Originally Posted by Claghorn
I can't feel sorry for anyone dumb enough to incur that much debt for a bachelor's degree. There are cheaper universities out there. If you can't afford a Bentley, don't buy one.
Originally Posted by munchausen
The cost of college tuition is in my mind a big problem, but the examples they pull out always seem to be middle class kids going to insanely overpriced private liberal arts colleges that were created so young aristocrats can hob nob.
The college industry has successfully convinced a whole generation of students that "falling in love with a school" is the reason to make a school choice. Price is obviously a distant second consideration. Considering her parents had their house foreclosed on, I'm guessing she didn't get the best financial teaching at home. You want what you want, you deserve it
, and so you buy it. Doesn't matter what you can afford, right?