I am a Jamaican and a university drop out but not by choice. I was pursuing law and was unable to afford to pay my tuition so I took out a student loan. But in my country it seems as though if you are not rich then some careers are just not for you. Student loans only paid less than 15% of what my tuition is. My tuition is in US dollars, so with the Jamaican dollar sliding each day the tuition cost more and more with each passing term. I finished the first year but still owe the University the remaining amounts that the student loan did not cover, which was most of it. I almost was not able to do my exams at the end of the year. I had to beg them to allow me to and sign agreements and they allowed me to the exam. That's how I got to finish the year still owing the University. My mother was also really sick at the time, she had end stage renal failure and she had to stop working. She eventually died 3 years later leaving my brother as an orphan as he was only 12 years old. I dropped out of college still owing the University and student loans for a degree I never got to complete. Because I owed the school I was not able to continue. Seeing my classmates graduate from their bachelors degree and then going on to do their Legal Certificate and passing the Bar made me so proud of them but also so sad for myself. Every year when its graduation time I cry and go in a depressed state. I feel so incomplete not having finished school. Being a lawyer has been my dream since I was 4 years old and I am now 26 years old. I've wanted this for 22 years and worked towards it academically. Of all my classmates that applied to the university to pursue law, I was the only one that got in. It has now been 7 years since I dropped out of university. I will now have to start over from first year if I get the opportunity to continue because they only keep the credits for 2 years after dropping out. It seems that there are so many stumbling blocks in my way but I am tired of feeling incomplete and depressed. I would really love to be able to go back to university and make steps towards making my dreams come true. I am determined to do so, I just need some financial help.