WSU Senior '15

I heard about the HIGH Program during the summer of 2014. I read a little bit of information on Pipeline, and I immediately became interested in becoming a volunteer as I felt that there was a great mission being established by Mrs. Wilson and co. I started volunteering during that same summer and had no idea that I would need help from the program a semester later.

Going into the fall of 2014, I had reached my aggregate limit on loans; therefore, my options were limited as far as funding was concerned. I received the Pell Grant and a couple of scholarships, but unfortunately, they did not cover my balance, which was mostly a result of on-campus housing. I decided to contact the HIGH Program, and once I did, I got a very fast response from Mrs. Wilson stating that she would do everything in her power to ensure that my balance was covered. Within less than a week, my balance was taken care of. 

Needless to say, the HIGH Program is a blessing. I didn’t know how I would have been able to register for classes the following semester with such an enormous debt load or if I would have gotten kicked out of housing, so I am very thankful for the assistance that I have received.

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