Inside Higher Ed posted another feature on the prospect of eliminating subsidized student loans and their relation to the federal deficit. Is there sense in using students seeking higher education as a revenue generating source for the federal government? Shouldn’t we all strongly object to shifting funds from student aid toward deficit reduction?
The federal government is making a lot of money on students and on parents. There’s a risk of almost treating students like an ATM machine. ~Becky Timmons, assistant vice president for government relations, American Council on Education