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Hi everyone, my name is Helen, and I am a current freshman at Syracuse University. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where I've been for all my life. I learned at a young age that my family was different from most others. My parents immigrated to America on a family reuinification visa...
Hi guys, again….
So I know I haven’t been active lately and the reason is because I’ve been fighting with my school’s financial aid office for months regarding my aid. Phone call after phone call, email after email, and multiple visits to the aid and billing office has left me emotionally and mentally drained, and desperate for help.
Most of you don’t know this, but I come from a low-income and first-generation family. My father has been unemployed since 2012 and my mother recently lost her job and my stepfather, who was a major contributor to her household income. My school expects me to pay 6,400 out of my own pocket, which I do not have. When I asked them for help, they resorted to using fear to force me to pay an amount that I do not and will not have, by threatening to cancel my classes for this semester. I am currently still in the works of negotiating my aid, but I fear that my efforts will not help.
As a low-income student, I know not everyone has the money to donate. I also know that there are plenty of other students with the same situation as me, who are desperate for help as well. I’m asking you to please donate, or even just reblog my campaign to help me out. If you want to read the whole story, you can click on the link.
If you do donate or spread word around about my campaign, I promise your efforts will not go unnoticed. All the money donated will go straight to my tuition fee. If you’ve read this, thank you so much. Each and every one of you mean a lot to me and even if you can’t donate, please reblog this. I love you all so much, and I hope you guys have an amazing day.