Higher education cannot be a luxury reserved just for a privileged few. It is an economic necessity for every family. And every family should be able to afford it.
- President Barack Obama, June 21, 2012
For Barack Obama, like most Americans, college would have been impossible without government issued Financial Aid. His ability to attend the school of his choice, to pursue his interests and continue his education shaped his life and the future of our country.
If you have worked hard in school and but don’t have $39,520 to attend a Private school or $17,860 for a public one you don’t have to put your dreams aside. Though the costs of college tuition, room and board and textbooks has been steadily on the rise. There are real solutions to this financial dilemma. Since 1965 when Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Higher Education Act The government has offered students financial help to attain their education goals.
If you’re beginning to think about college and worried about how you’ll find the money, your very first stop should be to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Just in time for college enrollment, CLP is offering FAFSA completion help at libraries across the city. Take advantage of this opportunity to get help from the experts
Don’t worry though, if your busy life prevents you from attending one of our events…the library has literally hundreds of books to help you navigate through your college preperation.
~Brooke, CLP- South Side