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Morehouse grad goes viral after sharing how his incarcerated uncle took out a loan to help him pay tuition

A 2024 Morehouse College graduate gathered popularity after posting a message on X thanking his imprisoned uncle for taking out a loan to help him afford his tuition.

Along with photos of himself at the graduation ceremony, the graduate, identified as @dmacblast, posted, “Last one, but in order to finish my senior year my incarcerated Uncle took a loan out in his name to pay the remainder off of what I couldn’t.”

“Wouldn’t have graduated without him, it really takes a village,” he wrote. The message has since garnered over 29,000 likes, and over 2,000 reposts.

He tweeted earlier about how proud he was to be the first person in his family to graduate from college. He was there for the 140th Morehouse College commencement, when President Joe Biden gave his commencement speech, as reported by Black Enterprise.

Although some internet users praised his uncle’s efforts, others questioned how his uncle successfully managed to assist him in getting a loan from a prison. 

One such critic said, “Don’t want to take away from that Morehouse Man graduating but wym they let inmates take out federal loans?? How an inmate had better credit than his parents?? I have so many questions.”

In response, the graduate wrote, “Life happens, and not everyone is fortunate enough… My mom had me when she was still a baby. A Federal Plus Parent loan is different than a regular loan. If your parents both don’t qualify you are able to get a co-signer. You don’t need income to qualify for a plus loan.”

To another, he replied, “The question shouldn’t be how my incarcerated family member was able to get a loan for my education, but rather why there isn’t resources put into institutions for those less fortunate to be able to achieve the same things of those with the right resources.”

Dollita Okine

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