college tuition too expensive
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Many people who may not receive a scholarship or enough government funding may not be able to attend college. This is a big issue because having a college background is becoming an important factor in the business world today but, the cost makes many look for other options. The idea of having to pay back thousands of dollars makes people question is it actually worth it? From my stand point it is. You may not leave college doing the same thing you began with but the life experiences are endless. College gives you not only knowledge but builds you into a better person by taking you through life experiences. With the cost of college increasing it may hurt generations to come because they will not be able to experience, learn and grow into a better individual. Without future doctors, lawyers,athletes etc where will the world be in the future. Who will run the country, perform surgeries and close business deals? All of these questions will be as questions unanswered if people are not able to afford college. There should be more options better payback systems to make the cost of college more affordable.
There are also different routes students are able to take to get to a university. There are many students who attend a community college for 2 years and then transfer to a university to complete there degree. I also agree that college is worth every penny because of its life experiences and how it builds you into a better person. Creating better payback systems only creates loans and loans equal debt.
Over a work life, earnings for a worker with a bachelor's degree compared with one who had just a high school diploma increase by about $1 million for non-Hispanic Whites and about $700,000 for African Americans; Asians and Pacific Islanders; and Hispanics.
The statistics I have pasted above prove that over a lifetime a degree will increase your income. So paying off 24,000 for 20 to 30 years does seem life a long time. The amount of money you earn over a lifetime overshadows the debt.
College being too expensive again is just the after effects of the economy. A great example would be North Carolina colleges. Particularly, NC State recently the budget has been cut by 80 million dollars. This is not the fault of the students or the administration. But something has to be done, should NC State raise tuition to so that it could continue to educate students for years to come, or neglect the budget cuts, keep tuition at the same price and eventually go bankrupt?
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Vote Placed by Phoenix_Reaper 5 years ago
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