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college tuition and expenses 
22nd-Jul-2012 09:53 pm
Karadur bold
well i don't use this place much but here goes.

I haven't been able to get a steady job in over 2 years. For 3 years+ now I've been in college getting schooling done to get a Bachelors degree in game simulation and programming, a field i'm actually quite passionate about. Since I've been going to classes at DeVry the job situation is hindered even more as every 8 weeks my schedule changes so many places after the interview say they can't really hire me because of that (which seems strange considering many places schedule the work week one week in advance and is almost always different).

well my funds have been dwindling more and more over time to the point where now I'm unable to pay rent (since that requires cash where as bills can take credit) and for the past two months I've not been able to pay rent nor pay off my minimum on my credit card. Worse now is the fact that the government and state have passed laws that cut college loans and scholarships down by quite a bit. For me I'll be loosing my Calgrant from California in little less than a year, forcing me to take on even more classes to make sure I can get my schooling done before the cut is enforced. Also the loans I get for school will also be changed as now all prior and current loans will now accrue interest the moment I'm out of college so if I'm not out of college and into a job as soon as possible I'll be SOL in 6 months considering the tens of thousands of loans I have through school already.

To get funds now I have to ask help from anyone now willing to help me out so I don't become homeless and a couch surfer for many years due to not having no place to go back to. I can't get any money out of my family because I DON'T HAVE ONE. The only person in my family is my mom and she gets less and less money each year from the government from SSI disability and at this point she has already exhausted the cash savings she had saved for me for college. I have no father and all grandmother/fathers I know are already dead. While I do have an aunt and uncle they can't help as my aunt drinks and smokes herself to sleep each night with what little SSI she gets each month and my uncle has a woman three states over with his bastard child and she gouges him for all his money through child support so i can't get help there either.

Ultimately, to pay off my current rent debt and my credit card minimums I would need almost $1450. $457 for last month, $448 for this month, and $450 for next month due immediately with $103 due for my card by next month as well. Any money will help me out as even if I can't pay off everything I can still use what I get to buy a van to transport my stuff to someplace where I can store it till I'm able to live someplace again.

Not sure if there's a better way to get donations but you can send me some donation money easily to my paypal through this link to my paypal donations page.

Although the money is helpful if someone can help me actually get a job that would be better so that I can at least get some income to offset my expenses. Also helpful is if someone can finally help me out with making my generalized resume look even better. the resume can be found here.

also for those that want to know:
tuition costs are: $8k - $9k a semister (every 16 weeks or 2 and 1/2 months)
living costs are: $400 monthly with an average $50 - $100 a month for electricity.
food costs are: $250 monthly but usually never under that.
phone and internet costs are: $75 monthly on a discount for cell. $45 for internet split amongst other power users of the internet in the house.
transportation costs are: $100 for gas a month at most driving to and from Fremont on my motorcycle.
$200 for insurance every 6 months for the motorcycle. $120 license plate registration renewal every year.
Comments 
27th-Jul-2012 08:08 am (UTC)
Gosh! I am sooo sorry to hear about your situation buddy. I wish I could help you out, but I am living on food stamps myself right now. I hope that someone in the fandom can help you out. BTW, Happy Belated Birthday. If you haven't already done something for your birthday, we could celebrate it at my house if you like. Take care buddy and I will pray for you.

-Leo
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