HOW MY HFLS JOURNEY BEGAN

“I majored in psychology at Hunter College and was inspired to become a counselor. I come from a low-income family, and it was really hard to figure out how to pay for school. It took me five years to get my undergraduate degree because I worked so much while I was in school. I used my college’s payment plan, and having to make monthly payments made the situation even more stressful. I would always worry about money.

After devoting all of that time and effort, I really wanted to get my Master’s degree so I could work in the field at a more advanced level. I knew that I couldn’t let money stand between me and the work I wanted to do.

HOW MY LIFE IMPROVED

When I got the loan from HFLS, I was able to pay for graduate school in full, which was like a weight off my chest. Without it, I would have gone to school part-time and worked more, and maybe it would have taken five years instead of two.

I got a job in the field right after graduating, and I couldn’t have done it without HFLS!”

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“When I got the loan from HFLS, I was able to pay for graduate school in full, which was like a weight off my chest.”

OLYA,
GRADUATE STUDENT LOAN RECIPIENT

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