Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Yet I wonder if the decision to borrow a boatload of cash to go to university is really an ignorant decision or if it is a decision made by people with high rates of time discount confronted with subsidized interest rates? If you are going to do this kind of education, it would be sensible as well to educate students on the benefits of the university education. What is the actual return on the investment? But no university has a stake in giving a realistic assessment of that because it may benefit from students overestimating their starting salaries after graduation.
Atop the growing financial aid scandal, one has to wonder if the schools really will police themselves in encouraging student debt.