Growing up as the daughter of two teen parents I never thought I’d go to college. Without federal student aid I wouldn’t have gone to college and found a career that I love. Not only that, but the thought of me going to college encouraged both of my parents to as well. I am proud to say that my mom, who got her B.S. in 2007, will be my walking partner next year as she receives her Masters degree and I my Bachelor’s. My father and brother are also college students.
My family who lived our lives toeing the poverty line, will all be college graduates because we have access to higher education. We all have gotten better jobs and fulfilling careers as a direct correlation to our education. The next generation of our family will be better off because of it.
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