My wife and I are both school teachers and have obtained Master’s Degrees. We both teach public school in the South and have three children. Despite our educational background, public schools still do not pay well enough to support three children that are active in sports, educational, music and church activities. In an attempt to rectify our financial situation, I have gone to law school.
The law school that I attend is an affordable law school meaning that it offers both night and weekend classes in an attempt to let those who have a career have an opportunity to obtain a legal degree while keeping their jobs. As a result, they keep their tuition lower than most schools by not accepting Federal funding. While this does great in keeping expenses low, due to the fact that the Feds are not involved, banks will not loan money to the school. I am one year into the three year program, and have stretched my resources thin. Tuition and books is coming up for the next semester and I honestly do not have it.
We have incurred a fair amount of debt as a result of me going back to school and raising children. I am attempting to get out from under that debt and as a result, my credit is less than perfect. I am incapable of getting any kind of loan at this point. I intend to use any donation I receive to pay for school, paying off existing debt, and sporting equipment for my children. I hate to use the term begging, or to put a number needed on here, because honestly, if you can spare it, I can use it. If there is a wealthy philanthropist that has it on their heart to help someone get their life together, I would appreciate it. Any excess that I might obtain from this I will put to use in the same manner for someone else. I’m not looking to get rich, just pay off my debts and further my education.
Thank you for you time and may God bless you.