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First Lady to students: apply for federal aid
cnsnews.com ^ | 2/5/14 | ap

Posted on 02/05/2014 1:02:42 PM PST by ColdOne

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Michelle Obama has a message for students who are thinking about going to college: fill out the federal financial aid form.

The first lady says completing the form is an important first step for students who want to finish their education.

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1 posted on 02/05/2014 1:02:42 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Well of courssse!

Isn’t that why we pay taxes/sarc?


2 posted on 02/05/2014 1:05:05 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: ColdOne

She’s Pfishing foor Fools.


3 posted on 02/05/2014 1:06:22 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: basil

What wonderful advice. GO IN DEBT. WHEW.... from the side of the most powerful voice in the nation....we’re getting BAD advice.


4 posted on 02/05/2014 1:06:48 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: ColdOne

..yeah, fill out those forms and sign your life away. Become a dependent forever....after four years you too can have a 30 hr a week job with medical costing three times as much...
forget about ever getting a tax return again


5 posted on 02/05/2014 1:07:31 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ColdOne

.....and go into debt for the rest of your lives.....................


6 posted on 02/05/2014 1:11:46 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: ColdOne
Moochel forgot the apply for food stamps mantra.
7 posted on 02/05/2014 1:14:55 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: ColdOne

The 1st lady, and I use the term loosely, should go to her room and be quiet.


8 posted on 02/05/2014 1:15:47 PM PST by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: Red Badger

TO STUDENTS.....

You want an education???

work for it, apply for student loans and pay for ever and ever...

We paid plus student loans...you want it ...then EARN IT...

I AM DAMN TIRED OF THIS FREE HAND OUT, WORTHLESS PEOPLE WANT..

by the way don’t these kids need decent grades to get in college, don’t they still have to apply and GET ACCEPTED?? been awhile since we did all those forms so maybe things have changed..
the days of being Proud are over...I’m feed up with the obama’s..


9 posted on 02/05/2014 1:17:33 PM PST by haircutter
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To: ColdOne
Then the next step after you graduate: DEFAULT!

These people make me puke!

10 posted on 02/05/2014 1:19:27 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: ColdOne

The “transformation” includes maximizing the financial burden on the U.S. economy.


11 posted on 02/05/2014 1:19:37 PM PST by G Larry
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To: ColdOne

Cloward and Piven


12 posted on 02/05/2014 1:21:15 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: ColdOne

Yeah, apply for a federal education loan so you can spend your future unemployed in Mom & Dad’s basement with your crap indoctrination phony useless degree, er, well, that is until Obamacare kills them. Then you are on your own

Spread those cheeks, kiddies!


13 posted on 02/05/2014 1:22:30 PM PST by dforest
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To: Red Badger

0bama’s going to forgive the student loans.


14 posted on 02/05/2014 1:28:21 PM PST by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: Brandonmark

There is no default on student loan debt anymore, it lasts forever.


15 posted on 02/05/2014 1:34:08 PM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: ColdOne

While entering debt-slavery to the Federal government to pay for one’s education is a very bad idea, the fact is she’s right: most institutions of higher education have streamlined their data collection in giving out scholarship, fellowships, assistantships, grants and the like that have any specification of financial need in the eligiblity requirements to use the FAFSA as the means of collecting the data.

Unless a student has been offered an athletic scholarship or a scholarship based solely on the basis of academic attainment or some peculiar non-need based criterion (there are strange scholarships that turn on being from a particular county, the descendant of a particular person, attending a particular church,...) not completing a FAFSA means you’ll pay rack-rate wherever you’re going to school.


16 posted on 02/05/2014 1:34:09 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: FrdmLvr

He won’t be president when these student’s loans come due...............(I HOPE)................


17 posted on 02/05/2014 1:35:31 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: haircutter

Forms?...We don' need no steenking FORMS!................

18 posted on 02/05/2014 1:37:19 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: YankeeReb
Here, let me say that louder:

CLOWARD & PIVEN

Bonuses for IRS employees, too! It is VERY obvious the Communists masquerading as Democrats' number one goal is to DESTROY OUR FREE-MARKET, CAPITALIST REPUBLIC WITH IRREVERSIBLE DEBT!!!

19 posted on 02/05/2014 1:39:50 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Beagle8U

They won’t pay and won’t care, they’ll have crappy credit anyway - until an EO that demands all credit scores be equal.


20 posted on 02/05/2014 1:40:18 PM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: ColdOne

translation: cause we’re rubber stamping that now, just like food stamp and Obamaphone applications.


21 posted on 02/05/2014 1:46:04 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: informavoracious
until an EO that demands all credit scores be equal.

You KNOW that is coming


22 posted on 02/05/2014 1:47:10 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Beagle8U
There is no default on student loan debt anymore, it lasts forever.

Be on the look out for the Executive Order!

23 posted on 02/05/2014 1:48:59 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: ColdOne

Better still, learn a skill at a technical school and earn your own way through college. Actually a technical skill can have more earning power than a degree.


24 posted on 02/05/2014 1:51:26 PM PST by abclily
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To: basil; All

The states have never delagated to the feds, via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate, tax and spend for the purposes of vote-winning student aid, the 10th Amendment automatically reserving such power uniquely to the states. So students actually need to work with their state lawmakers if they want “government” student aid.


25 posted on 02/05/2014 1:53:01 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: Brandonmark

Even an executive order wouldn’t do it.

That could only cover employees under his direct control, and even then he could only delay collection for a short time.


26 posted on 02/05/2014 1:57:21 PM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: ColdOne

What we need to address the cost of higher education isn’t another leftist shilling for free taxpayer money.

What we need is for University professors and administrative staff to do what every other sector of America has been forced to do. They should pull in their belts and cut their salaries by 50%.


27 posted on 02/05/2014 2:00:47 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: ColdOne

Here are the general requirements to get aid or at least up your odds.

Come from a single mother or divorced parents
Be a single mother
Be a minority (non white)
Don’t have a job
Don’t have parents with investments, bank accounts, a farm or any kind of assets, in other words, be a bum.

These are the high points I gleaned from my kids filling out FASFA. Since my kids and I didn’t fit into any of the above, I paid out of pocket for college. the few scholarships and grants covered very little.


28 posted on 02/05/2014 2:05:08 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Amendment10

I didn’t know that! I never applied for any loans……….

Thanks for the info!


29 posted on 02/05/2014 2:14:41 PM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: ColdOne

People CANNOT discharge student debt via bankruptcy —in many cases the entities that encourage the foolhardy debt creation also own the COLLECTION AGENCIES.

They UNDERSTAND it’s a bad investment, but don’t care because they literally have FOREVER to squeeze the money out of you, often with loads of interest.

Somehow the education system is totally immune from ALL MANNER of basic burdens foisted upon the private sector.

“He didn’t promote me cuz I’m gay” —lawsuit

“He gave me an F because I don’t like collectivism” —TOUGH LUCK

The FIRST step to a cure —no more Federally backed loans for USELESS LIBERAL ARTS DEGREES.


30 posted on 02/05/2014 2:15:50 PM PST by gaijin
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To: ZULU

Big Education is a significant funding mechanism for Democrats. I don’t see it feeling much market pressure any time soon.


31 posted on 02/05/2014 2:19:10 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: gaijin

Liberal arts profs are major campaign supporters of Democrats.

Your premise has about as much chance of happening as Obama playing on the PGA Senior Tour in 2017.


32 posted on 02/05/2014 2:22:20 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: ColdOne

Aren’t all FAFSAs online only now?

Are they going to processed in Belarus?


33 posted on 02/05/2014 2:36:01 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: ColdOne

Used to work with a woman who had used student loans to attend one of those private massage therapy schools, which she didn’t complete. When I knew her, she was working as an AA, barely making more than minimum wage and had had the loans in forebearance for more than 5 years, interest accruing and being added to principal the whole time. Loan amount had more than doubled to over $75K. She had no intention of ever taking it out of forebearance or making any payments on it.


34 posted on 02/05/2014 2:39:21 PM PST by Hoffer Rand (If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. *Asterisk.*)
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To: nascarnation

The next time they REALLY need a big turnout of yutes to put them over the top in an election, forgiveness will happen. Bank on it.


35 posted on 02/05/2014 2:40:49 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Yes I’ve been thinking when Julia and Pajama Boy get uneasy over Grandma’s early demise via the Death Panel, the regime will start sending out Groupons for student loan relief.


36 posted on 02/05/2014 2:43:16 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: ColdOne

So THAT IS WHY Obama wants everyone to go to college.

Sick.

Four years at an expensive school, being indoctrinated with old school communism by day, filled with beer and semen by night, and come out with zero marketable skills but over $100k in debt to the government.


37 posted on 02/05/2014 2:50:53 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

So THAT IS WHY Obama wants everyone to go to college.

Sick.

Four years at an expensive school, being indoctrinated with old school communism by day, filled with beer and semen by night, and come out with zero marketable skills but over $100k in debt to the government.

**
Hey, you left out free birf control!


38 posted on 02/05/2014 3:23:37 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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