There is a segment of the US population that make $100+ too much to qualify for welfare. They can't afford college tuition. We watch and listen to welfare recipients brag about getting to goto college, getting daycare assitance. And we are frustrated. Should we hope that our jobs are laid off and we qualify for assistance? Or do we work are asses off while people on public assistance brag about getting to get a degree while collecting PA? What is the right thing? Being moral? selfish?
How many others are barely paying the bills? Don't qualify for public assistance? How many are stuck in a dead end job with little chance of educational opportunities. We make $150.00/mo. too much to qualify for Pell Grants, too much for subsidized aid, and dont' have co-signers for unsubsidized aid. The college loan/assistance system makes it harder for the middle class, but easier for those on PA. Anyone else feel the pain?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:03 AM on May. 15, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by azhlynne at 8:10 AM on May. 15, 2010
When I tried going to tech school I couldn't get help because my grades were not great in high school and my dad made too much money. But he couldn't afford to help me either. So I paid my own way. My first semester was basic classes and I got in them fine. My second semester was supposed to start the more technical classes. When I went to the counselor to make my class schedule she told me that I couldn't take any of the required classes because there was a 5 year wait due to the fact that they HAD to place all the welfare recipients in the class first. Then IF there was room they could place paying students. In the mean time she said I could continue to take other core classes "just for fun". If i had known this I would have never gone to that school. I left that day and never went back.
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