The Rising Cost Of College Essay

1133 Words Jun 16th, 2015 null Page
Paying for College
(An Analysis of The Rising Cost of College and the Modern Methods Used to Combat it)

“Life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the future--you go to high school so you can go to college so you can get a good job so you can get a nice house so you can afford to send your kids to college so they can get a good job so they can get a nice house so they can afford to send their kids to college” (Green, 2008). A summer 's work at minimum wage use to easily pay for a whole year of college tuition. Today even if minimum wage was doubled, working all summer could barely pay for half the years tuition and fees. This has obviously become problematic, due to the fact that, in today 's job market, it is nearly impossible to get a well paying job without an education that extends beyond college. Without minimum wage rising to match inflation that has made college, so overwhelmingly expensive, a single part-time job is no longer enough to keep a college student afloat throughout their entire educational career. And the added stress of working a full time job along with being a full time student is almost unbelievable for most people. Student loans have become an easy out, but in the long run they can leave adults with a troubling amounts of debt. The only free money students can really receive for college is in the form of scholarships, but even those can have strict stipulations. Faced with the rising cost of college, and a job market that…

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