As a 26-year-old law enforcement officer, husband, and father of two, going to college seemed to be nearly impossible. First there was the issue of money, then the issue of time. However, I chose to start going to school online in 2009 and now I've started my fourth and final year.
As a Navy veteran, I have been able to fund my schooling through the GI Bill. President Obama's education reforms have had a tremendously positive affect on my pursuit of a higher education. In August, 2011, the President changed the Post-9/11 GI Bill that allowed online distant students to receive the same basic housing allowance as their in-class counterparts. Additionally, interest rates have held steady for both subsidized and unsubsidized loans. Without these reforms, my dream of receiving a bachelor’s degree may not have been possible.
Thank you Mr. President for looking after the people of this country and for helping those who want to help themselves.