After getting laid off from a job where I worked in 95- or 25-degree weather (depending on the time of the year), I went back to school at the local community college. I would have rather taken the personal responsibility to pay for it myself; financial conditions would not allow it, so I had to apply for a Pell Grant. I found that to continue receiving a Pell Grant calls for the student to maintain a 2.0 grade point average. This can be done by getting straight C's. Straight C's is not an effort in my opinion. The fact that I was going on the taxpayer's dime, which I reminded myself of every time I set foot on that campus, gave me one more reason to study my behind off. In May I graduated with a 3.92 GPA - all A's except for one B. Why don't they raise the requirement to 2.5 or even 2.7? If I'm paying for someone to go to college, I don't expect them to get all A's but B-minus or better is reasonable.