Op-Ed — California Community Colleges Take a Proactive Approach to Raising Awareness
About Financial Literacy, Helping Students Make Informed Choices About College Costs
by Chancellor Brice W. Harris
September 17, 2014
Sacramento — It is widely reported that Americans are saddled with $1.2 trillion in student loan debt. As this number illustrates, a large number of students cannot afford to pursue higher education in this country without taking on loans, even with the help of grants and scholarships. Ironically, these loans can wreck the financial lives of many if not repaid, despite being intended to finance something aimed at improving a person’s life.