My name is Cidney Lett and I am a student at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. I am a speech communication major, with a minor in psychology and I am on track to graduate with my bachelor’s degree in December of this year. After undergrad, I plan on attending the University of Georgia to receive my master’s degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders because I want to be a Speech-language pathologist. What brought me to Begging Money is that I am having trouble qualifying as a resident of Georgia to receive in-state tuition, even though I have been a resident of Georgia since January of 2018. I moved from Ohio in 2018 because I got in a bad accident and totaled my car, so I moved with my family because I needed support and help to get back on my feet. I got a stable job last month in December, however up until that point I was unable to find work that gave enough hours to support myself and worked around my school schedule, so I really did not make a lot of money in the year 2018. This creates the issue of not having evidence of a job where I was supporting myself and paying Georgia state taxes, to receive in-state tuition. It also doesn’t help me that my parents have been residents of Georgia since 2013 because I am no longer considered their dependent since I am 26 now. I have received about $12,500 (split into 2 separate installments of $6,250 for the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters) in financial aid awards which has helped, however the total cost of attendance for me is $41,546.00. This number is very high and I cannot afford it, even with contributions from my family and finally finding a stable job. What I am asking for financial assistance with right now is, the tuition that I owe for spring 2019 semester, which is $5,801.68. I will also need help purchasing my text books which will be an additional $200. Anyone that can help, I will greatly appreciate it. I am using this site as a last resort because I have exhausted all other options and my main priority at this point is to graduate, so I can continue to follow my dreams and reach success. Without help from donors on this platform, I may not be able to finish school. I greatly appreciate anyone who reads this and can find it in their heart to make a donation. Anything helps! Thank you. My paypal link is https://paypal.me/cidneylett and I have also attached images of legitimate bills from my college of what I still owe for tuition.
Cidney C. Lett