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.
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.
Ellison starts off by saying “once, a degree used to mean a brighter future for college graduates, access to the middle class, and economic stability” (Ellison). This highlighting the hopes that come with going to college and getting that degree, even if you do have student debt, but then he immediately highlights the hardship that comes with the college these days. The author states that “student loan debt increases inequality and makes it harder for low-income graduates” to “to buy a house, open a business, and start a family”(Ellison). The economy is going up by any means and it has no room for a middle class because there is so much debt. College graduates coming out of college are having even more of a hard time supporting themselves after college rather than while in it.
After graduating high school, the majority of teenagers nowadays choose to continue their studies in college to attain a bachelor’s degree. There is no question that education is essential for our future careers. Unfortunately, I have noticed that not all students in my peer group are able to finish college. “Nearly one out every five students in America drop out of college by the first semester.” There are three main reasons for teenagers dropping out, them being: financial issues, academic struggles, and another simply being to start a career.
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.
One of the major decisions that high school graduates face is the choice to attend college or not. Why do students decide not to attend college? For many it is due to economic factors, poor standardized test scores, previously dropped out of high school and received their GED. The societal expectation is for high school students to enroll in college within months of graduation (Bozick & DeLuca, 2005). The advantages to attending college outweigh the benefits of taking time off.
The Importance of Having College Education Is a college degree losing its value? Everyone in the United States wants to achieve a better lifestyle. A college education gives people the advantage to lead themselves in any direction they want to proceed in life. Some people think that skills and experience should matter more to an employer than a college degree. However, a four-year college degree is now a basic requirement, a step you must take to even be considered for most professional jobs.
Is college really worth the cost Is college worth the time and money. All parents want their kids to go to college. Parents want better for their kids. Parents do not realize how much college costs until it’s time for their child to go. Most parents find it hard to pay for college.
Is The Cost of University to Excessive? College and universities are the final steps in someone’s educational journey. To go away to college is the dream, the American dream. College is where students find their future, to work for a degree, and to find out what they want to be, but at what cost?
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.
This increase in college tuition fees has made attending college that much harder for current students. In addition, the College Board also stated that money borrowed for school has increased dramatically from $435 billion to $1.19 trillion in the span of 9 years thus proving there is more money being borrowed instead of saved for college. The opposition would argue that a student may get a better paying job with a degree. This is not true, however, because you are trying to pay off your student debt with the money that you make. Even if you make more money you have to pay a big bill.
According to Storms, the core problem for graduating college students is debt. In the article, Storms explains how we are told that having a bachelor’s degree will double a person 's earning. Even though this may or may not be true, there is still the fear of paying back student loans after graduation. It is obvious that not every degree is guaranteed a job straight out of college in the field one chooses. Storms also gives the story of his family using the fear of debt as an excuse to not to go to college.
Is College Really Worth the Cost? 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.
Tennessee had tried funding directly to specify indicators with promising effects, State and federal government should embrace the changes, the should also consider supporting alternative funding sources that could help students afford their college debt and education. Students are spending $1,150 on college books. Scholarships can only help so much and they don 't pay for all of it most of the time. College students, on average, needed $35,074 in 2012-2013 according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Adult in their 40s are still trying to pay off their college debt.
So many student borrowers are falling further and further behind in their payments, postponing purchases of cars and places to live, or putting their social lives on a shelve. Jason Delisle, who wrote the New America paper, “blames skyrocketing graduate school debt on changes to federal loan programs that essentially allow grad students unlimited borrowing. The more students can borrow, the more schools can charge.” Americans almost universally believe that a college degree is the key to success and getting ahead—and the data shows that, generally speaking, college graduates still fare far better financially than those with just a high school diploma.