When I started Summer school, I didn't think I could afford it. I was completely stressed out!!! Having only been in California 11 months, I couldn't receive the BOG waiver, and due to not being able to get my transcripts, I wasn't able to get financial aid. Being on a fixed income, I had no clue how I was going to come up with $1,200 and QUICK! I couldn't do a GoFundMe, it takes 2 weeks to process the money.
Then miracles started happening!
I got a BOG Waiver ($644 was paid towards my tuition)! All I needed to do now was buy my textbooks! My math teacher said we didn't need our textbooks, we just had to sign up for MyMathLab, $103 vs. $168 for the text book! Which came with a 2 week trial! I was so thankful! When I got into my ASL class she said we only needed this ONE book!!! Omg!!! 1 book?? And it's only $11?!?!? I did it!!! I've successfully paid for 2 of my textbooks!!!! I'm still short 3 texts books, but 2 I'm borrowing from the library daily, because it's an online class & the other one is $119 (I'm sure I can afford it some how ☺️☺️☺️) I'm still stressed out about college, I've taken on a 15 unit course load for an 8 week time period, and I need all A's to get my scholarship.. But at least I know, at the end of the summer I'll be able to say I DID IT!!! No matter how many times I've cried myself to sleep, the panic attacks I've had on test days! The overwhelming feeling from taking a math class while having dyscalculia, learning a new language, having to write a college research paper on technology, and taking intro to business! I'm doing it! I'm not giving up! #sayiwont #andiwill #stayhumble #staystong #college #educated #educatedwoman #cos #collegeofthesequoias #deaflikeme #asl #textbooksareexpensive