Ouuuuuuch.....what financial institute did you get your loans through?
With you still being in school, the government has the ability to arrange with the bank to have you administered as 'interest relief' until you have graduated...then after graduation, they can also give you a 'payback extension' for 6 month intervals accordingly to match your employment situation (until you are gainfully employed.)...they have the authority to even back-date your 'interest relief' status, and you should have been as such from the start, due to no assistance from your parents. That would significantly reduce the interest showing on your current loans, ok?
Kelly, you need to contact the Financial Aid Officer at your school and get the necessary paperwork and contact to get this done, ok?
Also, while you see the FAO, seek what grants and bursaries are available through your school and outside organizations in your area - apply for as many as you can - it'll increase your chances of obtaining much needed funds that you don't have to worry about paying back.
Many community clubs such as Lions Int'l , Rotary Club, etc. might also be a good place to enquire as to any programs they have to help students in need.
Good luck....concentrate on your studies ...things will find a way...so don't let it stress you out, ok?....you'll get there.
best wishes from kenab