I would just like to express my ire with the government's financial aid system. Those of us who have made good decisions in our life get no aid.
I decided that it was more important to support myself; that having children was not a good idea until after I was financially stable.
I decided to go back to school. Unfortunately, because I made these good decisions, the government seems to think that I can afford to pay for college myself. Parents do not support me nor do they help me pay for college, yet I don't qualify for grants or financial aid.
I am told to apply for scholarships; most scholarships are need-based and, according to the government, I don't have that need.
I am self-sufficient. I made good decisions. Why do I not get any help? Why is it that those who help themselves and actually try to do things the right way get no help for school at all?
So you mean to tell me that if I had decided to live on welfare and get knocked up, the government would pay for my college, my housing, my food, my car repairs, my heating, etc.?
Should I get knocked up and quit my job just so I can get a little help? That's ludicrous!
The system is broken. After two years of college, I learned that good decisions get you nothing — bad decisions get you everything.
Kira Hebert, Lewiston