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Old 01-09-2015, 01:37 PM
 
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3k was a lot more to me when I was making 10/hr than 15k for my masters is for me now that Im making 60k with my bachelors....
But I would argue that if that $3k stopped you...you probably didn't have what it takes to make it in most higher paying jobs. Can't find a way to pay $3k in tuition, but can handle the stress of bcoming/being a nurse for example?
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Old 01-09-2015, 01:40 PM
 
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It's already accessible at CC's. One can get plenty of help is needed. That and a job get's you through school if you really want it.
A lot of people I know went free as long as they weren't supported/living with there parents. Most people would even find ways to walk away with money in their pocket (for example, buying used books and pocketing the difference).
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Old 01-09-2015, 01:44 PM
 
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Yes, I believe that's common knowledge nowadays. I'm wondering what your point is though.
You don't understand my point? You think 2 year colleges are irrelevant, I pointed out why they are not.
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Old 01-09-2015, 01:46 PM
 
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You don't understand my point? You think 2 year colleges are irrelevant, I pointed out why they are not.
If that was your point, then you failed at it.
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Old 01-09-2015, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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You don't understand my point? You think 2 year colleges are irrelevant, I pointed out why they are not.
Reasonably-bright high school students can utilize the community college system and take classes that satisfy both high school and college requirements. That can translate into a two-year head start in life. No wonder the regressives are so adamant against this plan.
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Old 01-09-2015, 01:51 PM
 
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Delaware does this if you have a 2.5 GPA in high-school you can go to Delaware Tech for free. Many serious students were in my electrical engineering and programming courses. When it came to the liberal arts classes there were definitely slackers, but it comes back to bite them in the end. Its a great pathway, although I had to pay for community college I have an associates degree and now finishing a bachelors. It will be a grand total of 20k federal debt which is nothing compared to other students I know, for a major that isn't worthless.
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Old 01-09-2015, 01:52 PM
 
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You don't understand my point? You think 2 year colleges are irrelevant, I pointed out why they are not.
I never said that. I said that a 2 year degree alone is often irrelevant unless it's in a major that directly leads to a job (nursing for example). Yes, a 2 year degree in philosophy or English can have the credits transferred, but how does one then pay for the university? It seems this plan should then be a free 4 year degree.
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Old 01-09-2015, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Republican logic

Bill is proposed - Does it support the military or corporations? - Yes = Fund it!!
- No it supports families = Socialism!!
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Old 01-09-2015, 01:59 PM
 
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I think it's a great idea. This should be combined with the govt ending it's backing of student loans
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Old 01-09-2015, 02:00 PM
 
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It seems that a 2 year degree is completely useless unless it's in something that directly leads to a job (nursing for example).
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I never said that. I said that a 2 year degree alone is often irrelevant unless it's in a major that directly leads to a job (nursing for example). Yes, a 2 year degree in philosophy or English can have the credits transferred, but how does one then pay for the university? It seems this plan should then be a free 4 year degree.
This is so easy I don't understand why you're not getting it. It's a stepping stone to a 4 year degree, see? And science credits transfer as well, not just english or philosophy. Don't you understand that that can greatly reduce the amount of credits you need to take thus the amount of money you need to put towards your degree AND the amount of time to get your degree?
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If that was your point, then you failed at it.
Sorry if you didn't comprehend a concept so basic.
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