Valinda Norton
Valinda Norton

This is our global competition being allowed to come to The States via 400 China Free Trade Zones. Wake Up Everyone, mostly those in college or with degrees.... China's Ant Tribe (will they take your job? think? via the each State Free Trade ZONES?) http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/meet-chinas-ant-tribe-12165938.

And they don't forgive loans with medical issue unless they choose you to be in a special category of person.

Christy Robin Golden
Christy Robin Golden
  • Valinda Norton

hell no, pay your bills, you wanted college , now pay the bill.

Valinda Norton
Valinda Norton
  • Valinda Norton

Christy, if you are a teacher they give free college forgiveness. Why do some get forgiveness? This school and college thing has been done all wrong in The States.

Valinda Norton
Valinda Norton
  • Valinda Norton

Where are the jobs?

Christy Robin Golden
Christy Robin Golden
  • Valinda Norton

no one should get forgiveness, its bs. who pays for it. you and me. did you get free college cause i damn sure didn't.

Christy Robin Golden
Christy Robin Golden
  • Valinda Norton

there are no jobs.

Christy Robin Golden
Christy Robin Golden
  • Valinda Norton

maybe it time to open a debtors prison for people who won't pay their bills.

Valinda Norton
Valinda Norton
  • Valinda Norton

And we are paying for some people to already get so called "free" college via grants. But there has been the push for 25 years that everyone in America needs college to globally compete. Most college people I know have worked and worked to do everything correctly. But what concerns me right now are those China's FTZ coming with all their illegal Chinese College Graduates.

Valinda Norton
Valinda Norton
  • Valinda Norton

Cannot write off in bankruptcy, either.... What a mess!

Christy Robin Golden
Christy Robin Golden
  • Valinda Norton

i think that all the loan interest should be brought to zero, like our savings. zero interest would make it feesible for them to pay back the original loan.

Valinda Norton
Valinda Norton
  • Valinda Norton

Then we have the "Dream Act"... we are to be better to others than our own people.

What is the dollar backed by? The Governmental per Corporation Nation Assets that each 305 million "We the People" own to the tune of 50m each. Wake Up!

How is the dollar going to be devalued? Via illegal immigration!

http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN/

Topics being spoken on today are illegal immigration and student loans.... odd isn't it?

Joyce Whan
Joyce Whan

No way will I sign this. Why didn't these kids work their way through school like we used to?
And how many have degrees that are not suited to getting a job?

Lisa Franck
Lisa Franck
  • Joyce Whan

You two clearly have no idea what most people who went to college are dealing with. We're not going to college to avoid the draft! It's because a Bachelor's Degree is the equivalent of a high school diploma nowadays. I know people with Master's Degrees applying for jobs at Starbucks because their corporate jobs are outsourcing to India and China! These are hardworking people who wanted to be more educated so they could be better at what they do! You are clueless! Again, most people I know...

You two clearly have no idea what most people who went to college are dealing with. We're not going to college to avoid the draft! It's because a Bachelor's Degree is the equivalent of a high school diploma nowadays. I know people with Master's Degrees applying for jobs at Starbucks because their corporate jobs are outsourcing to India and China! These are hardworking people who wanted to be more educated so they could be better at what they do! You are clueless! Again, most people I know worked their way through college and that was not enough to pay for college. Maybe you were lucky and found a career that didn't require college, but unfortunately, to be a veterinarian, my friends had to go to school for 8 to 12 years past high school! And I would be lucky if my school loans were ONLY $25,000! I will never be able to own a house, or buy my own practice(thus contributing to the economy) with the monthly loan payments I have! By the way, even teachers that only make $30-50,000 per year have to go to school for 5-7 years past high school!

Valerie Jacovides
Valerie Jacovides
  • Joyce Whan

what are you talking about..times are very differant then when we went to school , I am thinking that you might think the goverment will save us...the government will tax us, then make it a government of "for the politicians...hard work no longer pays off ..the rich will inheirit..I say lets just all quit working and ..resentfully... let the government pay us.... NO AMERICAN DREAM....

Sam Doognivol
Sam Doognivol
  • Joyce Whan

Well like me, I am married with 3 children working full time and going to school at the same time. I have an ACS and BCS. I a senior computer tech for a major hospital and I still don't make enough to pay off my mortgage, my car, and this bill. I help more people on a daily basis than the government will ever make an attempt to. I would like for my children to be able to go to college themselves. Its amazing how many people are so closed minded and snooty.

Jacquiline Jaski Fraga
Jacquiline Jaski Fraga
  • Joyce Whan

Ungku Shakirah ,ITS NOT THE KIDS FAULT THEY ARE THAT WAY, WHOMEVER YOU WERE REFERRING TO, ITS THE PARENTS THAT RAISED THESE LAZY KIDS... say something possitive for a change.and speak for yourself and not many!~these kids deserve more credit than that, its not easy acomplishing what they have acomplished so far!~

Annie Armstrong
Annie Armstrong
  • Joyce Whan

As Valerie said, times have changed. Big time. There were more jobs during the Depression then there are now. what America are you living in? Ungku, Do you have any idea that the amount of time you spend in school also depends on what degree you are aiming for? my neurologist went to school for nearly 15 years to get her degree! Is that being LAZY or PROPER PREPARATION? Do you really want some one to study the human brain for only a couple years then cut your head open and perform surgery...

As Valerie said, times have changed. Big time. There were more jobs during the Depression then there are now. what America are you living in? Ungku, Do you have any idea that the amount of time you spend in school also depends on what degree you are aiming for? my neurologist went to school for nearly 15 years to get her degree! Is that being LAZY or PROPER PREPARATION? Do you really want some one to study the human brain for only a couple years then cut your head open and perform surgery with so little experience? I sure don't. what about the doctors who treat cancer? are you really gonna put the process of radiation therapy into the hands of a person who, again only went to school for a couple short years? Also, my sister is trying to become an RN and is working 3 different in home care jobs just to barely make tuition! How can you sit there and judge people you don't even know? What puts you above everyone struggling to better their lives and follow their dreams? You are very very niave!

Aaron Coffey
Aaron Coffey
  • Joyce Whan

Joyce, you overgeneralize. I did work through school to get my degree. And it took me eight SOLID years to get a bachelor's degree. And you also can't use the excuse of "non-qualifying" degrees to make people feel guilty. Why? The job market changes frequently. If this were not the case, we wouldn't have 40 year old students going back for more degrees to keep themselves competitive.

Aaron Coffey
Aaron Coffey
  • Joyce Whan

Stop being bitter. Go get a degree, if you think you can get one. And even if you do have one, you might need another one in the future.

Basia Wilder
Basia Wilder
  • Joyce Whan

I agree with Joyce Whan and Ungku Shakirah. Those people have common sense. To many lazy people in America expecting things for free.

Rene Maldonado
Rene Maldonado

Education is free in most civilized countries It is an investment societies make in the future of the country by making it more competitive than without an educated society. In return, 2 years of public service can be expected from graduates.

Daniel Scott
Daniel Scott
  • Rene Maldonado

Ann Larrow We are taxed at over 50%. Education or healthcare should be included in my taxes. Not wars, and bailouts. Many countries are going bankrupt because their economies are tied to ours.

Sam Doognivol
Sam Doognivol
  • Rene Maldonado

Daniel Scott That's what I'm talking about. I am sick of everyone trying to justify our bankrupt schemes of fixing our economy. We are putting the determined and educated in debt? Really. That's how you treat the hard working and gifted. Whats next, are we going to start charging senior citizens a life tax? The funny part is, our government is sick enough to do it.

Aaron Coffey
Aaron Coffey
  • Rene Maldonado

Daniel Scott now there's an interesting argument.

William Wellisch
William Wellisch
  • Rene Maldonado

Education is NOT free. People pay for the buildings, the personnel, etc. Perhaps the recipient gets a free ride but the costs are then transferred to others. Society as a whole benefits from police officers, fire fighters, military personnel, foster parents, but not from history majors, sociology majors, media personalities, corporate raiders or other such types.

Georgia Sevcik
Georgia Sevcik
  • Rene Maldonado

Daniel Scott - Amen to what you just said!! :-D

Daniel Scott
Daniel Scott
  • Rene Maldonado

William Wellisch History and Sociology majors become teachers, psychologists, etc.. and the cycle runs anew. I agree with the media personalities, corporate raiders, etc though. Theology and Philosophy on the other hand.

Angela Johnson
Angela Johnson
  • Rene Maldonado

Ann Larrow your right, we would have to pay with taxes. but I also think it would be worth it...money is just a green stamp on paper...they can print out some more...HELL, I'll buy the ink and paper!!...lol.....

J.a. Martin
J.a. Martin
  • Rene Maldonado

Daniel Scott -very well stated. In an advanced and civilized society (but r we really?)conserns should and would be for the total good, safety and advancement of that society-not toward devastation and destruction. Will we ever do the right thing???

Fatima Seda Barletta
Fatima Seda Barletta

Student debt has grown geometrically, but job offers have diminished in the same way. In a way, students were falsely made to believe that investing in an education would guarantee them a way to earn enough to live with dignity, while achieving what the Constitution promised: to be able to pursue happiness. Banks and universities should be sued for false advertising.

William J Luckeroth
William J Luckeroth
  • Fatima Seda Barletta

Too many university graduates are under-employed or unemployed (53.5%). Kassandra, the lawyer, had two positions, but both dried up due to the Great Recession. Patricia is practicing surgery in CA, but she has astronomical student debts to repay. Eighty per cent of university graduates in the USA including PR are living with their parents. The 46% that were lucky to find jobs in the discipline that they studied, have much less potential for income growth than their parents, which takes us...

Too many university graduates are under-employed or unemployed (53.5%). Kassandra, the lawyer, had two positions, but both dried up due to the Great Recession. Patricia is practicing surgery in CA, but she has astronomical student debts to repay. Eighty per cent of university graduates in the USA including PR are living with their parents. The 46% that were lucky to find jobs in the discipline that they studied, have much less potential for income growth than their parents, which takes us back to your point. This generation was sold a dream by universities and banks, so they should be held responsible. I think that it's time for the Federal and/or State governments to set up public endowment for undergraduate studies, so every young woman and man has the opportunity to pursue a career. It would be a worthwhile investment for the country. Their will be human resource shortages if we don't. I was fortunate enough to be able to pay for the girls undergraduate years, but after the Great Recession not many families will be so lucky. Investing in our youth is much more important than giving tax cuts to the super-rich and mega-corporations that benefit fron the so-called tax expenditures (loopholes and subsidies), which is pure and simple Corporate Welfare. Un abrazo,

Aeleque Sangraeia
Aeleque Sangraeia
  • Fatima Seda Barletta

fatima freedom to pursue is not the same thing as "do whatever field you want an expect to get rich"

Carol Brierly-Rajchel
Carol Brierly-Rajchel

It starts in the Financial aid offices acrosss America. Students do not grasp or they deny the cost of their education. A good Financial Aid Officer should make sure all incoming students understand the debt they are about to have. It is also the students responsibility to research the jobs available in their area of study before they register. I wish education was free in this country, but every student that is in default knew they were taking loans. It is a students responsibility to pay...

It starts in the Financial aid offices acrosss America. Students do not grasp or they deny the cost of their education. A good Financial Aid Officer should make sure all incoming students understand the debt they are about to have. It is also the students responsibility to research the jobs available in their area of study before they register. I wish education was free in this country, but every student that is in default knew they were taking loans. It is a students responsibility to pay their student loans. There are many options for those who can not afford their current payments. Contact the Department of Education or your University to discuss all options.

Monique Buckner
Monique Buckner
  • Carol Brierly-Rajchel

Unfortunately, real life is unpredictable and anything can happen to a person to prevent them being able to pay off their loans. In India, people in debt are committing suicide at a rate of one every 30 minutes while others in debt are literally enslaved, with their family members, until the debt is repaid. But the catch is that interest is added so entire families become enslaved for generations.

Daniel Scott
Daniel Scott
  • Carol Brierly-Rajchel

AND the financial aid adviser should tell the student that uncle sammy will double their interest rate without even the benefit of a reach around.

Tania Attard
Tania Attard

I' m from Malta a small island with only 400.000 people and we have free education and students that attends university they have stipends to help them , so if we can make it that we are so small everyone can.

Monique Buckner
Monique Buckner
  • Tania Attard

I'm aware of Norway also having free education- even for international students including living expenses for some.

Tania Attard
Tania Attard
  • Tania Attard

Yes that's true but only few people earn that money most of the population earn around 12.000 euros and yes we have vat as well cause we import most of our needs. But even our health system is free and we don't pay house taxes. So to say it all even the poorest family can send their kids to university and pay absolutely nothing .

Audrey Stovall
Audrey Stovall

I have worked for a school system for 20 years, and for the last 5 years, I have not received a raise, not even a cost of living raise. For the last 5 years , my pay has decreased.

Dennis Goodwin
Dennis Goodwin
  • Audrey Stovall

when I finished college in 1989 ,I'd only accumulated 5200 hundred dollars of debt .I paid 63.70 a month for 120months and still had a balance of 3980.00 to pay off.

Audrey Stovall
Audrey Stovall
  • Audrey Stovall

You already paid $7644, which is $2444 more than you owed. That's what I don't understand they are worst than loan sharks. You paid $1220 of tha actual amount you owed so $6424 in interest, does that make sense?

Elisabetta Medas Aspen
Elisabetta Medas Aspen

Good education is a right, not a privilege!

Katie Dawson
Katie Dawson
  • Elisabetta Medas Aspen

No, no it's not a right, it is a responsible person's privelege. If you expect government (i.e. taxpayers) to pay for your education then you better be prepared for government to tell you what you get to study and what your occupation will be. In the USA far too many children are attending college at a high price without a clear plan for the outcome. And our system (high school counselors and college financial aid counselors) have encouraged a "borrow now, worry later" approach. I know...

No, no it's not a right, it is a responsible person's privelege. If you expect government (i.e. taxpayers) to pay for your education then you better be prepared for government to tell you what you get to study and what your occupation will be. In the USA far too many children are attending college at a high price without a clear plan for the outcome. And our system (high school counselors and college financial aid counselors) have encouraged a "borrow now, worry later" approach. I know far too many young adults who have borrowed a stunning amount of money without a career path in mind that would justify such an expense. We have limited our kids borrowing to no more than $20,000 for their undergrad degree = a level that won't impoverish them when they have to start payments. I think the first course every student in college should have to take is a basic math and budgeting course - maybe then we wouldn't have such idiotic borrowing going on.

Elisabetta Medas Aspen
Elisabetta Medas Aspen
  • Elisabetta Medas Aspen

i don't expect the government to pay for my education. As for me, my parents did when I was younger. What I mean is that every single person should have the right to have access to a proper education. Not everybody is rich enough to pay for crazy expensive college tuition fees.There are intelligent and clever students who and whose families cannot afford paying so much money and I don't think it's fair to deprive them of good education just becouse they don't come from a privileged economic and social environment.

Katie Dawson
Katie Dawson
  • Elisabetta Medas Aspen

In the USA there are tremendous programs for the education of students from underpriveleged backgrounds. It is the middle class that is challenged - not rich enough to pay the full price, not poor enough to receive scholarships to many schools. Harvard is FREE if your family makes less than 80,000. SO are a number of other exclusive schools. And there are many ways to obtain the college degree that do not involve 100,000 of loans. But US college students want what they want and they...

In the USA there are tremendous programs for the education of students from underpriveleged backgrounds. It is the middle class that is challenged - not rich enough to pay the full price, not poor enough to receive scholarships to many schools. Harvard is FREE if your family makes less than 80,000. SO are a number of other exclusive schools. And there are many ways to obtain the college degree that do not involve 100,000 of loans. But US college students want what they want and they borrow to get it - and then want the loans forgiven. We couldn't pay that price and we didn't let our kids do it - and they got the college education they needed to succeed. Third child in graduate school right now - chose a state school because of the price instead of the schmancy school in Boston that would have been really fun.

Bill Boslet
Bill Boslet

This is BS! why don't we do a auto loan forgivenss, or a mortgage forgiveness, or a I'm so flippin' stupid I borrowed more mony that I could pay back forgiveness progarm. If you want to borrow $250,000 on a degree in art culture, then you screwed up! Get an education in something you can make a living doing. Don't expext the tax payers to pay yor tuition! Just Sayin'

Kristen Palmer
Kristen Palmer
  • Bill Boslet

I can't lie...I have two degrees and almost 50k in student loans...I would love to have some of my loans forgiven! :-)

Bill Boslet
Bill Boslet
  • Bill Boslet

That would be nice, but oly if the lending institution decided to do it. Not the Feds saying they have to do it or the tax payer picking up the tab. My luck they will come out with the mortgage forgiveness program the day after I make my last payment.

Bill Boslet
Bill Boslet
  • Bill Boslet

only

Sam Doognivol
Sam Doognivol

I don't think this should just be for public servants.. what about people who work at hospitals? People who work at schools? Sometimes I feel that people who had to overcome ridiculous odds should just be forgiven their full debt just so that they can breathe and enjoy their hard work. We have forgotten what it is to be giving. I shake my head in disgust that we are even having to have this be an issue.

Julia Payne
Julia Payne
  • Sam Doognivol

$25k? lol. I wish...

Tammy Hill
Tammy Hill
  • Sam Doognivol

How about a situation such as mine: I borrowed $3,000.00 to go to school and before I finished I had to quit and go to work to raise my daughters. My ex and I split up and went through the courts to divide our fiances etc up. I have paper work to show that I took the girls (three of them) with no child support and he got the debt, which was two small loans I got for school. I have a judges signature and everything (my ex was killed a few years later in an accident). 10 years later the FED...

How about a situation such as mine: I borrowed $3,000.00 to go to school and before I finished I had to quit and go to work to raise my daughters. My ex and I split up and went through the courts to divide our fiances etc up. I have paper work to show that I took the girls (three of them) with no child support and he got the debt, which was two small loans I got for school. I have a judges signature and everything (my ex was killed a few years later in an accident). 10 years later the FED came knocking on my door, literally. Said I owed them $10,000 for that $3,000 loan! They never collected it from him and after 10 years the interest rate made the loan over three times as much. I had no idea this had not been paid. I was raising 4 children by then by myself. After much harassment and paying what I could towards the loan, I refinanced my home and offered them $5,000 cash to forgive the rest of what they said I owed, They turned me down. I told them about the court order I had with the judges signature. You know what they told me...they said, "A judges signature means nothing. The loan is in my name and I have to pay it back with interest." Well, the amount they decide I owe them has to be well over $25,000 or $30,000 by now. All over a $3,000 loan that because, of the judges signature, I didn't think I owed!! I figure they will come haul me away someday. I know that I am not the only one that the FED have "bulled" in this way. If they were so worried about their money, why didn't they collect it from the ex while he was alive.

Scott Johnson
Scott Johnson
  • Sam Doognivol

sounds like you need to talk to a lawyer and have all that erased

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