Help Priscilla Pursue CMU Education

Hi my name is Priscilla. I am an aspiring makeup artist that has whole heartedly loved and has been dedicated to this craft since I was a little girl. I've always been infatuated with the idea of having someone sit in a chair in front of me and leave with the utmost confidence once I'm finished giving them the look of their dreams.

Naturally, I want to pursue that passion with higher education but unfortunately the system has failed me. I've been working a job that has underpaid me for years and has given very minimal hours. I have my own responsibilities such as bills, food and rent. I've tried my hardest to find more steady employment but it is either short lived or never pulls through.

In the middle of 2017, I was injured at work. I had to take a long time off to recover. I applied for WSIB and after a long "investigation" my application was rejected all though I had every bit of evidence from doctors etc to back me up. I had a small surgery, I was seeing a nurse four times weekly.. but still they wouldn't compensate. I of course turned to OSAP to receive funding for my tuition but was given nearly half I need to cover the $24,000+ it will cost me just to study at CMU College. I was told I am unable to appeal the amount they have given me. Of course, I then turned to the bank to try and bridge the gap between what I have acquired from osap, what I have saved, and what I still need. The banks are not willing to give me any money because they reject every cosigner I bring with me. I've tried my immediate love ones and have no one else to turn to. My parents work long hard hours and do more than 40 hours per week but are struggling to keep their house while paying off past debts due to the struggle of life and unforeseen circumstances. The school told me I needed to come up with the entire tuition total of over $15,000 dollars before my start date (start date is still pending because I haven't raised enough money yet) I had to push the date back 3 times so far. I've tried negotiating with my school about payment plans and unfortunately they said they had no other options set in place.  I even tried getting a student line of credit but unfortunately  because of the time off I had to take from work my credit has suffered immensely. I had to rely heavily on my credit card to keep things moving forward during recovery and now as a result not only am I stuck paying it off, I am unable to recieve any lines of credit to help me with schooling. I've worked my butt off to make up what I was missing to cover it but I'm falling short. I really need to start my life and take a step in the right direction to begin my career. All I've done was work hard my whole life and commit to this one thing. Pursing a career in makeup art and design means everything to me. I have big dreams, I've had them for as long as I can remember. Life has thrown me so many unimaginable curve balls and all I've ever tried to do was get through it. It hasn't been easy with my depression and anxiety but when I think of a bright side of things it starts with furthering my education. I was so reluctant to making a gofund me... I really did not want to beg anyone for money but I'm hopeless and the deadline is fast approaching. Please if you have it in you or if you can afford I am begging for you to help me it would mean the world to me and I would forever be grateful to anyone willing to help me pursue education in what I love most.

Thank you so much for reading, if all you can do for now is share my story I will appreciate it just as much .

Take care ♡


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