College Tuition Fee
However, my current status hinders me from pursuing my dreams. I am an international student holding an F-2 visa(dependent of an F-1) which I can later on switch to an F-1(International student visa) when I attend college. Colleges of all sorts, including community colleges and Cal State Universities, triple the tuition I would have to pay to attend their institution. A community college would cost me an extra $200 per unit on top of the $50 per unit fee while a CSU would cost me an extra $400 per unit and additional non-resident tuition fee on top of the resident tuition fee. Coming from a low income family background with a net income of ~$35,000 in a household of 6 people, I certainly can not pay for any sort of public college in the United States. My visa does not let me work in the US and makes me inelegible for Federal loans which makes it nearly impossible for me to come up with the money. Unfortunately, I also do not get any kind of financial aid; FAFSA is only for US residents, and the Dream Act is only for undocumented students. So for these reasons, I reach out to every single one of you to help me pursue my dreams in the first year of college.
If the goal is met, I would be able to attend the California State University, Northridge. They would charge me ~$15,000 in tuition fees. Though my parents could pay around $5,000, I am hoping for possible scholarships and donations from local businesses which I wrote letters to. Every single penny will be spent on my tuition. I will not pay for any other fees for books or room and board. I will be responsible for finding ways to access information either from borrowed books or online. I will either commute or find a place to live in around the area, possibly with a friend. Donations of any amount is wholeheartedly appreciated whether it be $1, $5, or $100. Please help me continue the hard work I have started in Eagle Rock High School on to Cal State Northridge. It will be a dream come true that I will truly cherish forever.
I:m excited to hear that you will attend CSUN in the fall! I firmly believe that there are many schools that can help us meet our goals, and that transferring later can be a very viable option. The important thing is that you are on your path, and there are exciting opportunities in your future. Best of luck to you!