barackobama:

If you got in touch with your legislators about this, you just helped over 7 million people save about a thousand bucks each. Pat yourself on the back.

barackobama:

If you got in touch with your legislators about this, you just helped over 7 million people save about a thousand bucks each. Pat yourself on the back.

barackobama:

nicoledelioncourt submitted:

When I was in high school, I fell pregnant with my daughter. My main concern about our future wasn’t worrying about my own spare time—it was the fear that I might fail her due to my age. Regardless, I worked very hard and graduated from high school (early, in fact!), working as a babysitter, and taking care of her as a single mother. Soon after graduating at seventeen, I looked into colleges and at first was terrified that I wouldn’t be able to further my education because of the cost.
After receiving my acceptance letter from the private college of my choice, I spoke with a financial aid adviser and told her about my concerns. From there she educated me about grants and loans, and I felt so happy I could cry. Now, several years, classes, and jobs later I am less than a year away from my degree.
Student loans are the only reason I am able to afford college, and have drastically improved mine and my daughter’s lives. I am hoping that after I am done with my degree, that I will be able to open up my own portrait studio, and not only be a contributing member of our great nation, but also make my daughter proud and give her a great life.
So thank you, President Obama for looking out for students like myself; to have given me the opportunity to just be a mother and not just the horrible stereotype that a lot of young mothers turn out to be due to limited resources; and more importantly have given my angel Iris the chance at a great life I originally feared wasn’t possible.
A photo of the angel you and your administration have helped; here is Iris at six years old, happy, healthy, intelligent, loving, beautiful, and eager for the future.

barackobama:

nicoledelioncourt submitted:

When I was in high school, I fell pregnant with my daughter. My main concern about our future wasn’t worrying about my own spare time—it was the fear that I might fail her due to my age. Regardless, I worked very hard and graduated from high school (early, in fact!), working as a babysitter, and taking care of her as a single mother. Soon after graduating at seventeen, I looked into colleges and at first was terrified that I wouldn’t be able to further my education because of the cost.

After receiving my acceptance letter from the private college of my choice, I spoke with a financial aid adviser and told her about my concerns. From there she educated me about grants and loans, and I felt so happy I could cry. Now, several years, classes, and jobs later I am less than a year away from my degree.

Student loans are the only reason I am able to afford college, and have drastically improved mine and my daughter’s lives. I am hoping that after I am done with my degree, that I will be able to open up my own portrait studio, and not only be a contributing member of our great nation, but also make my daughter proud and give her a great life.

So thank you, President Obama for looking out for students like myself; to have given me the opportunity to just be a mother and not just the horrible stereotype that a lot of young mothers turn out to be due to limited resources; and more importantly have given my angel Iris the chance at a great life I originally feared wasn’t possible.

A photo of the angel you and your administration have helped; here is Iris at six years old, happy, healthy, intelligent, loving, beautiful, and eager for the future.

barackobama:

Tick-tock, Congress.

barackobama:

Tick-tock, Congress.

Why we need student loans and pell grants

barackobama:

candyjean:

Growing up as the daughter of two teen parents I never thought I’d go to college. Without federal student aid I wouldn’t have gone to college and found a career that I love. Not only that, but the thought of me going to college encouraged both of my parents to as well. I am proud to say that my mom, who got her B.S. in 2007, will be my walking partner next year as she receives her Masters degree and I my Bachelor’s. My father and brother are also college students.

My family who lived our lives toeing the poverty line, will all be college graduates because we have access to higher education. We all have gotten better jobs and fulfilling careers as a direct correlation to our education. The next generation of our family will be better off because of it.

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