Students should take more responsibility for funding their studies. Because why shouldn't you help pay for the education which will guarantee you a good income later on? This is the view of Bas Jacobs, professor of Economics at the Erasmus University.
Good job on the side
Jacobs is responding to statements by LSVb chair Pascal ten Have, who is worried about the tight financial situation that may face many students. Nonsense, says Jacobs. 'Most student grants end up in the hands of students who don't have any financial difficulties.' And if they do have them, they can borrow or find a good job to do on the side.