a current student here
I understand that some are far more sticky situations than the norm financially speaking, but there is help out there. Make sure you talk to your financial adviser, get to know him or her, they can be of great help to you in sticky situations as well as your academic adviser. No matter how shy you are please seek help if needed, if not needed attending a tutoring writing, math, reading, etc. class will help clear your thoughts on a particular matter of a subject.