The Department of Education’s estimate, called the cost of attendance, which includes living expenses is $25,833 for in-state students and $41,244 for non Ohioans.” (Rabinowitz). Not all student-athletes are on a full ride scholarship, so just by providing them with $3,000 to $4,000 more from the athletic revenue would make a huge difference. People can argue that having a scholarship should be enough because its helping them pay for college and the university doesn’t really owe them anything, but when someone looks at the time and hours spent on the field as well as in the classroom you can see where someone would need the extra money just to get by. It’s not easy being a student-athlete, and adding the stress of having to come up with money just for their living expenses can be stressful. Student-athletes
It would take away funds from the school, but think of how much colleges rake in a year in sales! The price of attending a public four-year college has risen 27% percent beyond inflation over the past five years. I believe they should be paid. Athletes should be paid to play sports because it is extremely hard to juggle school and a very demanding sport. It will take away funds, but think how much colleges are making per year from students!
Karon Gibson English 12 Should College Athletes Be Paid to Play? College athletes should not be paid to play sports because most athletes are attending college on full or partial scholarship and receive financial aid packages. This money is basically paying the students to study. Student athletes do bring greater part of the money into the school but most of the money is spent on them to. Paying athletes to play would create a huge gap in college sports because of the ability to pay more at the bigger schools.
Is going to college really worth it? There is no doubt about it, the rising cost of tuition in this country is making college a worse and worse deal for American students. The college costs are rising faster than health care or gas prices in most cases students tend to say that if a teacher has a top student, he or she is the one who gets good grades. However, according to Education Sector, a non-profit education think tank, only 57 percent of bachelor degree students graduate in six years. Colleges restrict young people’s lives because after college they have debt of $50,000 or more to repay due to student loans.
Is College Worth it? With rising costs of college, a college education becomes a gamble rather than an investment. Although it works out well for millions of Americans, many college graduates have found themselves unable to get a quality job in their field in this economy with inescapable debt to their school. Purchasing an education to make more money only to end up owing money may not be the best solution. Despite the benefits of a college education, such as a better starting pay in entry level jobs and some better opportunities to find world, these benefits are only individual and do not outweigh the price it takes to achieve them.
Playing college football is a privilege, not a business. Players should be playing for the love of the game and not the money. Also many college players already have a free ride through out their four years of college or until they decide to go pro because they are already receive many things from the school and it’s not fair to other athletes who play a different sport who don’t get paid as well because they work hard for their sport just like college football players do. College football for players isn’t a business. Being able to play college football for a school is a privilege.
Of course many athletes receive scholarships, but young financially underprivileged students can't always balance school, athletics, and a job. Because of this, college athletes should be paid for playing for their college to firstly, help them financially accommodate their expensive lifestyles, give them the money they played hard to earn, carry on their academics and finally to allow for stress free recuperation
This is the struggle that athletes who are playing for their colleges are experiencing. Often what is assumed is that college sports only bring in small revenue for colleges every year, many people guess that the total is around $50 million. But, in-fact colleges make nearly $170 million a year and are possibly going to make up to $480 million a year once they switch to a new playoff series says Jonathan Mahler in his article on paying college athletes (2014). So, if colleges are making that much off of their athletic programs alone, why isn’t some of that revenue going towards helping the athletes who are responsible for this some financial aid? Why Should College Athletes be Paid?
You could be quickly earning thousands of dollars, while at the same time reducing the high unemployment rate. These college graduates could be doing this without working for hours daily to make a couple of hundred dollars. The old theory was that you should go to school, then college and get a job. Well is this working for them? Nope.
The published tuition and fees is actually way more than the students end up paying to their universities. According to the College Board, "the average in-state "sticker price" at a public four-year college is $8,240.00 for one year, but the amount that students actually pay on average is $2,490.00 per year". The reason the price comes down so much is because many do not take into account scholarships, federal grants, and tax credits, for which every college student applies because it means less money they owe. In fact, given these resources for financial aid, students attending public two-year colleges on average do not pay any money and in some cases actually made money through on campus