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  • dalojekech1234 dalojekech1234 Jan 20, 2011 9:30 PM Flag

    Still Not Convinced To Bail Out?

    It's the American dream; go to college, do what you love, and earn a lot of money.

    Higher education has become big business and some schools are cashing in on hopeful students.

    Complaints about for-profit colleges are higher than ever for the better business bureau.

    It's the schools you often see in commercials that promise quick degrees, just by sitting at home in your pajamas.

    The colleges are usually run by private profit seeking companies.

    These for-profit schools often use sales tactics to pressure students to attend and brush off questions in attempt to hurry and get you to sign financial aid papers and enroll.

    Many of these degrees can be extremely overpriced.

    A Criminal Justice 2-year degree at one popular online university was $33,000.

    At Rock Valley College, a not-for-profit school, it’s only $5,000.

    The Better Business Bureau advises students to research. If it’s too easy to get, it's grossly overpriced, or they guarantee a job then it may just be a scam for your money and waste of your time.

    Legislators are working on more laws to better oversee for-profit colleges. Until then, they warn that you might not always get what you pay for.

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