So a question rises from time to time on should college be more affordable. I’ve heard many times people say I want to go to college but, I can’t afford it. This is a problem that can be resolved, not easily – but it can be.

I believe that college should be affordable for many reasons, some of which are that many people come from different countries and want to get an education but they can’t –  they don’t have papers to get a good job, they aren’t able to be around, and a variety of other reasons. Another reason is that many don’t have the time to make extra money for college because they have a family to support. People are scared to go into debt for student loans. I know many people who at are still in debt because it’s too expensive depending on what college they went to. It’s sad to see that you can’t live in liberty only for reasons like this.

Many counter arguments are that if you really want the experience of college you should get loans, attend community college, and do what ever it takes to get the money for college – because you really want that college experience, don’t you? These are good reasons but yet that just doesn’t justify the reasons on why college shouldn’t be any more or any less affordable. The annual college tuition for public colleges according to the “College Board”  is $9,650 for state residents and $24,930 for out-of-state residents. You’ve probably heard the statistics: Americans owe over $1 trillion in student loan debt, spread out among about 44 million borrowers. That’s about $620 billion more than the total U.S. credit card debt. In fact, the average Class of 2016 graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt. This is why we need to make college affordable so none of this happens.

Hopefully sometime in the future the make college affordable enough to not have so much debt and we are allowed to enter more comfortably. Side note: This is just college not any university.

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