October 19, 2016
Dear Future President,
According to National Student Clearinghouse only 52.9% of the students who enrolled in US colleges and universities in the fall of 2009 graduated within six years. This happened because many students dropped out because of student debt. Because college tuition is rising, less students are attending and our future is in danger. College fees need to go down for the next generation to be able to have a good education and attend a college.
Due to rising tuition fees, college enrollment is dropping steadily. This is happening because public funding for higher education was cut and forced universities to raise their fees. Public universities tuition has quadrupled over the past 35 years. But the public funding being cut isn’t the only reason colleges have raised their prices for education.
Colleges have raised their tuition fees is being they are upgrading first class facilities, they are paying teachers and sports teams coaches more money then they were before, and replacing almost brand new items such as sports bleachers or desks. All extra purchases. Once colleges have spent money on these things then they realize that they have very little money left and they raise their costs. Thus causing less enrollment and more student debt.
This is a major problem because if we have lots of students in debt then they won’t be able to save up money and do any of the things they want to do or start a business. If this keeps happening our future will be in danger. We won’t be able to move forward in anything and our nation will fall into a crisis that can only be fixed one way. According to State Data, 7 out of 10 seniors who graduated from public and nonprofit colleges in 2014 were $29,000 in debt. Then all Americans owe nearly 1.3 trillion in student loan debt, spread out among about 44 million borrowers.
Because college tuition fees are rising, less students are attending school and our future as a nation is in danger. This needs to be fixed or else you, me, and the rest of the nation will be in trouble. We need to fix this, our nation needs to fix this. Together we can do it, but if it continues it will take a much longer time to get out of it then to fix it now before it happens. Think about that Mr/Mrs. President, think about that and decide whether or not you want that to happen to your country, our country.