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I feel like a foster kid that’s been in the system for a long time, and then at 16, somebody adopted them and said, ‘You can go to college, and you ain’t got to pay no student loans.’ I feel happy. I feel accepted after all these years of blood, sweat, and tears. — Tiffany Haddish

It’s important for students to learn to make smart money management decisions before heading off to college or the entering the workforce. — Malcolm Jenkins

Pell grants are the foundation of Federal student aid. As someone who attended college with the help of Pell grants and as chairman of the Pell Grant Caucus, I know how important they are for our Nation’s low-income students. — Ric Keller

I was excited when King’s College announced a scholarship for students who are in developing countries. — Malala Yousafzai

We are in an international marketplace for talent, and American colleges and universities need to be able to attract students and faculty from around the world if we want to sustain our excellence. — Drew Gilpin Faust

I routinely interview college students, mostly from top schools, and I notice that their brains are like old maps, with lots of blank spaces for the uncharted terrain. It’s not that they lack for motivation or IQ. It’s that they can’t connect the dots when they don’t know where the dots are in the first place. — Bret Stephens

I would certainly look at a proposal for tuition-free community college for two years if the students kept a certain high grade-point average. — Patty Judge

Media cycles end, but the Internet never forgets. This is a valuable lesson, especially for college students. — Milo Yiannopoulos

I am often amazed at how much more capability and enthusiasm for science there is among elementary school youngsters than among college students. — Carl Sagan

A traditional college education works for many students, but for others, this path isn’t the best choice. — Elise Stefanik

There’s no authoritarian structure at Reed College, but the education is conservative. So what you have is a lot of students who are very authentically looking for truth. — Donald Miller

I was a terrible student. Still, I managed to get into college, but my daydreaming threatened to sabotage me. I used behavior modification to break the cycle. I started by setting an arbitrary time limit on studying: for every 15 minutes of study, I’d allow myself an hour of daydreaming. I set the alarm. — Sandra Cisneros

Colleges prefer to enroll wealthy students because they know it’s more likely that they’ll pay for full tuition without needing financial aid. They’re also more likely to have parents who will donate large sums of money to the school. When the privileged students graduate, they’re expected to join the alumni association and also donate cash. — Ana Kasparian

Payday loans are but one of many financial techniques – from overdraft fees to student loans subsidizing for-profit colleges – specifically designed to pull money from the pockets of the poor. This problem generally goes unrecognized by policy makers. — Matthew Desmond

Community colleges need to be upgraded. We got to have training for real jobs. We’ve got a lot of jobs that are going unfilled because we don’t have the technology in the heads of graduating college students to deal with them. — Emanuel Cleaver

College players make money for the colleges. You think they spend all that recruiting money to get the best students? Come on. — Stephon Marbury

I was a football player at college and dislocated my thumb. I was out for a bit and passed the theatre and saw some lovely drama students walking into an audition for ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and thought: ‘That’s what I’ll do when I recover.’ I joined that production and was hooked. — Clark Gregg

All students should have the opportunity to receive their high school diplomas and be fully prepared for college or the workplace. — Magic Johnson

My first real awareness of Chechnya came when I was a college student studying in Russia. I arrived in St. Petersburg about two months after Anna Politkovskaya was assassinated for her reports on Chechnya. I lived with an elderly woman and her grown children in an apartment that was not too far from the neighborhood military cadet school. — Anthony Marra

All around me, I see girls forced to become rat racers in the College Application Industrial Complex, the subculture where students must craft themselves into the perfect specimens for college admission and often lose their authenticity, love of learning, and sense of self in the process. — Rachel Simmons

My sister was brilliant: she was in the 25 top math students in the country. When she finished college, I said, ‘Spend a couple of months here in Europe. You’ll get another take on life.’ She never came – married some schmuck who made clothes for fat women on Seventh Avenue. — William Klein

My first Kickstarter project created a book called ‘Clear and Present Thinking’, a college-level textbook on logic and critical reasoning, which was made available to the world for free. As a professor myself, I observed that the price of textbooks was too high for some of my students. — Brendan Myers

Community colleges are one of America’s great social inventions a gateway to the future for first time students looking for an affordable college education, and for mid-career students looking to get ahead in the workplace. — Barbara Mikulski

School districts around the country, and the taxpayers that support them, have a moral right to the information the NFL might have concerning the medical aspects of the game, and to assess the risks to the students in their charge. Colleges have a moral right to that information for the same reasons. — Charlie Pierce

If a university announced that henceforth, it would be offering a three-year bachelor’s degree, in one stroke it would cut the cost of a college education and provide a distinctive way of competing for students – as well as put the institution on the cutting edge of reform. — Charlie Sykes

Mentors provide professional networks, outlets for frustration, college and career counseling, general life advice, and most importantly, an extra voice telling a student they are smart enough and capable enough to cross the stage at graduation and land their first paycheck from a career pathway job. — Gerald Chertavian

I had always dreamed of living in Chapel Hill. When I was a college student at Hollins University in Virginia, I came down to Chapel Hill for summer school and just loved it. — Lee Smith

The important thing to understand about eliminating racial preferences in college admissions is that doing so does not lower the number of minority college students, it just redistributes them to schools for which they are actually qualified, rather than catapulting them into academic environments where they will inevitably struggle. — Heather Mac Donald

I loved school, was an exceptional student, and found a passion for math and science that led me to Vanderbilt University, where I discovered the world of electrical engineering. I did well in college, loved the work I was doing, and soon found myself climbing the corporate ladder after graduation. I was one of the lucky ones. — Kimberly Bryant

We need to make college affordable in price, and also have lower-cost student loans and more available grants for students. — Debbie Stabenow

When you’re a college student interested in music, you hear all these rappers talking about dropping out. For me, when I heard someone like J. Cole rapping about school and staying in school…it inspired me to keep going. — Saweetie

Despite the evidence that we already have too many students in higher education, the hot new idea among the political class is to double down by pushing for ‘free college tuition.’ The problem with the ‘free college’ idea is, however, not merely financial. It also reinforces the myth that college is appropriate or even possible for all students. — Charlie Sykes

Something that bothered people about ‘Dawson’s Creek’ but as a writer, I kind of dug: writing those kids as though they were college grad students. It was fun and liberating and made for a true sort of writer’s show. It was a fun year for me, because I got to get out of debt with my first TV job, and I learned a ton. — Rob Thomas

I tried out for another show while I was in college so I could pay off my student loans, and it sort of led to The Real World. The same people that were casting that show were casting The Real World, so they asked me to do it. — Trishelle Cannatella

I went to Marion College for writing and I was kicked out of the writing school. I was asked to leave the writing program because I was corrupting the other students. — Laurell K. Hamilton

I am disappointed that Senator Ayotte has voted repeatedly for deep cuts in Pell Grants that would make college more expensive for thousands of New Hampshire students and voted against allowing young people to refinance their student loans. — Maggie Hassan

But I would much prefer students going to college to learn and be prepared for the rigors of the new economic order, rather than dumping fees on them to subsidize football programs that, far from enhancing the academic mission instead make a mockery of it. — H. G. Bissinger

The Pell Grant is more than a financial aid program for college students in need. It is the right thing to do for America’s college students, and it is the right thing to do for America’s economy. — Norm Coleman

The College Access and Opportunity Act addresses the important need to make higher education more affordable and easier to access for low and middle-income students. — Ron Lewis

Believe it or not, the first spark for everything I’ve done today came down to me meeting one person in college who changed my life. A student named Anthony Adams who lived across the hall from me in our freshman dorm showed me what it meant to be an ‘entrepreneur’ when I saw him launch his own start-up company. — Elliott Bisnow

Our mission at Khan Academy is a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere, and college readiness is a crucial part of that. We want to help as many students as possible prepare for college and for life, and since the SAT measures preparedness for college, our partnership with the College Board is a natural fit. — Sal Khan

I wasn’t a good student in high school. I wanted to go to college, but they weren’t exactly beating down my door to offer me admission, and it’s so expensive in the U.S. If you join up for a period, the army will pay your school and provide a stipend. — Kevin Powers

College has been oversold. It has been oversold to students who end up dropping out or graduating with degrees that don’t help them very much in the job market. It also has been oversold to the taxpayers, who foot the bill for subsidies that do nothing to encourage innovation and economic growth. — Alex Tabarrok

The American Dream is not being dependent on the federal government for your health care, for your automobile, for your college education, for your student loan on and on and on. — Marsha Blackburn

I was probably a B student in high school, but it wasn’t until I got to college that I said, ‘Oh! This is what it’s all about.’ And then I became an A student. I studied journalism in college and that’s what really kicked it into high gear for me. — Giuliana Rancic

Every day seems to bring news about another for-profit college scam. Hundreds of thousands of students have been deceived, misled, and harassed into enrolling at these schools where they end up with a mountain of debt and a worthless degree. — Dick Durbin

Colleges will try to get the good students. That’s the way to go. When I chaired my department of Materials Engineering at the Technion in 1990, we started a program for which we set the bar very high. It was the highest at the Technion, above electrical engineering and medicine. — Dan Shechtman

If, by deferring or maybe even skipping college entirely, students were foregoing their one hope for immersion in Western civilization, there would indeed be grounds for regret. — Heather Mac Donald

I was a good student with mathematical ability and interests. As such, I took the usual college preparatory program in high school for one looking to become an engineer: all the available courses in mathematics and science. — Dale T. Mortensen

I think my mom and dad both wanted to get across to me that… I obviously grew up with great privilege and was very lucky and was able to afford college and not have student loans, and they would pay for college, but beyond that, it would be up to me to make a living. — Anderson Cooper

I decided to engage in life conversations through my programme ‘Avid Miners.’ This is all about sharing experiences and spreading positivity. The audience range from school students, colleges and even corporate employees. And this journey has been quite an experience for me, I must add! — Ashish Vidyarthi

As a child, I had no idea that I would end up in the film industry. My ambitions changed from wanting to join the army like my grandfather to taking up merchant navy as a career to running for India, and finally, investment banking while I was a student of economics honour. But during my college days, I began to get offers for modelling. — Arjun Rampal

Credit card companies pay college students generously to stand outside dining halls, dorms, and academic buildings and encourage their fellow students to apply for credit cards. — Louise Slaughter

Currently, only 70 percent of our high school students earn diplomas with their peers, and less than one-third of our high school students graduate prepared for success in a four-year college. — Ruben Hinojosa

Free educational materials will, at minimum, prepare more people for college and allow them to be more successful once they get there. Most students want credentials that employers respect, and free educational materials alone will not do this. — Sal Khan

Colleges do not merely offer preparation for the future; they occupy four years of a student’s life, and an institution should do what it can to make these years absorbing and enjoyable. — Derek Bok

In colleges throughout America, students are taught to have disdain for the white race. I know this sounds incredible, or at least exaggerated. It is neither. — Dennis Prager

When we worked with the organization that represents students, they were unequivocal: They want debt-free college. And for many of those students, that has to include the total cost of attendance. — Brian Schatz

Students are up to their eyeballs in loans, and it’s going to get even worse. It’s going to be hideous, actually. Students are going to be saddled for life. It’s going to put a lot of people off going to college, which is a shame. — Giles Deacon

A lot of students who are 18 or 19 go to college partly for the social aspect of it. At the community college, people’s goals are a little different. Their needs are more immediate. — Jill Biden

During Vietnam, I was in college, enjoying my student deferment. The government wisely felt that, in my case, military service was less important than completing my studies to prepare me for my chosen career: comedian. — Al Franken

While I was there I became deeply interested in photography, and indeed the most noteworthy event in my early life was winning first, third, fourth and seventh prizes in an international competition for college and high school students. — Douglass North

If a student believes that taking too many exams is hard or skipping advanced courses for a lighter load is a better deal, just wait until he or she goes to college and needs to prepare for finals or has to figure out complex work problems in a stressful environment. — Mercedes Schlapp

Nontraditional students often have the misconception that aid is intended only for high school students entering college. Luckily, that’s not the case. — Jean Chatzky

When the time came for me to go to college, there was only one scholarship that my high school offered at the time and I didn’t win that one, but that didn’t stop me. I went on to college anyway. I worked my way through it and paid my student loans for 11 years. — Chandra Wilson

I think the world is ambivalent about feminism. So I can’t blame college students. I think they’re reflecting the greater culture’s attitude toward feminism. So what I can do is, in ways that are appropriate, advocate for feminism and help the students learn what feminism is about. — Roxane Gay

I suggest that the introductory courses in science, at all levels from grade school through college, be radically revised. Leave the fundamentals, the so-called basics, aside for a while, and concentrate the attention of all students on the things that are not known. — Lewis Thomas

Unlike public universities and private, not-for-profit colleges, for-profit schools are owned by revenue-seeking businesses often more intent on boosting their bottom line than educating their students. They use hard-sell tactics to recruit prospective students, and veterans have become particular targets. — Lisa Madigan

I was in college when tens of thousands of people marched on Washington for the first Earth Day. Raw sewage floated in rivers and clouds of smog hung over cities. But then something amazing happened. People spoke out. Thousands of students, workers, and ordinary citizens used their voices to say, ‘This has to change.’ — Frances Beinecke

For some students, especially in the sciences, the knowledge gained in college may be directly relevant to graduate study. For almost all students, a liberal arts education works in subtle ways to create a web of knowledge that will illumine problems and enlighten judgment on innumerable occasions in later life. — Derek Bok

A lot of people tell me now I’m their inspiration. They say, ‘I don’t play baseball,’ and then they mention whatever – engineer, doctor, college student, high school student – but they’re hurt because, for some reason, people feel shame about themselves or embarrassed because they are short or skinny or fat or whatever. — Jose Altuve

I started with capital of about $1,500, a princely sum for a student coming out of college, an amount I borrowed from my father. — Sunil Mittal

Start-ups like UniversityNow, a network of low-cost, online colleges, allows students to work at their own pace and pay a few hundred dollars a month for a degree. — Dan Rather

I was an exchange student for a summer, and most of that summer was in Ukraine. I used to say ‘the Ukraine’ until I was there, and one of the Ukrainian college students I got to be good friends with, he said, ‘Do you say I’m going back to the Texas,’ and I said, ‘No.’ He said, ‘We don’t say we’re going back to the Ukraine, either.’ — Louie Gohmert

I’m proud to be part of the Dr. Pepper Scholarship Giveaway. It’s a great program that gives me the chance to brighten the day for some lucky college students with free tuition. — Lou Holtz

The critics mostly review the budgets when they go to see a big-budget movie. They are out to get a big-budget movie. On the other hand, if they review a picture that is done as a graduate thesis by some college film student for $25,000, it is almost sure to be admired and respected. — Yvette Mimieux

Some colleges and universities in Virginia have chosen to ban concealed carry, and we believe that those universities have created more dangerous environments for their students, faculty, and staff. — Jerry Falwell, Jr.

I went to a college prep high school in St. Louis, Missouri. When I graduated from school, I owned this thing called the Headmaster’s Cup, and the Headmaster’s Cup is for the student who exemplifies the spirit of the institution and is recognized by the faculty and administration. — Sterling K. Brown

College campuses are a focus of prevention efforts for meningococcal disease because of the increased incidence of the disease during adolescence and young adulthood, as well as transmission from crowded living conditions and social behaviors common among college students. — Erik Paulsen

Students can spend their money better than government can. It should not require a federal loan and decades of debt for students to get a college degree. Price limits access – plain and simple. — Rick Scott

Every year, deans of admissions are pushed: ‘Did you increase the number of applicants? Did you decrease the acceptance rate?’ And it’s an institutional priority for colleges and universities to look for students that are going to have a philanthropic family that could give to that school. — Stephanie Ruhle

When I started Teach For America as a college senior, I sensed that there were thousands of talented, driven college students and recent grads who were searching for a way to make a real difference in the world. — Wendy Kopp

I planted trees for five years in the middle of nowhere, but a lot of Canadian college students do that for money. You go out in the forest for a summer and plant trees. You get, like, eight cents a tree, but it adds up. — Gavin McInnes

The for-profit college industry is clearly the single-heaviest subsidized business in America. More than any defense contractor or any farm operation… So many of them are a horrible waste of students’ time and of taxpayer dollars. — Dick Durbin

We created a show and a scenario for college students where they can take what they learn in class every day and apply it to the real world. — Ross Martin

The SAT plays an important role in helping admissions officers around the country sort out students, well-deserving students from 20,000 high schools that have different curriculums, different grading standards, and different ability to help students get ready for college. — Jonathan Grayer

Every new startup business creates new opportunities. It doesn’t matter whether you have a new app for college students or a home medical device for senior citizens; there are other multibillion noncompetitive corporations that are spending millions of dollars trying to market their goods and services to your same audience. — Jay Samit

College is supposed to be a place that prepares its students for the real world. That’s the entire purpose of attending! Learning how to be an engaged citizen is something that should be encouraged in this kind of environment, not restricted. — Kat Timpf

Academics, who work for long periods in a self-directed fashion, may be especially prone to putting things off: surveys suggest that the vast majority of college students procrastinate, and articles in the literature of procrastination often allude to the author’s own problems with finishing the piece. — James Surowiecki

I just wanted to be a composer; I became an actor by default, really. I got a scholarship to a college of music and drama, hoping to take a scholarship in music. But I ended up as an acting student, so I’ve stuck with that for the last 50-odd years. — Anthony Hopkins

I am here to give the American people some straight talk about higher education. Some have said we might have cut financial aid for college students. The truth is we have expanded access to college for our neediest students through the record growth of the Pell grant program. — Ric Keller

Instead, California is one of only 10 states that provides in-state college and university tuition to illegal immigrants. That’s grossly unfair to a legal high school student who moves out of California for a year, then returns to attend college. — Elton Gallegly

The goal of the program, called Giving With Purpose, is to teach college students – and anyone else who cares to register – how to beneficially contribute to charity. That’s not necessarily easy. There are IRS rules for giving that must be learned, and there is wayward, wasteful philanthropy to be avoided. — Carol Loomis

For students today, only 10 percent of children from working-class families graduate from college by the age of 24 as compared to 58 percent of upper-middle-class and wealthy families. — Patrick J. Kennedy

Declining overseas admissions costs us not only much needed revenues for colleges and universities, but much more importantly, we lose the best opportunity we have to introduce foreign students to all that America has to offer the world. — Richard Lugar

In college, I studied political science, policy, and law. My plan was to move to New York, pay off student debt in a year or two, and then run for office. — Reshma Saujani

The idea for ‘Conversations with Friends’ – two college students who befriend a married couple – struck me at first as a concept for a short story. I started to write it under the title ‘Melissa,’ and eventually, it got too long. — Sally Rooney

Student loan debt is certainly not a fitting topic for a commencement speech, but it’s an issue we must confront – not only for thousands of college graduates who deserve a fair shot, but also for our economy. — Dianne Feinstein

To put it bluntly, the push for ‘college for all’ sets up students to fail. — Charlie Sykes

Colleges and universities, for all the benefits they bring, accomplish far less for their students than they should. Many students graduate without being able to write well enough to satisfy their employers… reason clearly or perform competently in analyzing complex, non-technical problems. — Derek Bok

The whole student loan thing drives me completely nuts. If it wasn’t possible for 18-year-olds to sign themselves up for tens of thousands of dollars in debt in order to pay their college bills, the state governments wouldn’t have found it so politically easy to cut taxpayer support for public colleges and universities. — Gail Collins

More often than not, punishment for hazing on college campuses goes only as far as administrative investigations and student expulsions, if not mere suspensions. — S.E. Cupp

Lower standards tell students that they don’t need to work hard and leave more high school students unprepared for college and the workplace. — Mercedes Schlapp

I strongly support extending current student loan interest rates and increasing the college tuition tax credit for students and their families. — Scott Howell

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