I am a graduate student in the United States. I finished my class requirements and I am "officially" a graduate. Only I cannot get my transcript or certificate, because I am still indebted to my school.
I won a scholarship from my school that covered most of my tuition. They assured me that the co-op jobs that they provide their students were going to be enough to help me pay the remainder of my tuition that my scholarship does not cover. Unfortunately, that was not true. I did two co-op periods back to back, and the income from the job was hardly sufficient for the crippling living expenses in a city like Boston, MA.
The next hope was in a real, proper job after graduation. Our school was boasting that 93% of their program's graduates find job placements within 3 months of graduation. In reality, it has been more than 7 months since my graduation, and quite a big number of my fellow graduates and I are yet to land jobs.
As I am an international student, I am on a one-year work authorization (OPT), about half of which has passed without finding a job that would help me pay my debt and free my transcript to be able to continue my education. No university will admit me to continue my education if I cannot get my transcript. And I cannot get it if can't pay my debt.
Any amount you can contribute will get me closer to paying off that debt. Please share this with your friends and whoever you think can help.