This woman deserves a round of applause and a throne of gold. This is the most realistic & amazing thing for someone to say for this generation of students. I wasn’t able to go to college this year because my parents can’t afford to send me and I had every scholarship, grant, loan known to man and it still wouldn’t work. Finally someone gets it!
WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR PEOPLE TO REALIZE THIS?!
SO MANY OTHER COUNTRIES EITHER PAY FOR THEIR POPULATIONS’ EDUCATION OR JUST WRITE OFF THE BILL IF DOESN’T GET PAID FOR.
THE WAY THE AMERICAN EDUCATION SYSTEM WORKS IS BACKWARDS AND MANGLED.
Like. I love being in my 20s and having $10,000+ in debt because of school. I’m scared to even go back because the first round fucked me up enough. It’s more like we are investing in this country and miiiight maybe possibly get a job in the field we go to school for.
This shit right here! I’ve been a full time student, averaging 18-25 units per semester for 8 fucking years and still don’t have my undergraduate degree. And now, finally in my senior year with only 11 classes to go, there’s a chance that I won’t receive any financial aid because I took “too many classes”, and because this is considered failure in accordance with our Satisfactory Academic Progress, I can’t even get a loan from a bank or other financial institution.
Near 4.0 GPA, 8 years of music school (I almost double majored at one point and spent time in the military), can’t get a GI Bill (broken hip before graduation = can’t walk graduation on crutches rule = 23 months of physical therapy that I said no to in order to finish my education). Now I can’t even get a loan. I work 4 jobs and my income is barely enough to pay bills. My family makes less than I do. But because I wanted to be educated, I can’t get financial aid. And I basically have to drop out my senior year. And here I was, thinking I could graduate from college and pursue my dreams in the American school system.