Hello my name is Shanice and I am 23 years old. I was recently accepted into medical school which was one of the most exciting times of my life, however, this whole process has been extremely costly and stressful. I applied to 10 schools and attended multiple interviews which has taken a major toll on my finances. Application fees, cost of travel, and cost of lodging for interviews have left me in a state where I can barely pay rent. I am struggling to pay off my credit card which I ended up maxing out to afford medical applications and the cost of traveling to interviews. I must now pay off 3000 dollars of credit card debt in addition to paying a nonrefundable acceptance deposit of 1000 dollars by December 14 and and 700 by March. I am already working full time as a behavioral therapist, tutoring students after work, ubering during my spare time and have recently turned to filling out online surveys to make additional money. I cancelled my health insurance in order to cut down on bills and I do not know what else to do. I plan to take out loans, and apply for scholarships to fund tuition. However, I will not be able to access these funds until the start of the 2019 school year. The cost of wanting to care for others is overly expensive but I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Thank you for taking the time to read my story and if you would like to find out more about me and my situation please don’t hesitate to email me.