Student Debt Rising And Equal Opportunity Essay

1466 Words May 12th, 2016 null Page
When deciding to have kids of your own money and a long term finical commitment will be needed whether you want to or not. The average cost to raise a child to the age of eighteen cost around 300k according to data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in August 2014. This totally does not include the outrages cost for a college education. There are many ways to save money like going to a two-year technical college, or financial plans that give you support but even then a two-year college has its positives and negatives compared to a four-year degree. This with many other reasons such as student debt rising and equal opportunity decreasing should give the government incentives to make a plan to lower tuition costs. The cost of a four-year college is what is stopping many from furthering their education and getting the jobs that pay higher salaries. The average student will walk way from college with a degree but also $24,000 in student debt (Barkawi, 2011). The average tuition of a four-year public university has increased 13% in the past five year from year 2010-2015. The cost for a four-year private college tuition has risen 11% from 2010-2015 (Morgan, 2012).
Many students find ways to save money by going to community colleges for two years and get their generals done and then transfer to a bigger university, or some students take the road of just getting a two year degree and going out into the work force to start making a living. Some positive outcomes of…

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