Arab Today, arab today president obama challenges students to file financial aid form
Last Updated : GMT 11:18:04
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

President Obama challenges students to file financial aid form

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today President Obama challenges students to file financial aid form

Miami - UPI

President Obama challenged U.S. high school students to fill out a financial aid form Friday, saying education is the best investment in the country's future. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama visited Coral Reef High School in Miami to announce that, beginning with the 2014-2015 school year this fall, the U.S. Education Department can begin working with states to identify students who haven't filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and potentially missing out on post-secondary financial aid. "So, my challenge today to every high school student in America: fill out the form," Obama said. "Even if you think you might not qualify for financial aid, fill out the form. You might qualify." He also announced that he directed the federal Education Department "to tell every governor that starting today, they can, if they choose, confidentially let high school administrators know which students have filled out the FAFSA form and which haven't." States then would target additional resources to school districts where a large percentage of students fail to properly apply for aid to try to increase participation. Obama said he and the first lady were working to encourage school districts "to adopt some terrific stuff that's being done down here in order for young people to know if they've done the work, if they're being responsible, they're outstanding students, then financing should not be a barrier for them being able to go to college." The Free Application for Federal Student Aid Completion Initiative, Obama said, will help ensure more of students take the first step toward achieving college success. A FAFSA is required by colleges and universities to help determine a prospective student's eligibility for financial aid. Obama also highlighted education initiatives in his just-released budget proposal, including his plan to offer universal pre-kindergarten, $300 million for a new Race to the Top program and $150 million to help high schools redesign their curricula. "I want us to have the best-educated workforce in America," Obama said. "And I want it to be the most diverse workforce in the world. That's what I'm fighting for. That's what your superintendent and your principal are fighting for. And I hope that's what you fight for yourselves, because when I meet the students here at Coral Reef, I am optimistic about the future." Before Obama's arrival at Coral Reef High School, about 100 people from the Venezuelan community pressed their case for Obama to recognize human rights violations in their home country, the (Fort Lauderdale) South Florida Sun Sentinel reported. "We're here because we want human rights, for President Obama to recognize Venezuela is violating the human rights of the students and the people," protester Gabriela Nyhus said. "People are dying and going to jail every day because of [Venezuelan President Nicolas] Maduro. We want liberty for Venezuela." Hundreds of people have been arrested and injured during anti-government protests in recent weeks in Venezuela, and at least 17 people have been killed.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today president obama challenges students to file financial aid form Arab Today, arab today president obama challenges students to file financial aid form

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today president obama challenges students to file financial aid form Arab Today, arab today president obama challenges students to file financial aid form

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation
Arab Today, arab today Italy regions back 'big bang' autonomy

GMT 07:10 2017 Monday ,23 October

Italy regions back 'big bang' autonomy
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Iraq's Barzani isolated by his drive

GMT 04:36 2017 Tuesday ,24 October

Iraq's Barzani isolated by his drive
Arab Today, arab today Maltese demand justice for murdered

GMT 06:08 2017 Monday ,23 October

Maltese demand justice for murdered
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today World's deepest lake in peril

GMT 15:54 2017 Friday ,20 October

World's deepest lake in peril
Arab Today, arab today Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action

GMT 10:54 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action
Arab Today, arab today Lost Australia diver swam miles

GMT 19:09 2017 Monday ,23 October

Lost Australia diver swam miles
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today EU targets German carmakers

GMT 05:41 2017 Tuesday ,24 October

EU targets German carmakers
Arab Today, arab today Tesla to build wholly-owned plant

GMT 07:55 2017 Monday ,23 October

Tesla to build wholly-owned plant
Arab Today, arab today Sherine Reda frustrated of latest terrorist attacks

GMT 09:03 2017 Monday ,23 October

Sherine Reda frustrated of latest terrorist attacks
Arab Today, arab today Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse'

GMT 16:07 2017 Friday ,20 October

Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse'

GMT 08:12 2017 Saturday ,21 October

Donia Abdel Aziz aspires to return to cinema

GMT 18:15 2017 Monday ,16 October

British actress becomes fifth woman

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 19:09 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Massacre fears spark race

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 05:27 2017 Monday ,23 October

Travel plea for conjoined twins

GMT 12:54 2017 Saturday ,21 October

Malaysia Airlines picks new CEO

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 08:06 2017 Tuesday ,24 October

Second Palestinian mobile provider enters Gaza

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday