Maasai Singleton Is Scrambling To Come Up With $30K Tuition For School Where Dad Is Set To Teach
The son of acclaimed film director John Singleton has been forced to raise money for his college tuition online after his father suddenly cut him off, BOSSIP has learned.
Singleton told his son Maasai last month that he was too broke to pay for the final leg of his studies at the University of Southern California, where he’s majoring in screenwriting, just like his father. Because Singleton abruptly stopped paying in the middle of the school year, Maasai’s chances of getting financial aid or a scholarship are next to impossible. The director told his son to apply for a loan, but then refused to apply as a co-signer, a source with knowledge of the situation told BOSSIP.
But Maasai, 21, is determined to finish school, and set up a Go Fund Me page to raise money so he can graduate.
“With only one month before my final semester, my father has informed me that he won’t be helping me with tuition,” Maasai wrote on his fundraising page. “The timing of this information is such that I’m not able to apply for many financial aid options that would otherwise be available.”
“I’ve met with the financial aid office, and even with loans, I simply won’t be able to make up for the nearly $30,000 due this semester to cover the final 20 units that I need to graduate,” Maasai added, according to the Go Fund Me page. “Tuition is due in just three weeks.”