Federal financial aid awarding and distribution has been an ongoing problem in the US. Both local and international students utilize financial aid in order to supplement their tuition and fees which can be extremely high. However, many colleges and universities and especially large for-profit colleges and universities view federal financial aid as a revenue stream rather than as a means to improve the lives of students
Over the past two decades most college and universities have begun to require basic college algebra in all of their degree programs regardless of whether mathematics is particularly relevant to the major. Previously, college algebra was only required for programs that were science, mathematics or professionally oriented.
Many people the world over are now pursuing MBAs as means to either get competitive or to maintain their professional competitiveness. These degrees generally provide a modicum of the skills and knowledge necessary to compete in the global economy. This is still true despite the economic downturn over the past several years.