I’ll try to keep this as concise as I can while still keeping it to the 400-word minimum. In short, I need about $14,000 but I’ll be asking for $7,000 although I’ll gladly take any donation sent. Now, this begs the question, why is it that I need such a grand amount? Well, I’ll tell you, anonymous internet user! After a four-year break from education after high school, I decided to go back to school and get some sort of degree. While at community college I was introduced to the option of studying abroad in the UK for 3-year undergraduate programs. So that’s exactly what I decided I wanted to do. This year I applied to several schools and managed to get into my first choice. The reason it’s my first choice is that it’s the only school that offers this sort of program for a degree in the entirety of the UK, maybe the world even. I won’t go into it but it’s a course at the University of Essex. As I registered and put down a down payment I realized that US federal loans weren’t going to cover my first year so I applied to private loans and unfortunately I need a cosigner as I never established a line of credit before this. In trying to fix this, I contacted anyone I could about being my cosigner but either they were denied as well or they simply said no. As the start date kept getting closer and closer I did what I could and worked as much as I could to manage to pay off the first term of the first year (waiting for loans to kick in, see below). Now I’m here, and barely have enough money to stay afloat until part of the second term but I know that if I don’t find some sort of way to pay this it might even affect my studies or housing. I don’t want to let go of this dream because of something like money. So, why give your money to me? Well, you’re still reading this so I haven’t lost you yet so that’s a good sign. I’ve worked hard, very hard to get into this conservatory not only by developing the talents needed to get in or doing well in my audition but also just by dealing with the painfully slow process of getting my student visa during covid and finding everything that is needed to be done with it. If you’ve gone this far and you’re still here, thank you. I appreciate you and I hope you consider helping me out of this, anything helps.