The debate "The notion that one cannot be a student without student loans is a myth" was started by
March 8, 2015, 2:27 pm.
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Caproci, Cody, mdavis1309 and 7 visitors agree.
PsychDave, I_Voyager and 2 visitors disagree.
It's more than intent. If your only financial prospects are minimal, and you're earning $10k this year, have $8k in living expenses and want to take a class, you need a loan.
Which is stupid because there are ways the whole education and certification system could be restructured to maximize education output while minimizing costs. Let free MooC's in augmented reality do the job with quizes and reading programmed in shared digital study spaces and finish with a cheap certification test.
While it is possible, it is not always a matter of effort or intention. I am the second of four children from a farming family. My parents couldn't afford to help us, and during the summer and after school we worked on the farm, so we couldn't get a job until we went away to school. I have student debt, and there was no way I, or my siblings, could gotten a university education without debt.
While it is true that college costs have skyrocketed, one can still avoid student debt if they are intentional about it.