*POCSmom’s Insight: The High Cost of Not Graduating from College

Cliché: Stay in school.  
POCS Reality: Students and states lose when students do not graduate from college.

 

When students drop out of college, they are not the only ones losing money. Former students may lose higher salaries potential and states may lose tax revenue. For example, “Virginia potentially lost more than $7.3 million in state income-tax revenue in one year on the diminished salaries of just one class of college dropouts” according to:

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/state-news/2011/aug/22/tdmet01-study-calculates-lost-wages-of-college-dro-ar-1253295/

To check the numbers for your state:

http://www.collegemeasures.org/highcost/

POCSmom’s Insight: Students with education loans may find themselves in debt with no diploma to show for it. College may not be for everyone, but everyone who can benefit should be able to pursue their higher education dreams to a successful conclusion for the betterment of self, family, community, and our great nation. How do you put a price on the loss of a potential discovery, cure, or idea?

*POCS: Parent Of a College Student

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