The disgrace that is higher education in America is that only the upper incomes can afford to attend four years at a good private school. Here is the situation in Durham, N. C. for those of you who would like to send your children to Duke.
Oh, you want textbooks and some money for living expenses, ok, over $300k for a four year degree. But wait, Duke will help you.
Look people, work is not financial aid. When you get your paycheck at the end of the pay period your employer is not giving you financial aid. Look people, loans are not financial aid. When the bank loans you money to buy a car or a house they do not call it financial aid. They want it paid back with interest.
But maybe we are not being fair here. After all the $300k+ applies to rich and poor alike.
|Random shot of students at Duke - Notice the Racial makeup|