My neighbor’s college-age daughter has amazing artistic talent. She and her mom visited the local Art Institute to see what programs they offer. During their visit, they learned the degree would cost around $99,000.! The AI employee told them the daughter could take out $30,000. in government loans, and the parents could take out a Supplement loan for $60,000.! NO LIE!
Thankfully, these parents are smart people and said absolutely not.
My neighbor’s sister lives in a different state. Sister has made bad choices most her life and lives off government assistance. Because Sister lives off the government, her state pays for her kids to go to college for free! Yes, you read that right, FREE. So my neighbor’s daughter would be required to pay $99,000. for a college degree that has an earning potential of $38,000. per year, because her parents have stayed married, made the hard, healthy choices, and not gone into debt, while her cousin, due to the inept choices of her mother, gets to go to her local Art Institute for FREE.