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I am a student graduating a Oregon college this June. I have a comment on the statistic of debt by college students. I heard the guest say that there may be reasons why students are not eligible for federal aide. I am one of those students. My parents currently own rental properties that they are still paying morgages on. This means that they are not actually gaining income, if any it is little. The government considers these homes as income and therefore considers my parents as making to much for me to be eligable for financial aide as a 23 year old no less!!! So, I am currently trying to live off of the little amount my parents give me. This has been impossible so I have opened credit accounts and have had to make by with them. I do have a job set up and plan to pay...... I am just wondering, why does it make sense that because my parents are sucsessful the government won't help me as a voting "adult" with my education. I have multiple classmates who have failed out on governments money while I work hard while working part time and paying for things on my credic cards? It makes no sense!
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