Tuition Too High

Going head on with the student debt crisis Sen. Elizabeth Warren asking the federal government to respond in regards to college tuition that has skyrocketed, in her words “The tuition is too damn high”. Students can no longer go to school even a public university without taking on debt.

3 out of 4 college students attend public universities but pay more than they did a generation ago. According to Warren part of the problem in the US Department of Education which has been taking it’s time giving aid to students that are heavily indebted, and coming to the defense of debt companies that have been accused of illegally overcharging students. Navient a debt servicer was accused of overcharging active-duty troops. The Dept. of Education is supposed to be working for kids who are trying to get an education, but Andy Wirth says that it seems as though they are working for loan companies and colleges that are making profits. Kids trying to get an education looking for help from government resources are instead being faced with ‘Big Business’.

As a parent of a child who loves school and was thriving in college, paying her way as she went, I whole heartedly agree with Sen. Warren. Upon signing up for her second year in college my daughter was told she can no longer pay-as-you go, and her outstanding balance had to be paid in full before she could register for any classes. We do a lot of complaining about the state of our children but, at the same time make it almost impossible for them to be successful.

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