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2007 Public Service Campaign - Only a Dream

During this decade, it's estimated that more than 2 million college-qualified high school students will not fulfill their dream of earning a college degree because of financial barriers. In addition, 1.5 million lower-income students, who are already in college, would have qualified for grants if they had only applied — grants that would make it more likely they could afford to finish college and reduce or eliminate the need for them to repay loans upon graduation.

The nationwide public service campaign, "Only a Dream", sponsored by Federal Student Aid, is directed primarily at those students — minority, low-income and first-generation college students — who are traditionally underrepresented in the ranks of higher education.

An office of the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid's core mission is to ensure that all eligible individuals benefit from financial assistance for education beyond high school and to champion the value of postsecondary education. Each year, we award more than $80 billion in grants, work-study and low-interest loans to nearly 10 million postsecondary students and their families who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Click on underlined file format to view Public Service Announcements (PSAs):

TV PSA English Spanish
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Radio PSA English Spanish
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Print PSAs English Spanish
Classroom pdf (281KB) pdf (284KB)
Computer Lab pdf (279KB) pdf (281KB)
Trade School pdf (296KB) pdf (299KB)

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Last updated/reviewed October 2, 2009