When Tuition is INSANELY HIGH, UNAFFORDABLE, why is the conversation...

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    ...birth control costs??? The cheapest (meaning least expensive) IL STATE college costs minimum $30K a year! Most schools are well beyond that. Four years equals up tp $120K at the MINIMUM! This is a 2nd first mortgage! Going to college is becoming essential to landing a decent job, but going to college is becoming unaffordable to everyone except the upper middle class or upper class!

    Yet people want to talk about the affordable birth control options. First, NO plan covers condoms and condoms are the only form of birth control that prevents STDs. If you are sleeping around in college, or anywhere for that matter, then condoms should be used not the pills (or just the pill). Even if the person a has boyfriend (or girlfriend) in college they should use condoms. You don't know what your partner is doing. Be honest how many of you were loyal to your college (or even highschool), girl or boyfriends? I can honestly say I wasn't loyal to any of them! I guarantee I wasn't the only one! The pill might prevent you from getting knocked up (or knocking someone up), but it won't prevent you from getting AIDS, HERPS etc. Second, what is $9 a month, when tuition costs $3K-$5K a month! Where are the priorities. Maybe this spoiled girl should get, I don't know, a job in college!

    This comes from the mindset of a father who has 3 kids and one on the way. The rising cost of college keeps me up most nights!
     
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    Is "higher education" the next bubble to burst?
     
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    Obama offerin' help for student loan debt...
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    Obama Urges Congress to Extend Law on College Loans
    April 21, 2012 - U.S. President Barack Obama is urging Congress to extend a law set to expire in July that would prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling.
     
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    Public college costs DOUBLED under Boosh- another strange coincidence. Pub dupe morons!
     
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    One wonders why the US makes it so difficult for it's citizens to get an education. It's free in Europe.
     
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    They Pay you in Denmark- but nooooooooooooo.
     
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    Denmark has the highest quality of life, too.

     
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    First of all, nothing is free. Somebody always pays.

    Second, you are misinformed university students in most European countries do pay tuition, albeit much less than in the US. The bill is picked up by the taxpayer and costs are kept down by paying Professors a fairly meager salary and not investing too much in facilities and research. The effect of this on the flight of Europe's best and brightest to the US is fairly obvious.
     
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    Link to the flight of Europe's best and brightest to the US?
     
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    The cheapest form of Birth Control/ STD prevention that I know of is keep your pecker in your pants and your legs closed you will not you want need to buy man made birth control devices, it's actually free.
     

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