And then these professional graduate students can get their "free" education, as outlined in the Constitution.
California State University is withholding financial aid for about 20,000 needy graduate students - money that pays their tuition - pending a decision that could permanently end the cash grants, The Chronicle has learned.
Graduate students across the 23-campus system began receiving financial aid notices this week and were astonished to see that the State University Grant that takes care of tuition for low-income students was missing. In its place was the offer of a federal loan at 6.8 percent interest.
Let me be perfectly clear here. I'm not against low-income students getting grant money (when and if it is available). If those funds aren't available, then there are other methods to get the degree, like student loans.
"But WAMK, if they can't afford college, how can they pay off the student loans?" Isn't that why they are going to college in the first place? To get an education that affords the opportunity to gain a higher paying job than working at Wendy's? Why is it a bad thing for the students to have some skin in the game, and to take some of the risk to gain the larger reward?
The immortal words of Judge Smails also ring in my head at this moment: