mac5155 wrote:tifosi77 wrote:PHEAA is coming after me for debts that I paid off years ago. Currently trying to find out how I deal with this, because they've hit me with an employer wage garnish.count2infinity wrote:Unfortunately there are a lot of people with large amounts of debt that are making half of the 60-70K you're mentioning. That's tough to make it through.
The average starting salary for a fresh college grad is ~$45k. The average salary overall for those with college degrees is <$60k. That's not a lot of change or upward mobility.
For every marketer or civil engineer who jumps into six figures pretty quickly, there are going to be x number of art history or philosophy majors that turn into professional kiosk managers.
Which is why colleges should consider dropping those programs to be the good "educational" citizen. Not saying that the world doesnt need those, but it needs to be a more strict process. Everyone makes a big deal out of predatory mortgage lending but I am starting to think it's truly criminal giving a 17 year old a student loan for a major that doesn't have a job market...
Agree. The employment statistics schools put out too are so misleading as well.
Its just almost impossible for someone to say no to... I mean, who here would want their child or future child to go to onto college?
That's how all of America feels