GOP is making sure that student loan debt is crushing young people

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    Republicans must pursue the almighty profit at all costs.
     
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    If you don’t, the chances of ever finishing your degree are slim.
     
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    Plenty of people get college degrees without attending full time

    and attending full time only results in about 52% of college students actually getting a degree

    Just Over Half of All College Students Actually Graduate, Report Finds
     
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    I guess as a liberal minded person, we want to make college more affordable not less so poor people can go. So MORE people can go. Your way, less people will go. I guess Republicans are ok with dumbing down our society. They/You want to keep the masses uneducated. It's easier to pay someone without a college degree less. You small business owners need manual labor. If the masses can't afford to go to college, they'll just come work for you for the crumbs you will provide a person like that.

    Universities and colleges struggle to stem big drops in enrollment - The Hechinger Report

    But you are right. College is a business and they can charge whatever they want. If people stop going then they'll be forced to lower their prices.

    University of Phoenix's angle is that a busy working person with a family can attend their college. I should start another private for profit school that is also accredited but just charge $10K a year. That's what they were about 10 years ago now I hear they are $20K a year. WTF? Why did their prices double? People should stop signing up.
     
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    Awesome! Good for you.
     
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    I had to go home every summer and work full time so I could go back in the fall. Plus I worked part time while I went to school to pay for food, beer, women, etc....

    A lot of the kids I went to school with got to take classes over the summer. I didn't. So it took me 5 years to finish. 24 credit hours a year x 5 = 120 Bachelors Degree.

    Did you know that you can CLEP test out of 30 credit hours? Things like Math, english, social sciences, electives, humanities, etc.... Colleges don't tell kids this because they want you to take their classes and pay the money. Rather than a couple thousand for the class you pay a couple hundred and test out. Save thousands of dollars.

    Now you only have to worry about paying for 3 years of college

    Register for CLEP Exams
     
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    And what exactly is the benefit to society of having more people attend college and never complete a degree?
     
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    Do something positive for college educated kids saddled with a ridiculous interest rate on their massive student debt?

    Meh :eusa_hand: If they're college educated, they probably won't vote Republican - So fuck 'em!
     
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    The money they spend. It's good when people spend their money. Not for them but fthe economy loves it.

    And it makes my degree more valuable when not everyone has one. Do you want to make it like your high school where all you have to do is show up? When's the last time you failed a kid? Rare isn't it?
     
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    Yes because most Republicans aren't educated at all.
     

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