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Barack Obama Talks Student Loans with a Real Live Student!

There is an excellent video clip on YouTube that shows Obama talking to a Wayne Community College student and her financial officer about her loan debt.  Apparently, this is from this past June, but I didn’t come across it until today (thanks to Financial Aid Finder), and I thought it was worth posting. 

At one point during the clip, the student (Marilyn Pace, who is studying to be a dental hygienest) breaks down in tears, and Obama comforts her.  There isn’t really anything about substantive policy here, but I do think it bodes well for Obama that he has reached out to real people in real need and seems to understand that loans aren’t always the answer.

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  1. November 20, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Hey, thanks for the mention of the Financial Aid Finder! Glad you liked the video — I agree with you that it bodes well 🙂

  2. Sharon Sanders
    February 9, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    my pay check is being garnished for student loans. Is there any releif for us duirng this hard economic time. I have not been able to find a job that would pay anything for the degrees that I have. The degrees are worthless if you can’t get work to pay for them.

    I work in the Kansas City Missouri School District. I work for the Exceptional Education Department. I don’t make the kind of money that they are saying that I owe.

    I am 59 years of age. I went to school late in life and this is what I am faced with. I will not be able to retire, draw social security at this rate.

    Is there any help?

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