Destiny R. Jackson shares her personal story on being denied student loans. Read her letter:
Hi friends, Due to a lack of college funds and a lack of lending, my family and I were denied private and plus loans. The balance was more than $5,800. Grants were thin. Restricted scholarships were scarce. I was told "no" several times. Appeal, after appeal, after appeal. The time I need information the most, I was given wrong information. I began to react off of wrong information from financial advisors at the school. I even sent emails that weren't responded to by leadership.
I cried not knowing whether I would be able to attend next semester. But I kept pushing and asking. And on the 1st day of school, I was approved for more federal loans. My balance was reduced by $3,200. While some may say that's just a little bit, I'm grateful. With persistence and faith, I currently have a balance of approximately $2,700, with a payment plan. My takeaways are:
- Never to loose faith.
- To keep asking, even when you're told no.
- To be grateful.
Surely, Destiny R. Jackson