, and truly feel like a childhood dream is coming true. I have no intention of not giving 100% of myself to this program, but I will be entirely dependent on myself to get me through the next two years.
I am looking at my costs, tuition, equipment, text books and living costs and everything seems to pile on. With everything considered, living on a very tight budget I would be able to barely scrape by. I have applied for provincial funding, and since I have full time income, they do not seem to want to invest too much in me – I understand this but my context has not been considered.
I am looking at every avenue to support myself. Putting myself out here is very difficult but like I mentioned, I will leave no stone unturned. I am also hoping to work a part time job, but I have to prioritize school and the search has been difficult despite my experience.
With my budget as it is – for every aspect of life and school I will be looking at 20K CAD/year. However, if I have enough funds to buy my equipment and textbooks I would be happy. This amounts to about 5K CAD. I have attached a breakdown of the supplemental equipment list, and from my understanding Textbooks run similar or higher costs.
Thank you for reading and if you consider donating to me, I appreciate your kindness.
I am trying this as a last resort to help and save my brother from not getting his 120 cancelled. To give a background six years back I had a dream to pursue MBA from The United States but had to give up on that dream to support my family financially. That decision has immensely helped my family. Last year my brother had a dream and wish to do his studies from US. At this point all I could think was since I was not able to achieve mine let me support his. This was a huge risk for us but worth taking as he told me he would go to US work part-time as well and support our family. So, I took personal loan as I couldn’t get educational loan for him being his sister. With the amount I received I had paid his 60% of fees and booked flight tickets with that for his to go in January end of this year. We made many conversations with University for the 60% and they agreed to allow him to come to the US.
Now we have to pay $11877 before 8th June for him to continue his studies. We have exceeded the timeframe as well but desperately need to pay the remaining amount and save his i20 from being cancelled. With COIVD situation in India as well it has become very difficult to get money even from anybody as most business have gone in loss. I have changed my jobs to pay the increased amount of monthly installment and my brother is also working at gas stations, dish cleaning, cahiers jobs as much as he can to support himself and send my family as well money. Banks cannot give me anymore loans as I have exceeded the limit of borrowing. We assumed that once we pay the first-year fees he could apply for a loan for the remaining years. But due to COVID situations we are not able to pay the $11877 as well and which has put us in a very difficult position. He is approved for a loan but he needed a co-signer on it which didn’t know as that was not required in India when I took for my undergraduate study. We don’t have any know person who could sign for that and my parents did ask some very far relatives but none of them agreed to sign stating reasons of COIVD or affecting their credit score which I rightfully understand. However right now my brother has also said he would not come back if his i20 gets cancelled.
Me and my parents are really scared to what he might do to himself if we are not able to pay $11877 before 8th June. He is all alone there in a different country and depressed and I really don’t want him to end his life because I trust in God and hopefully, we are able to arrange the money. Please reader if at you are able to donate even a small amount which can add up and pay for him fees, I will be grateful forever.
A sister’s sincere request to you all.
Please see the payment link to support my brother:
I am a college student majoring in Graphic Design and for the past two years I have been struggling to pay my student debt. Despite getting a generous amount of financial aid through student loans and scholarships, it hasn’t been enough to pay off my whole balance. I’ve applied to many jobs through my school years but I still havent been hired, and with the pandemic it has gotten especially difficult to find places to work. I can’t get much assistance from my family as they all have their own debts to worry about, and I come from a low-income family as it is so what can be provided isn’t much to begin with.
I would like to transfer schools this fall so that my bill will be more affordable and I can hopefully get more financial aid, but with my remaining balance I cannot get my transcripts sent to my transfer school. Currently I owe $451 since some federal funding granted me $1000, but I have absolutely nowhere to get this remainder of money and I’m already late to send my transcripts as is. On top of this I have housing deposits and enrollment deposits I will have to pay once I CAN transfer, so this is a concern as well.
I am a very hardworking student and I definitely pride myself in my work. I have made president’s list both my years in school and I’m floating around a 3.8 GPA. Finishing school would be a big achievement for me and I believe my education thus far has been incredibly beneficial to my skills and capability to work in communications design. To not be able to continue this path would be very upsetting for me. I’ve been passionate about art since my childhood and I’m hopeful that it will continue to be a fulfilling career path once I can get into the industry.
I have gone to many sources for support. I would love to be independent and capable of paying my own expenses, but it just is not possible at this point in my life. I will continue applying to jobs and opportunities to fund my needs, but right now I ask for aid in finishing up this chapter of my life. If there’s any interest in seeing a portfolio or some of my illustrations and design work, you can certainly email me and I can show you. Thank you so much if you’re able to help and I definitely appreciate it!
(Forgot to add payment info at end, sorry!)