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Fri Apr 13, 2018, 01:01 PM

What is the real cost of a college education?



Published on Apr 13, 2018
Do we really want to live in a country where students have to go to the hospital because of stress over paying for college? Or should we learn from other countries and make public colleges and universities tuition-free while also lowering the outrageous levels of student debt?

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 01:13 PM

1. Better question, do we want our young people fully educated or do we want colleges to fatten

their bank accounts from charging for the education as well as using the athletes to fatten the college coffers with sports teams and fans money.

I vote to make all education available to everyone. What better way to jettison our country into a future where education counts and is useful.

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Response to shraby (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 01:16 PM

4. Let private be private,fine, but the state universities or at least start with junior colleges ....

something! its is getting unreachable with out indenturing yourself now as a student

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 01:13 PM

2. it is insane what instate tuition at most state universities cost now . This will never compute with

tax cut lovers.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 01:14 PM

3. Opportunity cost

Four years of lost earning power while taking on debt. A case could be made to work those 4 years and choose 10 growth stocks and hold them for the remainder of your working life. Good chance it would outdistance most college degrees.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 01:30 PM

5. Unfortunately, too many students and their parents

don't look very closely at what all that borrowing will mean.

I keep on telling kids and their parents, if you can't afford to pay for college outright, and if you don't get good scholarship money to the school of your choice, start out at the local community college. Then transfer to an instate institution. If you have to, work and only attend part time. Yes, it will take longer to finish, but if you're earning decent money along the way, you can exit college debt free.

The other thing that's wrong is the push for everyone to get a four year degree with almost no thought about what kinds of jobs are at the end of that road. Which is again why the community colleges are so great, because they offer certificate programs that lead to real, decent jobs at the end.

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Response to Donkees (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2018, 01:37 PM

6. it is CRIMINAL what is being done to young folk

 

I am hoping that young people address that issue like the Parkland students are confronting gun humpers

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