It simply comes down to money. My brother got the promise scholarship. I was awarded the pell grant, which means you need financial assistance and another scholarship. I was struggling with classes so I didn’t complete the semester and was unsure of how the process worked and if I could continue receiving aid for tuition, even though I asked financial aid for advisement. My application fee and $100 fee was waived although I said I could pay for it. Just talked to my dad who is overseas on a business trip. He said he can’t afford a full semester’s tuition, so I should just take one class. Tuition is $6,000, it’s about the most inexpensive. I couldn’t go to the colleges I wanted to because it was too expensive, now I am not even able to go to the college at my home town because it’s too expensive. The conversation: :“you’ve been irresponsible, continue your medication, and just sign up for one class.”
Even though I bought $85 in groceries for the house. Even though I’ve been running errands for my mom while he’s away. Even though I only spent my money this week on clothes which I needed. He said he can’t trust me to spend the money on a medication refill. This is the sort of faith that motivates me to continue striving to better myself. What’s the point in taking one class for a semester when I have 59 credits and the school only offers a Bachelor’s? Maybe I don’t want to get a two year degree in another county where there is nothing but drugs, junkies, gangs and the malls are closing because everyone is so effing cheap. It’s because I actually cared about my education or being successful as a woman.