Summary: The Income Share Agreements

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While the Income Share Agreements confront the problem of student debt, the ISAs ignores the affordability problem. The affordability issue not only applies to the rising tuition rates caused by less state funding but also by the sluggish growth in middle class incomes. The middle class, which makes up the majority of the nation’s population cannot afford to pay for a college degree without turning to student loans or other alternatives such as ISAs as a supplement. The stagnation in middle class income as precipitated by low wages, along with rising standards of living, simply cannot keep up with the surges in college tuition rates. While ISAs provide the means of access to a college education, it does not acknowledge the fact that college

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