Cost of College
Students in the United States want to go to college to succeed in their lives, their communities, and their futures, and they want to achieve their goals, but they cannot because the cost of college is so expensive .
Dear next President,
College costs should be made affordable for everyone who wants to attend. This problem is really important and we should find a solution for it. We should make it affordable to everyone who finished high school and wants to attend. Students in the United States want to go to college to succeed in their lives, their communities, and their futures, and they want to achieve their goals, but they cannot because the cost of college is so expensive .
According to Mike Patton of the College Board, “the average annual cost of tuition and fees at a public university for the 2014-15 school year was $9,139 for an in-state student and $22,598 for out-of-state students. The average cost of a private university was much higher at $31,231 for the same period.” This chart demonstrates how the cost of college went up over the last couple years. Another example from real life is that my ESL teacher’s daughter goes to college and one year cost $50,000, and she went to college for her 3 years. She is now a junior,and she had to take a loan to cover the costs of all her classes. This is a good example of how serious this problem can be for people.
Some people in the United States are really poor and can't afford what others can. They end up having the same problems over and over. Some people just quit their major and have a better education to work hard and do what they need.
Another reason that people should educate themselves is to improve and help their communities. For example, if everyone in the United States had a college education, then people could develop solutions for problems. It would improve community dialogue, and can allow us to understand that we are all humans. If people cannot afford to go to college, then we will continue to have more problems with all the issues that divide us.
One reason people don't agree with my side is because they think education is worthless. For them, educating themselves and going to college that is not important because a lot of people think with only a high school diploma they can have a good career and better lives. This is actually wrong. What they don’t understand is that only with higher education are they going to have good lives and better futures. For example, according to Bankrate.com, “If colleges and universities were just another consumer good, like cars or clothes, we wouldn’t worry as much about their cost. The rich pay more for the best stuff; the poor pay less for the worst. That’s the market at work.” This shows that people cannot treat college like just another thing you can buy, it should be available for everyone who needs it and should not cost so much that only rich people can go. For example, some people that I know at my high school think they can get good employment just by having a high school diploma. What they don’t understand is that there are people with experience and education who are also looking for jobs, and they will take those good-paying jobs from them.
Government collect taxes from the people. The great solution is government should make college cheaper by putting more money from the taxes they take from people into college and education.