3155 For My Future

$3,155.00

That is what is separating me from my beloved college degree.  I can’t believe I ran out of money.  I seriously didn’t think this would happen, but it did.  I have been sick…really sick…for the past few months and I have been unemployed and I used up all my school savings.  I am done.  I have 3 classes left to finish and that is how much I need.

Here’s how it works.  My final degree will be from an accredited college (Columbia Union College…now called Washington Adventist University), but the actual degree program is run by a different college (Griggs University.)   I pay Griggs.  Griggs is in charge of all my courses, but the final grades and transcripts and degree are approved and administered by Washington Adventist University.  Sadly, because the money is paid to Griggs, my financial aid must handled by Griggs and Griggs does not participate in any state or federal government financial aid programs. This was never a problem before – I have always paid Griggs from  my own pocket or from the extra balance available on my credit cards.

My pockets…they runneth dry.
My credit cards…they (nearly) runneth over.

I am devastated.

Okay, I need to focus and make some type of action list.  I am so close to my goal – I don’t want to give up now.  The first thing to do is to keep looking for a job…one that will take into account that I am dealing with a sporadic, yet debilitating health issue.  That is a problem for many workplaces…but I won’t know if there is a job out there like that unless I keep looking, right? Nothing has worked out so far, but something might.

The next step is to look for private loans or some type of grant or scholarship.  Didn’t Obama say something about helping single moms going to college?  Obama is next on my list, I guess.

This has seriously thrown me for a loop.  Anyone who reads this – fingers crossed, positive thinking, prayers, advice…I’ll take it all.  This is definitely something I can solve, I’m sure of it.  Money problems are way better than health problems.  I just need to keep myself healthy and not let the stress get to me and just throw as much positive energy and positive action into this situation as I can.  You can guess what I’ll be praying about tonight!

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7 Responses to “3155 For My Future”

  1. Anon says:

    Maybe you’re spending too much money?

  2. Jen says:

    Well, obviously.
    I had a nice little college fund all set up for my final 3 classes, but when I got sick I had to use all of it because I couldn’t work. Any money I have coming in right now (which has been nearly nothing because my illness has rendered me unemployable) is going straight to living expenses and bills.
    So, yes – I am spending too much money.
    On living expenses and bills. ;)

  3. karim says:

    An insightfull post. Will definitely help.

    Thanks,
    Karim – Positive thinking

  4. Gwen says:

    Hi Jen,

    Have you tried textbroker.com ? It might not make you $3155, but at least you’ll get to be interesting and start writing again :) I like your blog!

    Catch up with you soon,
    Gwen

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