First off I would just like to say that I really didn’t ask for my situation to get this annoying and bad, so please be nice about it. I didn’t go in blind hoping for the best knowing the circumstances
Last year I started at ASU (I’m OOS I decided I’d eventually get my residency) and my grandpa helped me pay for my first semester from savings that were going to me. This was the plan, I’d use that money and then get a relative to co-sign for some loans when I needed them. My grandpa passed before I finished second semester, so now I don’t have access to my inheritance money at the moment.
I also work (wasn’t at the time) 30 hours a week overnight to pay my rent which is $900 plus my groceries and stuff (80% of my monthly income) and to save for school.
Another big issue is my dad can’t file the FAFSA (personal reasons I don’t want to get into. Basically my mom passed and her hospital bills have tanked my dads credit and taxes. So my dad can’t co-sign for me if he wanted to) And therefore I’m not getting federal aid. And while I pay for myself and live alone across the country, I’m still a dependent on papers
I decided to take the semester off this year and re-evaluate. I’m in a semesters worth of debt at asu so I’m working on paying that off so I can transfer to a CC here (only $2800 a semester, cause I’ve lived here for a year so I qualify).
I just feel like I’m getting nowhere now. I don’t know what else to do. I want a good career, but I’m not even set on what I want to do yet. I want to maybe find internships as well, but not sure whose gonna hire a student not enrolled right now. I feel like it’s gonna take me a million years to save for community college, and even then I’ll only have my associates (and the year of undergrad)...I feel like a failure. I’ve worked so so hard to keep my grades and succeed and I don’t want it to go to waste.
Anyone have any suggestions?