Both of my children currently attend NC Universities on financial aid. Due to various cut backs in grants, etc., both have had to take out more student loans. Before a debilitating auto accident in 2010, I also attended a two year NC community college on the Pell Grant. Without financial aid, our state would have lost two more intelligent young adults unable to attend college due to finances. I thought the goal of our state was to train our youth to be able to work in the 21st century, not the 20th century.