Michael Benotti Dr. Stoffer ENG 131 29 January 2018 College Tuition Unfair to Some People Like many people today, especially in America, they say that college is an opportunity that most would look forward to after graduating from a secondary education. However, the price of tuition in many schools is what concerns many individuals who seek the opportunity of pursuing their dreams and goals. When it comes to tuition, people would view the price tag and might have doubts about attending college or even question if college is the best option at all. Also, many colleges will offer financial aid, scholarships, and grants to their future students, especially the ones who come from a low-income family. For a student from a high-income family, the amount of aid will be significantly lower, and the overall cost will be higher.
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.
(Hook) How would you feel if you worked hours making your company millions of dollars and they didn’t pay you? (Bridge) Many student athletes spend as much time practicing and competing as people do working. Plus spend many hours going to class and studying. Athletes do not have time to get a part time like many student. (Counterclaim) Some feel Athletes are already paid through scholarships and should be going to college primarily for an education.
The average cost of a tuition depends on many things like whether it’s a private, public, or in state or out of state. But for a public instate college the average tuition is $9,000. If you look at the cost for four years it can add up and not everyone is fortunate enough to pay that much. “Tuition has risen quicker than income, making it difficult for the average American to pay for college without incurring debt.”(http://college-education.procon.org/#background.) Knowing that tuition has risen can help people make better decisions about whether to go to college or not.
Mike: Going to College straight out of high school is the best way to go, because it gives your life a huge jumpstart to a future career. Workers with a Bachelor 's degree earned an average of $464 per week more than workers with only a high school diploma. (Brady) Just 2.7% of workers with a Bachelor’s degree are facing unemployment, compared to the 5.2% of workers with only a high school diploma. (Brady) Seventy-seven percent of workers with a postgraduate degree and 60% of workers with a Bachelor’s degree believe their job gives them a sense of identity, versus just 38% of those with a high school diploma. (Brady) Going to College is so beneficial to your future life, that you wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity to miss this valuable option.
Attending college right after high school or waiting to attend has no right or wrong answer. It would depend on the individual situation. It not only will have to do with some may not being academically prepared to attend college but not having the financial resources necessary to enroll. I went to college right away, my husband worked for about ten years out of high school before deciding to attend college. If you can transition well to a college environment right out of high school, then that might be the path for you.
I believe that everyone should go to college to get educated. To own a home or any thing that has to do with money you must have the money from jobs. You have experience in different subjects to be able to problem solve. Although some people don’t have the money to go to college and get a good education. Two thirds of people do not go to college (http://www.thecollegefix.com/).
College itself is expensive. The way universities continue to make money is by creating a ripple affect. In Williams essay he states “at 46 and fifteen years out of my grad school I still owe around 9,000….” Williams is one of many people who are facing college debt. When deciding to attend a university you are making a commitment to paying back a certain amount each month for numerous years after you receive your degree. During those years more responsibilities come into your everyday life.
Imagine going to a university and attending for four years and getting a bachelor’s degree in education. Then, after you graduate, you get a job at a local school, and get a new house. You then start getting your paychecks and realize you can barely afford the bills nor pay off your loans. You have no choice and need to get two, maybe even three jobs to make ends meet. You also begin to realize that people who did not even attend college, make more money than you.
Recent studies on adults who didn’t attend college show that ”Two-thirds of those who do not end up enrolling college believed during high school that college was in their futures, but realities like the high price of college often impeded this goal”(Rebecca Klein). In other words tuition costs, low GPAs, and the fear of college being to difficult, petrifies high school seniors into not even applying for colleges. Therefore colleges would benefit those scared to apply by lowering tuition costs and/or lowering standards. Regardless of your excuses to not go to college, you should want to better yourself and in doing that find college alternatives. In order to have a higher paying job, have your dream career, and have more job opportunities ,you should attend a college that you would benefit from.
Why would anyone want to go to school for twenty to twenty-two years of his or her life just to graduate and have to go all over again? This is the question that many young people have asked themselves while going to college to become teachers whether it be for early childhood education, elementary education, high school education, or even college education. Many college students, or even high school students who go to college to determine what they want to do with their lives only look at one aspect of the career choice that they are looking at, and that aspect just so happens to be money. Even though teachers do not make the most amount of money, as say a doctor or an engineer, but they still make enough to make a good living off what they make.