PHILLY.COM: A failure at a for-profit college

Career College Central Summary:

  • I guess I'm the kid everyone knows who came from the hood, never got into any real trouble, tried hard to get a good education, but couldn't get into college.
  • I'm a two-time loser, because neither my grades nor my entrance exams were good enough. The result was that I let myself get swindled into a deal with a so-called for-profit college.
  • They showed me all kinds of numbers, pictures, testimonials and beautiful facilities together with a generous loan program that looked like one step below heaven . . . no repayments until I got my first job.
  • Almost nothing turned out to be what they said… 
  • Then it hit. The government started to press me to pay back the loans. I hardly have enough to make ends meet now, so how will I do this? A friend in much the same position told them he was not going to pay one dime for a nothing education, and he invited me to join a group of protesters. Should I join?

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