Have you ever wonder what would happen if you did not have the money to attend college and get the education you have always wanted? Imagine feeling restricted from accomplishing your goal of becoming a doctor, nurse, or teacher simply because you were unable to pay your college tuition for various reasons. For instance, losing your grants or funds for something simple like public intoxication or academic probation. Being depressed because your partner decided to end the relationship. To be realistic, your relationship probably wouldn’t have lasted. It’s college, go out and enjoy yourself, so what if your partner dumps you, life goes on. College is not about finding your life partner and being stuck with one person, it is about finding who you are. Put yourself first.
Anyways sorry got off track for a moment… What would you do in this case? The majority of students would seek help from their parents and loved ones, but for a student that comes from poverty or a low income home might not have the resources or support system needed to succeed. Their options are usually dropping out of school and get a job or get a full-time job and try to maintain their academics. The majority of students in today’s college world work and go to school. Some know how to manage their time between the two and other don’t. Point blank, the issue I am trying to get across through this post is that no matter how hard the situation you’re in is there is always a way of making it better. Not saying it would be easy, but if there’s a will there’s always a way.
This weekend I read an article about a college freshman. I’m not sure what college she attends, but for security proposes let’s not question it. This young lady was in a committed relationship, but her partner decided to end it. That put her in an extremely depressive state, which caused her to fall behind on her academics and lose sight of why she attended college in the first place. Due to her depression and lack of motivation, she lost her HOPE scholarship that was helping her pay for the majority of her college tuition. She needed assistance, but she refused to tell her parents about what was going because they were extremely stern. She tried finding different ways to obtain money, such as working as a waitress, other part-time jobs, and selling some of her belongings. The money she had coming in was not enough to support her or her college tuition. She then decided to become a “Sugar Baby” for older men. A sugar baby is basically like a “gold digger” someone seeking money from older men for money and other valuable things. After becoming a “Sugar Baby” she started meeting with different men from around the world. She not only met with them for money, but she had sex with them for money. This young lady, a college student who was too afraid to reach out to her parent made a choice of selling her body and time to older rich men. Like I mentioned before she had her reasons, but why sell yourself short when there’s always a way out when the struggle is real. I myself also a college student do not come from a wealthy home. There were plenty of times I thought about dropping out because of financial problems, but if you seek help there’s always someone willing to help you. The idea of paying for college is one struggle I feel young women face in today’s society.