Although college can be scary for some people because of the costs or the classes and the new experience, it would later be for their advantage. Some people only go to college because that is what their parents want, but they should be going because they want to go and they want to learn and want to get a higher paying job in the future. With less people going to college, there will be less money going to the colleges... ... middle of paper ... .... Johnson, Terrence L. "Planning for College Costs." Black Enterprise 04 1997: 77-84. ProQuest.Web.
One might ask why would someone want to spend money to receive more education and miss out on more years of work that they could’ve performed? For many, it is so they can receive more salary for the jobs that they will have later in life, also so that they can get training for their wanted career. The cost of attending college is high and continues to rise without indications of decreasing. The rising cost has many benefits such as earning more pay, but it also has its disadvantages such as the debt that is accumulated from student loans. Not everyone can afford to drop down thousands of dollars and attend school for a few more years.
“As of now, I think the educational system is building up our youth and then tearing them down once they reach college. They implement that you have to work hard to obtain the “American Dream” but then you sit back and look at all these people living that dream and realize they didn’t work very hard at all,” Kris states (5). Most people dreams of going to college, which ... ... middle of paper ... ...12. Web. 10 Dec. 2013.
If nothing is done to stop colleges and universities from increasing the cost of attending their school, the amount of time it takes for students to pay off their loans will become longer and longer. The extreme expenses to attend a college or university may leave a student in financial distress: which may ultimately lead to hardship in creating a living for them and affect the country’s economy. The cost of college tuition continues to increase each year. If this keeps increasing the way it has been, students will be indebted the rest of their life. Author of “The Looming Student Loan Crisis”, Jackson Toby states that student loans have increased along with the increase of tuition costs.
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In Andrew Delbanco’s essay, he discusses the reasons why he believes college is still important even in today’s society. Delbanco mentions some of the reasons why students don’t necessarily feel inspired to go to college to pursue a higher education. One of the biggest reasons, is money. The cost of colleges and universities is extremely expensive. Although many people want to pursure a college education, they don’t really have the privilege of obtaining a higher education due to economic reasons.
Having other forms of means like certification tests would better implement employers with the important resources in determining whether or not applicants for any given job position hold the best qualifications. Students who currently enrolled in college courses in pursuit of a Bachelor in Arts per say are wasting their time and effort. When coming into terms with what a college degree means is simply a certification. In basic terms, a degree is simply a piece of paper certifying you met a certain level of scholastic achievement, but what happens in the class room doesn’t always translate into the real world. College degrees don’t always guarantee a good salary or guarantee a job.
Some people go to further their education right when they get their high school diplomas. People already have jobs that do not require a college degree while others just do not have the money to go to college. Although college is extremely important, those are reasons people find it unnecessary to go to college. Even though it is expensive in America, college is still very necessary. Works Cited Blad, Evie.