Budget Control Act of 2011
The Budget Control Act of 2011 eliminated subsidized loan eligibility for
graduate and professional students for loan periods/periods of enrollment
beginning on or after July 1, 2012. The unsubsidized loan limit for graduate
or professional students is $20,500 per academic year.
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Helpful written information is also available on the Equal Justice Works
website addressing, among other things: (1) individuals and loans eligible
for PSLF; (2) payments and employment that qualify for PSLF; and (3) how to
apply for PSLF. To view this information, please visit http://equaljusticeworks.org/ed-debt/post-grad/public-service-loan-forgiveness.
PLUS Loan Applicant Communication
Recently, the U.S. Department of Education sent emails or
letters to certain Direct PLUS Loan applicants who have been denied a
PLUS loan due to adverse credit history. The email or letter, which
is in addition to the standard denial communication, is sent to
applicants who could most likely be approved if they request
reconsideration of the initial PLUS loan denial. If you have received
this communication, you should contact the Student Loan Support
Center at 1-800-557-7394 to request to request reconsideration. The
applicant (not the Financial Aid Office or the child of the parent
applicant) should contact Student Loan Support Center to request
reconsideration as soon as possible. Generally, this process can be
completed in just a few minutes. Please bear in mind that the
Financial Aid Office cannot guarantee that your reconsideration
request will result in an approval for the PLUS loan.
September 17 is Constitution Day. This day commemorates the September 17, 1787, signing of the United States Constitution.
The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America.
Hampton University joins in celebrating this day!
The constitution was written over 200 years ago. However it
is still a very integral part of our everyday lives.
Each year since 2004, on Sept. 17, we commemorate the 1787
signing of the U.S. Constitution by 39 American statesmen.
Constitution Day Today, the United States celebrates Constitution
Day, marking the date in 1787 when members of the Constitutional
Convention in Philadelphia signed the document that was subsequently
ratified by the states.
The 10th Amendment states:
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the
Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the
States respectively, or to the people."
The Federal Convention convened in the State House
(Independence Hall) in Philadelphia on May 14, 1787, to revise the
Articles of Confederation. Because the delegations from only two
states were at first present, the members adjourned from day to day
until a quorum of seven states was obtained on May 25. Through
discussion and debate it became clear by mid-June that, rather than
amend the existing Articles, the Convention would draft an entirely
new frame of government. All through the summer, in closed sessions,
the delegates debated, and redrafted the articles of the new
Constitution. Among the chief points at issue were how much power to
allow the central government, how many representatives in Congress to
allow each state, and how these representatives should be
elected--directly by the people or by the state legislators. The work
of many minds, the Constitution stands as a model of cooperative
statesmanship and the art of compromise.
Preamble to the Constitution
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a
more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility,
provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and
secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do
ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of