What HB2675 will do: Mandate that university students without a national merit scholarship or an athletic scholarship to pay a $2,000 tuition payment out of pocket. This will exempt all scholarships, grants, and forms of financial aid.
Again, AZ seems to be a pro in setting bad examples for other states.
I know I’ve posted this a bunch of times already, but this is really important to me. I want to be able to stay in school next year- education is literally my everything right now, and I don’t know what I would do without school.
If you live in AZ (I know some of you do!) please contact the legislature. Calling them and talking in an obnoxiously sweet phone voice seems to work. Shoot them an e-mail, too! Contact info for the AZ legislature can be found here.
Many of you don’t live in AZ (or the US), but please, every signature counts!
I’m sorry I’ve flooded your dashboards with this so many times, but please, any signatures will help.
Thank you to everybody who’s already signed it, and I love you guys oodles. :)
And when you click the link to sign (Which I know you will!) be sure and read the “Why This is Important Part” and see what the smarmy Republicans had to say about the cost of education. After reading that, you’ll wish you could sign it 100 times!
I pushed it to 575… let’s get to 1,000 and beyond! SIGNAL BOOST!
It’s at 1100 now but it should be much higher. Look what the representative who introduced the bill had to say:
Rep. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, said students should have some “skin in the game.” He said students will take their schooling more seriously and be less likely to drop out if they have made an investment.
“I really believe that when something is given to you, you don’t have the appreciation of having put in some work,” agreed Rep. John Fillmore, R-Apache Junction.
He said $2,000 out of $9,000 annual tuition is not that big a deal. Even with books and fees, Kavanagh said that adds only another $1,500 a year.
Kavanagh said that would leave students with $14,000 debt after four years, “less than the cost of a Chevy Sonic.”
“And I personally believe that degrees from our universities are worth far more than Chevy Sonics,” he said. Anyway, Kavanagh said that is a small amount, as college grads earn anywhere from $500,000 to $1 million more over their lifetimes than those who do not have a higher education.
You hear that, folks? Paying an extra $2,000 out of pocket is less than a new car! And who out there can’t afford a new car?
This is absolutely disgusting and just another example in a big pile of evidence regarding how the Republicans want to keep poor people uneducated and poor.
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