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TED Talks: Season 2016

2016x115 Sajay Samuel: How College Loans Exploit Students For Profit
TV-PG

  • 2016-06-09T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

'Once upon a time in America,' says professor Sajay Samuel, 'going to college did not mean graduating with debt.' Today, higher education has become a consumer product - costs have skyrocketed, saddling students with a combined debt of over $1 trillion, while universities and loan companies make massive profits. Samuel proposes a radical solution: link tuition costs to a degree's expected earnings, so that students can make informed decisions about their future, restore their love of learning and contribute to the world in a meaningful way.

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