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    Re: Student Loan Rates Double After Congressional Inaction

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Mine are already at 6.8 and 7.9. Graduate loans receive no subsidies.
    Wow. I guess I graduated at the right time. Mine are at 2.875%.


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    Re: Student Loan Rates Double After Congressional Inaction

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    The game of football involves people lifting large human objects. The body doesn't care whether its lifting humans or metal, so metal perfectly is applicable to becoming more adept at lifting humans.

    And you're absolutely right. Which is why I said that society's resources should be directed at majors that it needs most, not majors that lead to a job working at the golden arches and sucking off the government tit.
    education is weightlifting for the mind. i majored in science, but it's undeniable that i have benefited from other required courses which i considered unnecessary at the time. all learning builds neural connections which can be used for a wide variety of applications later in life.

    i find that many people lament how "stupid" the general population is. part of the remedy for that is extended education at the specific point in time when the brain is finishing its development. it's my opinion that we should encourage students to pursue as much education as they want. putting a fiscal barrier in front of that is counterproductive.

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    Re: Student Loan Rates Double After Congressional Inaction

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Yayy! My loans just doubled! If a deal isnt reached loans for many others and mine will also double! This is very upsetting, and hard to even believe! [/FONT][/COLOR]
    It's good for the state, so you should be okay with it.
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    Re: Student Loan Rates Double After Congressional Inaction

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    I don't know where you went to college, but mine has a tremendous amount of free tutoring resources. Of which I've never used
    i was lucky enough to be born to parents who are teachers. when i struggled in calculus-based physics, my dad taught himself the subject so that he could tutor me. i feel a bit of guilt that every student doesn't have access to that kind of help. without tutoring, i'm not sure that i would have achieved my full potential.

    my folks are retired now, and they tutor anyone who wants help. i realize that this is not the norm, but it should be. we all benefit from a highly educated population.

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    Re: Student Loan Rates Double After Congressional Inaction

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It's good for the state, so you should be okay with it.
    Yup that sums up my position perfectly... Have anything worthwhile to say?


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    Re: Student Loan Rates Double After Congressional Inaction

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i was lucky enough to be born to parents who are teachers. when i struggled in calculus-based physics, my dad taught himself the subject so that he could tutor me. i feel a bit of guilt that every student doesn't have access to that kind of help. without tutoring, i'm not sure that i would have achieved my full potential.

    my folks are retired now, and they tutor anyone who wants help. i realize that this is not the norm, but it should be. we all benefit from a highly educated population.
    If your dad taught himself calc based physics, then your dad must be one bad ass mo fo! I made it through ok but I couldn't even imagine trying to go back and re-learn that stuff, much less, trying to pick it all up from scratch.

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    Re: Student Loan Rates Double After Congressional Inaction

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    education is weightlifting for the mind. i majored in science, but it's undeniable that i have benefited from other required courses which i considered unnecessary at the time. all learning builds neural connections which can be used for a wide variety of applications later in life.

    i find that many people lament how "stupid" the general population is. part of the remedy for that is extended education at the specific point in time when the brain is finishing its development. it's my opinion that we should encourage students to pursue as much education as they want. putting a fiscal barrier in front of that is counterproductive.
    Tis true. I am a bio-medical sciences major myself, and I have found that a few select liberal arts classes to be very beneficial to my development as a person. This may sound condescending, but I see them overall as supplemental instruction. Its very difficult to find careers for our over supply of history and philosophy majors, hence why I call them "useless" degrees when they are just stand alone, but by no means do I consider them useless courses. I will say, that a vast majority of the courses that I did deem useless, were often over crowded required Gen Ed courses that everyone has to take. I can learn sciences in very large classes, but many other courses were meant to be discussion based.

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    Re: Student Loan Rates Double After Congressional Inaction

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    If your dad taught himself calc based physics, then your dad must be one bad ass mo fo! I made it through ok but I couldn't even imagine trying to go back and re-learn that stuff, much less, trying to pick it all up from scratch.

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    thanks! i definitely didn't forget. this year, my dad got two games of golf at a great club, some golf gear, and also beer. i did something similar for Mom. she drilled me in grammar and literature.

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    Re: Student Loan Rates Double After Congressional Inaction

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i was lucky enough to be born to parents who are teachers. when i struggled in calculus-based physics, my dad taught himself the subject so that he could tutor me. i feel a bit of guilt that every student doesn't have access to that kind of help. without tutoring, i'm not sure that i would have achieved my full potential.

    my folks are retired now, and they tutor anyone who wants help. i realize that this is not the norm, but it should be. we all benefit from a highly educated population.
    Yeah I'm not sure what exactly to say to stories like this. Some parents are just more helpful/dedicated/caring then others, and you and I both were some of the lucky ones. If you went to the University of Central Florida, we have a Supplemental Academic Resource Center where free tutoring is available as well as 8 hours a week of Supplemental Instruction which is run by a student who previously had gotten an A in the course. So the resources are there, I've just never used them. That may change with biochemistry coming up on my schedule this fall.

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    Re: Student Loan Rates Double After Congressional Inaction

    OMG, the sky must surely be falling.
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