Hello everyone! My name is Ariana and I am currently a junior at Arizona State University. I am pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Logistics full time. I take a minimum of 15 credit hours a semester in order to keep the scholarship I have. Now at the mention of a scholarship many of you must be wondering why I am asking for money on this website. The New American University Scholar Dean’s Award does not fully cover my tuition for the year. I was born and raised in Alaska which makes me an out of state resident. Therefore, my tuition is $28,336 not including room and board, books or supplies. This summer I worked three jobs in order to pay for this semester which was $6645 not including books or school supplies. I was fortunate enough to meet that goal while paying for rent.
Since Freshmen year I have been working on campus a minimum of 28 hours a week. I usually end up working more than that by picking up other’s shifts. Unfortunately, that money solely goes towards my rent. I do not have reliable transportation to work off campus for a better paying job. So I make it work with my current job. However, I do not make enough to save for the upcoming semester. I have already taken out student loans and am currently drowning in the debt.
My parents are unable to help me because they are not in good financial circumstances as well. My mother is getting a divorce from a narcissist who basically manipulated her into selling her house and using the money to buy a restaurant on an island. Now she has no money but is paying for legal fees for a divorce trial which the man refuses to show up for. This means additional money has to be used to pay her lawyer to continue going to court dates that amount to nothing. My dad died of Colon cancer a year ago. My stepmom is a massage therapist and does not have much income herself. Yet, she now has to raise my younger sister by herself while trying to pay off the debt my dad left behind.
As you can see I really have no other options. So I am writing this in hopes some generous person will donate money to help me out. I need about $10,000 in order to get me through my spring semester and senior year of college. For those of you who do not know, students have to pay graduation fees in order to receive their diploma. So on top of normal tuition fees, I will have to pay for other things having to do with graduation my senior year. Once I get my degree and a career job, I will save enough money to pay it forward. I want to help others once I am financially stable. However, today I am in a position where I really need help. I appreciate all donations. Every bit will help, thank you!
P.S. The image attached is a receipt for this semester’s tuition.