emilee w. Louisiana

College Cost

College is expensive for the average family.

Dear Future President,

      As a senior in high school, I have my mind made up about college. I know where I want to go and what I want to do when I get there. College is expensive for anyone, anywhere you go. The average family struggles to send their children to college. Growing up in a 6 person family, college is going to be tough to put me through for my parents. Luckily, I am the youngest of my family, the last to send off

     According to College Board, the average, yearly cost of a public, in-state four year college is $19,548. Only 46 % of students graduate, which means more than half of students drop out of college. 60% of college drop outs had no financial help from their parents. College means getting a job, paying bills, and being a full time student.The Ohio State University study analyzes,โ€Seven out of 10 college students feel stressed about their personal finances...Nearly 60 percent said they worry about having enough money to pay for school, while half are concerned about paying their monthly expenses.โ€ If college tuition was even slightly cheaper, not only my parents but parents everywhere would save so much money. Scholarships save money for the ones who are lucky enough to receive them. Sadly, with my ACT score, scholarships are not probable. I am able to get into college with my score, and am happy with my score. Financial aid is not the most helpful thing either. Even with scores higher than mine, school do not offer much help financially.

    Life would be easier with the help of lower college costs. Not only is tuition a problem, but the other factors that come with college are expensive, also. Save families financial trouble for people all around. Save young college graduates debt, and lower college expenses. 


                                                                                                   Emilee Waltman

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