Parenthood is very important in a child’s life. Many parents don’t know th... ... middle of paper ... ...to finish college and get a degree, but because of financial difficulties their goal remains a dream. College dropout rates are increasing every year for many different reasons. Whether it’s how the kids were raised by their parents or their not prepared enough for higher education. Another reason why students are dropping out of college today is because of the tremendous increase in tuition.
J. Sosa D. Rosselli English 125 19 December 2013 The Cost of Your Future At one point you may have asked yourself whether or not college is worth the cost. By cost I mean the financial cost, the personal sacrifice and the time it takes to actually garnish a degree. College students weigh out these factors every day; but at the end will it all be worth it? As a college student, I have witnessed these phases happen to not only me, but my fellow classmates as well. For example, we see students switching majors because that are far too difficult or people taking on the more academically challenging courses so they can make the most money possible.
Not going directly to college after high school gives one a chance to breathe and not think about school. High school can be a lot to handle for a teenager. During those four years, teachers and other adult figures are shoving the idea of college into your head. They practically make you a drone and force you to do your best in school, because if you don’t you’re not going to be accepted in college. College is a huge dream for a decent amount of students, but these individuals that we, students, look up to through-out this career make us terrified of the thought.
College is a stressful topic for almost any senior in high school. The decisions the students make now could be life changing. Major decisions can affect a life in numerous ways, but a decision that helps decide the outcome of a life career is choosing the college right for you. Financial decisions are what troubles most high school seniors. Coming straight out of high school, they believe that the expense of a higher education will only put them in debt they will not be able to pay off.
Being the first student from your family to attend college puts you at a disadvantage because you are not sure what to expect. Entering a college campus for the first time can be a different experience than what they are used to. Not to mention many of these students are unsure or change their major. Upon entering college, many students feel pressured to declare a major because it gives them a good educational path to success. However, many students come into college with an undeclared major too.
If they wait to go to school, it could also put a delay on their career. Then when they do want to go to start going back to college to get a degree, it will become harder to start going back. Also, there are the students that take a break during the middle of their college years and this can hurt them also. Not every student sees taking a break as a bad thing. Many will take a gap year to learn new things through personal experience and not in an academic setting.
Sometimes, some of these students have to leave with their education partially finished, leaving them with crushing debts. It is important to find the means to prevent these students that are victimized by skyrocketing tuitions from dropping out, and encourage all incoming high school seniors to continue their education. The reality is that the rise in college tuition is no longer affordable for the average American household. Parents cannot afford to pay for their children’s tuitions on their incomes and students are very often forced to enroll part time in order to have the time to get a job to pay for college. This very often causes a decrease in these students GPA and consequently increases the number of dropouts in the long run.
They (students) often find it very difficult to support themselves, their families and go to college at the same time. Many have dependent children and enroll part time as well. The can’t afford to pay for their own education, which forces them to quit or drop out. And even the president suggests that they have to do more for these students in need so these students can enjoy their future. Most of these students find the academics very chal... ... middle of paper ... ...ive strategies.
Student loan debt has been on the rise over the years. As students are on their way to college, many are turning down attending huge universities because of the hefty price tag. This is an issue because of the high cost of tuition, making it a social problem, a problem that is affecting more than one person, that are is created by social conditions and that can be changed if we take action because students are not able to pursue their dreams, students tend to drop out, and many are stressed. If we were to make college more affordable, students would be able to get a quality education and pay it off on a good amount of time. There are many ways schools are able to lower the cost of student debt as it has risen and is one of the biggest issues
In today’s society there is a lot of pressure on students to make this huge payment to go to college, and due to an ungodly amount of money being thrown into universities students feel as though they will be handed a degree in return but that’s not the case at all. In the article “Let’s clarify the ‘College Worth It’ Conversation” by Andrew Kelly he gives the statistics that 45% percent of college students do not finish their degree. High schools need to better inform students interested in furthering their education with these statistics. This can be extremely eye opening to students who think college will be an easy journey with low expectations. I have learned that the more effort and participation I put into my education the more enjoyable and worth the money it seems to