Do you think that they should start restricting who should get loans and scholarships for college.?
For example if a student has below a 3.0 gpa in high school for the last two years in high school then that student can't attend get any scholarships or loans for college. Will that be fair? A college education in America is getting to expensive so if we can decrease the demand then maybe we can decrease the tuition?
- Goose63095Lv 57 years agoFavorite Answer
You are exactly correct in that the reason tuition is so high is because of government involvement in higher education. If the government wasn't subsidizing student loans, college would actually be affordable. Universities wouldn't be able to fill their classes because it's too expensive without loans, then they would be forced to slash their prices.
To answer your question, yes, that's fair, but the liberals in government would never allow it. They would claim that this picks and chooses who gets to go to college and who doesn't because many people can't afford college. In other words, they want to give out as many loans as possible because it allows for more involvement and government to get bigger.
Progress' comment was the perfect example of why liberals wouldn't allow it. Nobody is entitled to a higher education. They simply have the right to the opportunity to receive a higher education. They have scholarships for financial need. Bringing up Bush's education and how "daddy" got him into Yale is irrelevant. Bush's family could also afford it, they didn't need financial aid.
- LINDA RLv 77 years ago
The only way our students will have a decent future and a affordable College tuition is to eliminate the Dept of Education. Federal oversight has caused a huge surge in costs. Govt. is making a fortune on the Student Loans program!!
The young people who graduate from College have middle age to look forward to before they pay off their Student Loans. They are hampered from buying Real Estate, Cars, and are forced to live a miserable life for too many years just because they worked for that degree. This is dead wrong!
- Anonymous7 years ago
I thought you opposed government activism?
You want to stop private foundations and charities from giving scholarships to average students?
The government doesn't give scholarships. It gives Pell Grants.
Loans are only guaranteed by government. The banks don't have to lend if you are a bad risk.
Colleges need to reform admissions.
- momLv 67 years ago
It is restricted to money mostly and will continue to be. But, no, I don't think it should be restricted to those with 3. average. A lot of people who get lower averages work lots harder to learn than those with above average IQ's. They should be rewarded for the effort they have put in just as those with the money to get in or the loans to get in are.
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- I hate onionsLv 67 years ago
No, since people still need help with community and state colleges. Education, historically, is a great equalizer. There is some concern that it is not equalizing opportunity as much as it should since children born into riches can easily get into prestige schools than someone born into poverty.
However, having no degree in today's economy will, on average, result in much lower lifetime earnings and increase a person's dependency upon the state.
Colleges are getting expensive since they are competing in an arms race on amenities, bureaucrats, and buildings, not instruction. The solution to reduce the arms race is to tie aid to strictly to instruction, along with the government eliminating federal money to students at schools that continue to increase prices while enrolling disproportionate levels of high income students.
- Anonymous7 years ago
Sure. A kid who grew up in poverty, had to work a job ’til 2:00 in the morning to help the folks pay the rent, doesn’t have internet access at home, is malnourished half the time, and pulled off a 2.9 GPA - they should be punished.
P.S. GW Bush was a very poor student. Should we have assured that he didn’t get to go to college? We all know he wouldn’t have gotten in without his DADDY.
- El TecoloteLv 77 years ago
Sounds good to me -- and yes, universities need to get AUDITED to see where tuition money is going at this point. For one thing, if they've got a football team that's costing $90 million per year and has only won about one or two games per year, it needs to GO.
- ndmagicmanLv 77 years ago
And you think that is not already being restricted?
And has been for the past 30+ years.
- Anonymous7 years ago
I think they need to get out there and collect the billions of dollars in delinquent student loans.
- Brian BLv 77 years ago
Demand for college educated workers is high. Cutting the number of native born college students in America will only damage our economic prospects long term.