I believe that people deserve to get the education that they want to help further themselves. Getting the proper education seems to be getting more and more important, it’s something that has always been important in a family. Now the college enrollment rates have actually decreased, even with the pressure that a further education will get you a better paying job. Many young people are starting to get discouraged about continuing school outside of high school, due to the college cost mainly, when college really should be free.
College costs are far too high, many students come from poor families and can’t even afford the tuition. That ultimately discourages people from even enrolling because they worry about even having the money for tuition, even with the financial support, and it saddens me because far too many people aren’t going through college due to the cost.
Yes, it’s easy to just think, well can’t they just get financial aid? Actually, a lot of students don’t apply to any selective colleges, even though they’d most likely give them financial aid, and that’s mainly because they underestimate themselves, and because some come from poor high schools they don’t get enough support and help from there to get them further
The percentage of students leaving with a huge debt of student loans is increasing as the years go on, causing students to struggle under all that weight and that’s affecting young Americans’ future incomes. We need a serious policy reform, Maybe increasing taxes for the rich could actually solve this problem.
I get that it’s hard finding a solution that benefits all, but New York seems to be jumping ahead with free college tuition for a four-year college. This benefits students who go straight from high school to college and earn their degrees at the right time. There are certain qualifications of course which require that they attend school full-time, and need to be on track to graduate either the two or four years. The only problem with this is that most low-income students go to school part-time, or would have to, so some wouldn’t be eligible for this. It is just the beginning, and I think that it’ll be worked out throughout the years to benefit a bigger group of low-income students.
With New York jumping ahead and starting a free tuition for people that qualify, I think colleges across the country will start too. I’m glad new steps are being taken for a better college future, and hopefully, more states jump on board.