College Education Has Become Prohibitively Expensive for Some Students: Should College Be Free?
(And another third keep tuition very cheap—less than $2,400 a year.) The farther away you get from the United States, the more baffling it looks. This back-to-school season, The Atlantic is investigating a classic American mystery: Why does college cost so much? And is it worth it?
Who gets taxed seems to vary based on who is talking, but it seems certain that the upper echelons of American society will see increased taxes if this passes. There is a likelihood that it will increase the upper-middle-class as well. Or maybe it will all come from Wall Street speculation taxes. The point is, all we know is that someone will pay these dues through taxes. The uncertainty of who will carry the burden is not making many Americans comfortable.
Students on the other hand should try to adopt the economic changes. They can do this by attending school while working part time and borrowing loans to pay their college fees. Those individuals who are not aware of this will end up being employed in low wages jobs with the qualification of high school marks because they cannot afford the high cost. To conclude on the whole issue is that as long as there are affordable options out there if people get to know about them then they will not be concerned whether there are also expensive choices and hence any individual who is really motivated to attend a college will definitely do (Vedder 2004). Despite the concern about the increasing cost of higher education, most individuals believe that if a student want to get an education there are modes to make that happen. Such a student will have to make compromises like attending to a school that is less expensive or going to part time jobs, but if motivation is less education is within reach. If an individual really wants to go to a university, one can get a way of paying to it, even if one has to go to school and still work. Many individuals also feel and see that financial help is available, particular to a student who has the will to take or borrow money, which is loan. Almost anyone who requires financial assistance to enroll to a college can get financial help or loans. Community colleges are seen to be less expensive hence many people attend this colleges for like two years so that they can save and go to a n expensive college with the money the individual saved for the rest of the other two years. One will acquire a degree without even indicating that one once attended a community college. This position is valid when looking at this issue because if an individual really want to go to a college he or she will work or do what he or she can to enroll. He or she can borrow loans or even do part time jobs so that he or she can get a chance of attending a college no matter the expenses,(Langwith, 2009).
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