“There was a lot of shock and a lot of fear. Shock because I never thought that it would happen to me. And fear because I knew how I was going to be treated.”
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“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with student loan payments.” ― Abigail Adams
I spent the first eight or so years of my life oblivious of my autism label. My parents broke the news to me in fourth grade. And when they told me, I started crying.
Nearly 70 percent of college freshmen said they had “some” or “major” concerns about having enough funds to complete school.
13 students from Oxford High School worked with administrators to write and record personal stories and play them over the morning announcements.
I look at my parents, who never went to college, and how they live paycheck to paycheck. It’s not the future I want for myself. But without financial aid, I may not have a choice.
In short, if a parent is not available as a co-signer, there is no obvious alternative.
I feel safe in my community. Which isn’t that unusual. Except I’m not just any kid. I’m undocumented.
Many adults still get nervous when it comes to discussing or sharing media that depicts young people taking their lives because they’re afraid they’ll get inspired to copycat. That phenomenon even has a name, the Werther effect.