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Study shows NC's community college financial aid lacking

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RALEIGH -- A new report is suggesting North Carolina revamp its financial aid program for community colleges, saying it isn't designed for a typical community college student. The North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research will release a report Thursday that criticizes the grant and financial aid programs that serve the state's 58 community colleges. The group says state lawmakers should increase the Community College Grant from $900 to $1,250 annually to cover the average costs of in-state tuition and fees. The report also suggests the State Education Assistance Authority help community colleges better participate in federal student loan programs. To help parents, the report suggests increasing funding for the Child Care Grant program, which helps students enrolled in curriculum programs afford child care services. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Grants?

In the concept of "pay your own way" totally dead in this nation? Can anyone do anything on their own any more?

grants

I agree with you. As I listen to the politicians promising "free community college" and other things, I ask myself the same thing. We all know that there is nothing free in life, someone is paying for it. It is the working middle class. I'm afraid the tax increase we've been hearing about it only a glimpse of things to come. We are going to get "change" alright, but it's not going to be the kind of "change" we think. Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it....I'm afraid we are going to be taxed to death before all is said and done,from the local level all the way up to the federal level..all I can say is..heaven help us.

the change

The change that is coming is the few coins you will be left after the government is done taxing us.

Taxed to death

Now you know why Jefferson was such a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment AND revolution when necessary.