Stabilizing the Increasing Tuition Rates for Nebraska’s Colleges and Universities

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Stabilizing the Increasing Tuition Rates for Nebraska’s Colleges and Universities Since the economic downturn of the country’s recession, post high school education has been affected by rising inflation rates and the need to scrape up more money than what other-wise would be necessary. In 2013 a number of states have seen a great improvement. However it can’t be left out that the standards of education and funding for schools have greatly decreased causing students to not be as primed for what lies ahead. The University of Nebraska System, along with Nebraska State and Community colleges should stabilize its tuition rates so more students can have the opportunity to attend college and graduate successfully. Problem Statement The State and Local government has a thriving economy unlike other states. The tuition rate, especially for out- of- state students and room and board expenses are higher than a number of other states with a more inferior economy. As Nebraska’s development and economic centers have grown faster than the national average, our higher education opportunities for students to attend because of financial difficulties have not been regarded as high of an importance. The problem with the financial situation for students is the ones that want to attend and graduate in four years are often burdened with the high prices and forced to find a cheaper institution that may not fit to their original standards. In the past ten years students have had to work more hours to be able to cover their student loans and bills. From 2002 until 2013 Nebraska students graduating college has slightly risen. According to the United States Education grade report k-12, Nebraska ranks very low in readiness of midd... ... middle of paper ... ... The Chronicle for Higher Education. 2008. Web 22 Sept. 2013 Kanter, Martha. “Making College Affordable for Every American”. DE blog. Sept. 2013. Web. 22 Sept. 2013 Kanter, Martha.“Steps Forward to Improving Quality and Strengthening Accreditation.” DE blog. Sept. 2013. Web. 25 Sept. 2013 Kiley,Kevin. “Lets make a deal.” Inside higher ED. Oct. 2012. Web. 22 Sept. 2013 O’Connor, Kevin. Find the Best/Find the Data. Department of Education, 2013. Web. 2 October 2013. The University of Illinois. University of Illinois tuition plan, 2004-2012. Web. 20 Sept. 2013. Virginia. State Council for Higher Education in Virginia. 2013-14 Tuition and Fees at Virginia’s State-Supported Colleges and Universities, SCHEV, July 2013. Web. 4 October 2013

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