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    Posted: 07 Oct 2018 at 9:34am
Sunday morning is a good time to sit and listen to what folks are talking about. This morning it was all about college. Seems the Grandparents are picking up more of the tab then they used to. Some of the folks are even supporting Great Grands College. It also seems it is a lot more expensive than I remember it being. Plus, it seems the majority of those represented by this group are going to school five and even six years to get a Bachelor's. I for one think these colleges are really profiting from the Student Loans, the Parents and Grandparents. Extending the length of time also increases the money to be made. One thing the Draft did, it assured males would get out of college in four years, or else. Plus it seemed to limit College's ability to manipulate for maximum profit. Seems the schools have become home to high paid individuals who have no qualms with taking action to increase their income. Just my take on it.  
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My GI Bill was for only 3 years. So I did manage to get my BSEE in 3 thanks for a semesters worth of credits prior to the Navy. Of course some of my semesters were in excess of 20 hours and Summer sessions in excess of 10 hours. I don't think I could handle that load in today's colleges.
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Tom, what you're calling hours we called them credits. I got 2 years of full time schooling before my GI Bill stopped. Going in the evening classes they only allowed you to take 12 credits for a full load instead of the daytime load of 15 credits +...
Still didn't matter though. My future employers would not recognize my college credits because I didn't have any degree associated with them. Confused
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Now I could be wrong, but if I remember correctly the Draft Board required you to carry 16 credits per term, maintain a "C" average and graduate in four years. Of course that didn't bother you guys on the GI Bill. However, it did inspire some guys to buckle down and study. 
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