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(KSL News) One BYU student is facing the reality she may not be able to continue her education in the U.S.
Cissy Xie is from China and finishing her freshman year at Brigham Young University. Her parents own a store in her home town and were able to pay for her schooling with help from a scholarship.
Nearly one month ago, her family fell victim to the devastating earthquake.
"The center of the earthquake is so close to my hometown, so I really worry. So I called immediately but the line couldn't get through," she said.
Everyone in Cissy's family was OK, but their home and store were seriously damaged.
One of the few things they have left is Cissy's college fund. She says her father told her he will try to keep her in school. Cissy is hoping to hear back from the school's financial aid office about next school year.