Attending Buffalo State College was one of the best things that has happened to me but I have surely faced some obstacles. I’m currently a senior and it has been a long journey but I’m finally almost at the finish line. I’m a Media Production major and I’m hoping after college to find some sort of internship or job in my field. But I’m worried, how will I pay back these loans if a job isn’t guaranteed?
I currently receive financial aid but the other expenses outside of school are a huge factor. Often I find myself wondering how I can afford to travel home during the holidays to see my family. Thankfully with the assistance of a community program Harlem Children Zone, I’m usually able to make it home during the holidays.
Also, covering the expenses of supplies for my photography classes has intensified and become another burden that I have to bear on top of everything else. Throughout my college career I have been worried and concerned about paying for food and my bills more often than not. Paying monthly bills, affording classes, and making sure I survive every week have all really opened my eyes to the reality of needing more funding across the board for higher education as well as an increase in assistance programs specifically for college students.