COLLEGE STUDENT

OUTLINE

  • Create more ways to lower the cost of tuition for all students.
  • Pre-paid tuition plans are a good thing if the states can afford them.
  • I would have changes in NCAA credit hour rules if my educational plan is full enacted.

PARAGRAPH

If the high school grad goes onto college we still need to keep costs of college down. Tuition rate increases each year imo are way to high even if people overestimate the cost of going to college. Some ways we can cut college costs down if is if you work at the college doing something the college can match your salary for stuff like books, tuition, fees, etc..

If we continue off from my high school level 2 graduate he or she will only need to go like 2 more years to get a 4-year degree.

One way created to lower the cost of education was with a pre-paid tuition plan. I like the idea. Some states issue these plans so you can put money into an account to pay for college in that same state you put money in. These plans are becoming harder and harder to find becuase of budget problems which stinks.

If you are a sports star special things will occur. I will allow an 8 credit hour minimum to stay on the team excluding final semester. This will make it easier for the student athlete to grow and gain expirence while staying in school. I will not change 4 year eligability status rules at all.

One easy way to cut the costs of a college textbook is to just offer the book in pieces. I mean if a book has a study guide sell that as a separate piece, if a book has a CD-Rom or DVD sell that as a separate thing. If the teacher does not think you should buy this stuff then you do not need to buy the whole package all at once. It may not amount to much, but every bit counts in lowering the cost for the student.

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