Over 30 years ago, my sister got grants for attending university, so she didn't have to pay the money taxpayers lent her back, it was free money. By the time I attended university, the grants were gone and getting a student loan depended on your parents income. I finally qualified for a loan in my last year, $770.00 to pay for tuition fees.
I had to move away from home to attend university, so I not only had to pay for tuition and books, but also rent, food, and everything else. I worked two or three jobs during the summer to save enough for the next year of university. I started saving for university at 15 years old by working and saving the money, not spending it on shoes or clothes, that is why I can not understand this whiner.
Rob Lang · Top CommenterPoor old Rob thinks that taxpayers didn't GIVE him enough to live on. Well Rob baby, maybe you should have worked and saved your money, then you wouldn't have had to be a parasite on taxpayers backs. Rob is responding to this article:
I had a student loan one time as well wooo they gave me like 300 bucks a month to live on wow i know eh truely canadian !!!!!!!!!
In 2006, Nereid Lake was a single mom with an undergraduate degree in French linguistics from Simon Fraser University and well on her way to a master’s degree in linguistics when Canada Student Loans informed her she had exceeded the lifetime lending limit of the federal program and would have to leave university — without her degree.Hey freeloader, cry me a river! Taxpayers do not owe you your education, pay for your 10% yourself! Just ask some of those lefty university students whether their tuition pays for their education, and they will say yes. Tell them that tuition only makes up about 10% for the actual cost of their education and they are shocked. This is the next generation set to run our country. Scary.
At the time, she had accumulated about $60,000 in student loans.
“Even though I had an armload of academic awards, I was forced to leave,” she says. “My aspiration was to work in the field of voice recognition cognitive science, getting computers to understand human language. Instead I had to take the first job I could, as a low-earning court clerk. Now I’m nearly 40 just barely making ends meet and still owe more than $50,000 in student debt. I naively thought student loans would be the great equalizer. Instead I’ve plunged into a student debt nightmare.”
My aspiration was...??? I aspire to be a world renowned best selling author, does that mean that I should get loans and grants to do it? NO! You can aspire all you want, but not on the taxpayer dime. Get a job and save your money. Nobody in the article challenges why these students have so much debt. No reporter asks them about their ability to go on an European vacation while attending school. Cry Me A River.
My son is working part time,.He has manged to save enough for tuition and books for the next year. Why can't those art student's do the same?