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Arizona: College is only for the rich and athletes
Students at Arizona's three state universities will have to pay -- or borrow -- at least $2,000 a year to get an education under terms of legislation approved by a House panel today.
Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, said students should have some "skin in the game.'' He said students will take their schooling more seriously and be less likely to drop out if they have made an investment.
"I really believe that when something is given to you, you don't have the appreciation of having put in some work,'' agreed Rep. John Fillmore, R-Apache Junction.
He said $2,000 out of $9,000 annual tuition is not that big a deal. Even with books and fees, Kavanagh said that adds only another $1,500 a year.
So basically Arizona students will now have to pay 2k extra (which won't be covered by financial aid unless they apply for it separately). Athletes are except.
Anyone find this a huge problem? I lived at home when I was going to college, and I think scrunging up 2k extra to pay for school would have really been hard. And I worked a full shift.