Pros And Cons Of Pay For College

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Should students have to pay for college? What is your income for the year? Is it enough for your child to go through college with no worries? The average cost of tuition and fees for the 2015–2016 school year was $32,405 at private colleges, $9,410 for state residents at public colleges and $23,893 for out of the state residents attending public universities (Weston 2015). Students should not have to pay for college because of loans and being in debt. Sixty percent of middle class kids who start college fail to earn a bachelor 's degree because 40% of the students who finished had an income of $46,000 to $99,000 coming in (CNN Money 2015). Because of the reasons listed above, tuition should be free for students. Also the crime rate would drop …show more content…
Seven countries where students don 't have to pay much to little at all are Germany ($1,102), Finland ($1,653), France ($1,653), Brazil ($2,000), Norway ($110), and Slovenia ($33). Also for example if you are an EU student, or you will be studying in Sweden on the basis of an exchange program, or you will be applying for doctoral studies, you will be exempted from paying tuition fees at public higher education institutions in Sweden (Study in Europe 2015). The statistics below show some of the trends in the US in regards to college students who pay tuition. The information below shows that the United States education system is built in a way to work against students. Unless you are young, white, single, and rich college is more difficult to attend and complete. Non-traditional students are more likely to face massive debt and are more likely to not finish school than those who are already able to afford college. African american and low class students borrow money to get a bachelors degree even at public schools. A full 84 percent of graduates who received Pell Grants graduate with debt, compared to less than half (46%) of non-Pell recipients. While less than two-thirds (63%) of white graduates from public schools borrow, four-in-five (81%) of Black graduates do so. Latino graduates borrow at similar rates and slightly lower amounts than white …show more content…
This means that in addition to school work they also have to consider child care while in class and providing for their child. This makes finishing college much more difficult. 4.8 million college students are raising children. 26 percent of undergraduate college students are rising dependent children. Women make up 71 percent of all student parents, and around 2 million students of the total student parent population, are single mothers. Single student fathers make up 11 percent of the student parent population (Luminafoundation 2015). 2.1 million student parents attend 2-year institutions, they are 30 percent of the entire community college student body. 1.1 million student parents attend four- year institutions they are 15 percent of the total four-year undergraduate student body. 1.2 million student parents attend for-profit institutions, making up 51 percent of the student body at for profits (Institute For Women’s Policy Research

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