Hello ladies, I am in need of some advice. I am currently in college, but a couple of years ago I was in a really bad depression. I had no motivation to do anything and I often had thoughts of just ending it all. However because of this my grades slipped, and I eventually dropped out, thus lost my scholarship, which I relied on for school. Now I went back to school, got my grades up, but still no scholarship.
I go to community college, which thankfully has lower prices. I used to be able to pay my tuition last semester from my former job, but sadly my family had to move down state for my mom’s new job. I can’t rely on my family to pay for school because 1. I put myself into this situation and I am a grown ass adult, and 2. My parents can’t afford it at all (we are lower middle class and have to rely on food stamps). I tried to do the financial aid form (FASFA), but my dad didn’t correctly fill in the information (he didn’t fill in his assets or how much money he had in savings because “why would they want his information I am insert age here and should do it myself”), and my mom thought she would mess it up since she couldn’t remember essential information.
Since I can’t rely on them I am trying to find a job that can pay for it. However I don’t have a car or know how to drive (got my learners permit recently), so my options are limited. There are a couple of jobs around but pay almost nothing (the highest one being around 12 dollars an hour). I am going to apply for the 12 dollars per 1/hr one since it’s all I got until I get my license to better places (and a car).
However my question is, is what would you all do in this situation? I am really worried if I apply to this job I won’t have enough money for next semester (my parents keep asking when I get my associates and I would get it in the summer if I complete this one more year). I just don’t want to be a failure but my stress levels are through the roof trying to keep everything together.