The cost of college tuition has skyrocketed. Since 1978, tuition costs have risen over 1000% making it increasingly unaffordable for many families.
Lori Truex, a school bus driver from Battle Creek, Michigan knows the college tuition struggle all too well. She recently completed her “One Mom, One Year,” fundraising account to raise money for her daughter’s tuition.
She started both a GoFundMe campaign and also collected donations on the street. Sympathetic passers-by, online readers and others who heard about her story through news reports, Facebook, and twitter helped donated a total of $10,272.
Thanks to the support and kindness of others, Lori’s daughter, Kendall will begin classes at Michigan State University next week. The money raised will be split between Kendall’s first and second semester with the rest covered by grants, scholarships and loans.
Kendall graduated from Lakeview High School in 2015 with a 4.015 grade point average. She was accepted to MSU in 2015, but couldn’t afford to go. She took advantage of a Legacy Scholars scholarship and enrolled in community college.
But Lori was determined to make her daughter’s dream come true. She carried signs and a folder with her daughter’s transcripts, acceptance letter from MSU and financial aid letter as she panhandled on the streets for 79 days.
In the end, this dedicated mom raised $5,400 from the GoFundMe account and $4,872 from panhandling and checks deposited directly into a credit union account.
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