However, playing catch up with pre requisite courses relating to dropping out of high school and progressing through the nursing field in the way that I have, I've maxed out undergraduate credits and am no longer eligible for federal financial aid. Because it's so late in the school year, many scholarship deadlines have long passed.
There has been many challenges while getting to where I am in my education. Having a child hit by a car and hospitalized during my pre requisite studies and another having open heart surgery while I began my LPN program, not to mention other common setbacks everyone has in life. Many times I felt like giving up, but continued to push on to show my children how important education is. It's everything. It determines where you live, what opportunities you may have in life, even who you are as an individual.
I am so close to finish line and although I have absolutely no clue how tuition or books will be paid for, I'm determined to have faith that it will. My total cost of tuition is $2,845.16 for one semester. I've signed up for four payments consisting of just over $711.00 due once a month January through April. I rounded up to $3000 because of the 7.5% fee gofundme takes out of donations, and perhaps help a bit with textbooks.
I don't expect I to raise the total cost of tuition, hopefully just enough to make the sting more bearable.
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