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Every Dollar Counts!!

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I am currently finishing off my last semester at community college and have received my acceptance to San Francisco State University!

Sadly I do not have enough funds to pay all the fees that come with a higher education. I have applied for financial aid but that money does not become available until after some crucial payment periods have come and gone.

I have been accepted into the Business Administration program, and I plan to add Psychology as a double-major. Please help my dream come true! I am a first generation college student and am completely overwhelmed by all that needs to be done. But I have no doubts in my ability to succeed! At the moment I just really need to raise enough money to pay for my deposits, which are due starting March 1, 2015!

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fun statistics for adults!
“when I was a kid, I had no help with college tuition, I was hardworking and paid it all myself”
-Annual tuition for Yale, 1970: $2,550
-Annual tuition for Yale, 2014: $45,800
-Minimum Wage, 1970: $1.45
-Minimum Wage, 2014: $7.25
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 1970: 4.8
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 2014: 17.3

We got rid of tuition fees because we do not want higher education which depends on the wealth of the parents.
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Gabrielle Heinen-Kjajic, Germany’s minister for science and culture.

Unlike Libertarians and Republicans like Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney who favor “boot strap theory” and advise struggling college students to simply borrow from their wealthy parents to pay for higher education, Germany Just Abolished College Tuition Fees.

Obama wants to do for young people what no president has before 

On Friday, President Barack Obama will give millions of Americans the ultimate gift: a free education.

At a speech Friday in Knoxville, Tennessee, Obama will be announcing his proposal to give American workers two years of a community college education. 

Obama made the announcement via a Facebook post on Thursday evening with a video teasing the proposal and outlining the basics behind this idea.

Long story short, I was accepted on a partial scholarship to an all-girls school in 9th grade. My family lost everything last year and we fell into debt with the school. Unless we pay it off, they won’t even release my transcripts and I can’t graduate. My sister started this campaign to help me, and with every penny raised I have more hope that I can graduate high school and attend college. Please, PLEASE, if you can donate a dollar, do. I’m not past begging at this point. I just want to graduate.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.

President Barack Obama said on Thursday he would offer a proposal in his State of the Union speech that would make two years of community college free for anyone willing to work for it.

Obama said in a video message released by the White House that in a visit to Tennessee on Friday he would announce the program to make community college accessible for everyone.

Under the proposal, students who attend at least half-time, maintain a 2.5 GPA while in college, and make steady progress toward completing their programs would have their tuition eliminated.

The White House said the program would be taken in partnership with states and was inspired by new programs in Tennessee and Chicago. If all states participate, an estimated 9 million students could benefit. A full-time community college student could save an average of $3,800 in tuition a year. 

Hey guys. I hate asking for money, especially if I can’t really offer anything in return, but I’m at a point where I’ve pretty much got to rely on the general goodness of people’s hearts. I’m in a situation where I may possibly not be able to go back to school this semester. And maybe not even next semester, either. See, my parents decided well over halfway through this past semester to tell me that they weren’t going to help me get a loan to pay for school. I can’t get a loan by myself cuz I’ve been a full-time, 16-credit-hour-average student for the past 2 years (therefore no job/source of income). The school’s refusing to let me sign up for classes until I pay off my existing balance. So, I can’t go back until I find a way to pay back the school for this past semester.

My parents had no reason to pull their support from me. If I can’t go back to school (I attend the University of Illinois as a Molecular and Cellular Biology student with a focus on pre-med) this semester, I’m going to be forced to stay at home. Home’s not really all that great. I’ve pretty much been severely emotionally manipulated by my mother and her husband for the past 12 years. My younger brother has been able to get out, but seeing as I’ve been off to school, I have nowhere else to go when I’m home. School has been my escape from home since Fall ‘13. 

I have a gofundme set up here: gofundme.com/bmdycg and I’d absolutely love it if you could donate, even if it’s only a couple dollars. Or if you can’t donate, to reblog this to help it get some visibility.