What kind of college doesn’t accept loans?

Published 11:16 am Saturday, March 16, 2013

To the Editor:

What kind of community college doesn’t accept student loans? Paul D. Camp does not accept student loans. Oh, they will take free federal money from grants but will not accept federal direct loans to students. I have never heard of such a thing.

It makes it very difficult for a young student who lives in Southampton County to attend community college in the town where they live and work. If you don’t qualify for government help then you have to pay out of pocket to attend Paul D Camp, because they will not take any of your student loans. So, basically, this college is for low-income families and should be advertised as such.

So now we will have to apply to TCC, who does accept student loans and drive a much greater distance. This is absurd.

Paul D. Camp needs to reevaluate their financial aid department and make some much-needed changes.

Jeannette Stephens