The Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission is considering a proposal called “Pay-It-Forward.”

“Pay-It-Forward” Is a Step Back: By Joel Grey of The Cascade Policy Institute. The Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission is considering a proposal called”Pay-It-Forward.” This pilot program would give free tuition at a state university to one thousand high school graduates each year, beginning in 2016. In exchange for free tuition, students would cede 3-5% of their paychecks over a twenty-year period. Although the program is intended to become self-sustaining, it would cost between $6.5 and $20 million each year for the first twenty years until that happened. This is an example of a government proposal that is not well thought out. Yale tried a similar experiment in the 1970s and eventually forgave much of the debt years later. Many students overpaid for their education, while 20% defaulted. Oregon shouldn’t repeat Yale’s mistake.
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