At the beginning of the semester, my family faced financial struggles due to a change in my parent’s income and pending medical bills. Initially, I received minimal financial aid from Yale and a heavy burden was placed on my family. From the experiences of my peers, I heard that Yale rarely makes changes in their financial aid packages. I was convinced otherwise and eventually submitted a request. Surprisingly, Yale provided enough aid to cover most of my tuition money for the year. Although it was enough assistance to relieve a lot of stress for my family, I am still planning on working at Yale to help out my family.