I am a year away from finishing my last year of studies at Middlesex University London, a year ago unfortunately my father passed away at age 76 of depression because of a rapid depression due to a confrontation he had with his ex-wife about separating their assets.
My father was a retired from the MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) in New York he was the person that was paying for my studies and maintenance, when he died his retirement system stopped sending his checks, the Social Security Administration removed me as beneficiary when I was 17 because I finish high school way before I was 18, the SSA won’t give my mom her the full SS benefits for my dad because she is not of retirement age yet, and the amount she receives only cover the basic expenses for her and my little brother who is now 9 years old.
I have tried to make use of all of my resources to find ways to fund my last year of studies, I have asked my university, they said they don’t offer any help, I have solicited the MTA the company my dad worked for more than 25 years for tuition assistance ( which was part his benefit package) they refused, I have asked the retirement system for an explanation of why my mother is not receiving my dad’s pension even though my dad has filled out and signed the form which designates my mom as a beneficiary when he dies, and is also signed and embossed by pension system and they refuse to answer or give me any explanation when I call, and don’t return my e-mails, fax, or letters. I have also tried to apply for a student Loan but I was denied because my mom doesn’t work, she is very sick which prevents her from performing any work.
It was really hard for me to convince my dad to believe in me, when I was younger he always told me I would end up like his other children in jail, drug addicts or do nothing with my life, but I always had my mind forward, worked towards doing the right thing and have my heart set to continue my education and pursue my university degree, when I graduated from high school I graduated with great honours which was when my dad finally realized that I wasn’t going to be like the rest of his children but yet he always discouraged me from going to University he always told me that It was a waste of time and pushed me to be a bus driver.
It was really hard to me to be where I am, and I wouldn’t want my financial situation be an obstacle to obtain my degree after all the effort to get this far, so here I am asking you guys for your donation so that I can finally finish my studies and obtain my degree BSc in Banking & Finance.