Hello to all of you out there visiting this page. My name is Ariana, and I've been admitted into the University of Massachusetts. After finalizing all of my scholarships and grants (and maxing out my loans), I still have a $1,000 gap on my bill. The school says that they cannot offer me any more assistance. I had even tried to drop my meal plan, but the school would not let me. My family has contributed as much as they can, and have been struggling just in helping me go upstate. UMass has notified me that if I am not able to pay the rest of the bill by September 16th, I will be kicked out of my dorm.
Going to college has always been a big dream of mine and my family, as well as a huge motivator to be the first in my family to get through high school. I graduated fourth in my class, and was proud to be accepted in the University of Massachusetts. UMass was one of my top schools to apply to, and has been reviewed to have top notch ratings in my desired majors, Computer Science and Japanese. Once I graduate I'll be able to start a career as a programmer, and finally be able to support my family, who does so much for me and has always believed in my dreams.
I am in dire need of help so if you can find it in your hearts, please donate. It would mean the world to me and my parents.