Help Me Stay In College

Hello, My name is Chaelon Kile and I am a Junior at Sacramento State University. I am creating this GoFundMe account because I am struggling financially with paying for my college tuition, and if I am unable to pay when payments are due, my college education will be put on hold.

I am a Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration - Recreational Therapy major, with a Deaf Studies minor. I hope to obtain my bachelors in this field and to eventually work with injured veterans who have lost limbs and who suffer from PTSD.  I would like to use my Recreational Therapy degree to help veterans learn how to do activities outdoors in God's creation (hiking, swimming ect).

Here's the situation, each semester has its required payments, and though I am on a payment plan and have to pay in smaller portions, the portions are still a lot for me to handle. I was supposed to be recieving a $1000 financial aid grant from the college; however, it hasn't come in and I probably will no longer be recieving it in time for this semester, or possibly next.  By November 13th 2014, I have a payment of $912.00 that is due, and currently have $160.00 in my bank account. I have other financial needs such as; rent,  utilities, phone bill, and groceries. When it comes to Student Loans, I am hoping not to have any. I have researched and prayed and thought about it and I don't want to be in debt. I would like to make it through the rest of my college career without debt and not have loans looming over me after I graduate. I am trusting that God will provide, and I am doing my part to try and save up money. I currently have a part time job, and am making minimum wage but have unsteady hours.  My paychecks have been small and under $100 range and have been getting paid every other week. This job isn't enough to help pay for all my necessities, and I am currently still searching for another job, but going to school full time and having one job already is taking up a lot of my available time. 

It is very challenging for me to create this account, because I do not like asking people for money; however, I am in great need and feel that if I don't use the resources that God has given me, than I am not trying my best.  Anything helps, and I will be forever greatful for any amount, whether big or small. Prayer is also requested, prayer that the money will not be an issue and that I will be able to recieve my degree and continue my career in Recreational Therapy.

Thank you for your time and for reading my story and my need.

Chaelon Kile

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