To me, school should be about the education, and I find it sad that people with less money can't get the funding or can't afford to attend a "top school" even if they have the smarts to do it...
I mean, as a student, you could have the PERFECT record & an IQ to match, but be forced to go to a local no name college simply because that's all you can afford... While a student with a much lower potential is accepted to Harvard or Yale simply because their mommy has money...
Then when looked at side by side for a job after wards, employers want the Harvard Grad over some no name school... So much for the American Dream...
Asked by SabrinaMBowen at 12:35 PM on Aug. 17, 2010 inLevel 40 (122,988 Credits)
Answer by okmommy08 at 12:43 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
Answer by coffeeyum at 12:45 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
It's funny you mention Harvard. They were talking about Harvard on the Today show. At Harvard they are charging based on income. If you have low income you can go to Harvard for free including living in the dorm. Many of the top expensive colleges are free for lower income students.
State Universities are cheap and offer a great education for the vast majority of students. Pell Grants should pay tuition and books with money left over. Students would then have the option of taking Stafford Loans, work study, working, or living with parents. Money really isn't an issue for going to college. I attended 8 universities for over 25 years and I have 3 children in college.
Answer by Gailll at 12:47 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
For years Stanford has been free if families meet income guidelines. Stanford is in California and is considered one of the best universities (some people think the best) in the country. Families making less than $100,000 pay no tuition and there is financial aid for families making over $100,000. I don't think $100,000 family income is low income!
It's too bad people aren't better informed about how to pay for higher education.
Answer by Gailll at 12:57 PM on Aug. 17, 2010
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