My name is Melissa and I am looking for help with paying my graduate school tuition. I am currently in my fourth year of a doctoral program for clinical psychology. After the general torturous experiences of graduate school ;) on top of extremely stressful and unforeseen personal adversities I have found myself in an extremely difficult circumstance. I currently do not qualify for federal loans, which is how I have been floating my tuition and living expenses for the last three years. I tried to consolidate my credit card debt that I had accrued through trying to help supplement my income(through loans) and in the end it only tanked me. My mom became disabled my first year of graduate school and helps me already by paying $200 a month to my accruing bill. I work Monday-Saturday either at my part time job, internship or I am in class. I take one day off to regroup mentally, because I do not think I could keep this going if I did not. I am unsure of what else to do at this point but completely put this on the back burner, which would mean my other deferred school loans would then be due for payment within six months of my leave from school. Some times it's hard to buy food, gas and other basic necessities and I am unsure of what else to do. So I figured I tried this before I had to make any other decisions.
I am asking for any donation amount or even words of advice around situations like these. Some days its hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel on why I chose to continue my education, but I know that by doing this I will be able to give back those who cannot help themselves. Please help me, help them!