Hi everyone. I am a 22-year-old female finally coming to the last few weeks of my undergraduate studies! My field of work (Psychology and Sociology) requires a graduate degree for basically any career that I would like to pursue. I have worked very hard throughout my years here. I’ve spent countless hours studying, in research labs, typing papers, and completing projects all while trying to maintain a social life to keep me sane! Each year I end with a bank account balance of around $5 and a nice credit card statement. Right now I have about $50, owe $580 on my credit card, have to pay for graduation regalia and still have a month of bills left to pay for my apartment which will cost around $80. When I return home, the only job opportunity I have at the moment is returning to my bartending job while applying to multiple graduate school programs which cost tons of money and require the same amount of effort, time, and attention a full time job would. Additionally, the bar already has a schedule made which means I will probably be squeezed in and only working 2 days a week. This means I will get about $100-200 a week if I’m lucky. That in no way, shape, or form will assist me in paying for my graduate school fees. My end goal is to become a successful psychologist and would love to be able to give back to others. I always find myself dwelling on the fact that I am unable to donate money to others in need through funding websites because of my lack of money. Once I leave here, I will be paying for my car, food, gas, clothes, and application fees… Not to mention the disturbing amount of debt my tuition put me in. I pride myself in the fact that I was able to pay my for my rent, food, books, and necessities on my own as well as take out loans for tuition and room/board (when I was in a dorm for two years). I just need a bit of help pulling myself out of the financial hole I am in so I can race towards my goals and make my family proud. I was never interested in school and even wanted to drop out of high school. So the fact that I’ve made it through college, earned my bachelor’s degree (almost), and will be attending additional schooling is amazing to me and I can say I’m proud of myself for once. I know I don’t have an emotional story like the others do on this site. But, if anyone would be willing to even just help pay my last month of bills or my credit card debt, I would be more joyful than words could describe. Regardless, thank you so much for taking the time to read this! I really do appreciate it.