Lower Independent Age
On March 20th 2012, Victor Valley College's Associated Student Body will be speaking to state respresentatives on the issue of Lowering the Independent Age... We will also be advocating nationally at the ASACC Conference the days prior.
Please sign our online petition!
We need 500 signatures on our petition by then... If you could forward the following link... and help in anyway possible... it would be much appreciated ;) Thanks for all the support!!!
More Info. about Lowering Independent Age...
The petition will be delivered to:
- The California State House
- The California State Senate
- CA Governor Jerry Brown
- The United States House of Representatives
- The United States Senate, and
- President Barack Obama
The current age to have automatic independent status to receive financial aid is 24. We would like to lower that age to 21 to accommodate more students who are currently unable to qualify for financial aid because they have to file as a dependent. Students should not be denied access to education based on their parents income when they can determine their independence prior to age 24.