Annotated Bibliography College Tuition

1697 Words Mar 24th, 2015 7 Pages
Ben Jauquet
Brooke Dyer
English Comp 82813
November 7 2014

Annotated Bibliography: College Tuition
Ayres, Ian. "Why California's Tuition Hike Might Be a Good Thing." Freakonomics RSS.
Freakonomics, 23 Nov. 2009. Web. 07 Nov. 2014.
According to this article the gap in college has become larger as of late because of students financial situations. Public universities cost on average one forth of private universities. The wealthier students benefit from this because of the way financial aid operates. When the tuition cost are raised it benefits the poorer students because financial aid will pick up the difference having almost no difference in what they are paying without aid. This intern makes up for the wealthy students who will most
…show more content…
Many middle to lower class families cannot afford to send their kids to school and with Ivy League schools like Harvard and Princeton giving out generous financial packages to their student, who mostly come from wealthy background. The poorer students are on the losing end because they are not given the opportunity for aid. As Terry Hartle, the senior vice president of the American Council of Education, says, "Smart poor kids go to college at the same rate as stupid rich kids." What this is saying is that the wealthy families have vastly more opportunity to succeed in the college system even though they have equal or lesser smarts. Well respected schools such as NYU are now admitting students based on the financial fit not by merit.
Through this recent recession the gap for financial aid has become increasingly large due to the fact that colleges are basing some of their applications by their financial situation. This in turn creates widening on lower to middle class families who cannot send their children to school because the cost are too great to bear with large amounts of financial aid. The wealthy students are not only being accepted to these pricy private universities but are being given grant and aid so that they can make it through. The poorer students are not even given the chance to attend those school not because of their brain but because of their lack of funding. In today’s society were the upper class has become very distant to the middle and

More about Annotated Bibliography College Tuition