Issues That Concern You: Student Loans and the Cost of College, 1st Edition

  • Paula Johanson
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  • ISBN-10: 1534502181
  • ISBN-13: 9781534502185
  • DDC: 378.3
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released June 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Getting into college is one giant hurdle to clear, and paying for it is quite another. This book breaks down the expenses associated with higher education, the various payment options available for students, including student loans, need-based scholarships, and merit-based scholarships, and what other avenues may exist for families to ensure that costs associated with tuition, room, and board stay reasonable. Concerns about "paying off" student loans, interest rates, and timelines are also addressed in this informative collection.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Funding Higher Education Is a Balancing Act.
2: “College for All” and “Cut Education Budgets” Can’t Coexist.
3: Should University Education Be Free?.
4: Is It Fair to Charge a Fee for Something That Was Once Free?.
5: When It Comes to Loan Repayment, Quality Matters.
6: There Is a Student Debt Crisis.
7: The Student Loan Crisis Isn’t What You Think.
8: Student Loans Are Marred by Corruption.
9: Is the US a Good Model for Higher Ed Financing?.
10: How the US Government Could End the Student Debt Crisis Today.
11: Should Community College Be Free?.
12: Free College Tuition Is a Bad Idea.
13: Is College Worth the Expense?.
14: Student Loans for People with Disabilities Are a Good Investment.
Organizations to Contact.
Picture Credits.