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I think this is a great way to learn what it is like in the "real" world. To have to work towards your tuition is rewarding and gives students good work ethics. I don't know how many people have no work ethics, some of the students expect to be handed everything without having to work for it, spoiled by parents and money.
There are a great many small colleges out there that offer very good educations they just are not big names with wasteful sports programs. It is plain idiotic to run up 100K in school loans that a graduate cannot pay back. For many a trade school is a far better education than a degree in something that there are no jobs waiting for graduates.
In S. Korea they learn very quickly that they do not want to go back to the military, they buckle down and do the best they can as soon as they get into school.
These "free" tuitions should really be described as: free to you as long as everyday people donate enough money or some rich person or foundation coughs up enough money, or the gov't grant comes through or the taxpayers pay for it. There might be some other ways I missed.
Don't get the wrong idea. I am not against the overall premise. I just wish we could be honest with ourselves and call it what it really is. Calling it free or advertising it as free gives people the wrong impression. My sixth grade teacher (30 years ago) told us "there is no such thing as a free lunch" and even then I could understand that. Nothing is free.
'Merica! Cricling the drain.
The "free" tuition at Haviland comes with dormitory costs of $11k per year ....which is still way out of the question when searching for an affordable college for my economically challenged little sister. It does not mention if text books are also included w/the free tuition, which can be hundreds of dollars each semester. $11,000 for dorm and meals for 9 months equals over $1300 a month. It's been a long time since I went to college, but surely a college student could live off campus and eat for a lot less than $1300 per month in a small Kansas town? It looks like a nice school, but I am disappointed upon the misleading twist of this article.
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