Increase College Dropouts

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When growing up in the United States, it is not uncommon to be urged from a young age to attend college. Most of us tend to keep this yearning for a higher education with us throughout our schooling, but when we reach high school we begin to comprehend the drawbacks of something that we always dreamed was going to be our perfect future. The biggest flaw in continuing your education in the twenty first century is the price tag that is so inconveniently marked up regularly. Between the year 2000 and the year 2015, the average expense of college increased from $12,922 to $23,600, which is almost doubled. Financial reasons is one of the most common reasons for college dropouts, but even those that graduated with a degree are left in mounds of…show more content…
One component of the price could be brought down with generous financial aid. Some schools do in fact offer very reasonable help, but others offer almost none. To create a sense of stability colleges should create a base point for tuition costs. With this base point they should break up financial aid packages by not only just how high a family income is, but also other factors such as another how many students the family is currently paying for in college. Financial aid packages should also consist of more pell grants because that means students will not ever have to pay them back. By making students keep up their grades and discipline records to receive such grants, it will allow for a higher success rate. Though I believe the costs should be reduced, I do not think they should be rid of completely because it will take away from importance of the college education. A more controversial way to increase the amount that students would receive would be to cut back on staff. With this cut, they could use the excess money to go towards students. Instead of cutting back on teachers they could cut back on things like secretaries, janitors, and even on the excess of office workers. Reducing the price of college would not be an easy task, but it definitely is…show more content…
The biggest piece of the plan that people would reject is the idea of where the money is coming from. For the government to increase their funding they would have to be making more money, which means that they would have to most likely increase taxes. Tax increases for anything are quickly declined by people, so if it was a major increase which it would almost definitely have to be, people would protest. Also, there would be the concern that college wouldn’t be as important to students anymore. College is something that students strive for now even with the cost, so by decreasing the cost it would logically lesson the want to go. Though it may not have this affect on all students, it would most likely affect those that already have little to no motivation to continue their education. A third obstacle would be the staff. If you were to cut down on staff their would be less jobs and a higher unemployment rate. These employees would reject the layoffs because to put it simply, it is a loss of a job that can not easily be replaced. By making them find new jobs it could cause an uproar. Lowering the expense of college would not be an easy task, but if we’re able to overcome the obstacles, it would be a definite
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