Persuasive Essay: Should Parents Need A Higher Education

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Growing up kids aspire to be doctors, police officers, firefighters, the list is endless. They want to do something that they love for a living. In order to achieve those childhood aspirations they first have to get through years of college. But the problem we are having presently is that most kids cannot even afford to attend college. Our income is the deciding factor in if we can gain higher education or not. As a result, most kids seek for assistance from FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid, to help pay for them to go to college. However, more than half of the applicants get denied and do not receive any financial assistance. Most of the money is being given to students that do not need it or in the end do not even take proper…show more content…
But how can our future generation live the American dream when we cannot even pay to receive a higher education. The government promotes the 'American dream ' but makes it hard on us to achieve it. If the government distributed more financially to students then the college student’s success rates would go up. Whether you are ‘labeled’ lower class or middle class, we need the same financial needs when it comes to college tuition. You have these parents that take care of their kids throughout their life and provide them with everything that they need but when it comes to time that their kids want to go to fine colleges that is the one thing that they cannot do for them. The fact that mom and dad could not pay for college because they do not have that kind of money can be hard on the parents. Society cannot afford to lose these millions of potential students just because they are financially unable. Just because students cannot afford college does not mean that they have no potential at all. Most have what it takes to get through years and years of college to be successful. The opportunity to go to college should not be determined by whether you can afford it or not. With more help from the government, everyone should have a chance to get a higher education. Financial aid should be distributed evenly and more fairly. As President Obama proposes, “The path to an enhanced…show more content…
It is not some kind of savior to students that want to get in to expensive higher educated schools. It is a sort of disappointment for them considering that even after all the money that they are granted based off the income that they are ‘labeled’ they still cannot afford it. It is unfair to have students reconsider their career choices based on if they can be able to pay their way into college or not. Income should not be the deciding factor in if a student should go to school or not. Higher education is more valuable that people prioritize it to be. It is unfair to have kids debase themselves all for not being financially strong. There are kids out there that are academically acceptable to colleges but are not financially acceptable for them. So then you have colleges emphasizing financial aid but what good does a small amount of assistance do for a whole lot of tuition? When will financial aid be more of a benefit for low income students rather than just a chump of
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