Financial aid is a much-needed resource for many community college and university students and is not just limited to scholarships and grants. Student loans support the college education and degree attainment for many students, which has led to mounting debt.
For this question, share your thoughts on the importance of financial aid for students and keep in mind the student debt crisis. Include your ideas on the following:
- Summarize the crisis today and what you believe can be done to reduce the debt.
- Explain what can help students get a college education without adding to their debt.
- Identify what role higher education and the government play in making college affordable. Explain your ideas.