Personal Narrative: Make America Great Again

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I am really glad to hear that you are the Republican nominee for president. I believe that you are exactly what we need to “Make America Great Again.” My family and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to you and your family speak at the Republican Convention.

The reason I am writing to you is to tell you from a student’s point of view about our higher education system’s federal financial aid, at least in Virginia; hoping that something may be done at some point when you are the President of the United States.

First, I am 22 years old, have Cerebral Palsy, and a college senior at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. I am doing a double major in Classics with a Latin Concentration and in Music with an interest in Violin and Musicology. I am extremely active in my church, and I spend much of my time volunteering there and at other churches. My mother, older brother, twin sister, and I all live in the same house, still struggling to make
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The fact that I lost all my financial aid until I did the SAP appeal in 2014 but not this time in 2016, and the fact that I owe $4k for the spring semester this time in 2016 but not in 2014. It is a similar situation for both semesters. Therefore, it should be taken care of the same way, at least one would think. It is unfortunate that the U.S. Department of Education was unhelpful, and the only service that was helpful with information, cannot do anything about it.

What I hope would happen is that the federal financial aid requirements, rules, and regulations become clear-cut across the states to every state-funded college and university. That way the discrepancies that are currently happening can be avoided. What are your thoughts about this situation?

I thank you for taking the time to read my letter. I know that you are a busy man, so for you to read my letter means a lot. I do hope to hear back from you. Please feel free to contact me in any way that you
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