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I think I'm really screwed and I don't know what to do.
The cost of attendance of my college is approximately $9,600/year. That is tuition + fees + books/supplies.
Renting an apartment with a friend for $200/month. So $1,800 for a school year.
Personal expenses - approximately $1,800.
Total - $13,200
I'm an incoming freshman.
I've lived here for 4 years; however, I'm on a student visa (international, parents).
I'm working with a friend to build his father's house. For cash. I will make $3,600 in profit by the end of summer.
My parents can give me only $2,000/year.
I have $3,000 in scholarships.
That means I have to find another 13,200 - (3,600+2,000+3,000) = $4,600.
I don't qualify for any financial aid due to my citizenship status.
How can I find the remaining $4,600? Community college is not option; too late.
I don't know if I can work during the school year. Too afraid I won't be able to balance academics and work.