As a freshman in California State University Los Angeles perusing my dream of becoming a teacher and being the first person in my family to graduate from college. I struggled a lot to pay to pay school tuition every quarter and purchase my books.am excited to begin a four year University. My financial status is my financial status is very low, my family has been struggling economically for the past two years due to my fathers low income. My mother is unemployed and my father is the only one that works and provides for our family. I have a family of four we live in a small apartment with only one bedroom and one restroom. As a girl i need my own space and hopefully one day having a good career I will be able to buy my parents their dream house. I would really want to achieve my goal of becoming a professional to help others, unfortunately my goal is on the border line of just being a dream because of my economic status. Hope you guys can. contribute with anything It would really help a lot success in college since am the first person in my family to attend college it is much harder and difficult . May god bless all .