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Unfortunately with the rising costs of tuition, more and more students are required to take out loans to fund their education. Unfortunately, unless they can be guaranteed (doubtful) that they will secure employment upon graduation, with a yearly salary that will at least allow them to pay off their loan in a few years(five or less; also very doubtful), then students are not likely to see the monetary return on their educational investment.

Stani Sims

It is amazing to see how the cost of education continues to rise and the funding continues to decrease at an alarming rate. However, society is calling for more college graduates to complete the workforce. How do we educate our children and ourselves without the overwhelming debt that is necessary to finish our education? I keep looking at the cost benefit of college and is it realistic in our current society. Will we make more money then we owe? At this junction of my college education I find it doubtful!


Ironically, the current government paradigm of ameliorating cost by cutting spending is similar to the logic of invest now to reap the returns of the future. Operative as the foundation for both types of reasoning is the concept of current action
for future results. However, the "cut to save" ideal is distinct in its shortsightedness about direct and indirect future costs associated with a method that engenders marginalization.


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