Argumentative Essay Every year in the spring time high school graduates are standing around deciding whether or not they are going to take the next step in their lives, whether or not they are going to go to college. Many people believe that college is not worth it, I disagree. College education is worth the expense of tuition. Even though you could have student loans that you will have to pay back after college, it will be worth it in the long run. After you have finished paying off your student debt because of your college classes and education that you obtained, you will be left with more job opportunities.
In this day in age, people with children are starting to go back to college to get a better themselves, but most dropout because they have young children that needs a tremendous amount of attention and on top of working, school is just another thing holding them back from what’s really important. The issue with being a full-time student, worker, and parent is that a student may not have a suitable baby sitter to watch their child, which can have a huge issue that can make a student dropout. As stated in an article in the US News "Being a parent substantially increases the likelihood of leaving college with no degree, with 53% of parents vs. 31% of non-parents having left with no degree after six
Is College Really Worth it? Many college graduates are currently unemployed, which has left many parents wondering, is college really worth it? Some parents believe that college prepares students for more than a job or career, and others don’t think it’s worth the cost. Recent studies have shown that new college students are losing ground on wages by the time they graduate, higher education is becoming a risky investment, and most students are better off developing their own “lower-risk” business.
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.
In the essay, “Helping First Year Students Help Themselves”, by Christine Whelan she explains how many college students today need extra help in order to feel like they can succeed in college. She goes on to explain that many of her first year students in college often felt like they had been, “baited and switched.” What she meant by this is that many of the students she teaches feel like they had been lied to by their parents or high school teachers and that they expected college to be easier than it really was. Whelan also felt that many of the college students were not taught earlier in life how to deal with difficult times or issues that occur in life. To help her students combat the difficulties of life Whelan feels that teachers, and staff of schools should help their students by giving them, “empowering exercises” such as them tracking how much money they spend on food and how much time they waste by watching television instead of doing their work.
According to collegedata.com, an average college student has to pay $32,405 for a combined tuition and fee cost for a private college. On average, a college student makes $1,200 a month through part time jobs and help from a parent; that’s only $14,400 a year. Getting a scholarship of a couple hundred dollars, depending on your school, won’t always be enough to pay for college. Based on an Edward Jones survey, around 83% of americans have said that they can’t afford to go to college, and college prices are always going up. If college students can’t afford college, then why doesn't the government lower the cost or pay for the college?
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.
Would it make the tuition go up for all students? Could this lead to more people not going to school? Why give them more money if the school will only need to take it back? Will paying college athletes really help them? A lot of people say they do not go to college because of how much it cost.
Reich supports this claim that not everyone can succeed in a four-year liberal arts college by bringing up three key problems: financial instability, lack of employment, and eventual obsolete education due to four-year liberal arts degrees.. Reich believes the main cause these issues are experienced by students are because of lack of awareness of gateways and the fact that very few gateways are opened to students. Reich argues that another gateway for success that won’t cause financial instability is to pursue technician jobs. In order to achieve mastery over technical knowledge only two years of study at a community college is required which can lead to a preference for students versus a four-year liberal arts college because of extremely low cost and time. Reich also believes that since technology is constantly changing specific knowledge from a four-year liberal arts college may become obsolete.
Wherefore, I could not attend college full; so since I only attend college part it will take me extra years to complete my degrees so Excelsior Scholarship would not help me. Excelsior Scholarship requires that students complete 3o credit per year. Since I can only attend college part time this would make it impossible for me complete 30 credits for the year. This make it quit difficult for me to benefit from this program. This program is only suitable for student who is still being supported by their parents.
In the article “Two Year Are Better Than Four,” written by Liz Addison. She expressed her view that the community college also has significant importance in comparison with the university. Also she mentioned that community colleges do not receive the attention and admission from the education system and that community college do not receive the acknowledgment and appreciation that they deserve “College as America used to understand it is coming to an end” (Addison 211). Many argue that education really isn’t worth it at all. That intellectualism comes from somewhere other than colleges and schools.
Community College is a great opportunity for many to get your degree at a very cheap price. It is an opportunity for lower income families students to be successful. I simply disagree with the fact of making community college free for students because it has been proven that the success rate at America's community college's is extremely low. Furthermore, it would be a waste of time and tax dollars of hardworking middle-class Americans.