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 bigfuture.collegeboard.org 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 family.Takelessons.com/blog/college-tuition-costs 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.