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    Posted: 15-Mar-2019 at 11:24
This isn't really a new thing, however the price tags sure have changed over the years.
I graduated HS in 65. The guidance counselor told my parents that I wasn't "college material", and I should try a trade school or manual training. That was the extent of his "guidance".

It was known that he spent a great deal of time and effort on 15-20 students, the goal was to see that they got into the better known schools.
It came out much later that the parents of said students had paid him 3-5,000 bucks each. The best news was that he failed to deliver on all but one. That was someone that he got into the Air Force Academy. That someone got mixed up in the cheating scandal and was expelled in his first year.
There is something extremely wrong with our culture when folks shell out hundreds of thousands to get their kids into so called "elite schools". It's made even worse by the involvement of college coaches and other officials.

I also find it very disturbing that tuition costs are so that a graduate is left to start out with a load of loans in the hundreds of thousands.
Tuition for my senior year at a private college was 2,100 us. Yes, that was 50 years ago. But it wasn't out of line with the earning power that you had after graduation. The tuition for that same school today is around 60,000 a year, not including room and board, books etc. It's estimated it would take 20 to 30 years for the average grad. to pay off that debt, that's nuts.

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