My name is Leah and I go to a small town university on the East Coast of Canada. This year is my final year majoring in Psychology and I’m so excited to start my career once I graduate. Unfortunately, this year I’ve found myself unable to pay the remainder of my tuition. I worked full time all summer as an executive assistant, and it was such an awesome experience. The problem was that (as you might be able to guess), I was not exactly paid handsomely for my work. What’s more, my car is nine years old and has required what seems to be an insane amount of body work in order for it to pass inspection (where I live, it is the law for our cars to be inspected and pass inspection once a year in order to be driven legally). This set me back around $2000 at the beginning of my work term which left me essentially broke.
As the summer went on, I saved diligently but although I get to live at home for free, it is expected of me that I pay my fair share of the basic living expenses (such as heat, lights, phone bill, insurance, internet, etc) which meant that I was not able to save all the money I made.
Further, my sister was unexpectedly scheduled for back surgery (she suffered from scoliosis) and even though the government paid for the surgery itself, we still had to to take time off work to travel and care for her in order for her to recover as quickly as possible. This was unplanned, as she was on a waiting list and enough people had dropped off the list for her to be scheduled mid-summer. Unfortunately it meant that even though she got her surgery (which she desperately needed), we all lost out on time and money in the interim.
The final blow to my financial troubles this summer was due to the fact that my sister moved away to school as soon as she was given the approval to carry books again. The school she decided to go to is the only one of its nature anywhere near my hometown, and since she wasn’t able to work due to her recovering back, she asked me to help her pay for some of her fees. When I first went over my own financial situation, I apparently grossly overestimated how much I would have by the end of the summer and I ended up giving her around $3500 to help her out and get on her feet. This was my mistake, as I now owe almost that much for my own tuition.
I have been able to cover my school fees and I have paid for all my textbooks, but I need help to cover the cost of my tuition. My tuition is $3609. I only have to get through this year and then I’ll be able to have a steady job and continue to help my sister as well.
Any amount that you can contribute would be so incredibly helpful. Getting that number down means I can spend more time on my studying and less time stressing out about how I’m going to pay for the remainder of my education.
I appreciate you taking the time to consider helping me. Here is the link to my PayPal: paypal.me/Lea0123