President Biden’s student debt relief plan has been met with cheers and jeers, and no one is cheering and jeering more than those Americans who will be untouched by it. Critics have called this plan a glorified government bailout targeted at able-bodied, affluent Americans. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has called the plan “a slap in the face to every family who sacrificed to save for college and every graduate who paid their debt.” The validity of such arguments relies on an iteration of America …
How to get books, supplies and a free ride courtesy of PCC
PCC is giving students 150 dollars credit towards Bookstore purchases this fall semester, as well as an advance of 400 dollars for Pell Grant recipients. The 150 dollar credit began on Aug. 16 and Dr. Erika Endrijonas, the superintendent and president of PCC said in an email sent to all students that all students, credit or non-credit will have the opportunity to utilize the money.
Associated Students lobby Congress for fair financial aid
The Associated Students Lobby Committee (ASLC) recently traveled to Washington D.C. to lobby on behalf of the PCC student body. The trip took place on March 29, 2019 through April 2, 2019. The committee lobbied a total of six different bills to the members of Congress.