Today, I will speak of a very important issue that is present today in the United States of America. We need to make college affordable to every American. The cost of education has skyrocketed over the past few decades. “Over the past three decades, the average tuition at a public four-year college has more than a tripled, while a typical family’s income has barely budged” (Making College Affordable 1). Every hardworking student should be able to go college despite of how wealthy they are.
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?
The cost of college tuition is an enormous problem now days. For a long time, the subject never got brought up and today things are changing. Students study hard and try their best to get that college acceptance letter from their dream college. Students all around the world are struggling with college debt and trying their hardest to receive those so-called ‘perfect’ grades. However, college tuition is not very affordable and is increasing every year.
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.
Free college sounds great. It almost sounds too good to be true—because it is. With that said, free college is a great idea, and it would actually be a convenient resource. But it is simply just an idea that can not work in our current society and government in the United States. High student loan debt is a problem that should be fixed, yet the government should not pass reforms that will only temporarily relieve the issue but instead focus on reconstructing the college system itself.
The total U.S. student loan debt now surpasses $1.2 trillion and there is more than 40 million recipients owing on federal and private student loans (Malone). Most of the college students in the United States can’t afford their education by themselves and, as a result, students end up drowning in student loans in order to earn a degree. Student debt is a major problem in the US, and it is a major influence on the gap between rich and poor. A more accessible college education would help reduce the gap between rich and poor in the United States.
College expenses have a major effect on whether or not a person will attend. Some people may think it’s too much money being invested all the while you still go through debt. Some may think it’s inexpensive because they either come from a good line of money and or their families have put money away for years for them. Then there are the people that qualify for scholarships and benefits. What are college expenses?
North Carolinians graduate students mostly choose to stay closer to their hometown and in North Carolina for college. But why? In state tuition is much cheaper than out of state tuition. An article states, each state has its own “public” institutions that are run and funded by the state. Funding for these schools comes from the state residents in the form of taxes.
A college education has become a necessity in today’s society. What if college was miraculously free. It would be like going to your public high school without paying that horrendous tuition fee. A lot of people say that free college is a dumb idea because it could potentially flood the market, and Others think it’s a great idea though, because more people would end up going to college because they don’t have to worry about financially paying for it.
Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course Date Why College Tuition Should not be Free Introduction Education is a major driving force for a country’s economic, social and political development. Every youth desire to attain a college degree as it offers many opportunities to the graduates. Higher education is however very expensive and hence reserved for the privileged families. Making college education free would however not be the ultimate solution.