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    Why Should a Student Apply for College Aid?


    Feb 5, 2014. Report Shared in New York Times. During a discussion with parents and students, Michelle Obama emphasized on taking student loan to finance college education rather than ignoring it.


    She said fill out the student aid forms yourself, don’t just out money on table. She emphasized on filling the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms to get entitle for the student loans. She makes this statement at a workshop held in one of the school of Alexandria to create awareness of these online forms among students.

    Most of the parents wondered why Mrs. Obama is here just to demonstrate about the form. It was because filling out this form is the most critical point of completing the education. The lady proclaimed a promise of more than $750 million from private business guides to enhance engineering in schools.


    Mrs. Obama has been animated in the organization's drive pointed at pushing the United States into in front of the pack on the planet by 2020 in its rate of school graduates.

    The occasion in Alexandria was some piece of an exertion by Get Schooled, a charitable gathering that works in organization with Viacom and utilization TV, social media and stars to sway learners to move on from secondary school and attend a university. 


    Moreover she said that education department is working hard to improve the education system by incorporating the tools that provide unique features and flexibility to students, that tool includes; online education portals, online courses, life experience college degrees, blended learning programs etc.  She further said that Google will also provide the support to those who want to apply and fill of this form by providing advices and navigation.


    The Obama organization has abbreviated the online structure and included a device that exchanges data from expense forms straightforwardly into it, in addition to different progressions, shortening the normal culmination opportunity to around the range of 21 minutes from more than an hour in the vicinity of four years back, the office said.

    Mrs. Obama, who went to Princeton and Harvard Law School, said she earned money related help through a work-study program as a learner, working in a day forethought focus and an office, in addition to different spots.


    She also thanked Department of Education for helping in simplifying the process of financial aid forms. She said that students will now be required to fill out this one form only and no need to fill any other college provided aid form.


    Based on above conversation, it is very much clear that student aid program provide a great assistance to students who need financial help to support their educational expenses. The improvement in the aid system will now help student to get registered for a financial aid program more easily than it was before. This will be great help for students in United States in completing their education from a quality institute.


    Furthermore it will help education department to figure out the changes that could be done in the fee structure of degree courses to make it affordable for all the students.







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