Posts tagged loan
Posts tagged loan
I truly wish there were more scholarship opportunities for IBD students… Spring semester, I had to go to the ER due to my UC. The stress of school and working at least 30 hours a week in order to pay for school and rent proved to be difficult. It was a vicious cycle: school, work, stress, flare, stress about flare, repeat. In the end, I had to quit my job and I was forced to take out a student loan to pay for rent. Working full time and going to school is too stressful for me and only worsens my UC symptoms, making it impossible for me to successfully do both.
Unfortunately, I have to take off the fall semester this year in order to save money to be able to go in Spring (hopefully enough so that I won’t have to work). It’s so frustrating - but we’ll get there. I just wish there were some sort of grant so I wouldn’t have to worry so much about working and could focus more on school. I don’t want to take out any more loans, which is why I have to work and do school separately. I also don’t have health insurance, and the county I live in provides health care for those who can’t afford insurance, as long as they work at least 20 hours a week. It’s not a definite given that I’ll be able to get it, but I’m definitely going to try. My health is more important than school right now, so it just seems to be the right thing to do.
The Intense Intestines website has a scholarship page that is said to be updated in the future. I truly hope grant money is available while I’m still in school! To all those going through a similar situation, keep a look out for those scholarships, hopefully they come up soon! I’ll also post updates if I come across any :)
I hope all my fellow IBDers are having a comfortable and pain-free weekend. Good health to all <3