Universities are unique creations in the American mindset. While they are split between public and private enterprise, and usually non profit in both settings, a new form has emerged in the last decade, for-profit “educational service” providers. Regardless of type, even the most private and the for-profit institutions receive many billions of tax dollars through student loans. The less public institutions receive both tax dollars through loans and subsidies from the taxpayer’s pocket book. The traditional privates, not for profits, while financed largely by gifts, grants, auxiliary enterprises and student tuition and fees, still get significant amounts of state and federal tax dollars for research in addition to loans and grants directly to students. In other words, taxpayer dollars.