The Benefits Of College Education

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College tuition is very expensive and many people are unable to attend due to the overall cost of tuition, books, room and board. The high price of a college education is unfair to the bright students who have limited resources. These students are at a disadvantage because of lack of funds. The United States should find a way to provide free tuition to all students who want an education.
In our lives today, not everyone can financially afford to attend a four year university or college, but yet people still attend because they have academic goals. Currently there is help with grants, merit scholarships and loans available for some. However many students do not realize they will eventually be left to pay the majority of the money back. Students
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According to Abel and Deitz, “In recent years, students have been paying more to attend college and earning less upon graduation—trends that have led many observers to question whether a college education remains a good investment” (2014, p. 1). If the student cannot find a job that pays a decent amount of money, after graduation why should the government ‘fund it?. College costs are rising each year. Future generations may not be able to go to college because tuition will be too high. But Abel and Deitz explain the reasoning behind it, “The return has remained high in spite of rising tuition and falling earnings because the wages of those without a college degree have also been falling, keeping the college wage premium near an all-time high while reducing the opportunity cost of going to school” (2014, p. 1). Only a select few will be able therefore to attend college because no one else can afford it. This means that the only higher educated individuals will be the wealthy. Is this fair in…show more content…
In August 2010, President Obama said, "The single the most important thing we can do is to make sure we 've got a world-class education system for everyone. That is a prerequisite for prosperity. It is an obligation that we have for the next generation". The United States should work on making the tuition fee free or decrease the price of colleges or universities, President Obama was trying to make a way for people who cannot afford to go to college. Student loans can be very convincing too many students and can perform hurtful financial issues, such as losing jobs. Free tuition will reduce the amount of fraud taken place. Students taking out loans claiming they are to help them will
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