As a high school senior, in less than a year, I will be going to college. However, the cost of college and living in the dorms are expensive. Colleges prices keep increasing and many people, including myself, have difficulty paying for it. Many other countries including Germany, Finland, Norway, Sweden have eliminated tuition because they believed by charging students it will discourage many people to not go to college. In the Article, It’s Time to Make College Tuition free and Debt Free, Bernie Sander had six steps to make college free for citizens in America. Bernie believed in making tuition free at public colleges and universities, stop the federal government from making a profit on student loan, substatiaintly cut student loan interests rates, allow american to refinance students loans at today’s lowest interest rates, and allow student to use need-based financial aid. I believe these are some ways to reduce the cost of colleges.
In another article I read called How to fix America’s high costs of college, I stumble upon an interesting fact that in 2013, 77% of wealthy children were able to receive college degrees while only 9% of poor children receive college degrees. At a time when college is more essential than ever, I don’t believe that money should be the reason on why people have to quit on their dreams. Millions of people don’t consider college because it doesn’t seem like a realistic option with family and economic burdens. There is no guarantee solution to fixing the cost of colleges but there are ways to help reduce it. In the article it suggest Pell Grants, programs such as SPARK (Students Parents in America Raising Kids) and funding. I believe one way to reduce the cost of colleges is providing more scholarship opportunities for every student, free in-state tuition, and more available grants.