Target: Mitt Romney
Goal: To ensure that federal support of students, which is essential to America’s future, are not eliminated.
The increased cost of college has been a hot topic, especially with the recent economic downturn. But even though college tuitions are increasing, the Federal Government does have methods in place in order to help students who are from very low income families. Pell Grants will give a student up to $5,500 each year that can go towards paying the cost of tuition.
But under Romney’s plan, this would all change.
Romney’s current budget proposes eradicating twenty five percent of the Pell Grants that the government gives out. The argument behind this is that Pell Grants would be kept for those “students who truly need them”.
The current cut off to qualify for a Pell Grant is around $26,000 in household income for a family of four. The poverty line for a family of four in the United States is $22,350. Pell Grants are specifically designed to provide for students who may think that college is out of reach for them because of their income level.
The American education system is already on the brink, and college is a way out of poverty for many individuals. Romney has already made some comments about the best options for people who can’t afford college that weren’t exactly warm. Pell Grants aren’t going to upper class citizens who don’t truly need them. Many students who receive a Pell Grant attend community colleges and work part time in order to keep their college costs down.
Let Mitt Romney know that the United States cannot afford to cut Pell Grants if it wants to ensure the education of its work force.
Dear Mr. Mitt Romney,
A college education is the way out of poverty for many individuals. The Pell Grant system that the United States uses is one way of aiding students who may not be able to afford their college education any other way.
Your current budget proposes eradicating twenty five percent of the Pell Grants that the government gives out. The current cut off to qualify for a Pell Grant is around $26,000 in household income for a family of four. The poverty line for a family of four in the United States is $22,350.
We cannot decrease the amount of support the government gives its college students if we wish for America to succeed in the future.
[Your Name Here]