Originally Posted by Pitt Gorilla
I don't think anecdotal evidence even supports such a claim.
I don't think you know what you're talking about. Somewhere between 60 and 70% of students at 4 year schools take loans. Add in the number of non-loan students who get help from family and those who get through with substantial scholarships and/or grants and all you have left are a few who work their way through. Having a job during the semester to pad your spending money account or to make up the shortfall between aid and school-related costs isn't the same thing as working your way through. It's hard to believe that these real world truths have escaped your notice given your experience with higher education.
"Well, it is one thing for Bill Clinton to say, I feel your pain. It is another thing for Barack Obama to say I feel your pain that I have caused." - George Will