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The scholarship process is also broken. With many of the "merit-based" scholarships, there is a bias favoring those coming from low income families (otherwise why would they ask for parents' income information?)

But kids from low income families are more likely to suffer from student loans.

This is the middle-class trap. In reality, kids from middle-class families are squeezed, because they are ineligible for most financial aid / scholarships and dont have enough money to go to college on their own.

I was part of that trap. My parents wouldn't or couldn't help me and they made too much for me to get financial financial aid.

Out of curiosity: what are you doing now?

Designing/dev at a popular restaurant guide and mobile app. School loans paid off by my wife and I working full time and only living off of my income.

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