Phi Beta Cons

Students Can Borrow Too Much

In an op-ed piece in today’s Raleigh News & Observer, my Pope Center colleague Jenna Ashley Robinson points out the ease with which college students can borrow large sums of money — well in excess of the amounts they need for tuition, books, and essential expenditures.

Federal student-aid programs help some students, but encourage others to spend on frills like Jenna’s fun-filled semester in England. I have no objection to students or anyone else living it up, but taxpayers shouldn’t be subsidizing it.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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