Essay How College Is Unaffordable For All But The Rich

726 Words Oct 8th, 2015 3 Pages
To many people college is necessary when it deals with furthering one’s career - wanting to make the most out of it. With this students are required to pay for an education whether it 's out of pocket, scholarships, or other financial assistance. With this you would think college would still be affordable to all, but the thing is that isn’t necessarily true. Going to college will only needing to give up most of your life saving even though it’s “affordable”. While it 's true that there are more scholarships than ever, college is nowhere near affordable to all because not every student - future or current - can get a loan to pay for their education, not every scholarships are easily attainable, and the price of college only rises causing financial burdens. In Sandy Baum’s article “Myth: College is Unaffordable for All but the Rich,” she mentions the average price of college tuition for different types of colleges. From community college to instate, public to nonprofit, private colleges. Baum speaks about the “sticker” price - as in the price that is advertised on how much the school 's full tuition will cost. She then goes on to say that majority of people don 't even pay the sticker price because of scholarships and other financial assistance - loans, grants, etc. Since these opportunities are available then it makes paying for college affordable due to the fact that no one really pays in full meaning anyone can go to college without any financial problems stopping them.…

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