College Student Hunger Growing Problem on Campuses – Alternatives?

The president of Purdue U. acknowledges the growing problem of student hunger. Let’s call it what it is: extreme poverty.

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Read related story from CNN http://cnnmon.ie/2gzFEL7

The chief reason college student poverty is the penchant to live on borrowed money. So long as students can get loans, college tuition will outpace inflation.

What’s the obvious answer?

Of any graduating class, only 25% actually go to work in the field of their degree. Student debt is now

According to The College Fix, “Federal student loans, while increasing, generally hovered at around $100 billion from 1995 to 2010, but spending since then increased tenfold to a whopping $1 trillion.” Read more from The College Fix http://bit.ly/2gBIcIL

Ronald Reagan famously observed, “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

Students who graduate with a $200,000 student-debt ‘albatross’ about their necks can expect to be paying the loan back at the time they begin drawing Social Security.

How about some creative thinking?

Lumerit Scholar (formerly CollegePlus.org) says, “College shouldn’t send students into irrecoverable debt. College shouldn’t hold students back from pursuing their passions. And it shouldn’t force students to bend their lives around strict schedules and redundant requirements.”

Suppose you earn your degree unconventionally and then go about life without the student-debt ball-and-chain holding you prisoner the rest of your life.

Learn how from Lumerit Scholar https://collegeplus.org/

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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