Dianne Dietz of the RG has the story on LCC. Earlier story with more details here. If someone can explain why this is not a really bad idea, please do.
At least UO’s VPFA never did this
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The poorest of the poor should have to pay fees to private for-profit companies to get their welfare. Some company should be getting a cut of every welfare recipients check simply for the privilege of giving them their money. I’m surprised no on has thought of it before.
Surely you’ve heard of indulgences within a certain agency of supposed revelation and higher power? The “for-profit” bit is up for semantic negotiation.
Who is receiving student aid and doesn’t or can’t get a restricted checking account, let alone a simple account? Just about any medium size or larger business will require an account for paychecks these days so LCC isn’t doing their students any favors by not requiring one. And LCC can’t make direct deposits? Are they still paying their employees by check too? If there’s ever a role for the Oregon Dept of CCWD, it’s for back office support like this.
Just ridiculous, but the the icing on the cake are comments from PIRG when they’re taking $3/term with no opt out.