The Government Should Help Students Pay For College

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Being able to attend and graduate college is a dream and the next step in life for many students. However, going to college and finishing school are two completely different things. There has been a decrease in students who completed college. Researchers are wondering, what is causing students to not finish schooling? There are many reasons and questions to why it could be affecting the completion of college rates. One of the main issue is the skyrocketing cost of college tuitions. Majority of students are having stress and anxiety for not being able to afford college. This result in having to take out a student loan and having to pay thousands of dollars after they graduate. The last thing students want for their future is having to work to pay off their college debts. Like I mentioned earlier, college is the next step in life, meaning it helps to open more opportunities in having a successful and happier future. However, this is not the case, Universities and Community colleges need more money to provide students and faculties with newer and higher resources such as healthcare, constant technology updates and software, and disability services. The following three articles attempts to explain the reasons of increasing tuition, how it is affecting students, and what is currently being done to solve this issue.
Rising Tuition Affecting College Rates
In an article called The three reasons tuition is rising by Matthews (2013), he addresses two main issues to why tuition cost keeps rising. One reason is that colleges are spending more money. Matthew mentions that what is happening is that even though tuition prices are increasing, it is not keeping up with the new spendings. Colleges have to be able to pay faculties, build more and co...

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Works Cited

Alpert, Bruce. (2013, August). President Obama: Escalating college tuition increases ‘not sustainable’. Retrieved from http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/08/president_obama_ escalating_col.html
Dandar, Alan. (2012). Tuition and student fees report. Retrieved from http://services.aamc.org/ tsfreports/report_median.cfm?year_of_study=2013
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Hughes, R. (2013). The Bottom line of academic priorities. Phi Kappa Phi Forum, 93(2), 23.
Matthews, Dylan. (2013, August). The three reasons tuition is rising. Retrieved from http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/08/28/the-tuition-is-too-damn-high-part-iii-the-three-reasons-tuition-is-rising/

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