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My daughters tuition

Organized by: Niki Wagner

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THE STORY:

My name is Niki. My daughter is 13 year old Alexis. Alexis was having a hard time in public school with her new found faith. A year and half ago, we started attending a wonderful church and we all began our journey with Jesus. We decided it would be good to put her into a Christian School. She made friends quickly and is very happy there. At the time we had no car payment, we were renting an affordable house and started out making payments on time. Soon our minivan broke down. Wouldn't run let alone start. We were forced to buy a more dependable car. We went from a $0 car payment to a $400 car payment. Then we started having problems with the house we were renting. The furnace quit working when it got cold and there were mice. Other cosmetic things were going on. We couldn't get the landlord to come around and do anything. We couldn't live there in those conditions. We moved to an apartment and went from a $550 rent payment to a $625 rent payment. Plus with having to move we couldn't buy living room furniture (what we had was what was left there by the previous tenants and the mice were nesting in the couch) so we had to rent. There is another payment. This put a hurt on us as I am the only one working. My husband is disabled and gets limited SSDI. We reported the change in debt to the school so they could make adjustments to the tuition assistance forms. There was very minimal change to the amount considering we accumulated around $600 a month in extra, but needed payments. Needless to say we fell behind with payments. We checked the financial aid site and it said $0 owed. We thought great, maybe they had extra funds. This is really helping. Things are looking up. There was a $0 amount on the site, no one ever said anything when I would call in for something and there was no notice of any kind. Then, we recently get a letter saying that not only do we owe over $3000, but if it's not paid by the end of the school year (which is about a month and a 1/2 from now), she will not be allowed back and they will hold her transcript which will force her to repeat the 7th grade because without a transcript, there is no proof she completed 7th grade. Alexis is very smart and loves her school, but we don't know what to do. If we had some options to get this paid off, then through the summer we can have the living room furniture paid off and will be able to refinance the car for a lower payment that will free up enough money to make the necessary payments for next year. Alexis is happy and she has been through so much with having to move, change friends/ schools and almost losing her dad to illness. I can't express how grateful we will be if this works. I know there are good people out there and I pray that God shows them our way. Anything will help. Thank you all in advance and God bless all of you.

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