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FAFSA / PELL GRANT

1 GA, United States Review updated:

I have been laid off since April 2010. I can not get a job without some type of college education. I have been told by one school that I did not get the Federal Pell Grant because I dont have children. I medically can not and could never have children. Not my choice but, If I purchase realestate (Property) I have to pay school taxes for everyone elses children. I have been told by another school that if you dont lie on the FAFSA you will not get the grant either. So if you are honest, white, and have no children you get nothing. I have a good mind to take the Federal Pell Grant People to court for discrimination. WHO out there thinks its right or fair that women that can not have children have to pay school taxes for people that do have them, yet can not get a Federal grant to go back to school nor can I get any Federal/Government assistance of any kind all because I can ot have children. This is so wrong. Honestly I feel the Government should pay me for not having kids. There are so many people out there that have kids and dont take care of them or dont want them so they drown them or kill them or throw them in the dumpster yet I am the one being punished.

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  • Po
      7th of Dec, 2010
    +1 Votes

    I am a white woman that did not have children through college. Did I get the pell grant? No. Did I get other state grants and loans? Yes. I worked a part time job all through college so that I could pay for what my grants and loans did not cover (which was a lot). Yes, it is true that people with children get better grants, but that is because those children are dependents. The person who has a child is not only paying for themselves, they are paying for a child too. They are more in need than you are. The pell grant is decided by need, and the poverty level is very low now. You do not qualify because you do not need it as much as others. There are people in your position that also have children to care for. Get an entry-level job and work your way through college like the rest of us do. Or adopt a child if you want the much more difficult route (then you'll see what it's like to raise a child, go to college, and work a minimum wage job). You are ridiculous.

  • Po
      7th of Dec, 2010
    0 Votes

    This poster's sense of entitlement is ridiculous.

  • No
      8th of Dec, 2010
    -3 Votes

    I think all of you are ridiculous. Why should anyone without children pay for your children to go to school. This is wrong. There are alot of breaders out there and they keep breeding children so everyone else has to pay for them. You all sound mad cause your lives suck and are weighted down with kids.

  • No
      10th of Dec, 2010
    -1 Votes

    I was speaking to an emergency room physician this morning. He told me that a woman in her 20s came to the ER with her 8th pregnancy. She stated, "my momma told me that I am the breadwinner for the family." He asked her to explain. She said that she can make babies and babies get money for the family. The scam goes like this: The grandma calls the Department of Child and Family Services and states that the unemployed daughter is not capable of caring for these children. DCFS agrees and states that the child or children will need to go to foster care.

    The grandma then volunteers to be the foster parent, and thus receives a check for $1500 per child per month in Illinois . Total yearly income: $144, 000 tax-free, not to mention free healthcare (Medicaid) plus a monthly card entitling her to free groceries, etc, and a voucher for 250 free cell phone minutes per month. This does not even include WIC and other welfare programs. Indeed, grandma was correct in that her fertile daughter is the "breadwinner" for the family.

    This is how the ruling class spends our tax dollars.

    Sebastian J. Ciancio, M.D. Urologist, Danville Polyclinic, LTD

  • Po
      10th of Dec, 2010
    -1 Votes

    I hate to sound cliche here, but life isn't fair. Yes, there is a small percentage of people that attempt to scam in this way (and millions of other ways), but most do not. There is a larger percentage of people who just shut the hell up and work to pay for their college instead of complaining about it.

  • Po
      10th of Dec, 2010
    -1 Votes

    Actually, it seems as though your only post that had anything to do with the topic at hand was your original complaint. Did you go to a school when you were a child? Then the tax-payers paid for you too. It seems as though you just want to rant and cry about children and taxes.

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