nicoledelioncourt submitted:

Hello, this is Nicole again. I had written to you about a month or so ago regarding why having financial aid is so important to me.
I am just here to say hello again, and to let you know that I had recently completed my 2012/2013 FASFA, finished up two more classes, and have started a new quarter and classes at school. Once again I want to thank you and your administration for trying to help students like myself who without student loans would never have been able to afford to go to a university.
Ps. My daughter Iris also says hello. She also wants you to know that she is starting first grade next Monday, and that when she’s an adult, she wants to go to school to learn how to film movies :’)

Hello again, and good luck to you both with school. (We expect we’ll be saying we knew you when.)

nicoledelioncourt submitted:

Hello, this is Nicole again. I had written to you about a month or so ago regarding why having financial aid is so important to me.

I am just here to say hello again, and to let you know that I had recently completed my 2012/2013 FASFA, finished up two more classes, and have started a new quarter and classes at school. Once again I want to thank you and your administration for trying to help students like myself who without student loans would never have been able to afford to go to a university.

Ps. My daughter Iris also says hello. She also wants you to know that she is starting first grade next Monday, and that when she’s an adult, she wants to go to school to learn how to film movies :’)

Hello again, and good luck to you both with school. (We expect we’ll be saying we knew you when.)

nicoledelioncourt submitted:

When I was in high school, I fell pregnant with my daughter. My main concern about our future wasn’t worrying about my own spare time—it was the fear that I might fail her due to my age. Regardless, I worked very hard and graduated from high school (early, in fact!), working as a babysitter, and taking care of her as a single mother. Soon after graduating at seventeen, I looked into colleges and at first was terrified that I wouldn’t be able to further my education because of the cost.
After receiving my acceptance letter from the private college of my choice, I spoke with a financial aid adviser and told her about my concerns. From there she educated me about grants and loans, and I felt so happy I could cry. Now, several years, classes, and jobs later I am less than a year away from my degree.
Student loans are the only reason I am able to afford college, and have drastically improved mine and my daughter’s lives. I am hoping that after I am done with my degree, that I will be able to open up my own portrait studio, and not only be a contributing member of our great nation, but also make my daughter proud and give her a great life.
So thank you, President Obama for looking out for students like myself; to have given me the opportunity to just be a mother and not just the horrible stereotype that a lot of young mothers turn out to be due to limited resources; and more importantly have given my angel Iris the chance at a great life I originally feared wasn’t possible.
A photo of the angel you and your administration have helped; here is Iris at six years old, happy, healthy, intelligent, loving, beautiful, and eager for the future.

nicoledelioncourt submitted:

When I was in high school, I fell pregnant with my daughter. My main concern about our future wasn’t worrying about my own spare time—it was the fear that I might fail her due to my age. Regardless, I worked very hard and graduated from high school (early, in fact!), working as a babysitter, and taking care of her as a single mother. Soon after graduating at seventeen, I looked into colleges and at first was terrified that I wouldn’t be able to further my education because of the cost.

After receiving my acceptance letter from the private college of my choice, I spoke with a financial aid adviser and told her about my concerns. From there she educated me about grants and loans, and I felt so happy I could cry. Now, several years, classes, and jobs later I am less than a year away from my degree.

Student loans are the only reason I am able to afford college, and have drastically improved mine and my daughter’s lives. I am hoping that after I am done with my degree, that I will be able to open up my own portrait studio, and not only be a contributing member of our great nation, but also make my daughter proud and give her a great life.

So thank you, President Obama for looking out for students like myself; to have given me the opportunity to just be a mother and not just the horrible stereotype that a lot of young mothers turn out to be due to limited resources; and more importantly have given my angel Iris the chance at a great life I originally feared wasn’t possible.

A photo of the angel you and your administration have helped; here is Iris at six years old, happy, healthy, intelligent, loving, beautiful, and eager for the future.