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Rocket, I don't think you can view someone's major as "nonsense".
Financial Aid from the federal government provided by taxpayers cannot exclude certain majors!
That would certainly violate our rights wouldn't it?
How could the government justify subsidizing some degrees but not others? It would be considered discrimination.
If the government stopped subsidizing education altogether, then the economy of the US would drastically decline, as we would lose most of our skilled labor. We wouldn't have enough teachers, doctors, judges, etc.
Quite honestly, Federal financial aid was created to provide US Citizens and certain eligible non-citizens a right to a decent education. It wasn't designed to fully pay for that education, but assist students in paying the cost.
Your understanding of certain degrees and thier usefullness must be rather limited, as theatre major and English lit major degrees serve many purposes within a civilized society.
Rocket Surgery, but what do you think about teachers with degrees in English Literature? Or lawyers who chose to double major in Philosophy and History during their undergraduate education? Or national museum curators with degrees in Art History? Or CEOS with Degrees in English?
I'm just curious.