Rising college tuition costs is an issue that hits close to home for many of us. Being a student, will always coincide with money struggles. During ones college search, numbers are all we are told to focus on. These numbers include ACT scores, GPAs, AP tests scores, and the biggest number of all, the cost of college itself. The rising cost of college has three main effects; debt through student loans, less people attending college, and an increasing number of college graduates moving back home.
I personally have felt this way in college with the last semester I took. At times my stress level with all of my assignments was too much and made me second guess if all of this stress and money going towards the work I was putting in was worth it. As a college student, I’ve hit rock bottom to the point where I’ve wanted to quit, but then I realized once I finish all that’s required for my degree I will have
A college degree has become an essential to any possibility of getting into most jobs. Unfortunately, tuition fees are rising significantly and this is creating a barrier for the less fortunate students to pursue their dream jobs. All governments need to do what it takes to reduce the cost of university tuition as
Debt has been a big factor in why students and teens don’t attend college after high school. Based of this research from TICAS.ORG “ Student debt and the Class ofl 2014. Seven in 10 seniors (69%) who graduated from public and nonprofit colleges in 2014 had student loan debt, with an average of $28,950 per borrower. Debt is a very prime factor in why these young students look away when it comes to going to college. Because most of these students only have one job or maybe don’t even have a job at all so paying for college loans can be very stressful for these
As far as my situation goes it is easily relevant to the sociological imagination. Student debt is a country leading dilemma that most citizens who attend college face. That is why student debt was such a huge touched upon topic during this year’s presidential campaigns. To break down the statistics the country in total owes $1.3 trillion dollars in student loan debt and the average class of 2016 graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt (Student Loan Hero). That to me is insane.
I had no idea that college tuition was so expensive, I would hear people speak about it, but it doesn’t quite reside with you until you’ve experienced it for yourself. My first semester of college, financial aid only covers about two-thirds of my tuition, and with three kids in college, I had to get a job to help out my parents out. This job then began affecting my school work and ultimately I had to quit. I then resorted to applying for scholarships, and that’s what helped me out a lot. What colleges don’t understand is that their expensive tuition does not only affect your pocket, but also your overall performance in school.
I write this addendum to elaborate on the discrepancy on my transcript and to present my claim that my grades from freshman year do not accurately depict me as the student I am. There were circumstances, both in and out of my control, that negatively impacted me during my freshman year which prevented me from achieving my absolute potential. I’ll begin with the most excruciating circumstance. I went to Purdue University as an out-of-state student with minimal financial aid and scholarship money. Attending college nowadays is expensive, notably as an out-of-state student.
Most people love the “Homeless to Harvard” type of stories, but part of the reason they are so popular is because they are so rare. However, when I turned eighteen, I moved out as soon as possible because I recognized that living with my parents was only stifling me financially and emotionally, and I found a way to live on my own. I signed up for Shasta College, my local community college, and I began working on my goal again. I decided to make money through financial aid in addition to working as a tutor. I have always been dedicated to my education, but in college, earning high grades is more difficult than in high school.
Fast forward thirty years, and the student debt is still a shadow upon every paycheck. Each paycheck is garnished from like venom, therefore making it difficult to supply our family because she is the only income we have. If it were not for the expensive education that came along with her success, she would be living her American
A serious social problem has emerged in the wake of alcohol consumption among college students. Individuals going away to college know they are taking on huge responsibilities to care for themselves, get to class, do their homework, and so forth. They also know they will not have the adult supervision that prevents them from consuming alcohol. In a three year span at Monmouth University there was a total of 504 alcohol violations, a number derived from the combination of arrests and campus disciplinary action records (www.monmouth.edu/mupd). This number is a gross misrepresentation of the prevalence of alcohol consumption in universities since many students get away with it.