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Published: Wednesday, March 12 2014 4:51 p.m. MDT

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Plano, TX

If investing in student debt had good returns, millionaires would already be funding it.

That obvious point is totally overlooked by everyone in all of these discussions.

Why anyone would tie up nearly $200,000 in student debt to get a degree from a high end university for a degree in something like library science (yes, I know someone who did this) is totally beyond me. The percentage of kids who go to expensive schools, tie up tens of thousands in debt and then quit is astounding and generally that money will hinder their progress for decades.

Don't invest in things that don't provide a commensurate return. Encourage local CC and then fund the loans when someone is certain of their field, and not before.

Holladay, UT

If the government would not artificially increase the supply of students by easy money( Pell grants and student loans), the cost of education would be lower. Regardless, if students work and go to schools that are affordable then there is no need to take on debt. I paid for my education that way. Guess I missed out on all the parties, but I remember how hard I worked to graduate. The politician need to quit creating problems and proposing "solutions" that will only lead us to ruin.

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