I am a first year student at Saint Mary's University. Due to some unexpected complications, I am struggling to pay my tuition. I have been out of home for 3 years and have no contact with my immediate family. Feeling lost I searched for a professional to find advice. I received mental health counselling for about 3 years now and feel better than ever! On my journey, I have learned so much about myself, what I am capable of and also matured immensely. Having the opportunity to study business is an amazing gift and I feel honored to be able to experience the chance to learn and grow. I never felt so motivated and inspired to do well and become a better person. I am asking for help because I am having a hard time getting a student loan and time is running out. If I do not pay my overdue fees I will not be able to register for the upcoming semester. I am currently applying to scholarships and hope to be successful in doing so while also working full time.