YourTurn - 3/23/12

Watch for YourTurn normally scheduled to air at the end of Heartland News at Noon on Mondays and Fridays, at the end of Heartland News at 10:00 on Saturday nights, and following The Breakfast Show on Sunday mornings.

This week on your turn. Anita from Risco writes:

"In December of 2011 President Obama signed into law that college students are now limited to 12 semesters of Federal Pell Grant eligibility. This means that those who cannot afford college but choose to further their education in a field that requires more than four years of college will end up in debt or even dropping out before they can even begin their careers outside of college.

As a college student myself I am grateful for this grant that has enabled me to seek a higher education. I am not sure at this time what I will do when my financial aid runs out. The president should also make a law that students ONLY be required to take ONLY those classes needed for their specific careers. Then most students would be able to finish their studies in four years and not need further financial aid.

I cannot tell you the classes I am required to take that I will never use or that have nothing to do with my field study. This is a waste of money and time and it could all be fixed with "a law" requiring these specific changes!"

Anita, thanks for your comments. And folks, let us know what you think about higher education in the heartland.

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