View Poll Results: Should anything be done for graduate/professional students?

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  • Lower interest rates and subsidize interest

    9 36.00%
  • Raise interest rates

    2 8.00%
  • Provide more government aid to needy students

    6 24.00%
  • Raise taxes to make all education essentially free

    5 20.00%
  • Raise tuition to generate revenue for the gov.

    0 0%
  • Decrease funding for undergrads and increase funding for grad students

    1 4.00%
  • Do nothing/other

    13 52.00%
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Thread: Should anything be done for graduate/professional students?

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    Re: Should anything be done for graduate/professional students?

    I rather see more privately funded scholarship as a reward for academic achievement and an incentive for excellence, in any field.
    If the manufacturing base needs skilled laborers, fund a program to train skilled workers, and so on. The sky is the limit. Supply your demand.

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    Re: Should anything be done for graduate/professional students?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    I rather see more privately funded scholarship as a reward for academic achievement and an incentive for excellence, in any field.
    If the manufacturing base needs skilled laborers, fund a program to train skilled workers, and so on. The sky is the limit. Supply your demand.
    Yeah, it certainly would be nice. But it's not working out so well.
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    Re: Should anything be done for graduate/professional students?

    There are definitely alternatives to loans to get an education. The idea that one can go through K-12 and then four to six years of college and never have to work to earn a penny until they get that 'dream job' making a six figure salary is absurd. For every student that ties that, how many will succeed? The way I went to college was to work full time and take classes too. I started my first semester by taking a full load (15 credits) but soon found that to be too much and by my last semester was taking only 9 credit hours of classes. I paid out of pocket for the first semester and had my company (Singer corporation) reimburse me for tuition (but not books) at the rate of 80% for a grade of A or B ad 75% for a grade of C.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Should anything be done for graduate/professional students?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    There are definitely alternatives to loans to get an education. The idea that one can go through K-12 and then four to six years of college and never have to work to earn a penny until they get that 'dream job' making a six figure salary is absurd. For every student that ties that, how many will succeed? The way I went to college was to work full time and take classes too. I started my first semester by taking a full load (15 credits) but soon found that to be too much and by my last semester was taking only 9 credit hours of classes. I paid out of pocket for the first semester and had my company (Singer corporation) reimburse me for tuition (but not books) at the rate of 80% for a grade of A or B ad 75% for a grade of C.
    Paying your own way is certainly one incentive to get moving. Rewards for achievement being another.
    Across the board tuition doesn't really inspire, although a bit of a jump start in the beginning should be worth considering.
    A healthy competition is always worthwhile.

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