The Jimmy Fallon show was privy to an extra special guest recently. A little someone we’d like to refer to as The President of The United States of America, Barrack Obama. With his usual soft spoken and overall pleasant demeanor, the president exchanged some laughs, embarrassing stories, and even his pick for the NCAA with Jimmy and the audience.
Once the laughs died down the sensitive subject concerning student loans and repayment reared its ugly head. Amidst a college-age crowd, President Obama explained the importance of a college education for young people today. He referred to it as the “single most important investment young people can make”.
He proceeded to go into detail about how congress is planning to increase interest rates on student loans come July 1st if nothing is done to stop it. This is an alarming, yet very harsh reality for not only prospective and current students, but for post-grads like me. To combat against such a lucrative measure, President Obama urged viewers to write, call, even tweet against this interest hike.
As President Obama states, “There’s no more important investment that we can make in our future than to make sure young people have a shot”, a small glimmer of hope is revealed into such an absurd increase not occurring.
Here’s hoping July 1st doesn’t rob us of our hard-earned post-graduate pennies…