Opinion: Of Student Aid, College Costs
"If one were to only listen to the media, it would be easy to conclude that student debt is overwhelming, a national economic crisis and that colleges are to blame," Jack P. Calareso, president of Anna Maria College in Paxton, writes for the Worcester Telegram. "As with most issues covered by the media, there is some truth to these reports, but a good deal of hyperbole. A recent article by Justin Draeger from University Business provided a fact-based and logical analysis of the student aid issue. He articulates three myths about student aid and provides helpful insights. And his analysis, and the nonpartisan reporting of many others, helps us to understand what is really going on in the world of student financial aid. The first myth which Mr. Draeger helps to debunk is that 'increases in student aid drive up college costs.'"
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