2017 was a challenging year for me that negatively impacted my studies. As a result I was academically disqualified for fall 2017. However, I advocated for myself and was able to be reinstated for spring 2018. I was able to enroll in my courses and to my understanding my reinstatement also meant that my financial aid was being covered.
I have been attending classes regularly and working hard to end my last year in a successful way. However, this past week, I was informed that I had been dropped from all my classes since January 19, 2018 and was told that I was not receiving financial aid for spring 2018. This came as a great shock to me. I am half way through my semester and had not previously received any notification of being dis-enrolled from my courses. I also had no idea my financial aid had been discontinued, since my campus GET account showed no outstanding balances. Furthermore, I have even been showing up on my professor's rosters since the beginning of the semester and I have also been able to access campus resources, such as Moodle, our campus Learning Management System. These campus resources are only available to officially enrolled students; therefore, my belief was that I was officially enrolled.
I am currently being asked to pay my tuition out of pocket. Because we are mid-semester I am also being told that I do not qualify for a payment plan or other loan options. I am being asked to pay over $3,300.00 upfront to be able to continue my education this semester. This is a huge amount of money for me to pay by myself with the short amount of time I have been given. I have already invested half a semester's time and cannot afford to loose all the hard work I have put in already, especially because I am so close to graduation.
I am reaching out to friends, family, and anyone who is willing to help me raise this money so that I can finish up my semester. Please help me reach my target GoFundMe goal so that I can continue to pursue my educational dream of receiving my BA in Political Science.
Thank you so much. No amount is too small. Si se puede? SI!
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