In my last semester of graduate school, I only needed to take a one unit elective course. Finances were incredibly difficult at this time. Unfortunately, I couldn't pay the tuition while in school. In addition to owing tuition, I also owed the university a graduation fee in order to receive my diploma.
I was lucky to land a job one month after graduating. With my job, I was able to pay off the tuition and fees and finally receive my diploma! It felt great to work hard to pay off the fees and finally say without a doubt that I graduated.