Dear future president,
Next year I will have to start applying to colleges and I am a little worried. Considering what I want to do when I am older and the cost of college as of right now, I am going to be in debt the rest of my life. I want to go into the medical field, as either an ob/gyn or a pediatric surgeon. I will need to spend 8 years total in college, 4 undergraduate and 4 in a medical college and then another 3-8 years as a resident in a hospital. A public medical college in state averages out to be $32,889 a year, that's $131,556 for 4 years, and that's only for medical college!
According to Travis Mitchell from U.S news the average tuition and fees at private universities have jumped 179 percent. Out of state tuition and fees at public national universities rose 226 percent since 1995. In state tuition and fees has increased the most at 296 percent, but despite the growth of cost in state is still the cheapest way to go. The question is why has the cost risen so much? It is getting harder and harder to afford a higher education which may ruin a lot of lives in the future, most people can't afford college tuition anymore and that makes it really hard to get a good job and have a good life. The cost of college is limiting options of education and that is not fair to the generations to come.
Today, Americans owe about 1.3 trillion dollars in student loans. Money owed because of student loans should not be common these days but obviously from the information above, they are. According to the student loans hero the average bachelor's degree takes about 20-21 years to pay off depending on the job you want, and I don't know about you but I do not want to be paying off student loans for that long, You wouldn't be able to move on with your life until those are paid for and I don't think that is fair considering that college kids already have to pay for so many other things and they still have to build their lives, they shouldn't have to continue to pay for their student loans, it is not fair. For the generations to come their are going to be a lot of kids that dream of being doctors or vets etc, those are things you need to be in school for 8+ years, that's so many years of student loans that need to be paid off and that's so much stress on the future children of america.
Today's generation is intelligent and we could bring a lot to different jobs but some of us are not able to because of the money aspect and that is not fair. Some of us could be the best engineers or doctors/surgeons, vets, maybe even president someday, we could make a life for ourselves,a name and dreams could come true, lives could be saved. Those jobs need schooling though and several years at that, this generation and generations to come should be able to make those dreams come true and that is all up to you. To help those generations to come I would suggest new tax credit to help families pay for tuition or reduce the burden of student loans by expanding income-based payment, there are so many options to move forward with making college tuition cheaper.