One of the reasons i believe that college isn’t worth it is because of student loans and debt. Between 2003 and 2012 the number of 25 year olds with student debt increased from 25% to 43% and their average loan balance was 20,326. While some thrive in college, some fail due to stress to succeed while trying to figure out how to pay for their college education. Student debt has surpassed the trillion dollar line and more than 850,000 student loans were in default.
Many kids do not have the privilege of having their college education paid for by parents or through scholarships, therefore, causing more student debt. Paying for college can be very overwhelming and stressful, but if I take my time and plan ahead I can eliminate the feeling of stress. I believe it is very important to have a plan before I head off to college. I cannot go away thinking that mom and dad will be able to pay for everything. Being able to go to college is a privilege and I understand that I will have to be more responsible and try and help with the costs.
In the article “Debt Education: Bad for the Young, Bad for America”, Jeffrey J. Williams explains the damage student debt causes past and present college students. Williams argued that more than half of the college students and their families are in debt from having to make such large payments toward the rising costs of colleges. Though, Williams also states a higher degree or education will lead to a high income and all around better jobs, the risk of being unemployed after college is too great. This is considered to be good for individuals, as it will maximize their economic potential. It is also good for society as a whole as people are getting better education, and rising to greater expectations in the world. Williams mentions the opportunity
Most of my friends who are currently in college have between 5000$-20.000$ in federal and private loans. In many cases, besides for the loans, students have to work and study at the same time, which results in a stressful life for the student. In fact, many students are not able to finish their education because, since they can’t afford it, they have to work over their studies.
Most American goal in life is to earn a living when they come out of high school. But, maybe it isn’t really necessary that high school graduates need to feel ad if they are being rushed off to college. People who are hustled off to college discover that they would much rather be learning how to build things or fix things. College students and graduates are facing debt, unemployment/ drops in wages, and some would rather learn with their hands. Many college graduates are facing unemployment, leaving students and parents to question if college is worth the cost. The answer is no.
The tuition and cost of college is detrimental to thousands of families across the country and brings student debt to future graduates. Some students have seen their debt climb over $30,000. Friedman writes, “The average student in the Class of 2016 has $37,172 in student loan debt…” (Friedman). With the debts being over the average income for single people households, college has transformed from a benefit to a burden. Young adults not only have to worry about their education but also paying for the next semester or years of college ahead of them. The cost for colleges must go down so students will not be
Society often believes college is a necessary experience for a better future, but I argue that the future will not be any better when student debt becomes a part of life for those who follow that mainstream belief. Most parents often dream of the great colleges and universities that their children will get accepted into; however, they fail to think of the cost to attend those institutions. Financial aids! Financial aids! Yes there are financial aids that students can apply to lessen the student debt. Yet the amounts of financial aid they receive are generally never enough for most students, and they continue to carry the debt for most of their miserable life.
Many people dream of a life filled with riches, but that dream is hard to obtain without a college degree. It is somewhat ironic how people dream of being a successful student and going to college but the cost of tuition turns that dream into a horrible nightmare. It is not a shock to most people when they that college tuition is expensive, but in the past few years it has increased to an all-time high. Lower and middle class students have now begun to realize that college tuition is holding them away from their dreams. Even though college tuition could provide opportunities for job creation and economic growth, tuition is not affordable for the average American household which in effect, prohibits students from taking opportunities like going to college in the first place. Since tuition has risen 3 times higher the rate of inflation in the past 10 years, this increase a student’s chances of not being able to afford higher education and also gives them a better chance of accumulating debt post-graduation.
To wrap it up, these are reasons why people should go to college because they learn about social skills, receive better health, earn more money and have a good job that you enjoy. Although a lot of high school graduates who attend college end up in debt because they had to make a loan to go to college. A Couple people say that, one that graduates from college has had a college debt (Dehart, Chris). However, if you have a job that has good paying money, it could help pay off that college
The value of college debt is almost equivalent to developing a small business instead “a co-founder of PayPal, will pay each of the 24 winners of his fellowship $100,00 not to attend college for two years, and to develop business ideas instead” (Source E). If more than 24 people did that for themselves, they could make a good investment instead of a risky one towards college. Wanting a higher education means that, “Students today, are taking more debt, and recently tightened bankruptcy laws make it more difficult to shake that debt” (Source E). Therefore, making a useful investment, instead of a risky one can help get rid of debt quicker and
When people think about college student?s financial status, they often think they are going to be broke from student loans. What most people do think about when it comes to college students is credit card debt. And if people do think about it, the students are often blamed for the debt because many people still think they are you kids who are irresponsible when It came to money. In the article, ?The Credit Card Company Made Me Do It? ? The Credit Card Industry?s Role in Causing Student Debt, author, Carlos Macias, warns his audience that credit card companies will try anything and everything to get students to own a credit card from their company. Macias states that college students have a huge target on their back when it comes to credit
Student loans can be helpful, but when it's time to pay back, it can lead to future mental struggles and be stressful and hold you back from living the life you want to live in the long run. The student loan debt crisis in now only taking a huge toll on the personal lives of many Americans, but on the economy as well. Whether or not students graduate or not, if they pulled out student loans worth $200,000 they remain in debt for a remainder of years. As the problem continues to grow it becomes more and more critical to find a solution to help the well being of everyone in the nation, student or
Ana Lucia Urizar, author of the article titled We’re Being Punished by Crippling Student Debt presents the argument of Student debt and the importance of remedying this topic otherwise face future detrimental effects. Urizar provided statistics suck as the average amount of loans in dollars the class of 2015 had taken out. Ultimately, Urizar’s main argument is that something needs to be done about the exorbitant cost of attending college because it is impeding graduates’ careers, standard of living and ability to fully engage the economy. This argument does well providing strong statistics found through credible sources such as The Wall Street Journal, however, the article failed to provide a counter-argument or different viewpoint regarding
a similar group in 2010, found more college correlated with less dementia” (Belluck). This shows that college can have a beneficial impact for mental health. By going to college, a person is less likely to live an unhealthy lifestyle, and may keep their cognitive health for longer.
The cost of a college education has become a determining factor in whether or not people choose to continue their education after high school. The cost of college is so expensive that very few people are able to pay for their education “as they go”; students are being overwhelmed with student-loan debt. The prospect of student-loan debt shouldn't be driving people away from a college education. The cost of a college education in the United States is unaffordable.