For students looking to enter the workforce quickly, the programs offered at Allan Hancock College provide a gateway to jobs that pay well. Given that California community colleges still offer low tuition and substantial financial aid, we know that AHC is the smart choice for a growing number of students.
Students attending Hancock – regardless of whether they are on a career or transfer path – are assured of a quality education that won’t leave them shackled with debt. Consider the cost for earning a certificate or degree to pursue careers in corrections, medical assisting, medical billing, or criminal justice. At Hancock, the cost for the typical student would be less than $1,000 per year after financial aid is considered. Those same programs at for-profit colleges – such as Laurus College or San Joaquin Valley College – will cost a student more than $14,000!
As national politicians focus on student debt, they would be better served to focus on federal policy that sends billions of taxpayer dollars to predatory, for-profit institutions. The bulk of student loan defaults comes from this small slice of higher education.
For-profit institutions enroll only 10 percent of all students, but account for more than half of all defaulted loans. Consider what that means – these institutions are essentially building profits on specious promises to students that leave taxpayers holding the bag while shareholders reap rewards. Consider even one of the better for-profit institutions – Grand Canyon University. Earlier this month, GCU’s parent company Grand Canyon Education reported net profits, after taxes, of $259 million on revenue that overwhelmingly (70 percent) came from federal sources.
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