“My parents have always wanted me to go to college, because they knew how hard it was to live without a college degree. But when they found out how much it would cost, they just couldn’t afford it. There was no way.”
Dakota knew that he needed a college degree to pursue his dreams to work with computers or go into politics. But he didn’t know how he could get there—until one of his teachers helped him fill out his application for a federal Pell Grant.
Watch Dakota’s story to see why President Obama’s expansion of the Pell Grant program has made such a difference for students like him.