I am an International student that has been struggling through the high prices of higher education. I am a dependent junior studying business management. I am studying at a school I love, Oral Roberts University. I have one year left and I want to complete my MBA. I feel for my parents that want to give me a better future and will sacrifice to get me there.
My parents are pastors in South Africa and the exchange rate is 14 RSA to 1 USD. It has been very hard on my family because the tuition per year is 11,000 dollar’s even with the scholarships. My parents have 5 children and I am the second born. All they can do is try hang in there. They are taking a lot of loans and it is strenuous financially every year. I it is a miracle every semester I can only pray to make it to the end.
I am very grateful that I have come this far and I have parents that will help me finish. However, the strain on them is so great I hope it can be reduced. The tuition is 14 times more for international students from South Africa