Ivy Tech: Tax refunds may repay stude...

Ivy Tech: Tax refunds may repay student debt

There are 30 comments on the Palladium-Item story from Feb 14, 2013, titled Ivy Tech: Tax refunds may repay student debt. In it, Palladium-Item reports that:

Ivy Tech Community College students who are in debt to the college may not see a tax return this year.

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LMAO

Connersville, IN

#21 Feb 28, 2013
check out wrote:
I have an associates degree in criminal justice...
Whoa, I'm impressed!

LMAO!
WhatAnAss

Marengo, IN

#22 Feb 28, 2013
LMAO wrote:
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Whoa, I'm impressed!
LMAO!
Although an Associates is almost worthess in a career field -it's the first step in higher education. I don't understand what you find so funny or why you'd be a smart ass about it. Do you have any degrees? If so, did you not start somewhere? You must have earned a PhD right off the bat, huh?
LMAO

Connersville, IN

#23 Feb 28, 2013
ISuckAssholes wrote:
Do you have any degrees?
Master's x 1
Bachelor's x 1
Associate's x 2

LMAO!
haha

Hazel Crest, IL

#24 Mar 1, 2013
LMAO wrote:
<quoted text>
Master's x 1
Bachelor's x 1
Associate's x 2
LMAO!
I bet u do! Are they from Harvard or are they from Yale? I would get on here and act like I have a bunch of degrees I didn't too if it made me sleep at night. I think the reason you don't go more into depth trying to talk smack is because you're grammar probably is the same as a third graders.( I am in no way trying to act like a perfectionist when it comes to grammar, but I'm not acting like I have a bunch of degrees I don't either) so keep collecting that disability check and acting like you have all these degrees when you probably don't even have a high school diploma. What logical reason is there for someone to talk bad about someone that has a associates degree? They tried bettering themselves and continued there education after high school, so what's the big deal? And I think most people can agree with me you are full of shit about you're "degrees" I would bet you are some fat ugly disability collecter who gets it for being scared to leave the house or some shit lol but I hope it makes you sleep at life trying to degrade other people for no apparent reason keep telling lies to yourself one day you might believe them.
Merriam

Bloomington, IN

#25 Mar 4, 2013
Associate degrees were more/less technical training and certified in core related areas, such as welding, electrician, heating/cooling, office management, etc. Community college, IMO, do a disservice to their students giving them the impression that an AS will make them marketable.

Serious students need to do their homework (no pun) and find out what the market is and the educational requirements for a particular field. Associate degrees in health science can yield you a sustainable income. Criminal Justice is going to give you enough post-secondary education (60 credit hours) to make you eligible to submit your application in law enforcement. Life experience such as jobs will be a factor as well.

Here lies the problem - there are 'career students' in the area. They take financial aid and keep taking classes so they don't have to work. When it all runs out they can't find a job. You're not going to start out at $20.00/hr. You start out at entry level even with a degree. THEN when your work experience and job performance is evaluated you may be in the running for a promotion.
gator

United States

#26 Mar 4, 2013
If you do work but are behind on a student loan will a garnishment be placed against you?

Since: Sep 12

Richmond, Indiana

#27 Mar 4, 2013
Merriam wrote:
Associate degrees were more/less technical training and certified in core related areas, such as welding, electrician, heating/cooling, office management, etc. Community college, IMO, do a disservice to their students giving them the impression that an AS will make them marketable.
Serious students need to do their homework (no pun) and find out what the market is and the educational requirements for a particular field. Associate degrees in health science can yield you a sustainable income. Criminal Justice is going to give you enough post-secondary education (60 credit hours) to make you eligible to submit your application in law enforcement. Life experience such as jobs will be a factor as well.
Here lies the problem - there are 'career students' in the area. They take financial aid and keep taking classes so they don't have to work. When it all runs out they can't find a job. You're not going to start out at $20.00/hr. You start out at entry level even with a degree. THEN when your work experience and job performance is evaluated you may be in the running for a promotion.
You are an idiot. THERE NO JOBS HERE YOU STUPID FOOL. When there is a opening you have to no someone or 100 - 200 or more people apply or they get scared and use a temp service.

People are clueless here. I no so many people that hate it here and are moving as soon as they can from Indiana.

Richmond is a lost cause and will never amount to shit but a ghetto slumsville drug addict poverty stricken poor town.

What up people sheesh!!! The 2 colleges are owed $12 million for a reason you stupid morons, name one this these colleges do for Richmond and name one thing Richmond has going for us and are children future here. name just one.
Over It

Melrose Park, IL

#28 Mar 5, 2013
Merriam wrote:
Here are your tax dollars at work - financial aid is just another form of government assistance. Meth heads go from one college to another trying to get more money. They enroll, attend class long enough to get their refund then you never see them at school again. When their assistance is cut off from one school, they will try another. It is a joke but no one is laughing.
You are very misinformed about Federal funded student loans. It is impossible to jump from school to school and receive Federal loans if you do not meet the Federal guidelines. I graduated from one school and then transferred to another school to get my masters. You can only borrow a certain amount of money and once you meet your limit you have to secure loans through a bank. There will always be people who try to work the system however you cannot run from the government loans. It is unfortunate that so many people think they know how the system works when they have never experienced it first-hand. The people who sign up for school and donít meet the requirements such as attendance and performance will not be able to get another federal student loan.

Since: Sep 12

Richmond, Indiana

#29 Mar 6, 2013
there idiots in this redneck town of Richmond. They don't no. There clueless and don't care what happening to Richmond.$12 million is owed to IU East and Ivy Tech. Only going to get worse with no good jobs here.

School is getting very expensive. Better have plan of getting a half way decent job or you are f*cked. fast food / resturants and retail will not cut it.
Merriam

Richmond, IN

#30 Mar 7, 2013
Over It wrote:
<quoted text>You are very misinformed about Federal funded student loans. It is impossible to jump from school to school and receive Federal loans if you do not meet the Federal guidelines. I graduated from one school and then transferred to another school to get my masters. You can only borrow a certain amount of money and once you meet your limit you have to secure loans through a bank. There will always be people who try to work the system however you cannot run from the government loans. It is unfortunate that so many people think they know how the system works when they have never experienced it first-hand. The people who sign up for school and donít meet the requirements such as attendance and performance will not be able to get another federal student loan.
YOU are the one misinformed. I suggest you place a call to any financial aid assistant in the surrounding area and find out. Financial aid isn't just in the form of student loans. Pell grants, scholarships, 21st century scholars, perkins loans, VA, all come under financial aid. If you have not met your SAP requirements at one school, you can turn around and apply at another. No one said anything about maximum amounts. For someone with a master's degree, I am assuming it is not in the area of higher education and...oh..BTW, it is master's not masters. Since you hold the degree it may be advantageous to spell it correctly.

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