Stay in School

Hi everyone. This year I started my career path in the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology (PIT). I have worked hard all year to make it up to this point. I started my prerequisites for this program a week before having my daughter Zayn. I had her and went back to school a week later. While in school last semester I worked two jobs. All while trying to maintain my household and take care of my family. I did well, passing my classes, and met all other requirements to get into program.
Upon starting the PTA program this semester I have exhausted all my options for outside financial assistance. I have applied for scholarships, private student loans, personal loans, no co-signer. I have had no luck. This has left me with an outstanding balance for my school tuition
To top it off, my family has been hit with many hardships (moving our residence,  a car accident and a major lost in my husbands family). We are trying to get back on our feet.
Administrators at PIT had given me until the end of the semester to figure things out, now circumstances have changed and I have until the end of the week (11/3/17) to pay balance or I can not return to the program.
I am asking for any assistant to help me stay in school.
Brandon( my husband) and I have made too many sacrifices to just stop here. Thank you for taking the time to read my story and if you can help, again ANYTHING helps. My family and I would greatly appreciate it.
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Bienna F. McElwee 
Devon, PA
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