HER concentrations were focused more on how her family in Tavua would pay for her school fees rather than her studies.
Every time Mere Borisi sat for an examination paper, she would go blank with stress.
Not because of the examination for she knew the answers, but moreso because of the struggle to pay her fees. But these worries are now a thing of the past for the 25-year-old who struggled for the past two years to pay for her school fees.
Ms Borisi is one of the students taking advantage of the FNU Student Financial Aid scheme.
Under this scheme, students are able to work up to 20 hours a week for the university to earn remission of their fees. The students are placed as attachees in various sections of the university where assistance is needed.
They do not necessarily do the work for which they are studying, but Ms Borisi says "you get to learn something new, and it's good experience". She is doing a Higher Education Diploma in Customs with one more unit to go next trimester.