The past two years for me at The University have been nothing short of incredible. I have matured and developed academically, socially and spiritually. My current grade point average is 3.2 and I am very active on campus in several organizations including the New Jersey State Club, the Howard Gospel Choir and the Royal Court. After serving as Mr. College of Arts and Sciences during the last school year, I was crowned Mr. Howard University back in April. During my Freshmen year, I was cast in the campus production of Sarafina, and as Deandre in Blood At The Root.
I currently owe a balance in the amount of roughly $9,700.00. Please do not think that I have arrived at this point because a lack of effort on my part. Throughout the course of this past Spring and Summer, I have been very diligent on following up on several occasions with numerous people in the Financial Aid Department, the Office of Student Life and activities and the Office of Student Affairs seeking help and direction. In addition to this, I have looked at other options off campus. I do not qualify to get a loan. My numerous attempts at applying both on my own and also with a co-signer have been unsuccessful.
Much to my surprise, the Office of the Bursar has notified me that I have until (Wednesday, Dec 12, 2017 ) to take care of this expense. I am sure that you can imagine, I am quite distraught over this. As the first person on both sides of my family to attend college, there is a lot of weight on my shoulders. I am still solely responsible for finding out how to fund my education, and as of now, I have no other options to pay my tuition. Both of my parents are deceased (my father passed in December 2008, and my mother more recently in December 2015). It is not my intent to receive copious amounts of pity; rather, I want to give an honest and accurate account of what my situation looks like.
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