Financial Aid : A Topic That Many American College Students Deal With

1516 Words Nov 3rd, 2016 7 Pages
Mrs. Reidy
English 1101
26 October 2016
TED Talk Financial aid is a topic that many American college students deal with. It is something that haunts us for the rest of our lives. A student is very fortunate if they are able to pay in whole for their college every semester, including books, room and board, and tuition. Being from a fortunate family, our parents are willing to pay the first four years of our college as long as we keep hope scholarship. With the use of students loans it is supposed to make college more accessible to teenagers. Student loans are designed to help students pay for tuition, books, and living expenses. Though yes, interest rates are much lower on student loans then on any other loans, it does not make paying them off any easier. In the Ted Talk “Put the Finical Aid in the Bag” Carven Lissaint argues the issue of student loans and the burden of financial issues that colleges put on students in a way that college age people will understand by using metaphors, current song lyrics, and an interesting set of choice words. Carven Lissaint is a Haitian American artist. He performs in slam poetry events and is a member of the Hip Hopera Theater. Lissant was raised in New York and now lives in Washington Heights. In 2006 Lissaint established himself as a spoken artist, traveling the country coaching and winning many awards. He debuted a one-man show on Broadway in 2009. Lissaint hopes to shed his light on the world and prays that one day we become a…

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