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Help Fund Jasmine's USC MSW Tuition

Hello, my name is Jasmine Hermosillo, and I am a graduating senior at California State University, Northridge. As a first-generation high school graduate, a bachelor’s degree was not an accomplishment I had foreseen in my future. I was fascinated by the thought of college but never saw it as an achievable milestone in my lifetime. Despite having no guidance in post-high school education, I decided to apply and managed to get accepted into the undergraduate program at CSUN (among other schools) as a sociology major. Temporarily working full-time to working multiple part-time jobs while simultaneously being a full-time student and participating in internships, I managed to avoid the need for loans and maintain my GPA. This May, I will receive my bachelor’s degree in Sociology to progress me towards my goal of becoming a Social Worker.

Recently, I was accepted into the two-year Master’ s of Social Work program at the University of Southern California for the Department of Social Change and Innovation (SCI). Aware of the financial demands of higher education, I view this next step as a necessary investment in my future. Obtaining a graduate education will enhance my skill set, allow for networking, build on-hand experience, and qualify me for a broader range of opportunities. Although social work is not a lucrative field, a master’s degree would improve my salary by opening doors for higher paying positions. Based on the demand for experienced social workers, a master’s program allows me to complete large amounts of field hours before graduation, making me a competent fit for future employers.

The Cost:

The estimated cost for the two-year program based on the 2018-2019 academic year

Semester 1: 15 units ($27,660)

Semester 2: 17 units ($27, 660)

Semester 3: 14 units ($26, 082)

Semester 4: 14 units ($26,082)

TOTAL 60 UNITS ($107,484) 
I am aware that the $107,484 is a large and possibly unrealistic goal; however, any amount to decrease the need for a loan is greatly appreciated!

Thank you for taking the time to read the description and please consider sharing the link. If you have any additional questions regarding my career goals or the cost, feel free to email me.

Thank you for your support!


  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 5 yrs


Jasmine Hermosillo
Glendale, CA

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