Alexis Avila Founder/President of Prepped & Polished reacts to Frontline’s recent episode, College Inc.

Pro: For-profit colleges are convenient
Con: Teaching quality is compromised
Con: Free money is difficult to obtain

Frontline, on May 4th, aired an episode called College Inc., the business of higher education. For-profit colleges are convenient. You can work towards your degree at the comfort of your own home. So if you have a part-time job, you can take your college courses at night or during the day.

It’s also really easy to get into a for-profit college, but here’s the big problem that I have with for-profit colleges.

Aside from the fact that teaching quality is poorer than if you were to go to a non-for-profit college because they don’t spend a lot of money on the teaching staff, the bigger problem I have is that it is virtually impossible to get federal money, grants, and scholarships if you attend a for-profit college.

So, unless you can pay back your debt at the end of your degree, I would strongly consider not going to a for-profit college.

So, I’m very curious to see what you have to say about this issue.

I’ll talk to you soon.

What are your reactions to this Frontline episode? Are for-profit colleges good or bad for America?

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