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Help a Texas longhorn pay for her last semester

Organized by: Naksatou Diaby

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THE STORY:

I am currently a senior at the University of Texas at Austin. I am an international student for West Africa and majoring in International Relations. This semester is supposed to be my last at UT before I can graduate. I was informed by the school that if I do not make the payment by the deadline I will drop from my classes. Being on a student visa, this means for me that I will fall out of status and will have to return immediately to my country since I will no longer be legal to stay in the US. I am so close to getting a degree that knowing that all my hard work and effort will be in vain because of the financial quandary I find myself in. My dad was the one who for all my undergrad career paid my tuition which is a little over $18,000 a semester. As of last year, he no longer has a job. We've been struggling ever since to pay for my tuition. Unfortunately this semester, my last semester is the hardest as we are unable to gather enough money to keep me in school. As of now I am missing $,8,500 in order for the school to keep me in my classes. I just want to finish this last semester. If I was to go back to my country all chances and hopes of me ever coming back in the US will vanish as I may not be given another visa and knowing that kills me. My parents worked so hard, sacrificed so much just so I could attend this school, and now all the money they spent this far is basically throwing money down the drain. Please help me, help my family.

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