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    Re: Are student loan interest rates to high?

    kids shouldn't have to go into debt if they complete the degree. putting a paywall between the student and education / job training is stupid.

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    Re: Are student loan interest rates to high?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    But it's not correct. A bank doesn't care WHO pays back the loan, only that it's paid back...with interest. So, again, student loans are the safest bet in town, by a mile.
    Well, I guess if you're a banker, that could be true. If you're a taxpayer, not so much.

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    Re: Are student loan interest rates to high?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    I am aware these programs exist. The suggestion there is no way to discharge the original promise is not true.

    That was my point.

    Ok. That's cool. When you asked the question, I didn't realize it was rhetorical.

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    Re: Are student loan interest rates to high?

    The rates are indeed high, but it is not the problem. The problem is schools pricing themselves higher than returns for students.
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    Re: Are student loan interest rates to high?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    By qualifying for a loan, of course, silly!
    If only the rich were as stupid as we make them out to be...
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Are student loan interest rates to high?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Because failure to show up to class more than a few times results in a fail. At least it did at my college. I think you had, like, 3 sick days, allowable.


    Perhaps that's with your school, it wasn't with mine. And showing up for class doesn't relate to proving reliability in the work force....
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    Re: Are student loan interest rates to high?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Adding "with experience" to having a specialized college degree changes nothing because to get that experience also required the degree. I never said, or even implied, that all jobs required a college degree - I simply stated that employers often use the college degree requirement as a filter to limit the applicant pool.
    I know you didn't say that, but it was implied.... as stated, I'll take a non-college grad who sticks around over a college grad for a cashier position any day and twice on Sunday.
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    Re: Are student loan interest rates to high?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I know you didn't say that, but it was implied.... as stated, I'll take a non-college grad who sticks around over a college grad for a cashier position any day and twice on Sunday.
    As would I, in fact, I would take an "undocumented" cashier because they have even fewer options to leave.
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    Re: Are student loan interest rates to high?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    kids shouldn't have to go into debt if they complete the degree. putting a paywall between the student and education / job training is stupid.

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    The taxpayer should not have to assume or subsidize that debt if they do not complete the degree either. Your presented data show that completing a "free" public HS education makes a huge difference in earnings (and the "need" for public assistance), yet we subsidize those that "opt out" of completing that education as well.
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    Re: Are student loan interest rates to high?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    The taxpayer should not have to assume or subsidize that debt if they do not complete the degree either. Your presented data show that completing a "free" public HS education makes a huge difference in earnings (and the "need" for public assistance), yet we subsidize those that "opt out" of completing that education as well.
    we shouldn't let them drop out of high school. that is a stupid decision, and it has no benefits for either the individual or for society.

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