“Compared to a high school diploma, just getting a degree from a two-year school, going to a community college and getting an associate’s degree could earn you more than $300,000 over the course of your lifetime. And a four-year degree earns you a million dollars more than if you just had a high school degree. Think about that. A million dollars—that’s real money. So one of the things that we’re trying to do is to make it easier for you to access free money for college—to figure out how you can pay for your college without having a mountain of debt. And the key thing…is to fill out your FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid…What the FAFSA does is it puts you in the running for scholarships, grants, loans, work-study jobs, all to help you pay for college. And we’ve made it simpler than ever. And it’s available right now at FAFSA.gov.” —President Obama speaking today on ensuring every student has the opportunity to realize their potential.
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