Report Warns Students to Consider Debt
A report released today could serve as a cautionary note to members of the largest incoming freshman class in University of Texas history: remember your debt when choosing a college major.
Reeve Hamilton is a reporter with KUT’s political reporting partner The Texas Tribune. He says the report wasn’t written to discourage students from following their passion. Rather, it should remind students to keep debt low if they decide to major in one of the humanities as opposed to becoming, say, an engineer.
“This will confirm what a lot of the legislators have been pushing, which is strategies to improve student counseling and career guidance,” he says, “and ways to get students in and out of colleges and universities in a timely way.”
Hamilton says one thing the report specifically addresses is that the people responsible for students’ course advising and those who do loan advising don’t talk to each other much. And in order for debt to be more manageable, you need to be thinking about both aspects at the same time.