Spring Tuition (Im)Balance

$3,740 of $3,380 goal

Raised by 98 people in 43 months
Joshua Samuels  GAMBIER, OH

Hello friends and strangers!

My name is Josh and I'm a senior Psychology major at Kenyon College. I returned this semester to begin my senior year after taking an extended hiatus. It was great being away, but I'm glad to be back and people have been really warm and welcoming upon my return.

I didn't think I'd ever sign up for one of these sites, but now, I find myself in a bind, unable to cover the remaining balance on my college tuition for the spring 2013 semester. After maxing out my Kenyon Aid and Federal loans, I still have a remaining balance of $3,380 with the college. I have until 4/1, to get the money together for the college.

My mom is retired and already has two other loans from my sisters that she cosigned on, totaling $26,000. Being a retired, single parent, of a certain age, I completely understand why she doesn't feel comfortable risking her financial situation by incurring more debt and potentially jeopardizing her good credit score. 

I'm at a complete impasse here. My mom can't afford to pay given her delicate financial situation, I don't have enough money of my own, nor would I make enough from my job before the semester ends. The school needs the money by 3/15 otherwise I'll have to leave school... again! This is my final year of college, I have one more semester after this, and I just want to get my diploma so I can go out into the world and do the great things I have planned.

The site charges a small percentage fee (like most do), but I thought I'd give it a shot, because time is running out and I need your help. Please donate whatever you can and spread the word to those you know. Thanks! -Josh :)

P.S.- Last fall, I donated to a guy in Australia who needed help paying for his pet's surgery, as a result of a chronic illness. Luckily, he was successful in raising the funds & I personally found the experience to be rewarding for me as well. :)

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Update 16
42 months ago

Thank you so much! I have lots of thank you letters to send out-Woo! No more online donations (b/c of the fee), just come find me in person. Bravo to you terrific, amazing people. I will always remember this. Thank you. -J
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Update 15
42 months ago

Breakdown thus far:
$3380-amount needed for tuition
$3218-amount raised through online donations
$235-amount raised through offline donations
$2936.52-amount available for withdrawl from GoFundMe after fee is deducted
$281.48-still needed
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Update 14
42 months ago

We've done it! You amazing people have come out in full force and given me the best birthday gift ever! Thank you so much for your support! Here's to the rest of the semester. :D
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Update 13
42 months ago

The benefit concert is only a few hours away. I'm quite excited & a bit nervous. Thank you to everyone who has donated thus far. I hope you know how awesome you are! We're oh so close...!
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$3,740 of $3,380 goal

Raised by 98 people in 43 months
Created February 22, 2013
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Anonymous
42 months ago
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$282
Michael Kengmana
42 months ago
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L&L
42 months ago (Offline Donation)
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Lords & Ladies
42 months ago (Offline Donation)
$20
Anonymous
42 months ago
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42 months ago
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Mary McDermott
42 months ago
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The Laurins
42 months ago

You, and Kenyon, rock. Good luck!

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42 months ago
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42 months ago
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