New trend: Colleges taking money from scholarship funds

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  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    Nov. 28, 2013 11:42 a.m.

    re. RBB. Take a look at teacher/professor teaching loads. The time they actually spend teaching is just a few hours a week. The rest of the time, who knows what they are doing. I remember taking a graduate class in the Ed. Dept at BYU and each of the students made a presentation which consumed nearly every class that semester. The teacher just assigned the topics and sat back an listened.

  • RBB Sandy, UT
    Nov. 28, 2013 9:10 a.m.

    The biggest question is why the cost of tuition continues to rise at far greater than the rate of inflation. I graduated from my university 20 years ago. One of my employees is graduating this year. Same program. She is paying 4 times as much for tuition as I did. Why has it gone so high. Pay in my profession has roughly doubled in the same period of time. That money is going somewhere, but the question is where. I would bet that the professors are not making 4 times as much as they were back then. I think we need some accountability in holding the price down. Unfortunately, many universities become their own little insular universes and no one is answerable to the public.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Nov. 27, 2013 4:14 a.m.

    This is an insulting and criminal act that should be punished as a theft and breach of contract obligation that violate every kind of trust people place in the education system. Education is in high risk failure mode and those who have put funds in trust should be appalled at this robbery.

    Theft of money in trust is a crime, and it should be treated as a crime by the law to those who are stealing from it. The schools have volunteered and docmented themselves as trustees without compensation and should be punished. The schools compensation is the trusts funds given as allocated per student, not because of school financial mismanagement and fraud.

    All interest and gains of a trust are the property of the trust and the schools are not allowed management fees they are receiving as student scholarships. Its like charging students tax on the school fees they pay to the schools.

    Nov. 26, 2013 9:59 p.m.

    A very disappointing trend. This is a device that donors should reject, making grants through institutions that award scholarships that benefit only students.

  • Mark from Montana Davis County, UT
    Nov. 26, 2013 8:52 p.m.

    More and more higher education is nothing more than a get rich scheme for those running the show. They are a new class of robber-barons for today.

  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    Nov. 26, 2013 6:28 p.m.

    I could possibly understand using a percentage to help fund the administration of the scholarship office but to do what UCLA is doing using the money to help fund the overall operation is deceitful at best. What do the different colleges and universities in Utah do with their scholarship donations?