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.
The deadline to accept your financial aid package is May 1st. So you need this, like, NOW.
In some California counties for instance, it can cost as much as $30 per-day for room and board for parents whose children are locked up inside juvenile hall.
“Back when my sister had an after-school job, she kept all the money for herself. I have to use my paycheck to help with groceries and rent.”
Quotes for social media:
It’s been a dream of mine to go to the best film school in the nation, a place like NYU or USC, where the classes are legendary and so is the cost. More than 50 thousand dollars a year.
As I realized how big of an issue college debt is for the majority of Americans, I wanted to learn more about other people’s experiences with college debt and their thoughts on it. To do this, I interviewed people on the streets of Oakland.
Many young people experience post-college depression. For most, the period marks the first time outside of a school setting, causing an identity crisis of sorts. No longer students, work becomes the next foundation upon which to build a life.
Even though I won’t be borrowing money until the fall, I already feel its weight crushing me.
Follow the paper trail and explore our interactive resources as Youth Radio goes behind the scenes, uncovering the true cost of the changing juvenile justice system.