Is it better for students to receive 20, 40 or 60 thousand dollars in Financial Aid in the form of Student Loans or obtain the information, training and guidance that greatly increases their chances of landing A Job that pays 40, 50 or 60 thousand dollars a year?
Of course it would be great if a college would do both.
However, there are comparisons that can tell us where your college stands on this issue.
Where does your college put its money and its personnel?
Total Financial Aid Dollars (Dept. Budget, Scholarships & Student Loans)
vs. Total Career Services Dollars (Dept. Budget)
Number of People who work in the Financial Aid Dept.
vs. Number who work in the Career Services Dept.
Number of Students who Receive Financial assistance from the Financial Aid Dept.
vs. Number who receive Job Search Preparation assistance from Career Services
This raises many other questions:
1. When a student receives financial aid in the form of Student Loans, but is not prepared to conduct an effective Job Search Campaign and therefore does not receive a job offer that pays enough to live on their own and pay back