Taylor Swift sends fan £4,000 to help pay college tuition

Julia Hunt
Taylor Swift attends FOX's Teen Choice Awards 2019 on August 11, 2019 in Hermosa Beach, California. Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift has forked out almost £4,000 to help pay a fan’s college tuition.

The US singer, 29, dug deep after hearing that the student was struggling to pay for her education and may have to drop out of school.

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The fan, whose name is Ayesha Khurram, had penned a message about her financial troubles on Tumblr.

It seems it came to the attention of Swift, who decided to step in and help.

Khurram then posted a screenshot of a PayPal transaction from Taylor Nation.

It said she had been given $6,386 Canadian dollars – a total of £3,958.

The accompanying note read: "Ayesha, get your learn on girl. I love you! Taylor.”

Khurram said: “I posted about struggling with paying for tuition. two hours later, i get this in my email. i have no words and i can’t stop crying. i don’t have words i don’t have words i don’t have words i can’t stop crying.”

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She later said that PayPal had “matched up” the amount the star had given her.

“@paypal just matched up taylor’s amount and now i have more money than i could ever ask for/dream of and i can’t stop crying,” she said.

@taylorswift this is all because of you and no words could ever be enough to thank you for what you’ve done for me, now and over the years. i love you.”

It isn’t the first time Swift has made a fan’s dreams come true.

She once surprised one of her admirers by turning up at their wedding and previously helped a fan pay their student loans.