The Price of Education
As we’re getting to the half way mark of our junior year, teachers, friends, parents, & family, keep talking about college. “Where do you want to go?” “What are you going to major in?” Whether we like it or not, the time to pick a school is coming up soon. The question on my parents mind, as well as mine is “How do you plan on paying for it?”
It’s pretty obvious that college isn’t cheap. On average, tuition goes up 6% each year. With this increase, it’s getting harder & harder for parents to pay for college. I know for my parents my choices for college are limited because of the cost. I want to go to Arizona State University or University of Arizona, but my parents say it’s too expensive. Tuition at ASU is around $35,000 a year. My parents think it would be better to go to University of Illinois or Northern University instead. Tuition at U of I is around $27,000. Its several thousands of dollars cheaper then ASU, but it isn’t really known for being a good school to study business, which is what I want to major in.
To be honest I think the cost to go to college is ridiculous. Even to go to a school that isn’t as well known or top ranked, it is costly. However, some parents might be forced to send their kids to those schools due to their financial situation. Do you think that having to sacrifice the quality of the education because of the cost is smart? Are you in a similar situation?