Estevan m. New Mexico

College Tuition

College tuition need to be lower, because it causes debt that most people can afford or pay off by themselves.

Dear Future President,

My name is Estevan M. I am 15 years old and live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  As a sophomore, I have already started planning for college, but the same problem comes up with every college I look at, and that is tuition. College tuition has become a major issue for families, because people take out loans or sell their property just to pay for tuition. Then, when you get a loan you're stuck with paying that back which just like having another tuition to pay, and it leaves numerous people in debt. Nationwide, 84% of students are in debt from student loans, with the total amount of money owed from student loans at about 1.2 trillion dollars.

According to public, out of state 4 year college costs $23,890, on average. This may not seem like too much for some people but growing up in New Mexico this is a lot of money to me and my says that "75% of High School graduates are accepted into colleges but less than 57%of those accepted can afford to attend". I understand there are grants and scholarships than can be given, but out of every 10 scholarships a student applies for they are awarded only 1 on average, and about 0.3% of students who attend college receive full ride scholarships.

Thank you for your service to this country, and I cannot wait to see what you will do with your presidency.


Estevan M.