Help undocumented student stay in grad school

Hi everyone:

I am in my first semester of grad school at Texas State University. At the beginning of the semester I set up a payment plan, as I didn't have the full semester's amount to pay early. 

However, I am having trouble coming up with the money for the last installment of my tuition payment. I work as a graduate assistant, but only get paid once a month and most of that goes to rent and utilities, and I have to stretch it until the following month. In addition, money has been even more difficult with COVID and my dad's twice-deportations. 

Three months ago, he was deported. Last month, he was caught at the border trying to come back into the U.S. and was sent to jail. He was deported once again last week. Needless to say, it's been an emotionally draining past few months. 

My mom and I are really struggling, and I can't enroll for next semester until I pay off this semester. 

Anything helps. Thank you all so much for your kindness. Any remaining funds will go toward next semester’s tuition payment!

Edit: I had to add a little to the goal amount to take into account GoFundMe’s fees.


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Yunuen Alvarado 
San Marcos, TX

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