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Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by dwelee, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. dwelee

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    Hi guys/girls

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a stop-gap spending bill (H.R. 1) on February 22, 2011 that would slash 2011-12 Pell Grant awards by more than 15 percent, reducing the maximum award from $5,550 to $4,705 -- a $845 cut. The Pell Grant program is the cornerstone of the federal student aid system that provides grants to 9.4 million low- and moderate-income undergraduates to pay for college.

    The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (US PIRG) and the U.S. Student Association (USSA) have launched a Facebook campaign (Facebook.com/SaveStudentAid) to oppose legislation that would cut college students' federal student aid for the upcoming academic year.
    Please join this campaign at(http://www.facebook.com/SaveStudentAid) to stop this step.

    It will be great if you can send a letter to your representatives in Congress to stress the importance of student aid.:)








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  3. mr24

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  4. bye bye greasy

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    i was a pell grant recepient. the cut isnt that bad, just have to budget more.
     
  5. dwelee

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    These cuts make a huge difference for low income students, especially if they just join the college :)





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  6. mr24

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    What about middle class kids that don't have parents willing to pay for their education? How do they do it? I'll tell you, get a job and take out loans. All government cuts will affect someone, we just need to accept it and realize that its the best thing for the future of the country. If you want an education bad enough, you will figure it out.
     
  7. doc toothache

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    There goes the beer money.
     
  8. bye bye greasy

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    #7 bye bye greasy, Jul 26, 2011
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