As a 33 year old who has had lots of ups and downs in the past few years (health issues, divorce, job loss) I felt it was time to put my life on a better path and go back to school. I have tons of experience and many skills but it's been impossible for me to find a job that will pay me what I'm worth without any degree.
Unfortunately, I can't afford to because of some major financial durress.
What I Need & What You Get
I applied and got accepted to NJCU and have enrolled there, but there was an issue with my financial aid: I GOT NONE. I took out some student loans and was told that I had $7k coming to me and was all set.
Unfortunately, that $7k in loans is for the whole year and each semester is about $6.5k. That means I need over 2k a semester to go to school, and I am currently collecting partial unemployment because I'm only working part-time for minimum wage. In other words.... I NEED SOME SERIOUS HELP!
For your money you could wind up getting an entire album recorded for you by me, or just one song, or some amazing photo shoot packages from my dear friend Ruth Arnold.
You can also get every piece of music I ever will record for the rest of my life. If you just want to give a buck, you'll get my undying gratitude!
Any money collected will go straight to my tuition, books etc. I'm trying to turn my life around and this hurdle is huge for me. If I can get into school I'm certain I can perform well enough in my grades to get assistance from grants and scholarships that are not available to me yet because of how long it's been since I graduated high school.
Other Ways You Can Help
Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help:
- Get the word out and make some noise about it!
- Use the Indiegogo share tools! Share on twitter and facebook and I'll be in your debt forever!