My family was paying for my education at the 4 year university that I attend, but recently ran into a financial set back and can no longer support my tuition fees! I took 2 years off to work and save but without a degree it has been hard. I have 1 full year left to completely my degree and would greatly appreciate your help! I need $25,000 for the entire year. That number seems so far out of reach… but I have to try everything!! Thank you in advance for any help you can provide. May God bless you.
It has taken me a long time to find self worth and drive and now I have its going to cost money which at the minute I haven’t got.
A little bit about me … I haven’t really had the support I suppose a lot of kids have growing up as a result I suffered quite a bit of childhood trauma and have struggled to get anywhere, 2 steps forward often led to 10 back, abusive step parents being one aspect and a borderline mother (which as I got older I later understood why I have struggled for so long myself having borderline personality symptoms myself and have tried to manage these difficult feelings I have.) I have been up and down practically the whole of my life 27 now, abusive relationships, hostels and a short time in care for a long time it seemed like the hell would never end.
I now have a daughter of my own, 8, she is my world and since settling a bit I have tried my best to break the cycle, me and her dad haven’t been together since she was two but she see’s him and although the relationship between me and him was like any other ive ever known she is loved by us both. Since her dad I met a man who can only be described as well not a man, I have since left him. We are due to move soon, new start and new beginnings but due to my mental health I haven’t been ready to go at work full time and I’m giving me time to get right fully so I dont end up making the same mistakes.
My support system is non existent and I have pride aside needed to ask for help but financially theres not many places to turn. Since last year I decided I would like to be a Nail Technic and eventually start up a little business from home to coincide with any other work I might have, as a single mum I am under no illusion that I will have to do 2 jobs for me and my babe to have a decent life I dont want her to go without or struggle ever.
I have found a course that will enable me to be a fully qualified nail technician in 4 months its an NVQL2 and cost £1,300 a nail bar that I can set up from home which I have seen second hand for £220 to get things going I believe I can make it work, I just need some help to get there. I am also requesting help to get a driving licence here is £43 and some lessons which varie in price but I am asking for around £200 as it will help to be mobile when I become qualified.
If there is any one willing to help I would be so grateful.
Thank you. Abbey.
My son’s name is Areg, he’s 9 years old, he went to 4th grade. He was always absent-minded, forgetful, irresponsible and very slow. But last year, all of his features already pose great problems in communication, in study, and also pose a danger. And he himself is very suffering from this, he has depression. I have communicated with many experts, but they all admit that he is very smart and healthy. He is not diagnosed with autism or developmental delay in the classical sense. He has a very high level of intelligence! But he does not know how to use it! Finally, I found a brain development center, which is not a medical institution, but an educational one. Areg was evaluated and we, the parents, were amazed at the results. Those features that we considered his behavior are his features, which stopped at the age of 4 years. And some even stopped developing in the first year of life. That is, in some indicators (but not as a whole!) he is absolutely a toddler! He does not know how to communicate, does not know how to be responsible, does not know how to control himself. I really believe in this educational center and I believe that within 4 months they can advance the social development of my son several years in advance. This happens non-pharmacologically, they balance the work of the brain through nutrition, exercise, sensory experiments.
We planned to start classes on August 1, we were looking for financing, we tried to take out a loan, but it was all in vain. And the school has already begun and I see that my son is completely unmotivated and completely unhappy, he feels his difference from his peers. His brain is much better developed than his behavior. And this conflict leads to stress.
Finally, I decided to ask for money from you so as not to aggravate the situation at school and help my son cope with himself as soon as possible!
If this is important, our family consists of 6 people: a husband, I am a mother and four children from 1 year to 11 years old.
Hi there everyone!
My name is Logan, and I’m trying to raise around $10 000 Canadian so I can keep attending university. I’m trying to over an outstanding balance to my school, as well as cover textbook costs for the next semester. I’m going into my 4th year, and I just started a really well paying job. However, I haven’t worked enough at this new job to be able to raise the money myself.
I’ve applied for a bunch of student loans, but I have no guarantor to co-sign them, so I’ve been rejected for all of them so far. I can’t ask my parents to help me with loans as my mother is emotionally and verbally abusive. She has often in the past used money to control me and I’m desperately trying to get out from under her influence. If I tell her that I need help paying for school, she will likely use the loan as leverage to force me to move back in with her.
As a last ditch effort, I’m turning to this website to try and raise the funds I need. I’m so close to being independent of my mother. I just need a little extra help to get there.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my story, and I hope you consider donating!
I’ve been in a relationship with my girlfriend for 2 years now and it’s become a tremendous struggle because she’s here on an F1 Visa from China and it’s literally impossible to get student loans, grants or scholarships as an international foreign student. As her boyfriend, we are planning to get married when the time is right, but I’m currently unemployed and this is an extremely challenging time personally, financially and economically. Tuition fees are extraordinarily high for foreign international students and while my girlfriend does have a social security number, she is limited to only work 20 hours per week and the job must be sponsored by her school, San Jose City College. As some may be aware, the cost of living here in the Greater Bay Area (San Jose, Ca.) is one of the highest in the world and while we’re trying to work through this period as a team, we are both trying do whatever possible to make ends meets….but we are in financial crisis and she may have no choice but to return back home to China.
She has OPT opportunities this Fall as well, but these positions are very likely volunteer for experience positions – and she must be enrolled in school full-time as well….so this makes the situation almost impossible.
I have nowhere else to turn, so if anyone out there is reading this and interested to help, I would be extremely grateful and appreciative for any financial assistance you can provide. If your contribution goes directly to the school or via another method (in any way, shape or form you feel comfortable with) it would be a blessing.
Our relationship is at stake and everything we’ve worked so hard for is on the verge of collapsing. If there’s anyone out there who can help, I kindly ask for your consideration to help, even with other job opportunities (or other employment offers) that could possibly assist…. but I’m not sure she would really have the time.
We’ve invested 2 years in our relationship and although we’ve come a long way, we still have a long journey ahead and we’ll be devastated if we fail and she has to return home for financially related reasons. If necessary, I’d be happy to provide any proof, credentials or documentation that you may require for further evidence.
Thanks for reading and I hope to hear back from you.
Hello, my name is Ceiana. I am a second-year university student. School is starting soon. Way too soon. I am incredibly excited from my classes, though. During my freshman year of high school, I decided to follow my heart and attend a school out of state. Getting into my dream school during senior year solidified my plans. However, as many people may know, attending out of state school costs extra. For my school in particular, it is an extra $11,880 a year. This is on top of the average $30,000 for cost of attendance. I do get some financial aid, but it is nowhere near enough. My first year was really rough trying to get all of my bills paid. I am only nineteen and I am already thousands of dollars in debt. I do have one parent helping me, but he can only do so much, especially with all of his bills at home. I am the first in my immediate family to go off to college, let alone a four-year university. Neither of my parents even graduated high school. For me, college is more than just getting a better education. It is about having the life I have always dreamed of having. It is about being able to be successful enough, so my children have a better childhood than I did. It is about proving everyone who doubted me wrong. I love my school, the friends I have made, and the knowledge I am learning. I would hate to have to give it all up. I believe it may be possible to make it through this upcoming year, but I really hope to find a way to make it easier on my dad and easier on myself. Money is always a stressful topic. In my particular case, it is one of my anxiety triggers. I want to be able to live comfortably during my second year. I know many students are probably in the same boat as I am. I also know there are many students who are in the boat I would like to be in. Begging for money is not ideal and many are too proud to do it. However, I recognize when I need help and when to ask for it. Any contribution can and will help tremendously. I have included a screenshot of my school bills. They include my tuition- for this semester at least- and my housing costs for the year. Thank you for taking the time to read my story, I sincerely appreciate it.
My PayPal link is paypal.me/CeianaSalomon
Hello person! Thank you so much for taking your time to read and, hopefully donate.
My name is Abigail and I am 19 years old. I am a high school graduate trying to pay her first tuition payment at Blue Ridge Community College. I am taking prerequisite classes for nursing the first two years, and then transferring to JMU. I have always wanted to be a nurse in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) since I was around 15 years old. As of now, I have a part time job at a retirement home for almost 4 years. I absolutely love the residents there and hearing their life stories. When I am not working, I love to read, knit and cuddle with my cat.
This summer has been really hard for me. I was renting my brother’s car during my senior year of high school while he was teaching English out of the country. So we came up with an agreement that while he was away, I would pay for car insurance, car payments, any kind of repairments and of course gas. I had to get the car repaired, which cost up to $500, that took my bank account down. I have an insurance fee of $480/6 months and on top of that $70/month of car payments. I am already struggling to pay for that. And then I dislocated my left knee (4th time) and was on crutches for 3 weeks. I wasn’t able to work during that time and I wasn’t getting any money either.
So since I am starting college in a few weeks, I am in desperate need of money for tuition. I have three payments for this first semester, the first is due August 14th and is $900 plus enrollment fee of $40. The second and third one are $425 each, and due September 16 and October 16. In my family, we pay for our own college. I have no financial aide or any scholarships. I have $30 in my bank account and I don’t get my next pay check until after tuition is due.
My goal is $940 before August 14, I know not a lot of time. So anything really helps. Thank you soo much!
My paypal is: paypal.me/acl29360
Hey there. My name is Christopher Anderson, a sophomore in college. Ever since high school, I’ve wanted to study moviemaking. I love making short films with my friends and youtube videos in my free time. I enjoy watching those behind-the-scenes videos and learning how certain movies scenes were made. I wish I had the means to do stuff like that. It is my dream to become a successful movie director, working on sci-fi and action movies. I have a big imagination, and I know filmmaking is a career where I can really let that imagination run wild.
I currently attend Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN. It is a small, private college and is very active in the community. Like last year, I will be living on-campus in a dorm. Bethany’s Media Arts program is a very popular and successful major. It has all of the tools needed to become an expert in broadcasting, post-production, and cinematography. In my freshman year of college, I was able to take a few prerequisite classes for the Media Arts major. Unfortunately, none of them gave me video projects to put into a portfolio, which is required to be in the major. Luckily, I was able to finish most of my General Education classes last year, so I am free to take more prerequisites this year and start filling out the portfolio with edited videos.
As is the price of going to a private college, Bethany is expensive. To pay for my freshman and sophomore years, I had taken out some loans. What’s the big deal with that? Well, in a matter of days, the next payment for my freshman loan is due, and I don’t have enough to pay it. My family does not have much money, and my parents are already paying for a lot of important things. I was so excited to go to college, but I’m worried I won’t be able to finish it because of financial issues.
I thought I would be able to afford going to college, and I never saw this problem coming. Please, I really need help achieving this dream. Anything that you are willing to donate would help a lot, and it would really be appreciated.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I am grateful to everyone who donates. It really means a lot to me that you want to help me accomplish my goal.
Thank you for taking the time to read my request 😊
Ever since I was a child, it’s always been my dream to go to college! Though, let’s be real, a struggling single mother with two children didn’t really have the means to put both, let alone one, of us through proper schooling. So, I worked hard in High School (mustering A’s and B’s mostly) and applied for grants and scholarships. I was working towards my future!
Around my sophomore year in high school, my mother was diagnosed with cancer. She was such a fighter and insisted that we pay more attention to our education instead of worrying about her health. Through out my high school years, I spent a lot of time balancing hospital visits with being a “normal” teenage girl. Then, through some miracle, during my senior year (through a lot of trying times of chemotherapy), my mother’s cancer dissipated. SHE WAS GOING TO BE OKAY! She helped me apply for scholarships, grants, and even sent me to other states to tour my prospected schools—her dream was to see me prosper into a successful young lady.
Around the time of graduation, I came home to my mother laying half-way up the stairs crying; saying she couldn’t move because she was in a lot of pain. Upon our hospital visit, with tears in our eyes and heavy hearts, we were told the cancer was given a second wind because of a disease that she had had come out of remission—it was Lupus. The cancer thrived and spread throughout her body, with the diagnosis that she wouldn’t make it to Christmas that year.
Against her better wishes, I couldn’t leave my single mother with my-still in high school-brother to fend for themselves as she battled with her remaining strength, I called the school I wanted to go to and withdrew. She was so mad. But I couldn’t leave her… So, I got a full-time job after graduating and started supporting her and my brother to the best of my abilities.
Two weeks before thanksgiving, 11/12/11, a phone call woke me up. My grandmother was on the phone, crying, trying to tell me that my mother was gone. My whole world went numb and I couldn’t even say anything back to her. My mom, my whole world, the only person I had was gone. Forever.
After a few months of picking up the pieces, and watching my younger brother spiral downward, I decided it was time to be the strength he needed. I wasn’t the only one suffering. I took up a second job, got an apartment, and became his guardian. I won’t lie and say it was easy-because it was not. We were just kids. When the time came, I cried as he graduated high school, and then as he graduated basic training. My mom would be so proud of him! He did it all despite his hardships!
I’ve spent the last three years working, and I think it’s time for me to grant the wish my mother had for me… to become a successful young lady… to get the education she was so mad I gave up. That’s why I’m here today… begging for someone to help me for once. Someone who’s out there who can see that I’ve struggled and is willing to lend an open hand into bettering my future.
I won’t lie, I was trying to come up with a better way to ask; something that didn’t make me seem so… pathetic. That didn’t make me choke back tears as I wrote this… But, here I am.
I really don’t need much, I plan to join my community college, work my ass off, and transfer elsewhere. I just need a little start-up. Something I can buy books with, get myself a laptop, and pay a little of my fees off.
I apologize for any inconveniences, and I thank you-SO MUCH-for taking the time to read my story.
I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hello, My name is Toni
I will be starting college in 2 weeks. I will be attending out of state . I don’t know if I should tell you where I’m from and what college I plan to attend. However, its a community college and I was able to attend a university but I did not have the funds to do so. I’ve worked two jobs and my money has not been sticking in my pockets sadly. My family has needed my help and I always willing to help them. I only need 550 left to cover my remaining balance of fees. I was able to cover tuition and housing but I forgot about the extra fees. I have to pay for books, meal plan, and ridiculous fees such as fees for other programs and classes that I’m not apart of. It’s costing me a lot.
I’m hoping my family will help me cover the fees but they are not responding to me at this moment. I have done so much for them. I’ve done so much on my own and been on my own for so long in my mom’s house. All I get from her is negative after negative comments. It hurts so much. That I can never make her proud. I’m trying, I’m really trying I promise to you reading this , I AM TRYING! Writing this is making me so emotional because I’ve had this conversation to my mother and all she says is that it’s in my head. I just want to move on and become something in life. I want to pursue a career in counseling. You might laugh reading this. I know, I need counseling right? I’ve done it and it hasn’t worked. ONLY, because they lack emotion. It felt like I was talking to a wall. People come to me all the time with their issues. I’m more than happy to help them. I love giving people the attention, care, support and advice that I wish I had gotten to them.
So I ask you to please help me, I’m down to my last check and i don’t have the money I need. 550 dollars is what I’m asking for. And when I reach the goal I will take this down. I believe in the lord Christ and if you don’t I’m sorry. But I’m just letting you know that I won’t be here still asking after I have been blessed with what I need.
Thank you for you time and consideration. Anything can help
Hello! My name is McKenna and I am getting ready for my senior year of college. I will be graduating next May with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. My freshman year, I was awarded a full scholarship to a Division I university with my ACT score of 33. I was undecided on a major at that time, as I had many interests, but this was the university that provided me with the means to narrow them down. After thorough research and careful contemplation, I decided to become a nurse. During my childhood, my mom fought numerous battles with breast cancer, and her nurses took me under their wing to make sure I understood everything that was going on. They were truly a light on my darkest days, and I strive to become that for others. However, my university did not offer a nursing school, so upon the decision to pursue my career of choice, I had to transfer to a different university, resulting in the loss of my $36,000 scholarship. I worked closely with my current school’s Financial Aid Office, and for the past two years, have been able to scrape together just enough to pay my tuition by consistently working two jobs, applying for scholarships and loans, and saving as much money as possible. This year, however, I have been told that my scholarships are no longer renewable, and that there is no more funding available for me, other than the loans I already have. Education has always been one of the most important parts of my life, and I am so close to the finish line; I refuse to give up now. I am the Vice President of my nursing school and serve on our state board as the Legislative Chair, and I am ranked at the top of my class for academic performance. My parents live paycheck-to-paycheck, like so many other middle-class families, and are extremely limited in their ability to assist me. I have just completed a nursing internship at a world-renowned hospital and am so passionate about continuing to care for others. I refuse to let my circumstances hinder me from reaching my goals and changing the world. No matter how small you may think it is, any and every donation means the absolute world to me. Thank you in advance for generously investing in my education and helping me change the world.
Donate here: paypal.me/sryearcollege
I come from a low income family which is a nicer/fancier way of saying I’m from a poor family. My mom works over 8+ jobs just to pay the rent and take care of myself and my 2 other siblings. I have big dreams but little hopes, but something I have always had in my head was that I would be able to go to Japan someday. For 12 years of my life I have been head first into the Asian culture from their food, and their clothes/fashion, to their language and way of life.
But I have gotten small insults or sly comments from my family for the past 2 years, they don’t understand why I’m so interested in this culture even if I explain different things, it’s useless. Most commonly recently, my family have been questioning my interest in my own culture (I’m African-American) like I’m a traitor or something towards “my people”, and they already rejected my sexuality and gender I preferred to go by/ transition to, so my goals to go to Japan seem slim without family support.
I also suffer from severe anxiety attacks and have for almost a year now going to a therapist. I lost my step-father in March of 2016, you was the only father I knew (I still to this day have not meet my real father but my older sibling has) he was killed in cold blood and that affected my entire life, he was the main one that support me and my wish to go to Japan. I has been very difficult being a bi trans teen and your family rejects that. I have been struggling for so long, but now there is an opportunity I can temporally take some time away from my family to release myself of stress and anxiety, and focus on getting to college.
I want to go to college in Japan to get my degree in graphic design, which will take 3 years, language school before that for 6 months, then find some work , and live their if possible. I can only save up so much, plus zero support from the family, but I also have to pay for T (testosterone) and top surgery so financial I’m probably never gonna make it to Japan (or get top surgery) but I can at least hope for this right. Want to be able to go by April 2021 at the latest. I thank anyone and everyone who took their time to read all of this, I know it’s long but I don’t want to give you half of the story, I want you to understand me and where I’m coming from a bit, so I’m not a complete stranger.
*Take off the last 2 numbers to get the proper amount from YEN to USD, ex. 3,587,440 yen = $35,874 US dollars / 777,440 yen = $7,774 US dollars
In total I need around $50,000, plus language school fees which is $8,000 so a total of around $60,000. the Japanese government wont even let me go if I don’t have at least $30,000 in my bank. I know that seems like a lot but any little bit helps. I’ll try and update time from time. Thank you.
So! I’m going to college! The decision was a long and hard one but I feel hopeful for the future. I’ve been a fairly good student, got recognized for honors and god some scholarships for that (which is a blessing) Except: this summer I moved out of my mother’s house to be able to work (It’s a weird situation; I don’t have a car and my mother can’t drive, so I moved in with a family friend who owns a business so I am able to walk to work, trying to save my mom a bit of money by not having to pay for one less person in the house) Back home I couldn’t work due to family chaos and I just needed to compile some money before I’m sent off. However this $2,785 bill is a bit of a setback due to other college fees needed paid and ALSO court/lawyer fees since my mother is currently having to go to court because of my father who bailed and took everything from us. There are many more college fees to be paid in the future but some help on this first one would be such big help and it’s due next week. I’ve saved up as much money as I possibly can in preparation for moving, but I have some major school shopping to do before I go and I’m trying to lighten the load off my mom’s shoulders since our electric nearly gets shut off every month on top of her trying to earn money so my little brothers can go to a good christian school (our district is failing and is just a terrible group of schools in general) and so that she can fight her ex husband in court so he cant take any more from us. I have gotten a fair amount of financial aid as my FAFSA EFC is 0, however no matter how poor you are, college is still VERY EXPENSIVE and I have dreams of giving back to my mom and my family as we all have experienced f***ed up s**t throughout this lifetime and I want to break the chain. Any kind of donation is a blessing and I can assure every penny will go STRAIGHT to my college account so I can pay this bill. If you can’t donate, please say a prayer. Thank you for reading this and for your consideration.
My paypal link is PayPal.Me/jeppica
I am 27 years old, living in California, where I obtained my Bachelors Degree. I graduated with a great degree, top of my class, in 2017. In order to go to college, I had to take out many loans per semester from the private loan company, Sallie Mae.
Because I graduated 2 years ago now, my “grace period” of not having to make monthly payments back to them has been up. The amount I have been paying every month is astronomical. It is more than my rent for my cheap apartment. It is killing me financially, and I don’t know how they think people, especially young people, can afford 2 rents and still have money for food, gas, and bills.
I do not come from a family with money, and no one I know is able to help me. I currently have my loans on a short forbearance, meaning I am not required to pay them anything for the next couple months, but interest is accruing every second and I will then owe even more. I currently owe them over $80,000 as you can see in the image.
I have told them there is no way I will ever be able to pay that, and their response has been things like “too bad.” If I cannot pay them, they will ruin my credit, send me to collection agencies, take my vehicle so that I cannot go to work, and more. I don’t regret going to college, but Sallie Mae is now ruining my life because of it. I had no idea when I started college as a freshman that this is what I was getting myself into. I was young, with no financial help from my family, and unfortunately Sallie Mae loans were the only option for me to attend.
If there is anything you, or anyone you know, can do to help, it would mean the world to me.
Thank you for reading.
I’m Sara. I started off college 3 years ago with no real motivation to be there. My mom left me with no choices I had to work and be in school if I wanted to live in her house. Senior year of high school I got pregnant and growing up with strong disbelief of abortion or adoption I kept the baby. My daughter is my lifesaver, she motivated me to finish high school on time even though I was a year behind I finished in half the time but I knew I had taken on a lot and wanted to take a year off school once I graduated. I wanted to focus on work but that didn’t happen. despite doing exactly what my mom wanted I ended up getting kicked out anyway mid-school year and living in a shelter all while supporting me and my baby. After the shelter told me I couldn’t stay due to my age my mom agreed to keep till I was 21 I continued to try to make it work as a full- time student and full-time sales associate and a full-time mom. I couldn’t do both. So I quit my job, I hated that I was doing more than I was paid for and they didn’t want to promote me to lead even though I was hired under the influence that after I was trained I would become a lead cashier. To continue with my education; last summer was my last chance to continue my schooling with the help of my school but last summer I was in an abusive relationship which I denied till the new year and I was sexually assaulted which made me very depressed. My school counselor insisted I pulled out of my classes because I needed to get help with my new condition I didn’t see my kid for almost a month because I didn’t want her to see me…. broken. It didn’t help I was in a psychology class talking about sexual abuse as a topic. When I pulled out I wasn’t aware that if I pulled out of the classes I would then have to pay for those classes because the school was no longer going to help me. Once I found out and back in shape I tried to get a new job but no matter where I applied no one wants to hire me. I plan on going back to school for business because I am happier and better as an executive assistant or any desk with paperwork and a computer (I’m tech-savvy) then I am working as a sales associate or sales lead. It took me a year to find a new job but after about of week of work I felt sick and when I went to the doctor I found out I’m 3 months pregnant with baby number 2 which didn’t sit well with anyone they fired with the excuse I don’t take direction well but I followed everything they asked of me. I fell into a hole and didn’t leave my house for a few months. Now I have goals I want to work behind the scenes. I like being an Executive Assistant and receptionist and secretary. One day I hope to own a company but working my way is the way up but to even get my foot through the door these days you need to be the educated, past experience will only get you so far because every business is different. So now I’m a mother to a 3-year-old and 6 months pregnant I can only stand for so long before getting weak and dizzy so sales associate and cashier is off the table. Which means I have about another 3-4 months to figure out how I’m going to achieve my new goals because my old dream of modeling which I have been doing for the past 4 years is now a pipe dream or hobby on the side. I can’t stabilize my family hoping one day I will be more then I am when I have a thousand skills at my disposal and if that fails well I always have teaching to fall back on! ( Fun Fact: I’m good with kids)