If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that I'm currently pursuing my dream of completing an MFA at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Applied Cartooning, with the goal of working with libraries and the community to help them connect to comics. To help me towards this goal, I launched a a call for donations in December to help me pay for the upcoming school year. Since I launched it I've gotten support (thank you!).
So here's the deal. The Center for Cartoon Studies is a fantastic and great school and is accredited by the state of Vermont, but not nationally. This isn't an issue at all, but for one thing...it limits where I can get loans from to pay for school to one place. This one place offers great rates, but does require a cosigner on the loan. I put a burden on my parents to have them cosign for me this year, which I greatly appreciate, but I can't ask them to do it again.
Now, as of right now I do have two PT jobs that will cover most of my living expenses. But there are things on the horizon that will complicate things a little bit. Plus the fact that I would really like to put some money down for the school.
So what do I need?
So that's the deal. If you can help out that's great. If you can offer support that's great to. I'm making the dream happen and I'm glad that y'all are along for the ride