Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
44th President of the United States
In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
Succeeded by Donald Trump
United States Senator from Illinois
In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)

Financial Aid

Mr. President,
I am writing to you in search of suggestions for helping me with paying tuition for a program I would like to attend to get retrained. My story is this: I am a 59 year old man who has spent nearly 30 years as a Human Resources Manager. In the nearly 2.5 years since my company closed, I have not been able to find a job. I have been working part time at an agency helping mentally ill patients. I make $15.00/hr and my life is in financial ruin. We have had to file for bankruptcy, we are in foreclosure and our future does not look very bright. I have accepted at this point that I am not going to find another job in Human Resources,so I have chosen a program at a local school that I want to enroll in to get retraining. The cost of this program is roughly $9000.00 for the course but I don't have the money to pay for it. Can you direct me to a state or federal agency that might be able to help me get funding for this. I have already filled out the FAFSA. Any help you might provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You,

Richard Levenberg

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