Rising Cost of College Tuition

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American Goverment The Rising Cost of College Tuition The government greatly impacts the future of our generaition by rising the cost of education at the community college level. College after high school is not always an option after graduating in finacial terms. Community colleges allow low-cost education to individuals who can not afford the finacial burden of a 4-year university. However, this year they raised the amount of money per unit from $26 to $36. “This cut translates into approximately 400,000 students losing access to classes, and as many as 350,000 students could lose access to a community college education.” According to the college board, “The average tuition and fees for a 2-year public school is $2,713, while for a 4-year instate is $7,605 for the year 2011.” However, this does not cover all the necesities for school and living. The college board totalled all expenses to reach “$14,637.” If students would like to further their education for another to years the total amount would be “$68,000 and will grow dramaticallty to $196,300 in the year 2028. This is a 6% increase annually.” Community college is still a cheaper solution for those who continue with schooling, but the raising of tuition is making it harder for students to stay in school. The future of the country is in the hands of the younger generation. In order to successed in life, a college education is a must. As a country we can not survive without educated people and education is getting harder to achieve with finacial road stones blocking the path. “If just 2% more of Californians earned an associate degrees and 1% more earned a bachelor’s degree, our state’s economy would grow by $20 billion, state and local tax revenue would increase by $1.2 billion a year and 174,000 new jobs would be created.” Our economy depends on the educated people. In order to be on top as a country, we

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