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Old 01-06-2012, 02:45 PM
 
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How Can We Reduce The Cost Of Going To College?

Taking out huge loans aint the answer.


Also pouring more money into K-12 aint the answer for our public school system.


I can't imagine leaving college with $100,000 of debt. Kids these days would be better off finding a factory job after high school and buying a house. As long as you're going to be in debt, you might as well get something for your money.

Kids who graduate from college will have to pay off their Student Loans and a mortgage.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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Stop the government handouts of money for loans. Giving student loans out like we do now just encourages the institutions to jack up prices because they know they can always get more from the family if they are getting more loans from the government.

Also, stop the crazy notion that everyone should go to college. There are plenty of good skilled jobs that one can get without spending 10s of thousands of dollars on a degree, and you can start out almost debt free making good money...much better off than some college grads.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Decrease demand or increase supply.
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:00 PM
 
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Stop building professional quality stadiums and programs, as well as state of the art medical facilities on college campuses.
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:00 PM
 
Location: 22 months till retirement and I can leave the hell hole of New Yakistan
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stop the government handouts...

and

stop making the POS piece of paper (a degree) the end all

you dont need a degree to work
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Stop building professional quality stadiums and programs, as well as state of the art medical facilities on college campuses.
Those sport complexes generally bring in more money annually then the entire university does from tuition.

Food for thought.
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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Money is a rationing system. Therefore add a rationing system with academic achievement to keep the boozers from going to college for a party and sex romp on their parents money.

Drop dead simple.
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Money is a rationing system. Therefore add a rationing system with academic achievement to keep the boozers from going to college for a party and sex romp on their parents money.

Drop dead simple.

But a C average at Harvard may be quite different then a A average at your local community college.

You are talking about a complex system, as if it would be simple. Rationing anything on a public basis means abuse. It isn't as simple as "if you keep x amount of an average, we'll pay for this much of your education".

And technically, most people are required to pay back their student loans, and grants if they don't finish their degree. And that money isn't even able to be cleared through bankruptcy.
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:14 PM
 
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Those sport complexes generally bring in more money annually then the entire university does from tuition.

Food for thought.
And how much do those stadiums cost to build and maintain???
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:14 PM
 
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Even if Universities could drastically reduce spending, I still can't see them ever reducing tuition prices.
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