The competition for students is intense. Colleges need to seem really attractive in order to get new kids to sign up for their particular institution. So they engage in fancy marketing efforts. Glossy mailings. Disney-like campus tours. Targeted Youtube videos.
Yes, we know this looks like a lot of money, they say, but we offer “generous financial aid” (mostly in the form of loans) and it’s really an “investment” in your future (though we’re not going to […]
Colleges often propose a series of “financial literacy” courses to help students manage their debt, pay bills on time, and generally be fiscally solvent adults, despite facing huge payments on college loans.
The University of South Carolina, for example, to address the average South Carolina borrower’s $21,157 of education debt, offers “counseling
a financial literacy program and altering the school’s University 101 course to include a section on financial […]
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