Department of Education

College Student Loans

The federal government needs to do more than handing out college student loans and expecting only a financial payback. Our country needs a system where individuals could offer to pay partial or fully the amount of their student loans back with some form of volunteer public service. This could apply to all degree fields, medical, engineering, envionmental, emergency response, criminal justice, science, education, business. This would foster a new generation of individuals that believe in service to their fellow citizens. The exchange would benefit the students with valuable experience and the federal government with free labor in trained specialty fields. This would save the government millions that they would otherwise spend on contracted labor to fill temporary positions in the federal work force.

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Idea No. 2084