Cesar Ra,irez Posted almost 2 years ago Do school assisstance programs for the less fortunate seem to set up their users to FAIL? Financial Aid is not for everybody. It is in essence an agreement made by the student and the government that both will be investing in the prospect's education. What the student does with that education it's entirely on his or her shoulders. Many take advantage of it and go forth to make a good life for themselves and their families. And then there are the ones for whom Financial Aid was not invented. The ones who believe wholeheartedly that an education, a sheet of cardboard saying they have a degree on this or that guarantees them a good life; these are the ones who fail and are sorry they ever accepted the aid. You see, Financial aid is not bad, it gives you a running chance, a chance to get in the race. At the end of the day it's the effort the student puts into the long race ahead that makes the difference.