Jessie McCormick, a senior at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich., has been homeless since running away right before her senior year of high school. Financial aid covers about 85% of her tuition and housing, and odd jobs that pay minimum wage, like helping out at the bookstore and setting up special events, pay for the rest.
McCormick was shocked to learn, however, that her housing isn't covered during campus breaks. Instead, she must pay a fee of $12 to $24 a night (depending how far in advance the request is made), which she can't always afford. Over Christmas, the school shuts down completely and no one can stay on campus -- not even for a fee.
85% обучения покрывает государство, учитывая, что коледж типа нашей путяги, он дешевый, остальные 15% покрываются за счет всякой подработки за минимальную плату. Однако, когда колледж не работает, например во время рождественской недели, приходится бомжевать