“Research suggests that additional education improves overall wellbeing” (210). My life has benefitted from going to college and has been shown through this first semester that I have been out of high school. When I first came to college, I didn’t feel like I was pressured into being here. This choice was solely my idea, because I knew that I didn’t possess the skills I needed to succeed in the real world. Getting my bachelor’s degree and going the extra step to get my master’s degree was always my plan.
“They helped my grandparents in the fields. They can’t help you get into college” (Chang 6). Chang states that college tuition is too expensive because the earnings of her parents are not enough to pay for her college expenses. Moreover, parents work hard to earn money and to send their kids into college, although sometimes their earnings is not enough for a college tuition. Many students do not want their parents to spend tons of money for them to get a higher degree.
Oh, how they would be mistaken. So many people believe the only way to succeed in life is to begin with graduating with a four-year college degree. They seem to have this illogical thought that with this degree comes job and financial stability. College degrees alone do not bring money, hard work does. In many cases hard work is a college degree, but not for everybody.
College: Is It Worth It? As a student in high school, the pressure of figuring out what I want to do in the future is real. The idea of growing up and getting a college education seems to be always in the back of my mind and it is hard. What if I don’t want to go to college? It’s hard to even think about that seeing as not going to college is often seen as lazy and irresponsible, but should it be seen that way?
Emily wonders if coming here for free is really worth all the downfalls. Her peers come and go as they please since they have nothing to lose. However, a college education should never be something taken for granted. If citizens in the United States are given the opportunity to go to college for free, there will be many consequences not only for the students, but for other Americans as well. Free education will attract people who are not suited for college to apply, decrease the value of a college education, and will be a costly burden for taxpayers who will be forced to foot the bill, therefore college must me paid for by the individual student.
We have the opportunity to have a say in our own future but students aren’t taking advantage of it because of outside influences. They’re having less of a say in their future and this is greatly affecting them later on. Since college helps prepare students for a successful future, graduating seniors should invest in a college experience. Students who attend college are more satisfied with their jobs. Most high school students stick with the same job throughout their entire high school experience.
However, college tuition is not very affordable and is increasing every year. A free college tuition is definitely necessary for students because some are paying for college themselves, the college workload is stressful enough, and scholarships, grants, and financial aid doesn’t cover all costs. College tuition should be free because it would create positive changes for people attending college, universities, and the economy. First, most students are paying for their own tuition themselves because either they want to be independent and do so, or because their parents have made that decision for them. According to Newberry, the average cost a year of undergraduate studies at a private university now tops $21,000.
“What university do you want to go to?” The big question that all teens ask each other as they go through high school. Growing up, we are told to set our goals completely on university so that we can become “successful” or get a good paying career. While many may argue that university is simply a waste of money and time, I believe the opposite. Of course, university is very expensive and time-consuming but in the long run, it’s worth it. Many individuals don’t realize the education taught by universities is a big necessity and beneficial towards their own future.
Somewhere along the way Americans began supporting the idea that all students should go to College. Students get the idea by the time they are in middle school that they need College to be successful. There are so many loopholes around college as well as evidence showing that having a degree doesn’t mean person A makes more money than person B. College isn’t for everybody, and people can go get their 3 year degree only to find out that the whole experience wasn’t worth anything to them and now they have all their student debt to deal with. College, unfortunately, is very expensive; However, in America we have many options for students to pay for their education, almost all ways of paying tuition put students in debt.
This may be complicated for some people because they may not have the initiative to do something more than what they are needed to do, “a laissez faire period that offers little challenge, motivation, or direction,” is what many students describe their senior year, (Krupnick). Students who do not take dual enrollment classes or advanced placement classes because they may feel that they are not smart enough or they can just do it in college, “Participation in dual enrollment can help students succeed in higher education by giving them a realistic idea of what college require,” students will get a taste of what college is like when they are in college. Seniors can also have the opportunity to do internships instead of taking advanced