It's not like this country isn't already in trouble, right? However, the companies that once provided financial aid for students have now inexplicably *come under* the control of the US government, which means they expect to be paid back. Period. They can and will find you, if you try to run out on your loan. Furthermore, if they can't find you, they will hold your
Hmmmm.... Why am I having visions of serfs working for landowners with harnesses around their necks instead of the harnesses being around the necks of the work animals? Have we been reduced to the status of work animals in the eyes of the government or has it always been this way?
The worst part of all this is that even if your child dies (for whatever reasons ... They. Don't. Care.). YOU ARE STILL HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS GOVERNMENT ISSUED STUDENT LOAN because you had the desire for your child to be a college graduate, so you co-signed for the loans. One. After. The. Other. As it turns out, today's private school counselors are anything but counselors. In fact, they are nothing more than high powered sales people who are trained to find your child's pain points and press hard on them, thus forcing them into submission and believing their Bullsh*t dogma. I find the entire issue appalling and would love nothing better than to see some heads roll over this. Unfortunately, the case with our own son is not unique, as this is a nationwide epidemic that will not go away if we just turn our heads or close our eyes. This is going to take some major maneuvering on the part of the powers that be. As. If. They. Care.
The same standards apply to the online universities like U of Phoenix, DeVry, and countless others. I was shocked to learn that the Univ. of Phoenix online is now the largest university in the U.S. What? I'm kidding, right? NO, I am not kidding. The online colleges have some of the worst reported financial aid programs and have landed thousands and thousands of young people trying to improve their lives, into hopeless debt to OUR GOVERNMENT, from which they can can never hope to dig themselves out. Talk about the government keeping its people under the proverbial thumb for control. This should scare each and every damned one of you whether you have children or not. Aren't they supposed to be our future? Well.... not if they are all in the poor house, right?
Now, our daughter graduated (after just 4 years) from The University of Texas, a state school, for just around $100,000.00 approximately 4 years ago. Admittedly, UT is one of the more expensive state schools but it's also one of the more difficult schools to get into. The scariest detail of all is that education in America has tripled in price since that time. Furthermore, having an undergraduate degree no longer promises you a decent paying job, or a job at all. These days, one must have a masters degree in one area or another in order to have any hopes of succeeding in the business world or securing a good job.
These are the hard, cold realities of education in America today and parents need to know about this. You haven't been receiving brochures from the government informing you about this, have you? No. I didn't think so. Cattle being led to the slaughter? Yes, without being
Oh - And is this area regulated? Not yet, but you can damn well bet that the government will smack some obscure regulation on the whole deal, for more government funding. Whoooppppeeee! I can hardly wait!
This is NOT A JOKE and should be taken very seriously. The future of our country relies upon it. Please don't be just another *sheeple* who sits back and watches the government take total control of our lives. I'm certain that my dear grandparents are rolling over in their graves as I write. This would kill them....