Utah House passes bill that would cover college tuition and fees for needy Utah students

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  • Den Den West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 26, 2019 1:46 p.m.

    I thought scholarships and Pell grants did that? They need more? How about more help with tutoring in high school to help with scholarships and how to fill out a Pell grant?

    My kids didn't earn scholarships and didn't qualify for Pell grants, they applied for student loans and earned scholarships after being in college. And one has paid off all of their student loan.

    Sometimes I think politicians think they need to do more because they have no faith in our youth!

  • kbee Syracuse, UT
    Feb. 26, 2019 1:20 p.m.

    My husband went to BYU at the age of 32 and graduated at 36 years of age. No help....living off $12,000 a year with 6 kids. He worked part time and went to school full time. He drove from Provo to Thiokol in Promontory every weekend to work 20 hours on Friday and Saturday. We had nothing. I babysat and taught piano. We had no health insurance. We wanted to work for a better life with better pay. This was back in the 80's when larger families were pushed by the LDS church. We did it. We had huge credit card debt when he graduated in 1989. Debt just to buy groceries and pay for gas and housing. Don't cry to me about how your single college student is needy and needs college paid for. Young single adults can work and can get federal help. They can still live with mommy and daddy. How about giving the money to married students with children?

  • AstroDrone Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 26, 2019 8:36 a.m.

    @Bored to the point of THIS!

    You do understand that the entitlement money being used to pay for your kids' hard-earned scholarships is the same money that will fund this program don't you?

    Maybe if you're going to complain about socialism you and your family shouldn't benefit from it. Just sayin'.

  • Bored to the point of THIS! Ogden, UT
    Feb. 26, 2019 6:54 a.m.

    These guys all complain about the left and their socialist ideals?

    My first two kids have worked hard and earned academic scholarships. I've done well enough in life that my children don't qualify for the free stuff when it comes to college. So, they worked hard and did what they needed for the four years (9-12 grades) to earn a scholarship.

    Now the legislature is going to hand college tuition and fees to a less fortunate kids who did NOT do enough to earn a scholarship? Rich and poor kids both have the opportunity to earn a scholarship.

    Talk about socialism at it's finest.

  • Capsaicin Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 25, 2019 11:39 p.m.

    Does anyone rely on their own merit these days? You know...reap what you sow. Self-reliance? Where's all this money coming from to fund free-ride scholarships? Why can't these be privately funded? Why are they creating MORE entitlements?