The price of college plays a large role in almost everyone's lives. This is important to me because I will be heading off to college next year and my family is going to have to deal with paying for the rising tuition prices for two people, my sister and me. The Cost of College Education is a piece that sheds light on how the money can be a burden for most families. The author, Sarah E Farrell explains how cost has increased dramatically from only 40 some years ago and the total cost is just slightly less than what most students will begin to make outside of college.
One political issue that affects not only myself, but my entire generation immensely, is the rising prices of college tuition. According to an article in the New York Times written by Adam Davidson, the price of private education has multiplied nearly three times and public education has quadrupled since 1974. One might say that this rise in price goes hand in hand with the average income families make a year, yes this number has risen but certainly not at the same rate as college tuition.
A political issue I care greatly about is the cost of college, especially as an incoming college student. While applying to schools and waiting for an answer is stressful, that stress doesn't wane once you've been admitted. In my short experience, once I had been accepted was when all of the really difficult matters came to hand. I was given a pamphlet that explained just how much I'd be paying annually, and what exactly for. Almost $10,000 dollars, resident’s tuition.
The rising cost of college tuition is a problem for millions of families. In the article "Why Is Tuition So High?", The Wall Street Journal invited three economists to brainstorm about the cause of the problem and also solutions.
The three economists were Rudy Fichtenbaum, Katharine Lyall, and Richard Vedder. Dr. Fichtenbaum believes that the most important factor that causes tuitions to rise at public universities and colleges has been the reduced state support for higher education. Dr. Vedder believes that financial aid is causing tuition to skyrocket.
Day by day the college debt is getting worse and worse. "Two-thirds of students graduating from American colleges and universities are graduating with some level of debt" (College Debt Crisis) and the majority of those students graduating with around $26,600 in debt.
I chose to write about the cost of college and how it is increasing drastically. I find this topic interesting because since I’m a senior and will have to pay for my own college education so I want to be more informed on the cost of college. I chose two articles that address the high cost of college and explained the authors arguments.
With President Obama’s re-election, he can continue to address pressing issues in this country. The issue that concerns me the most right now is the rising cost of tuition. An article by Jennie Gutierrez, published just two days after Obama’s re-election, claims that the President plans on addressing the issue of tuition. Gutierrez describes this as one of his major goals in his four year term. Obama hopes for America to produce the most college graduates in the world by the year 2020, and by 2022, he hopes to have cut college tuition in half.
this describes the issues with an increase in college tuition in utah colleges. Many parents are worried about not having an opportunity to send their children to college because of the extreme rise in costs.
This year’s budget cutting, the third year of cuts, that legislators blame on the recession, resulted in student tuition increases ranging from 5 to 11.8 percent at the various institutions.
I enjoyed your letter, "Can you pay for your college tuition?," because it really focused on an issue that faces our demographic as a whole. Right now, it seems that my life both in school and outside it, revolves around the college process. Therefore, I could truly relate.