It’s college graduation day, you’ve spent countless hours studying, wrote hundreds of papers, fail an exam once or twice and pulled a few all-nighters. As you walk across the stage remember you're now the proud owner of one of the most expensive pieces of paper you will ever own. Everyone’s always saying go to college and get a degree it will pay off later. You are told college is a time to gain knowledge and discover yourself, but those fine institutions can’t keep the lights on without requiring a hefty fee. Do you realize those price tags will hang over you and your fellow classmates for years to come. Why must graduating students face debt and hardship so young?
According to an article titled (“College textbook costs more outrageous than ever” from today.com by Herb Weisbaum), the College Board “estimates that the average student in this country now spends around $1,200 a year on books and supplies. A single book can cost as much as $200”.
They say student loans are the “Good kind of loans.” When in all reality, any loan is not a good loan. Many students that take out loans to go to college, won't be able to make their student loan payment every month. The total estimated student loan debt in our country is one trillion dollars, the companies that are lending the money are making bank on students taking out loans for college. If this is what people consider to be normal, do you want to be normal? They say paying for knowledge, getting that higher degree, will enable you to get a better wage; so getting a loan now, is a small price to pay. So let’s say you take out a $70,000 loan, and you complete college, you apply for the carrier that you worked for. Your starting salary is $30,000
College tuition is a subject that I am certain is on every college student's mind. The current cost of college has become so outrageously high and so students are graduating college with what you think is a feeling of excitement for their lives starting, when in reality they are entering a pool of stress due to high amounts of debt and no job guarantees. With that being said overly expensive College Tuition is merely taking away opportunities from potential students. According to Collegefactual.com, you will see that 20 years ago the average college tuition for a student at any University was around $6,285 for the room, board, and tuition. Today, according to Niche.com, the average tuition for almost any college is over $30,000 for those same things. Today, this isn't even offered for those same colleges, we don’t even know what is actually causing the raising tuition. At this point in time, we are paying for the name. Just like clothing, we pay more for the “high end” (a.k.a the college name) items. This is an issue that not only affects college students, but people who want a good education. College tuition should be lowered because the average student debt is too high, FAFSA results can be misleading and not high enough, and there is not enough access to college for deserving students.
An article by HO, J.D says, “the National Center for education statistics reports an average tuition of 25,409 for the 2014-15 academic year at four-year colleges and universities.” It’s amazing how costly is to get an education. Where many questions, Should the amount of wealth you make determine whether you attend college or not.? Many students going college are in college debt College expenses are getting higher, every individual that is thinking of going college goes through the financial struggle. As many think of a question of how much income they need to pay college tuition.? In regrade to making their college life, usually, student tend to go school and work. although, going school and working becomes the habit but the student will have a dangerous effect on their study. They would have less time to study and take a rest. Education has given many an opportunity to change the world and taught people to saves other people lives. Now our world has doctors, pilots, engineers, scientist and much more that people are not seeing. The life cycle of humans is amazing where we lose another and get even smarter and betters. In this cycle, many have not have gotten an opportunity to show the talent because of college tuitions rising every year. There have been different college grants and some help on college fee if you are under poverty level. Education should not be compared with the price, we can buy a nice dress with a good price but we cannot buy an education at a price
General Purpose: The general purpose of the speech is to point out why college should be free. I will persuade my audience that my solution of the free college education will work.
Credibility: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics only about 69.2% of 2015 high school graduates enrolled into college last fall. Imagine how much higher that percentage would be if college tuition was free.
Today, I’m going to talk to you all about something that your parents probably have never not brought up with you before—college. Obviously I’m kidding. For a student in high school, not a day goes by where college is not mentioned. With college comes this monster of debt and unless you are some star athlete who has already committed to UCLA by 7th grade or the next Einstein who has cured all forms of cancer by the age of thirteen, you probably won’t be getting an 100% full ride to the dream college of your choice. And so this means that you and/or your parents will be paying for you to earn a degree to achieve a successful future. I believe that college should be free because every student should have the right and ability to attend college and it should be a tool to help set up students for their lives ahead of them.
The words “free college tuition” spark interest in any college student with accumulating debt. In fact, this topic is so incredibly supported that Bernie Sanders implemented it as a core interest in his 2016 campaign. Once Hillary Clinton became the Democratic nominee, she decided to take it on herself with an extensive plan that guaranteed students free tuition. Unsurprisingly, free tuition resonates extremely well within the student demographic. To forty million Americans, free tuition eliminates the largest problem for students: debt (Hess, 2017). However, free college tuition generates the inverse of what these low-income and middle-income students believe. In fact, free college cripples them from multiple perspectives; students will end up spending more financially, will be less likely to graduate with a degree, and will be subjected to more inequality and less exposure.
As the cost of education increases, many students search for assistance to help cover that cost. That form of assistance could come from burdensome financial aid or a scholarship that provides the student with an education free from debt. That’s why I am writing you today Mr. Alan Hall on behalf of the Student Scholarship Committee, bellow we have outlined the (1) the benefits to the student, (2) the benefits to you, and (3) how you can take action to help.
“How many of you have been in the situation of not being able to afford your next meal?” … “How many of you were not able to go somewhere or do something because you were worried about how much money you will have left throughout the week?” … “Now how many you know how to actually save money while you’re in college?” (attention getter)
Having an education is the prime key to becoming successful in life and having a high school diploma is just not enough. Majority of the jobs in society today require individuals to obtain a college degree or trade. It is not easy trying to receive a degree or trade because of the expenses. Those who do not have a degree or trade have to settle for minimum wage paying jobs and others simply cannot find jobs at all. A convenient solution to this is that the federal government should offer free tuition to all students seeking a two-year college education with at least a 2.5 GPA.
In my first 5 years of life, I lived in a house that was struggling monetarily; I have never missed a meal, and always had what I needed, but our budget has not always been comfortable. In 2004, my father god a better job, and we started living more comfortable, and I was grasping the concept of work and pay, and inquired about an allowance. My father explained that they pay for things I need like food, and school, but I had to work for an allowance. Although children sometimes need economic help from parents on big or important purchases, giving an unadministered allowance with no job as collateral not only doesn’t allow a growth of work ethic, but also doesn’t allow them to learn how to make correct decisions with their money.