What Would You Do For A Klondike Bar? Essay examples

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“What would you do for a Klondike bar?” Have you ever seen the commercial asking what you are willing to do for a Klondike bar? People do all sorts of ridiculous things for that ice cream bar. Yet, what are you willing to do for a college education? Are you willing to work four jobs, drink an obscene amount of coffee, survive the sleep deprivation and literally scrape pennies together to be able to afford your four-year degree? That’s the epitome of my life story. I sleep too little, drink too much caffeine, and work an excessive and extreme amount of hours at any job that will pay me. It pays for my college education. It’s quite a sacrifice, isn’t it? I hold my health and my sanity in one hand, and the possibility of a four-year degree in the other. One must literally weigh his or her options and decide what they’re willing to forfeit to be able to afford the world’s most expensive piece of paper.
There is simply no argument that the price of a college education is continually rising. Not only is the price of college tuition skyrocketing, but students are also being forced to go into large amounts of debt to gain an education. According to CNN, college seniors who borrow to finance their education now graduate with an average of $24,000 in debt, and student loan debt now tops credit card debt among Americans (Vedder). This is not the way that America needs to be. According to Richard Vedder, more than 17 million college graduates were "underemployed" in 2008 (Why Does…?).…

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