Maryann Angus
Maryann Angus

oh and btw.... obama says that he is for education.... thats a bunch of crap as he changed the qualifications for the pell grant so alot of people who where getting it are no longer getting it. like a co worker who works seasonal and goes to school. she now is ineligible for the pell grant and she only had 3 classes left and she has maxed out her student loans.

Maryann Angus
Maryann Angus

i am currently going to school. i see students younger than myself getting huge student loans and using the money for partying and extra living expenses and not for the books and tuition as it is intended for. so now you want to give them a free ride and let them file bankruptcy on those loans when they graduate?? i have been working and going to school at the same time so that i dont have the huge student loans. it is taking a little longer to graduate but it is well worth it in the long...

i am currently going to school. i see students younger than myself getting huge student loans and using the money for partying and extra living expenses and not for the books and tuition as it is intended for. so now you want to give them a free ride and let them file bankruptcy on those loans when they graduate?? i have been working and going to school at the same time so that i dont have the huge student loans. it is taking a little longer to graduate but it is well worth it in the long run. also who says that you have to go to the most expensive school in the country?? if tuition and books are going to cost $40,000 - $50,000 a year FIND ANOTHER SCHOOL!! whats wrong with going to a junior college and getting a job and then going to a university. i go to a college (its not a junior college) that has a very good reputation and rating. you can get a masters, associates or bachelors and doesnt cost $40,000 - $50,000 a year. should there be some reform for the loans, probably so, but to jump to bankruptcy, no way. thats just paving the way for more government hand outs that lead to the increase in the national debt.

Sidonia Todd
Sidonia Todd

My kids owe more than 25,000 and that doesn't count their scholarhips! They each have about 2 more years. I teach...and they NEVER qualify for any grants...because our income is too high. My husband brings home 700.00 a month after 24 years teaching. Since when is under a 85,000 a year family income too high.. to qualify for grants.....Wow that's fair? I guess I am not middle class..but below! Oh well love my job teaching!

Pam Castro-Sullivan
Pam Castro-Sullivan

A country that refuses to educate its citizens cannot expect to have a high form of citizenship. A college education should not be denied to anyone that desires it based on the ability to pay. This is capitalism gone too far. We better wake up, or start building more prisons. Pay now, or pay later. Either way. the nation will pay.

Ellen Bischoff
Ellen Bischoff

We can only prevail in world economics if we educate.

Lisa Bledsoe
Lisa Bledsoe

Thanks Debby

Milton Wallin
Milton Wallin

What a sham the student loan system is. Thanks to Obama he took out the middlemen of SallieMae or some other banks that were just totally predatorial. I should know I still have student loan debt from before the actions of Obama nad I'd love the chance to change my APR but I can't under current law and that is just plain wrong.......

Patricia Theis
Patricia Theis

sad, day for our children. at these times. We had too work many jobs, and make do, punishing for an education.... not! then no job? kidding right? pat.from Wisconsin

Paul VandeBussche Sr.
Paul VandeBussche Sr.

Several years ago I borrowed money from family and all my possessions including my home were either confiscated or sold trying desperately to pay off my debts. With nothing left I had to file bankruptcy to get forgiveness of my secured and unsecured debt. I came out of the ordeal wiser and with a huge load lifted off of me except for my student loans. Several years later I now owe more than twice what I borrowed. I entered a program where my payments are based on my earnings, it doesn't even...

Several years ago I borrowed money from family and all my possessions including my home were either confiscated or sold trying desperately to pay off my debts. With nothing left I had to file bankruptcy to get forgiveness of my secured and unsecured debt. I came out of the ordeal wiser and with a huge load lifted off of me except for my student loans. Several years later I now owe more than twice what I borrowed. I entered a program where my payments are based on my earnings, it doesn't even cover the ridiculous interest that still accrues every month. Besides landing some super high paying job, very unlikely, I only know two ways to escape it. Either become totally and permanently disabled or die. These are the only options the government left available to the student loan recipient.

Original Maryann
Original Maryann

It is sad when students are encouraged by private institutions to take loans for educations the yeild jobs that do not even approach the wage scale necessary to pay off the loans. Teachers, nurses, chefs, artists, musicians are just some of the examples of these professions. What is even sadder is when some one kills themself because they are unable to get out of the student debt even after making payments for twenty years.

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