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Help Me Pay My Tuition Bill

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Last year I made the decision to leave my family home due to it being an unsafe environment for me. Since then I've been living on my own in a new state with no financial help from anyone. I continued school from online and applied for financial aid as an independent due to having no contact with my parents but my application for aid was denied because I was unable to submit proof that I was living in an unsafe environment before I left home.
Even when I lived with my parents we were a low income family and very often I found myself without the money to pay for therapy, so I was unable to obtain any documentation of my situation from a therapist. I also do not attend church to obtain a letter from a clergy, nor did I confide in any social workers, teachers, or file any police reports.
Because my only proof came from a personal statement and statements attesting to my situation from friends, it was not enough to be approved for financial aid as an independent student. Now, I am unable to finish my degree, (I am less than a semester away from completing) nor can I transfer out to a community college because of the financial hold on my account. I've applied for personal loans, and through Sallie Mae and others, still being denied because I do not have anyone to cosign for me.
I've been communicating with the financial aid office often and at this point the best advice the Financial Aid Advisor could give me is to "have a kid". I am already overwhelmed working two jobs just to support myself and it's just not an option for me at this time. I'm hoping to complete my degree so I can find a better paying job so I can continue supporting myself and pursue an education in Nursing as it has been a lifetime goal of mine since childhood.
I appreciate you taking the time to read this and only ask that if you are unable to donate that you please share. Thank you again.


Katrina D
Cedar Swamp, NY

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