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Gallup Poll: Americans Want Employers to Help Pay Their Tuition
Cybercast News Service ^ | May 2, 2013 | Susan Jones

Posted on 05/02/2013 6:10:20 PM PDT by Olog-hai

As college tuition keeps rising, so does student debt.

Asked about ways to make higher education more affordable, 59 percent of Americans “strongly agreed” that colleges and universities should reduce tuition and fees, and 46 percent said companies should provide more assistance to their employees.

Forty percent said the federal government should provide more assistance, 38 percent said state governments should provide more, and 38 percent said community-based scholarship organizations should provide more assistance. …

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Education; Society
KEYWORDS: collegekids; freestuff; tanstaafl; tuition

1 posted on 05/02/2013 6:10:20 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

TANSTAAFL


2 posted on 05/02/2013 6:11:28 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Olog-hai

People want free stuff. Film at 11.


3 posted on 05/02/2013 6:12:10 PM PDT by magellan
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To: Olog-hai

Does this piece even suggest that parents NOT allow their children to go to a college they can’t afford?????????

Aren’t we responsible for anything? As a parent, my child attended the school we could afford, NOT the dream school he wanted. What’s wrong with people? We’ve become so lazy.


4 posted on 05/02/2013 6:12:59 PM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: Olog-hai

Americans are welfare-begging filth (elect the kenyan and clinton TWICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and the nation is finished.


5 posted on 05/02/2013 6:14:26 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Olog-hai

6 posted on 05/02/2013 6:15:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Olog-hai

If the government stopped dumping money into the college/university system, the costs would drop.

What happened when the government decided to step in and give a helping hand so people could afford houses/healthcare/whatever?


7 posted on 05/02/2013 6:19:30 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Olog-hai

In Tennessee the lottery was supposed to go to college scholarships. As soon as the lottery was passed, the tuition at the colleges went up by approximately the same amount as the lottery scholarships.


8 posted on 05/02/2013 6:19:54 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Olog-hai

Aaannnd people in hell want ice water.


9 posted on 05/02/2013 6:20:50 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Olog-hai

I want my employer to pay off my credit card bills. Also I need a new Keurig, I think my company should pay for that too.


10 posted on 05/02/2013 6:21:18 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: ConjunctionJunction

It’s not free lunches they are wanting, it’s free educations in “women’s studies” and “the African American experience” and other worthless degrees.


11 posted on 05/02/2013 6:22:40 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Olog-hai

I presume that their employers are helping them pay for everything. That is what employment is for.


12 posted on 05/02/2013 6:22:47 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Olog-hai

this nation has turned into a bunch of little girl wussy pansies. everyone should pay for my wishes. everyone else, that is.

country is begging for a reset. it must be done extremely thoroughly. we aren’t going to get a second reset.


13 posted on 05/02/2013 6:23:39 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Olog-hai

If you want employers to pay your tuition, get a job, receive the paycheck, and pay your OWN student loans or tuition from the money you receive.


14 posted on 05/02/2013 6:23:43 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Blood of Tyrants
And here in CA the stupid voters approved a huge tax increase last election allegedly to fund education. Now it's revealed the ballot proposition was sold on false pretences (so what else is new?) and that a huge amount of it will go to pay inflated teacher pensions TAX FOR PENSIONS

The nation's Founders believed the people were smart enough to run their own country. The Founders were wrong.

15 posted on 05/02/2013 6:29:28 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Olog-hai

I was very fortunate. The company I worked for provided tuition assistance. At the time, you could work on an undergrad degree and in my last year, I believe the limit was 5250. Had to maintain a 3.0 average to get the refund. That was 22 years ago. I don’t think it would cover a single course with today’s costs. It took 10 years but it was worth every minute. I’m not sure what they do today, other than some grad school assistance, but you have to be in Engineering, Computer Science, etc. with a 3.5+ average.


16 posted on 05/02/2013 6:31:01 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Longbow1969

I want my employer to start paying for my ammo! Every month, I should get a fresh supply for every firearm that I own!


17 posted on 05/02/2013 6:31:23 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Longbow1969

As an employer, I will definitely help these freeloading worthless sack of sh**s/s a free education: it’s called kiss my ass and get back to work and if you don’t want to work, there’s the pavement.


18 posted on 05/02/2013 6:31:58 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Olog-hai

They are helping. They provide employment so you can pay your damn bills.


19 posted on 05/02/2013 6:37:38 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

They already do. It’s called a PAY CHECK!!!!!!!!


20 posted on 05/02/2013 6:41:02 PM PDT by Forrestfire (("To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Theodore Roosevelt))
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To: Olog-hai

If a company has an employee that they value and would like them to have additional education, they should pay for it.
None of this you go, pay and we will reimburse you stuff.


21 posted on 05/02/2013 6:41:06 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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FR is funded solely by the freedom loving folks who love and use it.
Stand with Free Republic.

22 posted on 05/02/2013 6:43:04 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Olog-hai

             

23 posted on 05/02/2013 6:45:58 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: KoRn
I want my employer to start paying for my ammo! Every month, I should get a fresh supply for every firearm that I own!

Perfectly reasonable. How about a membership to a gun club or range? As far as I am concerned, that should also be our employers responsibility.

24 posted on 05/02/2013 6:47:27 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Olog-hai

My employer actually PAID FOR my kids going to college - try to beat that.

They gave me a bunch of money every week and I put some of it into saving for college. So I am forever thankful to them.


25 posted on 05/02/2013 6:47:57 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: Olog-hai

So, it took me over a decade, but I paid my student loan. Should I now demand that someone pay me for what I paid off? Unfortunately, I fit into one of the few categories that can never be a victim: lily white, caucasian, Irish Catholic. Even though my father remembered signs such as “No Dogs or Irish Allowed” Today I am vilified as the root of all evil. I do not desire any ‘reparations’ for all the racism & bigotry heaped upon my ancestors. I just pray and work hard to bring about Reverend King’s dream. The sooner we rid ourselves of Obambi and all his ilk, the better.


26 posted on 05/02/2013 6:48:05 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus III (Do, or do not, there is no try.)
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To: Olog-hai; All

Military training issues aside, the states have never delegated to the feds via the Constitution the specific power to tax and spend for educational purposes. In fact, students would have more money to spend for tuition if they exercised their voting muscle to stop the feds from stealing money from them through constitutonally indefensible federal taxes. But how would students know this since the schools evidently aren’t teaching about Congress’s constitutionally limited powers despite rising tuition costs?


27 posted on 05/02/2013 7:00:14 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Doctor 2Brains
Americans are welfare-begging filth

Not all, but well over 50%...sadly...too many Americans really do believe there is such a thing as a free lunch.
28 posted on 05/02/2013 7:14:55 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Olog-hai

I want a pony.


29 posted on 05/02/2013 7:15:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai

Let’s face it. The 46% want gubmint to wipe their backsides for them.


30 posted on 05/02/2013 7:21:49 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Olog-hai

My first degree was paid for by my employer.

He received an employee with a degree in mathematics and a large tax write-off. We both benefited.

After a few years of hard—hard—work, I got the opportunity to advance from an $8/hour bottle-washing job to a sales position paying six digits. The door would not have opened without the college degree.

Scary, what that book-learnin’ will do, isn’t it?


31 posted on 05/02/2013 7:29:01 PM PDT by warchild9
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To: dfwgator

I want my flying car!

So, let me get this straight.
If I go get a high quality education that cost a fortune
this will help me get job, because there will not be anyone who will do the job without demanding that the employer pay for their education.


32 posted on 05/02/2013 7:32:50 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: Olog-hai

The one single greatest thing that Americans can do to reduce future increases in college education is to remove Obama from office and clean house on liberals.


33 posted on 05/02/2013 7:42:20 PM PDT by lwoodham (Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends




Unreal!

"Some" Americans want everything!


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34 posted on 05/02/2013 8:01:58 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Olog-hai

[[Gallup Poll: Americans Want Employers to Help Pay Their Tuition]]

Next poll “Americans want ot sit on their ##@@#$ and let govenrment pay for everything somhow- they don’t care how as long as it doesn’t coem out of their welfare checks”


35 posted on 05/02/2013 8:05:01 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Olog-hai

My employer paid 100% of my tuition for my 2 graduate degrees

The problem is, after 5,200 dollars in “tuition assitance” from an employer, the government takes 40% of it’

Thusly, after 5,200 dollars of yearly assistance, I only got 60% of my costs covered


36 posted on 05/02/2013 8:22:54 PM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: SueRae

I, too, worked for a company a long time ago that provided tuition assistance. Had several stipulations. Degreed classes only pertaining to your job - if you were an accountant, you had to take accounting classes, etc. - maximum of 6 hours per semester, 3.0 minimum grade. Had to turn in certified proof of grade and completion and then you were reimbursed at the end of the semester.

I worked in the Operations Department and decided to get an Electrical Engineering degree. Could only take 3 hours a semester because I also had two babies, a husband and did work full-time. Took me forever to finish the two year course, three hours at a time, but I finally made it. Funny thing was that supplies, fees and books cost more than the tuition. But even back then every little bit helped. Plus when I finished I got a promotion and a salary increase.

I have offered that to some of my employees now but unfortunately have had no takers. They just want to live for now and aren’t willing to do what it takes to invest in the future.


37 posted on 05/02/2013 8:43:27 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Olog-hai

GIMMEE!!


38 posted on 05/02/2013 8:47:46 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Olog-hai

And I’d like my employer to help pay also for my house, food, two automobiles, and at least three vacations each year - and oh yes, a new riding lawnmower that I want to buy - when’s the government going to make him do it?????......


39 posted on 05/02/2013 9:16:28 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Olog-hai

To heck with free college, I want my employer to buy me a yacht and a mansion. And a pony.


40 posted on 05/02/2013 9:22:42 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Intolerant in NJ

Your employer already does help do all that - It’s called a paycheck.


41 posted on 05/02/2013 9:27:05 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: greeneyes
...paycheck...Exactly how he would be helping me pay for school were I still going.....
42 posted on 05/02/2013 9:38:45 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: MadIsh32

My employer paid 100% of my tuition for my 2 graduate degrees.
The problem is, after 5,200 dollars in “tuition assitance” from an employer, the government takes 40% of it’
Thusly, after 5,200 dollars of yearly assistance, I only got 60% of my costs covered
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My Dept. VP required that all of us in any level of Supervision/Mgt. would have to earn at least a Masters degree in a field relevant to our discipline.

I earned a 48 hour MBA, doing night classes and Saturdays; Fall, Spring and Summer. The company only ADVANCED the tuition each semester to assist the enrollment process, but then withheld 1/3 of the amount from each of the next three paychecks. Thus, I paid for my own post-grad degree at a private university. .......It’s not the employer’s responsibility to pay for anyone’s education!


43 posted on 05/02/2013 9:53:33 PM PDT by octex
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To: Olog-hai

Higher education became unfordable when it began to be subsidized.


44 posted on 05/02/2013 11:23:26 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: Olog-hai

Evidently many employees believe their employers have magic checkbooks. I could assume these same employees would reciprocate for the tuition assistance by remaining loyal to their donor employers for a productive career, but then, I don’t live in the same fantasy as these entitlement minded dolts.


45 posted on 05/03/2013 5:54:44 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: LostInBayport

The biggest problem we face is the fact that at least half of the people who ARE PULLING THE WAGON, believe that we need to put even more people in the wagon, and give them even more and more and more and more money.

WE ARE DOOMED!!!!!!!!!!!!


46 posted on 05/03/2013 6:08:29 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: octex

It certainly isn’t.

I could have simply taken my talents to another company and had them pay for it. I have been lucky that my skill set keeps me in very high demand and generally employers are competing for my services rather then me competing with others for work.

I had to front the costs of my 2 graduate degrees and was reimbursed 100% of my costs. However the government stole 40% of it beyond $5,200.


47 posted on 05/03/2013 7:06:30 AM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: Blue Collar Christian

Generally there is a 1-3 year payback period post graduation.

In my case it was 1 year and it was prorated. Had I left after 6 months, I would have been on the hook for 50 percent of what was paid out to me. After 1 year I free and clear.

I was lucky that 13 months after my last tuition reimbursement payment I received an offer which increased my salary 40% and gave me further responsibility. I gave my employer that paid for graduate degrees the chance to match but they were unable to.

I took the higher offer. That is how the free market works.


48 posted on 05/03/2013 7:08:39 AM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: MadIsh32

If a benefit is offered by an employer, why shouldn’t one take advantage of it. My beef is with folks “expecting” their employers to offer it, as though they believe it to be an entitlement.


49 posted on 05/04/2013 5:58:55 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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