View Poll Results: Should College Students Bear the Full Cost of Their Own Education?

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  • No, the government is rich and can take the money from the taxpayer anyway.

    7 20.59%
  • No, they're too young and not ready for the rigors of personal responsibility.

    3 8.82%
  • No, they don't have any other options in life.

    1 2.94%
  • Yes, they're legal adults, treat them like adults.

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Thread: Shouldn't Adults Getting a College Education Pay for it Themselves?

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    Re: Shouldn't Adults Getting a College Education Pay for it Themselves?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    give it up, bubblehead. Some people think that everything should be free, and you can't convince them otherwise. You can offer to pay their way if they will just serve our country for a few years first, and they still won't enlist.
    It's a stupid liberal entitlement fantasy. They think they deserve to be rewarded for waking up in the morning.
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    Re: Shouldn't Adults Getting a College Education Pay for it Themselves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    It is accessible.

    All a person has to do is pass the tests and put up the cash, and they're in.

    Of course, some people are too stupid to pass the tests, and one of the reasons college costs so much these days is that these stupid people get into school anyway. Think about Plankton in Bikini Bottom always whining about how he "went to college", and yet the Chum Bucket never prospers.

    I knew a lot of broadcasting graduates...working at K-Mart as clerks.

    If a person can't pay for college right out of high school, there's always the military. They can grow up, see the world, and save money for their schooling, too.
    There's always going to be stupid people in college. That's what the Business Department and Psychology Department is for. We put are largest retards in those majors. But that should actually subsidize the cost, not make them rise, as you are increasing payer base. Once the buildings are there, the class rooms can be filled. More students doesn't necessitate a linear or higher scaling with cost.
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    Re: Shouldn't Adults Getting a College Education Pay for it Themselves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    I've no strong objection to federal loans, outside of their unconstitutional nature, provided that jail time is part of the penalty for failure to repay.
    We no longer have debtors prison...for good reason.
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    Re: Shouldn't Adults Getting a College Education Pay for it Themselves?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    It is called student loans. You pay them back. That is paying for your college.
    If you have to take out a loan just to pay for college, then that's somewhat ironic. Kids are required to attend HS in order to prepare themselves for college, but many colleges are too expensive to attend without loans (and that even includes the grant and scholarship money). Seems strange to require HS but make college such a pain in the ass just to get admitted to.

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    Re: Shouldn't Adults Getting a College Education Pay for it Themselves?

    Indeed. High school needs to have some other purpose besides college prep if it's going to be required.

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    Re: Shouldn't Adults Getting a College Education Pay for it Themselves?

    No. This is why we have grants and loans. We need more free job training programs at local Community Colleges too.
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    Re: Shouldn't Adults Getting a College Education Pay for it Themselves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    If you have to take out a loan just to pay for college, then that's somewhat ironic. Kids are required to attend HS in order to prepare themselves for college, but many colleges are too expensive to attend without loans (and that even includes the grant and scholarship money). Seems strange to require HS but make college such a pain in the ass just to get admitted to.
    This is why we need more free programs for High School students where they can go to their local colleges and take free classes and/or some job training trade skill classes while they are still in high school.
    We should also set up more free bus rides where if the parents do not care about these kids to get em back and forth they will get rides on school buses to their local community college and taken back home after classes.

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    Re: Shouldn't Adults Getting a College Education Pay for it Themselves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    I've no strong objection to federal loans, outside of their unconstitutional nature, provided that jail time is part of the penalty for failure to repay.

    Ok. That is just stupid. There is NO DEBTORS PRISON. Don't like it? GET THE **** OF THE COUNTRY.

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    Re: Shouldn't Adults Getting a College Education Pay for it Themselves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    We no longer have debtors prison...for good reason.
    Yeah ... because have people like Scarecrow who want to bring back gallows and physical violence against people who cannot pay their debts.

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    Re: Shouldn't Adults Getting a College Education Pay for it Themselves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Indeed. High school needs to have some other purpose besides college prep if it's going to be required.
    There are vocational high schools\, programs.

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