Whoopsie: Sorry Kids, But You Fell For The Bullsh!t….. FACT: Dear Leader Obama Cuts Pell Grants 33%

WASHINGTON D.C. – Sorry, college students. President Obama has cut your access to Pell Grants by 33%; he just forgot to mention it before Election Day.

During the recent campaign, President Obama claimed credit for increasing funding to the Pell Grant program, which provides college funds, free from repayment, to millions of students. However, an email sent out Tuesday to some Dallas college students is revealing a detail the President forgot to mention: the time a student can receive a Pell Grant has been cut, by as much as three years. With Pell Grants for the fall semester now dispersed, colleges are informing students of their options, bringing the cuts to light.

The email, sent out by the Dallas County Community College District, informed students of the changes to the Pell Grant program. It revealed that the number of semesters a student could receive a Pell Grant had been cut from 18 semesters down to 12.

It is a detail likely unknown to most students; in fact, the cut in grants has gone largely unreported by the media.  (read more)

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14 Responses to Whoopsie: Sorry Kids, But You Fell For The Bullsh!t….. FACT: Dear Leader Obama Cuts Pell Grants 33%

  1. akathesob says:

    So sorry! Not!!!

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  2. Sam says:

    If a semester still means what it did when I was in college – one third of the year – this means that students are expected to finish a four year degree in four years. Wow, that’s harsh. I’m sure that’s what the “HUH?” kid meant.

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    • sundance says:

      Considering that one of the Obama planks was re-education for a displaced adult workforce. This essentially deconstructs his position:

      [...] The cut in grant eligibility has serious ramifications for non-traditional students. Part-time students who do not receive a full semester grant may lose out on funds if they do not earn an undergraduate degree within 12 semesters. Adults who go back to school, including retraining for a new career, will also have limited access to grants.

      The amount of the grant varies based on family income (with a current yearly maximum grant of $5,550). If a student gets a grant less than a maximum, and a year later finds their income level has been reduced, they will not be able to recoup the difference in the lower amounts earned in a previous year. The cut in eligible semesters makes it difficult for students to make up that gap in later years.

      This cut in eligibility was never mentioned by President Obama during the campaign, and when he boasted about increasing funding to the Pell Grant program, CNN fact-checked his claim as true. While the amount of government funding to the program is going up in future years, CNN failed miserably by not pointing out the cuts in eligibility to students. The cuts could be a rude awakening to students who thought President Obama was expanding their educational opportunities.

      http://www.examiner.com/article/college-students-learn-of-obama-s-secret-pell-grant-cuts

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      • Sam says:

        Got it. I never paid attention to that part of the Dear Leader’s promises. Those poor saps who voted for him voted to screw themselves. And us, unfortunately. I have to hand it to Obama, he’s damned good at this fundamentally changing America stuff. Malevolent, but good at it. I wish he actually was incompetent.

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  3. Paulainsc says:

    ooooooopsie

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  4. skeptiktank says:

    What’s ironic about it is that we should agree with him. Cut, Baby, Cut!!!

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    • sundance says:

      NO. The emphasis is on the wrong syllable…… Obama’s approach reduces freedom.

      You dispatch the reality that President Obama took over all federal funding for higher education within Obamacare. There are no longer private educational loans underwritten by federal guarantees. Now, only the government can fund college.

      Why? 1.) so they can keep jacking up tuition rates and give their base (indoctrinators) more pay for their work/services. 2.) At the conclusion of school and entire generation is in debt to the Fed – who can then dictate the terms of repayment / or work credit as a transaction for loan repayment.

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  5. This is what happens when you refuse to see the reality and only listen to the words. But don’t think for one minute this will cause a revolt. This is all Bush’s fault, because him and his rich friends put us in such a big hole. So says my niece.

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    • Coast says:

      How sad. I really feel sick looking at the picture, and seeing these young people throwing away their futures, including everyone else. I wonder how many of them watched the debates, and if so, how did they justify Obama “lack of vision and performance”. How could they work so hard, for what is so wrong?

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  6. Angel says:

    Imagine that! Forward.

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  7. creepytwins says:

    Based on my understanding of a semester, 12 would cover six years of school. That would be four years of undergraduate and two years of graduate. Sounds like more than enough. And anyway, these grants are just a tool to funnel more money to the universities, who raise their tuition when more money becomes available. Students end up paying the same amount, schools make more money, and taxpayers foot the bill.

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  8. mamabear says:

    Well…ha ha ha….not that I disagree with cutting some fat there. But still they thought they were getting a free lunch and Obama stuck them with the bill. That is what happens when you trust a thief and a liar. Perhaps this will not be lost on all of them and they will learn that if a politicians mouth is open he is lying.

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