Raised $7162.00 - Paid To Curtin University, WA
*Information is published publicly on Nizam's permission
Nizam, as called by friends is a final year student in Bachelor of Commerce - Majoring in Business IT & Information systems.
He came to study in Australia supported by his parents with hope of finishing his degree and having a better opportunity in his career. His situation changed in 2015 when his Dad passed away due to heart failure leaving the responsibility of his education to his mom, who have single handedly supported his tuition expenses since 2015 with her pension and her late husband's pension.
Living expenses have placed his mother in financial hardship at a stage where she is struggling to support Nizam in completing his final semester at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. Nizam has also taken up jobs, worked as a housekeeper for Malaysia Perth Hall and worked really hard to improve his situation but his income can barely pay for his living expenses much less his tuition expenses - $7090 which is due by the 23rd of March 2018 - an extension date that was granted to Nizam based on his letter of appeal.
We have considered the options on how we can assist him but due to the short timing, we thought it will be best to seek your support.
Here are the reasons why we thought Nizam's case deserves support:
From 2014 till date he has paid a total of $152,745 in tuition expenses. If he cannot meet up with the outstanding amount of $7090 - his enrolment and student visa will be cancelled and he will be forced to return home - a loss of $152,745 investment in his education and a big heartbreak to his struggling mother.
Based on his past tuition repayment history, he has demonstrated financial capacity to afford his study but adverse changes in his family's financial has lead him to this situation.
Nizam has demonstrated willingness to help himself out of his predicament by raising $3800 of $10,725 remaining an outstanding amount of $7090 and a fast approaching deadline
The university have provided support in approving his appeal but due to the ESOS act they are limited in how much help they can provide international students.
Nizam have tried applying to local scholarships and grants but as usual there are long waiting period, criteria that are hard to meet, lack of transparency on how they select their applicants and very few opportunities for international students.
As an international student on a student visa, he is not eligible for study loans or any form of credit facility.
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