Lani California

College Tuition

College tuition is too high, and that needs to be changed.

Dear Future President, 

It has come to my attention that many college students are facing and stressing over a major situation in their lives. Not every student comes from a financially stable family, and college tuition has made it very difficult for students to go to college. It is very unfortunate that many of those students are intelligent people, who deserve the chance to get an education they want, but they cannot because of their financial background. Coming from a high school student and a low income family myself, I completely understand the problem.  Tuition at most universities are now roughly three times as expensive as it was in 1974, resulting in an average cost of $31,000 a year; public tuition has risen by nearly four times.  For the average American household that doesn’t receive a lot of financial aid, higher education is simply out of reach.