I am currently a junior majoring in communications with a concentration in public relations and double minoring in theater and business. I pay for tuition through TAP and Pell Grants as well as take out loans to cover the the rest of my bill. After I graduate I plan on attending Graduate School at either SUNY New Paltz or a different SUNY, I am still undecided about that. I plan on paying for graduate school through applying for grants and scholarships
Right now I am working two jobs, I work at the dining hall on campus and I have a work study job. I don’t depend on money from my parents so usually I pay for my textbooks and food on my own or a split the cost of the textbook with a friend or classmate in the same class as me.
I am also a student at the Educational Opportunity Program at my school which has helped me alot getting through navigating financial aid. If this program didn’t exist I’m not sure if I would’ve been in college. The EOP program has helped me grow into a strong individual and has offered me tutoring, mentors and advisors that always have my back.