Most parents find it hard to pay for college. College is not worth the cost considering there are jobs for people that do not go to college, Time could be used at a job, and Students end up in major debt. Instead of students going to college, they could go straight into the workforce. Going to college helps obtain you better jobs. The effort students put into receiving a degree is not the same as ten years ago ( Shierholz ).
Student loans don’t easily go away. It takes years of payment to get rid of them. Just think about what you could do with money you'd make instead of having to pay student loans. Employment is at an all time low. People are going to college, racking up debt, then graduate and can’t find a job to pay it off.
Growing up, for most people, going to college is not an option- its an expectation. In our society, going to college has become a fundamental part of our education, becoming an adult, and for most people just simply part of our lives. However, as people grow up and experience reality, the realization hits that college may not be as simple as once thought. As much as attending college is expected from the majority of young people, dropping out of college is not. Even with the idealization of the college experience, some students are forced to cut their education short due to a plethora of issues.
Since the time children enter the modern day elementary system, they are told the only way to be successful is to go to college. American students look up to their parents who have a college degree and a good job, and think “I want to be successful one day like that.” The pressures are very high for kids all over the United States. With the addition of the higher education, comes more pressure to do well, and also pressures to be able to walk right into the workforce and get a good job. The pressures of not going to college are also really high. Most Americans without a degree have to work more, for less, just so they can support themselves and their family.
The advantages to attending college outweigh the benefits of taking time off. The disadvantages of waiting to go to college include; may students that wait to go to college end up never going, loss of your academic discipline, and many companies require a college degree for even entry level positions. Students should attend college within a year
Every semester, there are an abundant number of students who apply for Pell Grant to assist them with the costs of college. Sometimes, students will not meet the financial criteria because their parent’s income is a bit too high or because of other financial factors that they will not qualify. Thus, it puts a student in a situation where they will take out student loans, that they’ll be paying for many years. Clearly, the result of being someone who has not committed a crime and works to pay for their own education, is the one that pays the ultimate price. Yet, congress wants to financially grant prison inmates a free education, while exemplary citizens are denied.
These students have families that they need to support with better jobs, and in order to achieve those better jobs, the older students need to go back to school to earn the degrees that the jobs require. It is much easier said than done however. These older students who are trying to integrate back to school so they can help their families are unable to receive the job they need since the charge of the school is out of their reach. It is even harder for parents of new graduates to pay for college. The prices of schools in states “have skyrocketed in the last five years” (Citation).
I know that some people out there would say that there are programs that could help students pay for college and help with study for classes but those programs are not always available for all students. These are the reason why I believe that not everyone, let alone high school graduates should go to college. Tuition cost over the years have continued to rise in cost, with the introduction of new technology. Some students would have to work a full time job in order to pay for their full course load. If a student has to work a full time job and go to school, either one could suffer from the overload of stress or lack of sleep.
Author Larry Cublin believes that students in high school should know about this topic “ Why everyone shouldn’t go to college” due to the fact that students don’t know how many years they want to go to college, hot they are going to pay for college, and they realize college is not for them. They way that I see it is that everyone may not want to go to college because they already have a mindset on what they want to do. For instance, most students think they know what they want and what to do but they don’t realize that there are alternatives like taking a vocational program that is only two years which is less time to waste in college and you are able to work quicker after those two years, but the downfall is that you won’t get paid much
Families of the minority, the parents would rather have their children working than for them to go to college, so that they can take care of the family. Parents who are the minority might hold their child back from excelling in life because they think that their children do not want to help with taking care of their family. With only having a high school diploma it will only be able to get you so far with a job that barely gets you by. If someone from the working class wants to get a better paying job they would have to go back to school and get a college degree. Interviewers look at how far the people have gotten with their education and to see if they are qualified to work for them and if you only have a high school diploma and not having a degree they will most likely not hire you and go with someone who does have one.