A creative writing community in Pennsylvania is urging students to drop out of school and move back to rural areas to help them pay for the cost of college.
Autumn Creative Writing Society says students are not allowed to attend classes for the fall semester because they don’t have the money.
“The goal is to encourage them to make a decision to leave school, rather than staying in the state and waiting to find a job,” the society wrote on its Facebook page.
The society said students who wish to drop off work should first check out the work of other students before deciding to drop them out.
Some creative writing students are also asking the community to support them financially, since they don,t have any savings.
One student, who asked not to be identified, said she was working in the fields of advertising and digital marketing and needed to find some extra money to pay her tuition.
She said she did not think the society was going to help her, because she didn’t have any money.
“We’re doing all of this to help other people, and I don’t think the world is going to take it the way we’re going to,” she said.
It is unclear how many students who have dropped out of classes will be allowed to return.
Students who have already dropped out will be required to pay a $30 fee and must wait until September to reapply to classes.
If they do not apply, they could be asked to leave the community, and be unable to attend community meetings.
In August, the Pennsylvania Department of Education began investigating whether creative writing courses could be considered for reopening after graduating students stopped attending classes because of their debt.
Last week, the department announced it would reevaluate the school’s financial aid and transferability policies.
Pennsylvania’s governor has said he will appoint a new governor to oversee the state’s finances as the state struggles to pay for its public colleges and universities.
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